Warfare: An advancing front
- "The US is engaged in increasingly sophisticated warfare, fusing intelligence services and military specialists" [more inside]
How did life arise? What is information? In his recent dispatches
from The Technium
, Kevin Kelly would say extropy
). [previously 1
Bob Cringely thinks the government's information gathering capability is a disaster waiting to happen.
Does our government have too much faith in computers as a solution to our problems? Just as electronic voting
is looked at skeptically by the computer-savvy among us, so should the use of computers to gather information.
On flight simulators, Tetris, and the CIA
The Sunday Times Mag has a feature on Gilman Louie, popularizer of Tetris who was recruited by the CIA in 1998. " Louie's marching orders were to provide venture capital for data-mining technologies that would allow the C.I.A. to monitor and profile potential terrorists as closely and carefully as Amazon monitors and profiles potential customers."
Go for the gold!
Concord 2002: Site of the upcoming Loebner Prize
. Can reigning champion A.L.I.C.E.
repeat her triumph? Chat bots from around the globe are scouting out their rivals
on the AI competitive circuit
and studying their crib notes