Brandon Tseng wondered why his Navy SEAL team didn’t have a way to see inside buildings they were about to raid. He consulted his brother Ryan, a tech whiz, and together they found a way to apply AI technology to drones for military use. The company they created, Shield AI, is valued at $2.7 billion and is providing real-world results. However, they face challenges securing funding from the Pentagon. Shield AI’s drones use AI programs that allow them to make decisions based on their observations without continuous human direction. Their efforts are part of a new wave of military contractors aiming to revolutionize war-fighting tools and maintain the US military’s edge over China. Their work is also raising concerns over the responsibility of granting life-or-death decisions to software programs.
Pitching A.I. to the Pentagon: The Challenge for Tech Start-Ups
The TikTok ban in Montana has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge, Donald W. Molloy. The ban was meant to take effect next year. Molloy stated that the ban violated the First Amendment and issued a preliminary injunction to prevent it. TikTok has been in a legal battle with the state of Montana since […]Read More
The fuel for artificial intelligence is data and it is a concern for large businesses. The Data and Trust Alliance, a nonprofit group, developed standards for describing data origins and its legal rights. It includes data’s origin, history, and intended use. The purpose of these standards is to provide more information and clarity about data. […]Read More
On Thursday, Meta removed thousands of Facebook accounts based in China. The accounts were impersonating Americans and engaging in political debates in the United States. The company warned that this campaign could foretell coordinated international efforts to influence the 2024 presidential election. According to Meta, the network of fake accounts consisted of 4,789 accounts. They […]Read More