From the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2017, Issue No. 27
April 18, 2017
HISTORY OF IRAN COVERT ACTION DEFERRED INDEFINITELY
A declassified U.S. Government documentary history of the momentous 1953 coup in Iran, in which Central Intelligence Agency personnel participated, had been the object of widespread demand from historians and others for decades. In recent years, it finally seemed to be on the verge of publication.
Having developed and utilized unmanned aerial systems (UAS, or drones) for surveillance, targeting and attack, the US military now finds itself in the position of having to defend against the same technology.
Disclosing classified information to foreign government personnel is ordinarily forbidden, and may constitute espionage. But sometimes it is permitted, even to non-allies.
“National Disclosure Policy Committee (NDPC) policy prohibits the release of classified information [to] a foreign government without an explicit authorization, such as an Exception to United States (U.S.) National Disclosure Policy (ENDP), and an information sharing agreement,” explained VADM James D. Syring, director of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency, in response to a congressional question last year. . . . Read Complete Report
This technology sounds great and could be a major advancement for society right?
We here at THEI have been following the story of the Controllers plans of replacing Humans wit Robots sine we first brought THEI to the internet. Who do you think will take charge of the technology and use it for bad things? That’s our concern. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
Electronic synapses that can learn: Towards an artificial brain?
From Science News Date:April 3, 2017
Summary:Researchers have created an artificial synapse capable of learning autonomously. They were also able to model the device, which is essential for developing more complex circuits. . . . Read Complete Report
ORLANDO — Right now is a “profoundly hopeful” moment — a moment in which parts of healthcare can be transformed, the CEO of IBM said here.
“This idea of cognitive healthcare” — using computer systems that can learn — “is real, and it can change almost everything about healthcare,” Ginni Rometty said Monday at the annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). “It’s within our power that we can change the world for the better.” . . . Read Complete Report
And this information was published on YouTube a year and a half ago. Where is the technology now? . . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
The Computer That Could Be Smarter Than Us [IBM Watson]
This is the direction of the future. Useful AI that can do the research of a thoudand men instantly. It’s definitely worth noting that Watson is capable of learning (a point I didn’t touch on in this video), so what you see here is the “baby phase” so to speak. I tried to leave out the technical jargon in this video but for those who want to know more, a wiki dump on Watson is below:
According to John Rennie, Watson can process 500 gigabytes, the equivalent of a million books, per second.
Watson uses IBM’s DeepQA software and the Apache UIMA (Unstructured Information Management Architecture) framework.
The system is workload optimized, integrating massively parallel POWER7 processors and being built on IBM’s DeepQA technology, which it uses to generate hypotheses, gather massive evidence, and analyze data. Watson is composed of a cluster of ninety IBM Power 750 servers, each of which uses a 3.5 GHz POWER7 eight core processor, with four threads per core. In total, the system has 2,880 POWER7 processor cores and has 16 terabytes of RAM.
As you watch this video take notice of the cute little, friendly, crowd pleasing robot. Then imagine his knowledge moved to of the military robots you see coming out of one of the DARPA military robots. Do you think DARPA is already using Watson? I think they have already far SURPASSED this tchnology. Are you scared yet?. . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
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We have been reporting this movement towards Robots replacing humans here on THEI for years.
I’m sure the elitists have downsized the number of human slaves they will need to service their needs to almost zero as DARPA and their other robot creating entities are scheduled to produce more and more service and manufacturing robots.
A well known black comedian (can’t remember his name) once joked that when people of Color took over white people need not worry because “they would still need some of us around to pick the melons.”
That ain’t the way it will be for the elitist controllers… they’ll have robots to pick the melons . . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw.
⚠️10’S OF MILLIONS TO LOSE JOBS BY 2030 TO ROBOTS, MACHINES, AI & AUTOMATION ⚠️
Lowe’s is breaking ground by testing robots to help customers navigate their often massive stores and assist with purchases. Although no plans yet exist to implement the autonomous bots nationwide, some believe this is a big leap towards deeply integrating robotics into our daily lives, which experts believe will happen by 2025. RT’s Sam Sacks takes a look at what impact this may have on the human workforce.
If you ain’t scared yet you should be. You need to make everyone who is important to you aware of this and the other reports that we present here on THEI. Use key words in the Search Space in the right hand column to search thru our 3600+ postings. This isn’t Conspiracy Theory – This is fact my friend! . . . your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
I will be a guest on Skywatchers Radio next Tuesday, Mar 21 at 11 PM to Mar 22 at 1 AM. I will be discussing The Shadow Government AKA The Deep State. Join us and call in. . . Dennis Crenshaw
Hidden secret found, NASA the end of mankind leaked document
Social pedestrian navigation, such as walking down a crowded sidewalk, is something humans take for granted, but the actual process is quite sophisticated – especially if you’re a robot.
Helping to solve competent robot navigationTHROUGH crowdedhuman spaces was the topic of a research presentation by CornellCOMPUTER science professor Ross Knepper and doctoral student Christoforos Mavrogiannis at the International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, Dec. 18-20 in San Francisco.
“The key insight to the research is that we’re trying to minimize uncertainty when people are around a robot that’s moving,” said Knepper. “In a human pedestrian situation, we all implicitly trust each other to behave in a competent manner. If I move right in a hallway, you will mirror that behavior. Building this same trust in robots is non-trivial because trust comes with prediction. There will be a smooth, socially competent experience if I trust the robot will go by me.” . . . Read complete report
Cops use robots to defuse bombs, confront barricaded suspects and rescue victims during disasters. But they also use robots that can see, record and track what you are doing all day long. If you aren’t paranoid by the thought of cops knowing your business, watch as Reason TV counts down 7 Creepy Robots for Cops.
Americans know their government uses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, on military and intelligence missions from surveillance to assassination. But drones are no longer the sole domain of the military, and just as with many new technologies, they can easily fall into the wrong hands. . . Read Complete Report
British Criminals Are Using Drones To Steal Marijuana
The latest killer application for drone use seems to be in marijuana reconnaissance, reports ITPortal.
Criminal gangs in the UK’s rural Shropshire County are reportedly using flying robots equipped with infrared cameras to spot hidden marijuana growing operations from the sky, then blackmailing the growers or downright stealing their crop from the house. . . Read Complete Report
Criminals use drones to track police during crimes
Wonder what U.S. history would like if Butch and Sundance or Bonnie and Clyde had a few lookout drones?
In a case that would have looked more like a movie plot 10 years ago, new innovations have brought career criminals many new ways to cause a bunch of new troubles. Last Saturday, two members of a burglary ring known as the “Tub Gang” were accused of using a drone to spy on officers while carrying out thefts across Pennsylvania and other states. . . Read Complete Report
Like a teenager going off to college, DARPA’s Atlas robot has cut the tether and is walking on its own without a safety line. The centerpiece of this year’s DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the upgraded Atlas robotwas unveiled to the competing teams in Waltham, Massachusetts last week during a technical shakeout.
Developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics, the 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m), 345 lb (156.5 kg) bipedal, humanoid Atlas robot is designed for exploring ways to use robots in disaster situations – especially where navigating debris and using tools or found objects is necessary. According to DARPA, the upgrades to the Atlas increase its efficiency, dexterity, and resilience, with 75 percent of it replaced with new components and only the lower legs and feet remaining from the original design. . . . Read Complete Report
Researchers are closer to creating underwater robotic creatures with a brain of their own — besides behaving like the real thing. In the near future, it would not be too tall an order for the team to produce a swarm of autonomous tiny robotic sea turtles and fishes for example, to perform hazardous missions such as detecting nuclear wastes underwater or other tasks too dangerous for humans. . . . Read Complete Report
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