Category Archives: Military Spending

How a Pentagon Contract Became an Identity Crisis for Google – The New York Times

By Scott Shane, Cade Metz and Daisuke Wakabayashi May 30, 2018 6 WASHINGTON — Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold down two demanding jobs simultaneously: head of Stanford … Continue reading

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Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change – by Coral Davenport – NYT Oct 2014

Originally posted on Inconvenient News .Wordpress.com:
“WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Monday released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages.…

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The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own – The New York Times

“CAMP EDWARDS, Mass. — The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning for targets.No humans were remotely piloting the drone, which … Continue reading

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A Better, Not Bigger, Military Budget – The New York Times

“Given recent history, the next president can expect to face an even more unpredictable world than the one President Obama is dealing with. Russia, China, Syria, Iran, North Korea, the Islamic State — the list of security challenges is daunting. … Continue reading

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