US military must accelerate use of artificial intelligence, JAIC chief says

March 29, 2021 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “The U.S. military must scale up its artificial intelligence use or be left behind by adversaries, Lt. Gen. Michael Groen told an industry conference this week.

Data must be standardized, cloud services must be adopted and AI must be integrated into military operations, Groen, chief of the Pentagon’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, told the National Defense Industrial Association conference on Tuesday.

While current military use of AI ‘is a step in the right direction, we need to start building on it,’ he said.

Groen noted that China has said it intends ‘to be dominant in AI by 2030,’ while the Pentagon has focused on five-year program objective memorandums looking toward 2027…”  (The prediction in Revelation 13: 16 – 18 will soon occur. The rise in artificial intelligence and cyberwarfare. Here’s what happens at that hour in history after the Rapture mentioned in Revelation 4:1. Then the following Big Brother event occurs: …he [the False Prophet] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six – Revelation 13:16 – 18. See the next two reports.)

U.S. not prepared to defend against AI-based attacks, report says

March 3, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “The federal government is not prepared to address threats posed by the increased adoption of artificial intelligence, according to a new report from The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

The report recommends that the United States invest $40 billion in AI research to keep up with adversaries including China and Russia in the AI field, and set a goal of becoming ‘AI-ready’ by 2025.

‘This is not a time for abstract criticism of industrial policy or fears of deficit spending to stand in the way of progress. In 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower, a fiscally conservative Republican, worked with a Democratic Congress to commit $10 billion to build the Interstate Highway System. That is $96 billion in today’s world,’ the report says. ‘Surely we can make a similar investment in the nation’s future.’

The report argues that the United States is currently ahead, falling behind in guarding against the increased use of foreign powers to spread disinformation online and launch cyberattacks…”

Chinese cyber-espionage unit on US hacking spree

March 8, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “At least 30,000 US organizations including local governments have been hacked in recent days by an ‘unusually aggressive’ Chinese cyber-espionage campaign, according to a computer security specialist.

The campaign has exploited recently discovered flaws in Microsoft Exchange software, stealing email and infecting computer servers with tools that let attackers take control remotely, Brian Krebs said in a post at his cyber security news website.

‘This is an active threat,’ White House spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said when asked about the situation during a press briefing…”