The government must define ‘emerging technology’ to protect it

The government must define ‘emerging technology’ to protect it By: Brandon Knapp Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross speaks at the SelectUSA 2018 Investment Summit June 22, 2018. (Getty Images)  The Department of Commerce is fast-tracking efforts to identify and establish export controls on “emerging technologies” deemed essential to the national security of the United States. The […]

To maintain tech edge, US seeks export controls on AI

To maintain tech edge, US seeks export controls on AI By: Kelsey D. Atherton     The Vive headsets here are an example of one of the many kinds of new commercial-off-the-shelf technology used by the military. (Sean M. Worrell, Air Force)  In just two words, the phrase “artificial intelligence” captures a deep techno-utopian promise, the notion […]

Yes, Virginia, there is a submarine payload module that could launch drones

Yes, Virginia, there is a submarine payload module that could launch drones By: Kelsey D. Atherton     Equipment Operator Constructionman Travis Fryar, left center, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11, signals the crane to lower an MK 48 inert training torpedo while Sailors aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) prepare the weapons […]