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US to face backlash in forming ‘united front’ with new cyber bureau to suppress China, Russia: expert (Xu Keyue, Global Times)

The US is stepping up its pace in grabbing its discourse power globally on cyberspace and other emerging technologies with its move to form a new bureau for cyberspace and digital policy at the State Department. Although the US government does not identify any specific country in the official statement, media and experts believe the […]

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Treasury Analysis Identifies Cryptocurrency Exchanges Associated With Ransomware (Mariam Baksh, Nextgov)

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is using a combination of greater ransomware disclosures and commercially available tools for blockchain analysis to figure out which cryptocurrency exchanges are facilitating payments to ransomware criminals. “This analysis allowed FinCEN to chart the flow of ransomware payments in [Bitcoin] to identify which [Convertible Virtual Currency] exchanges and […]

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Navy to Prototype Fish-Inspired, Autonomous Robots with ‘Self-Healing’ Parts (Brandi Vincent, Nextgov)

U.S. Navy officials are developing next-generation autonomous underwater robots that generate virtually no radiated noise while navigating the ocean. To make the actuators—or components that move and help control the overall systems—they are drawing inspiration from the biology of creatures that inhabit waters where those futuristic vehicles will operate. Navy to Prototype Fish-Inspired, Autonomous Robots […]

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Droni intelligenti e reti mesh: stato dell’arte e sfide tecnologiche (Laura Belli, Luca Davoli, Gianluigi Ferrari, Emanuele Pagliari, Agenda Digitale)

Irecenti avanzamenti tecnologici conseguiti in vari campi della scienza consentono di definire e costruire applicazioni che coinvolgono non più solamente droni singoli, ma vere e proprie flotte di droni organizzati in sciami che comunicano tra loro (formando topologie a maglia, mesh) e con eventuali centri di controllo terresti per compiere attività sempre più complesse ed articolate. Droni intelligenti e reti […]

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Il machine learning per il calcolo dell’età biologica: il sistema iAge (Monica Torriani, Agenda Digitale)

Le ricerche più recenti, ma ormai accreditate trasversalmente all’interno della comunità scientifica, mostrano che esiste una correlazione fra il grado di infiammazione presente nell’organismo e il rischio di sviluppare molte gravi malattie tipiche del nostro tempo. Fra queste, le patologie neurodegenerative (Parkinson, Alzheimer, sclerosi laterale amiotrofica), le malattie cardiovascolari e i tumori. Il machine learning per il calcolo dell’età […]

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Robot Hacking Games. China’s Competitions to Automate the Software Vulnerability Lifecycle (Dakota Cary, CSET)

Software vulnerability discovery, patching, and exploitation—collectively known as the vulnerability lifecycle—is time consuming and labor intensive. Automating the process could significantly improve software security and offensive hacking. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Cyber Grand Challenge supported teams of researchers from 2014 to 2016 that worked to create these tools. China took notice. In 2017, […]

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The symbol and the risk (by Marco Emanuele)

After twenty years, September 11, 2001 (which we have raised as a symbol that traces a new era) still speaks to us. We look at that date with the fear due to an event that has left us stunned, speechless. That day, in fact, we all thought: how is it possible to attack the heart […]

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TechInnovation – 3 ways to unlock the world-changing power of start-ups (Saemoon Yoon, Susan Nesbitt, WEF)

• The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneer community aims help start-ups unlock their potential. • Start-ups benefits from greater geographical, gender and racial diversity. • Existing companies should not feel threatened by start-ups, but enter into multistakeholder collaboration. The value high-growth start-ups have brought to the marketplace has increased exponentially in recent years and is […]

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USA – How Automation Can Help Agencies Ditch Legacy Systems (NextGov)

IPOPBA/ISTOCKPHOTO By Mila Jasper How Automation Can Help Agencies Ditch Legacy Systems – Nextgov

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(USA/National Defense Strategy/Emerging Technologies) How the next National Defense Strategy can get serious about emerging technologies (Atlantic Council)

Justin Sherman, Evanna Hu In December, physicists at Hefei’s University of Science and Technology of China published a paper in Science with huge national-security implications. They claimed, as the journal Nature put it, “to have made the first definitive demonstration of ‘quantum advantage’—exploiting the counter-intuitive workings of quantum mechanics to perform computations that would be prohibitively slow on classical computers.” It was […]

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(Emerging Technologies/Sustainable Development) What taking VR and AR mainstream means for sustainable development (WEF)

Doreen Bogdan-Martin For the privileged few, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have become commonplace, increasingly used in everything from entertainment and online commerce to healthcare. Many communities, however, still do not experience the real impact of these transformational technologies because of an innovation gap that compounds our digital divides. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/02/virtual-reality-augmented-reality-sustainable-development/