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U.S. Homeland Security has used facial recognition on over 43.7 million people

Posted in Software on 7th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

At undisclosed land borders, it helped to identify 252 people attempting to use a combined 75 U.S. travel documents (like passports and visas) belonging to someone else, about 7% (18) of which were under the age of 18 and 20% (46) of which had criminal records.

U.S. government limits exports of AI software

Posted in Business, Software on 5th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The measure covers software that could be used by sensors, drones, and satellites to automate the process of identifying targets, a boon for industry, which feared a much broader crackdown on exports of AI hardware and software.

NASA Reveals a Moon Plan That Relies on the SLS Rocket

Posted in Science on 21st May, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA has shown a plan for 37 launches of private and NASA rockets, robotic and human landers and starting a moon base long-duration crew stays in 2028.

Innovation War Means Using SpaceX Approach for 20X R&D Productivity

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Nov, 2018
by Alex Muller

The USA and China are in a war of innovation. Goldman says problem is NOT what the Chinese are doing, but the USA ARENT doing.

Will NASA funding help struggling lunar lander companies get to the moon?

Posted in Business on 23rd Oct, 2018
by Alex Muller

NASA is asking for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads to be placed onto commercial lunar landers.