At a recent Bloomberg Crypto Summit held in London, panel speakers agreed the immediate outlook for cryptocurrency is a little shaky, though they are confident the industry is simply experiencing a temporary setback. Meanwhile, there is a global regulatory debate about whether we should be talking about crypto as currency or assets, raising a significant point about the legal quality of these instruments.
The UK has taken the official position to not promote the deployment of Autonomous Weapons Systems (AWS), although its definition of AWS leaves open the possibility of developing such weapons. International pressure groups, such as the Campaign Against Killer Robots implore countries across the globe to take a firmer stance on the issue, and are appealing to the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW).
It was the largest disruption to air travel since the volcanic ash cloud from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull descended upon the country in April 2010. Military assistance was called in, with some reports that it would be using Drone Dome, an Israeli counter-drone system. In the end, it was confirmed that an alternative system had been used in its place, as Drone Dome had not yet been delivered.
A new World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) flagship study has documented a massive recent surge in artificial intelligence-based inventions, with US-based companies IBM and Microsoft leading the pack as AI has moved from the theoretical realm toward the global marketplace in recent years.
Private UK based artificial intelligence pioneer, Massive Analytic Limited, has won a Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition to investigate the application of its patented leading edge AI technology, Artificial Precognition, to identify new ways to enable defence and security forces to effectively conduct electromagnetic (EM) operations across multiple domains.
The European Union (EU) is set to begin a pilot programme to protect national borders using artificial intelligence (AI). Dubbed iBorderCTRL and branded as an AI-powered lie detector, it will require passengers to upload pictures of their passport, visa, and proof of funds, before answering a series of questions to a webcam.
The Internet of Things (IoT) will provide a number of different challenges to privacy and data protection. Examining these issues are Dr Kevin Curran, senior member of the IEEE and professor of cybersecurity in the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems at the University of Ulster, and Adam Brown, manager of security solutions at Synopsys.