Despite Progress, Social Platforms Still Not Terrorist-Proof

Lawmakers grilled Facebook, YouTube and Twitter over their efforts to block extremist content on their platforms.

IARPA Wants to Use Machine Learning to Help Prevent Terrorist Attacks

Automated video monitoring could also help detect threats more efficiently than human operators.

How the (Likely) Next NSA/CYBERCOM Chief Wants to Enlist AI

A look at Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone’s public statements about artificial intelligence, offense, and defense.

Amazon Echo’s Dominance in the Smart-Speaker Market Is a Lesson on the Virtue of Being First

Three years and change since Amazon first launched Alexa, the digital assistant has become a familiar voice in American homes.

We Should Raise AIs Like Parents, Not Programmers—Or They’ll Turn Into Terrible Toddlers

At its core, creating a safe AI is not that different than raising a decent human.

In 2017, Silicon Valley Got Cozier with China. In 2018, Washington Will Get Frostier

Here are some of the most significant moves by U.S. tech firms and Washington over the past year.

3 Predictions for Government Tech in 2018

Here's which tech will move from buzzword to implementation.

The Pentagon’s New Artificial Intelligence Is Already Hunting Terrorists

After less than eight months of development, the algorithms are helping intel analysts exploit drone video over the battlefield.

Agencies Could Struggle to Remove Bias From Algorithms

It’s a regulatory challenge to ensure that artificially intelligent systems aren’t making decisions based on biased information.

NASA Gets Help From Google to Find Alien Planet

Machine learning is helping to unlock the secrets of outer space.

Threading a City With Gunfire Sensors Might Not Make It Any Safer

Amid record-breaking gun violence, Chicago’s police are expanding the use of an innovative technology—with little evidence that it helps.

Ninety Percent of People Think AI Will Take Away the Jobs of Other People

48% of people think they'll soon have an AI employee.

China Is On a Whole-of-Nation Push for AI. The US Must Match It

Beijing is harnessing government and commercial entities in pursuit of a once-in-a-generation technological kingmaker.