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White House Summit on Artificial Intelligence in Government WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN GOVERNMENT Governments around the world are getting increasingly more serious about artificial intelligence. Not only are governments investing their time and energy at the most strategic levels, but so too are they increasing the expenditures on AI investments. However, simply throwing money at AI research and development is not enough to guarantee that countries will see strategic returns from…

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Do we have the necessary technological, investigative, and prosecutorial capabilities and partnerships to effectively chase outlaws in cyberspace? Introduction Digital data is a goldmine and is rapidly becoming a criminal commodity. Irrespective of whether the data is personal, financial, corporate, academic, or governmental, all data is a target. Digital data gives access to bank accounts, credit cards, and more and allows for the fraudulent establishment of new lines of credit. It can also grant access…

1 month 3 weeks ago
It’s CONFERENCE season! I’m planning on devoting a monthly article to upcoming conferences in the AI-Tech Space (Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, DroneTech, Games and Media, Digital Security, Enterprise Data, Fourth Industrial Age, Digital Marketing, Cryptocurrencies, Social Media, Cyber-warfare and related areas) and will be publishing on the last day of each month for events coming up in the next month. If you have a conference that you wish to promote, please get it to me by the 25th of…

2 months ago
Nowadays just about everyone understands the importance of data. And when it comes to AI, the more data the better. Data can be an incredibly valuable and powerful tool and it’s growing at an exponential rate. In just the past two years, 90% of the world’s data was created and companies need to store more data than ever before. Questions about privacy, security, and data governance including access are being asked by organizations.  For many years the traditional formula for service on the internet was,…

2 months ago
Since we increasingly depend on a digital world, it is critical to evaluate whether we have effective cyber policies to ensure the security and information flow storage of our connected cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space ecosystem.  Introduction The human-made digital ecosystem, cyberspace, has fundamentally changed everything across nations. Cyberspace is defining the very nature of security and prosperity each individual and entity across nations: its government, industries, organizations and…

2 months 3 weeks ago
Humans are pattern seekers and pattern trackers, and from patterns, we derive meaning. If we can’t track cyber warfare patterns, how well will we identify the survival and security risks coming our way? Introduction Along with geospace, aquaspace, and space, cyberspace is now a contested common, and its use as a digital battleground to wage digital warfare is rapidly strengthening. This rapidly shifting landscape of warfare — where emerging cyberweapons have become more deadly than real battlefield…

3 months ago
In February of this year, President Trump signed an executive order promoting Artificial Intelligence. This order was meant to spur interest, development and regulation of AI. It’s true that the United States is a world leader in artificial intelligence (AI), but this is mostly because of companies in the U.S., especially the large tech companies that are AI forward. That’s not to say though that the U.S. Federal Government does not see the strategic advantage AI can offer. As a result, many leaders and…

3 months ago
Is 5G the catalyst-connected human ecosystem in that cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space have been waiting for? Introduction It is said that the layout of the transportation network in the human ecosystem in major cities across nations is relatively similar to the pattern of the veins of a leaf. Since mathematically it seems roads (transportation) patterns in geospace have a lot in common, would we see similar patterns emerging in the communication network in cyberspace? In geospace, like the…

3 months 1 week ago
Increasingly law enforcement has turned to artificial intelligence to augment their officers and agencies. AI is said to be an essential factor in law enforcement because it can assist in many areas as well as enhance efficiency. AI technologies are keeping a watchful eye on crowd control and surveillance, being increasingly used for facial identification, and scanning video footage for anomalies. If the primary goal of law enforcement is to help deter and solve crimes while providing society an element…

3 months 1 week ago
What is the most valuable commodity today? The answer might surprise you. To put this inquiry in context, let’s begin with a little history. For decades, ever since the Bretton Wood Accords in 1944, the US dollar served as the global pricing mechanism for nations the world over based on one key product. “When it comes to economic development, the most influential commodity on Earth is oil,” writes FXCM, a leading provider of online foreign exchange. “Oil is viewed as the lifeblood of economic growth, with…

3 months 1 week ago
As artificial intelligence becomes an increasing part of our daily lives, from the image and facial recognition systems popping up in all manner of applications to machine learning-powered predictive analytics, conversational applications, autonomous machines and hyperpersonalized systems, we are finding that they need to trust these AI-based systems with all manner of decision making and predictions is paramount. AI is finding its way into a broad range of industries such as education, construction,…

3 months 1 week ago
Since the democratization of destruction is now a reality, should we not use new interactive tools, techniques and immersive platforms to include everyone from across nations to secure the future of humanity? Introduction Humanity is at the tipping point, as the technology triggered revolution and evolution is on its way to fundamentally transform the human ecosystem across cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space (CAGS). The coming clash in contested commons is expected to bring both significant…

3 months 3 weeks ago
As reports are emerging of personal data associated with Aadhaar ID being sold in alternate markets for as little as 500 Indian Rupees, are we witnessing the weaponization of identity becoming a reality?  Introduction Identity, identification systems and ID are evolving. As seen across nations, there is an intense effort going on to re-define national identity: who they are, where they belong, what their culture should be, and what they believe in as a nation. Simultaneously, efforts are also going on to…

4 months ago
As the internet evolves, what will be the impact of the convergence of the current IoT infrastructure with blockchain and artificial intelligence? Introduction The internet is evolving beyond its technical infrastructure. As we move towards creating an integrated cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space (CAGS) internet of everything (IoE) ecosystem that benefits from the fast-tracking technology, application trend paradigm shifts and convergence beyond blockchain and artificial intelligence, it raises…

4 months 1 week ago
Since security has immediate and future consequences, what is the real cost of solving — or not solving — the internet of things security problems? Introduction Security is a complex challenge. As the smart, autonomous future dawns upon us, the security risks for the rapidly growing intrinsic web of connected things across cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space (CAGS) are becoming complex. As the number of things and devices being added to the internet of things (IoT) increases every day, so does…

5 months ago
Introduction Emerging technologies: quantum physics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, gene editing, artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, 3D printing, and more are dual in nature. While they bring the promise of fundamentally transforming the contested commons of the human ecosystem, these same disruptive technologies can enable the development of asymmetric, next-generation weapons and warfare for which no one is yet prepared. As the dual-use nature of these emerging technologies begins to re-write…

5 months 1 week ago
Introduction Quantum physics, the study of the universe on an atomic scale, gives us a reference model to understand the human ecosystem in the discrete individual unit. It helps us understand how individual human behavior impacts collective systems and the security of humanity. Metaphorically, we can see this in how a particle can act both like a particle or a wave. The concept of entanglement is at the core of much of applied quantum physics. The commonly understood definition of entanglement says…

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Introduction Smart technology is on its way challenging, convincing and converting the human ecosystem in cyberspace, aquaspace, geospace and space (CAGS). As smart technology today enables humans in many ways to define and determine our ecosystem beyond CAGS, it is essential to understand and evaluate its impact on nations in the coming tomorrow. Today, smart technology drives smartphones, smart cars, smart homes, smart grids, smart infrastructure, smart cities, and the like. As a result, the smart…

6 months ago
In the U.S., most of the critical infrastructure, including defense, oil and gas, electric power grids, health care, utilities, communications, transportation, education, banking and finance, is owned by the private sector (about 85 percent according to DHS) and regulated by the public sector. The public and private relationship in operating and protecting critical infrastructure requires a strong working partnership. Protecting the critical infrastructure poses a difficult challenge because democratic…

6 months ago
Introduction The contested commons are growing in number and nature. In addition to geospace, space, and aquaspace (Risk Group terminology for maritime areas), cyberspace is also now a contested common. While no nation owns or controls these contested commons, over the years, the order in geospace, space, and aquaspace was effectively managed. However, the emergence of cyberspace has fundamentally disrupted the global order. Cyberspace brings nations substantial strategic value. Today, any nation with…

6 months 2 weeks ago
Introduction As we take a step forward in our digital global age journey, there is a need to go beyond basic human tasks and processes like computing data and collecting metrics to develop more intelligent algorithms that can perform complex tasks. The goal is to get real-time intelligence for complex decision-making that would strengthen some of the most critical interconnected and interdependent operational, tactical and strategic technologies, processes and initiatives. As experienced over the years,…

6 months 2 weeks ago
Last week, Canada’s federal Privacy Commissioner issued its decision in the Equifax data breach, citing several concerns with security safeguards and governance processes against Equifax Canada and its US parent company, Equifax Inc. This decision is relevant to US companies with Canadian affiliates since the Privacy Commissioner has signalled a change in policy about cross-border data transfers. The Commissioner’s investigation into the Equifax breach suggests some important features of a strong cyber-…

6 months 3 weeks ago
Introduction From automated to autonomous and now cognitive, a paradigm shift is taking place in the design principles of machines, matter, methods and more. So, what are the principles of cognitive design? And are they centered around the future of humanity? From tabulating systems to programmable systems and now with cognitive systems, the evolution in computing allows humans to move beyond numbers and data to knowledge and intelligence. It is no longer about the replacement of man with machine, but…

7 months 1 week ago
Introduction It is said that this is the best of times for direct to consumer (DTC) genetic testing companies, human disease genomics, and the launch of genomic data marketplaces. Due to advances in technology and the availability of cost-effective consumer genotyping kits, massive genomic data sets from human patients and controls are being created from across nations. As a result, it is not only the continued growth in the number of disease genes identified, but it will also advance a deepening of our…

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Introduction Since the beginning of modern times, each industrial revolution was driven by different automation. While factory machines and fossil fuels drove the previous industrial revolutions, the ongoing automation revolution is based on data-driven artificial intelligence (AI). Understanding its impact and what will be required to support the AI-driven automation revolution is a fundamental necessity. So, as we evaluate the impact and the support needed to harness this automation revolution, it…

7 months 4 weeks ago
Introduction Humans cannot exist without systems of meaning and having an identity. Over the years, human identity has been represented by a complex set of many external variables: family, community, ethnicity, nationality, religion, philosophy, science, occupation and so on. We are now moving towards internal variables of a human body: biometric indicators for human identity authentication. As seen across nations, biometrics technology driven human identity authentication applications are taking off.…

7 months 4 weeks ago
BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019 HOW APPLIED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS CHANGING ENTERPRISE, GOVERNMENT, AND SOCIETY REGISTER We are pleased to announce that the annual BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference will return for the fourth year on April 18, 2019 in downtown San Francisco. The BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference 2019 is a must-attend event for those involved or interested in the most current AI technologies and products. The one day…

8 months ago
Accelerating Innovation in the Public Sector REGISTER Use CogWorld's $200 discount code: 1991CW AI World Government provides a comprehensive three-day forum to educate and inform public sector agencies (federal, state, and local governments) and their supply chain on the strategic and tactical benefits of deploying AI and cognitive technologies. With AI technology at the forefront of our everyday lives, data-driven government services are now possible from federal, state, and local agencies. This has…

8 months ago
Introduction As artificial intelligence brings nations high-speed facial recognition capabilities, surveillance societies are rising across nations: blurring the lines between privacy and security. This is for the enormous scale of changes that are enabled by significant advancements in technology: digital imaging, high-speed processing, skin texture analysis, thermal cameras, machine learning, 3D sensors, speech recognition, mood recognition and more. These advancements break technical barriers allowing…

8 months 1 week ago
This is an age of artificial intelligence (AI) driven automation and autonomous machines. The increasing ubiquity and rapidly expanding potential of self-improving, self-replicating, autonomous intelligent machines has spurred a massive automation driven transformation of human ecosystems in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS). As seen across nations, there is already a growing trend towards increasingly entrusting complex decision processes to these rapidly evolving AI systems. From parole to diagnosing…

8 months 3 weeks ago
Introduction As humanity stands on the brink of a technology triggered information revolution, the scale, scope and complexity of the impact of intelligence evolution in machines is unlike anything humankind has experienced before. As a result, the speed at which the ideas, innovations and inventions are emerging on the back of artificial intelligence has no historical precedent and is fundamentally disrupting everything in the human ecosystem. In addition, the breadth, depth and impact of this…

9 months 3 weeks ago
January 21, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES   Introduction Technological development has become a rat race. In the competition to lead the emerging technology race and the futuristic warfare battleground, artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly becoming the center of global power play. As seen across many nations, the development in autonomous weapons system (AWS) is progressing rapidly, and this increase in the weaponization of artificial intelligence seems to have become a highly destabilizing…

10 months ago
January 15, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES Introduction The rapid progress and development in artificial intelligence (AI) is prompting desperate speculation about its dual use applications and security risks. From autonomous weapons systems (AWS) to facial recognition technology to decision-making algorithms, each emerging application of artificial intelligence brings with it both good and bad. It is this dual nature of artificial intelligence technology that is bringing enormous security risks to not…

10 months ago
February 20, 2019 ​The quantum revolution is starting to gain traction as more people realize the potential technological capabilities of this less understood but powerful science. Quantum technology is still in the early phases of development, but its incredible capabilities could enhance our digital future in unprecedented and almost unpredictable ways. Quantum computing is at the tip of the spear in this technological wave and could exponentially heighten our computing power while strengthening other…

10 months 2 weeks ago
By Chuck Brooks  |  January 1, 2019  |  CogWorld on FORBES 2018 was surely a transformative year for technological innovation. We saw early development of ambient computing, quantum teleportation, cloaks of invisibility, genomics advancements and even robocops. Granted we're not flying around in our own cars like the Jetsons did yet, but we're closer. In 2019, we will continue on the transformation path and expand even more into adopting cutting edge immersive technologies. What's ahead for the coming…

1 year 2 months ago
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1 year 2 months ago
By Chuck Brooks  |  August 30, 2018 Chuck Brooks is named Top Tech Person To Follow by LinkedIn - Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year - Technology and Security Evangelist, Speaker, Writer, Editor, Georgetown University Adjunct Faculty, FORBES Contributor Exponential Innovation, Converged Ecosystems, Knowledge Discovery, IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 5G, Virtual Realities, Cybersecurity, Super Computing, Quantum Computing, 3-D Printing, Smart Cities... We are in an era of amazing…

2 years 3 months ago
By Chuck Brooks  |  July 27, 2017 We have entered a new technological era in commerce and it has also arrived in government. There are a variety of tech verticals to watch in the coming transformation, including: 1) data science; 2) digital transformation; 3) the Internet of Things; 4) 3-D printing; and 5) cybersecurity Collaboration, agility, innovation and engagement have emerged as driving factors for agency performance and progress will be determined by combining these factors with adoption and…

2 years 9 months ago
By Chuck Brooks A few years back, The McKinsey Global Institute published an informative analysis that comprehensively examined the economic impact of global technology trends. The study was called “Disruptive Technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy.”  The McKinsey predictions were highly accurate. As we move ahead into another year of unprecedented technology advancement, it is useful to examine the trends & technologies and applied verticals that are…