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New York Times: New US memo shows gaps in intelligence reports on Russian bounties

Citing three officials, the paper reported that the National Intelligence Council, led by National Intelligence director John Ratcliffe, wrote the two-and-a-half page memo that was dated Wednesday – just days after the Times first reported last week intelligence officials’ knowledge of the bounties and the subsequent inactivity of the White House. Officials told The Times that the timing and high …

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Russian intelligence officers offered Taliban fighters cash rewards to kill US and British troops in Afghanistan

The official was unsure of the exact Russian motivation, but said that the incentives were believed to have resulted in victims of the coalition. The officer did not provide the date of the victims, their number or nationality, or whether they were deaths or injuries. “This stubborn approach by the GRU is startling and reprehensible. Its motivation is confusing,” said …

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Russia secretly offered bounty to Afghan militants to kill US troops, the intelligence agency says

According to Western intelligence officials, the unit, which has been operating for more than a decade, has been accused by the Kremlin of carrying out a campaign to destabilize the West through subversion, sabotage and murder. In addition to the 2018 poisoning, the unit was behind a coup attempt in Montenegro in 2016 and the poisoning of an arms manufacturer …

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Microsoft is replacing MSN journalists with artificial intelligence

photo:: Getty Images Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft news organizations are getting loud several Reports this week. Between Wednesday and Thursday, around 50 employees received news that their contracts would not be renewed after the June 30 expiration date. All of them work for external agencies, including 27 authors from the British PA Media Group a …

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Microsoft cuts dozens of MSN news production workers and replaces them with artificial intelligence

By Seattle Times reporter Microsoft will not renew contracts for dozens of news production companies that work at MSN, and plans to use artificial intelligence to replace them. Several people are close to the situation confirmed on Friday. The approximately 50 employees who were contracted through the personnel agencies Aquent, IFG and MAQ Consulting were informed on Wednesday that their …

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Artificial intelligence helps researchers start up carbon waste with record efficiency

Researchers from U of T Engineering and Carnegie Mellon University use electrolysers like this to convert CO2 waste into economically valuable chemicals. Their latest catalyst, developed in part through the use of AI, is the most efficient in its class. Photo credit: Daria Perevezentsev / University of Toronto Engineering Researchers from the University of Toronto Engineering and Carnegie Mellon University …

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NVIDIA used artificial intelligence to clone Pac-Man

Chip designer NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has re-created the classic video game Pac-Man in an unusual way. The company set up an artificial intelligence system (AI) known as NVIDIA GameGan and supplied it with video clips and game control signals of 50,000 Pac-Man and gave GameGan four days to generate their own version. It worked. The NVIDIA research team has created …

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Life may be common in the universe, but intelligence is probably rare

Moon and clouds over the Pacific, photographed by Frank Borman and James A. Lovell during… [+] the Gemini 7 mission. The earth around our sun has the right living conditions, and here both life and intelligence have arisen. But if we were to return to an “early Earth”, would these results be common or rare? NASA Planet Earth has been …

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The intelligence agency discovers an overseas fraud ring that steals millions in unemployment benefits

The Secret Service has detected a large-scale foreign attack on the US unemployment system, which is processing record numbers of jobless claims during the pandemic. according to the New York Times. In a Secret Service memo received from the Times, the agency described the attack as a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring that could lead to “potential losses of hundreds of …

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Richard Burr resigns as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement Thursday that Burr “contacted me this morning to inform me of his decision to resign as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee during the pending investigation.” McConnell said Burr’s resignation as chairman would take effect at the end of the day on Friday. Shortly after McConnell’s announcement, Burr told reporters that he …

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