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The Latest: Pentagon: Russian trolls spread lies about Syria

Latest news on US-led rocket attacks on Syria (all local times): 10:10 The Pentagon says a Russian "disinformation campaign" has already begun over the US-led air strikes in Syria. [1659002] Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said on Saturday that "trolls have increased 2,000 percent over the past 24 hours." The United States, Britain and France said they had punished Syrian President …

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Pentagon Launches Joint Office Focusing on Artificial Intelligence

The Department of Defense plans to open a joint office for the development of artificial intelligence prototypes. Michael Griffin, the newly appointed and first undersecretary of defense for research and technology, said on Friday during a discussion at the Hudson Institute that his office will create a so-called "Joint Artificial Intelligence Office" and similar offices for other emerging technologies such …

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Google's Code of Ethics on military contracts may hamper the work of the Pentagon

Google is at the forefront of a lucrative, multi-billion dollar contract with the Pentagon, but ethical concerns with some of its employees may be a problem. The Defense Department's upcoming cloud storage contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI), could span over a decade and is likely to be its largest ever – estimated in billions of dollars. …

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As Trump Bash's Amazon, the government relies on it

But the company has quietly cultivated a large customer in its own backyard: the federal government. In recent years, the Seattle-based company has captured much of the business to help the government move computing services from traditional mainframes to the cloud, a business in which Amazon is the world leader. This extraordinary transformation has included providing cloud services in Washington's …

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Google employees call for the company to withdraw from the Pentagon AI project

Last month, it was announced that Google is making its resources available to the US Department of Defense for Project Maven, a research initiative to develop computer vision algorithms that can analyze drone recordings. In response, more than 3,100 Google employees have signed a letter asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai to re-evaluate the company's involvement as "Google should not be …

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The Trump administration thinks "very seriously" about withdrawing troops from Syria

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) – On Tuesday, President Donald Trump declared that the United States is withdrawing its troops from the region and heading for the "reconstruction of our country" following the recent US-led coalition victories against the Islamic State. should focus (ISIS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. The statement followed a surprise foreign policy announcement last week. During …

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