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The Global Frequency

9 May 2021 | Curated by Matt Devost

Please do your best to avoid the falling Chinese rocket this weekend.  This week on the Global Frequency...

Cyberattack forces shutdown of large U.S. pipeline operator. (Read More)

How the U.S. military started taking UFOs seriously. (Read More)

Adversarial attacks on AI to make them consume more power. (Read More)

The online petition battles over net neutrality were largely fueled by bots. (Read More)

Science fiction novels have long predicted that companies would supplant states and now companies have their own version of courts. (Read More)

Principles in deployment of autonomous weapons. (Read More)

Advancing computer vision with self-supervised transformers. (Read More)

Teslas get hacked via drone. (Read More)

Fact or Fiction:
Real life has been a bit stressful, so I've leaned heavily on fiction books for my recent reading.  There are a lot of great espionage thrillers that incorporate the technology realism of modern times, and a few greats that have adopted technical editors to help them navigate new technologies (including myself for the great David Ignatius).  With "A Shadow Intelligence" by Oliver Harris, I felt like I was reading a spy thriller that was a true digital native. The plot, tone, and technology of the book were just right. Stuff that I felt could happen tomorrow and characters that I've sat next to at some bar at the airport.  It was a fun read and I look forward to continuing the series. (Amazon Link)

Quote of the Week:
"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson

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