SIPRI Infograph compares Nuclear Forces World Wide

(Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) SIPRI

Note: The five nuclear powers and members of the UN Security Council — US, Russia, China, Britain and France — along with Germany, are in ongoing talks with Iran to persuade the Islamic Republic not to develop nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.

The SIPRI Yearbook is known worldwide as an authoritative and independent source for politicians, diplomats, journalists, scholars, students and citizens on armaments, disarmament and international security. It provides an overview of developments in international security, weapons and technology, military expenditure, the arms trade and arms production, and armed conflicts, along with efforts to control conventional, nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

The first edition of the SIPRI Yearbook was released in 1969, with the aim of producing ‘a factual and balanced account of a controversial subject-the arms race and attempts to stop it’. The 46 editions of the Yearbook published so far have gathered important data on world military spending, the arms trade and nuclear forces, among other topics.

Over the years these data sets have been refined and new data sets added, thereby improving the accuracy of key source materials. Together with SIPRI’s rigorous editorial standards, this continual qualitative improvement in the data makes the SIPRI Yearbook a ‘unique and indispensable’ reference work.

The SIPRI Yearbook is published in print and online by Oxford University Press (OUP).

http://www.sipri.org/yearbook

Confirmation of image above here: http://www.sipri.org/media/pressreleases/2015/yb-june-2015

more: http://www.sipri.org/media/newsletter/essay/june-15-NPT

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Artificial intelligence Information and how it effects you.

AI, senses will be better than Humans: Zuckerberg reveals Facebook’s AI, VR and Internet.org plans

Zuck says Facebook’s in the midst of building AI systems “that are better than humans at our primary senses.” They’re designing one to be able to detect everything in an image or video: people, objects, animals, backgrounds and locations, among others.

The CEO thinks that VR glasses would be part of our every day lives in time, giving us the ability to share “experiences with those we love in completely immersive and new ways.” He also revealed that the company is working on drones, satellites and even lasers to expand its Internet.org project.

In a Q&A on his profile today, Mark Zuckerberg explained how he and his team are preparing Facebook for the future. In it, he revealed that he believes the ultimate communication technology will allow us to send thoughts to each other. “You’ll just be able to think of something and your friends will immediately be able to experience it too if you’d like,” One World mind, Toltec.

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Full article here: http://www.engadget.com/2015/07/01/zuckerberg-facebook-qna/

Full article 2: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/zuckerberg-takes-questions-in-facebook-session-marred-by-tech-troubles/?_r=0

https://research.facebook.com/ai (Main Page for this Technology.) ……..have a nice day and Happy 4th of July.

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Take a Look:Google’s Artifical Neural Network Thinks Art

Researchers at Google posted some insight into what’s going on with their AI research for image classification and speech recognition, including artificial neural networks (ANNs). While it’s still difficult to pinpoint what’s going to work and what isn’t, there’s an intriguing byproduct—artistic imagery that Google calls “Inceptionism.”

In theory, ANNs learn much like human neural networks do, by sending messages to each other as they learn to process data. The Google post about the ANN explains: “The network typically consists of 10-30 stacked layers of artificial neurons. Each image is fed into the input layer, which then talks to the next layer, until eventually the ‘output’ layer is reached. The network’s ‘answer’ comes from this final output layer.” The artificial neural network is shown literally millions of examples, and the parameters are adjusted until correct classifications are reached.

Inceptionism noun (dictionary.com)

1: beginning; start; commencement.

2: (in science fiction) the act of instilling an idea into someone’s mind by entering his or her dreams.

Merriam ( http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inception )

1: the time at which something begins

2:  an act, process, or instance of beginning :  commencement

SOURCE: (1) http://www.techwell.com/2015/06/take-look-google-s-artificial-neural-network-thinks-art

(2) http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html

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Self-driving cars may have to be programmed to kill you

“There is a runaway trolley barrelling down the railway tracks. Ahead, on the tracks, there are five people tied up and unable to move. The trolley is headed straight for them. You are standing some distance off in the train yard, next to a lever. If you pull this lever, the trolley will switch to a different set of tracks. However, you notice that there is one person on the side track. You have two options: 1. Do nothing, and the trolley kills the five people on the main track or 2. Pull the lever, diverting the trolley onto the side track where it will kill one person. Which is the correct choice?”

(Note from TDB)

LET RANDOM NATURE TAKE ITS COURCE THE MOMENT YOU START THINKING YOU CAN SOLVE THINGS THROUGH FORSIGHT AND PRECOGNITION IS THE MOMENT YOU BECOME OBSOLITE DUE TO THE COLLECTIVE.

LIFE IS RANDOM, SHIT HAPPENS, HUMANS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO MAKE CHANGES IN THE OUTCOME OF HAPPENINGS.

PEOPLE DRIVE CARS; NOT COMPUTERS!! STOP THIS SHIT BEFORE IT STARTS!

GET ACTIVE!

ANYONE INSIDE A SELF DRIVING CAR IN THE NEAR FUTURE HAS HELPED REMOVE HUMAN AUTONOMY AN CANOT BE UPSET AT WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT……..SERFDOM!

SOURCE: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/selfdriving-cars-may-have-to-be-programmed-to-kill-you-10326472.html

Predictive Programing at its best: You Don’t Have to Watch ‘Jurassic World’ to See Bioengineered Animal Weapons

The slaughter and chaos that ensues amounts to a field test for trained dinosaurs in combat, orchestrated by a trigger-happy security contractor named Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio). “Just imagine if we had these puppies in Tora Bora!” he says upon seeing the raptors in action. But when they (*spoiler alert*) abandon the humans and accept Indominus Rex as their leader, the tables are turned: Hoskins dies brutally, the park is brought to ruin, and the island returns to a state of nature that preceded human evolution

Tora Bora: The Battle of Tora Bora was a military engagement that took place in Afghanistan from December 6, 2001 to December 17, 2001, during the opening stages of the War in Afghanistan launched by the United States following the September 11 attacks. The U.S. and its allies believed that Osama bin Laden, the founder of al-Qaeda, was hiding in the mountains at Tora Bora.

In the real world, in 2015, no one is close to bringing dinosaurs back — yet. But the film is not far off in its assumptions about the militarization of genetic science. As the limitations of robotics become increasingly apparent, the United States’ military — in a high-tech extension of a tradition that stretches from George Washington’s cavalry to the dogs, dolphins, and rats of the modern battlefield — has already set off down the road toward genetically engineering animals for war.

SOURCE: http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/15/you-dont-have-to-watch-jurassic-world-to-see-bioengineered-animal-weapons/

Navy to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Development for Warfighting, Support Roles

“Traditionally in the Department of the Navy the focus is on the warfighting mission, and rightfully so, but maybe not so much on the support side,” Bob Kozloski, deputy director of Task Force Innovation and deputy chief of the Office of Strategy and Innovation, told USNI News on Wednesday.
“So how does artificial intelligence and robotics fit into some of the operational support functions or even management?”

The service already has, in varying stages of completion, its Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) in the air, a Large Diameter Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (LDUUV) under the sea and the Swarmboat unmanned vehicle on the surface. The warfighting value for these platforms is clear, the service said.

“The private sector is investing heavily in AI and robotics automation for decision-making and physical implementation tasks,”

“When I see this memo, what I see is a demand signal from the very top to more heavily leverage what ONR (the Office of Naval Research) is already doing,” ONR director of research Lawrence Schuette said during the same interview. He added that Google has created some buzz by buying up (6) companies working on AI and robotics, but the Navy had already invested in many of the companies bought by Google and others.

Schuette said the Navy defines AI as “that thinking system that finds itself someplace it’s never been anticipated to be and is able to figure out what to do.”

In April 2013, the United Nations called for a moratorium on lethal autonomous systems, saying that systems with artificial intelligence should not make life-or-death decisions. The report mentioned the Northrop Grumman X-47B as a lethal system with some degree of autonomy. (As we have reported here before on TheDataBlitz)

Editor’s Note: This technology is being developed for the day when soldiers will not comply anymore and at that point they will be replaced and targeted like the rest of us. This technology will one day be used against you and your loved ones. History has a knack for repeating itself with a twist (AI)

SOURCE: http://news.usni.org/2015/06/15/navy-to-accelerate-artificial-intelligence-development-for-warfighting-support-roles

US drone war: 2014 in numbers

President Barack Obama’s incoming administration dramatically increased the rate of strikes in 2009. The president is coming to the end of his sixth year in office and the CIA has now carried out more than 350 strikes during his tenure. This means there have been more than seven times as many drone strikes during Obama’s time in office than both of President Bush’s terms as of the end of 2014. The strikes under Obama are reported to have killed at least 2000 people, nearly five times as many as the 410 reported killed under Bush.

(The Video Below is Obama joking about predator drones and there use, it appears that this was not a joke on the other side of the world.)

 (18 seconds)

NOW for some Quick stats

Pakistan

December 2014 actions

Total CIA strikes in December: 4
Total people reported killed: 14-20

All 2014 actions

Total strikes: 25
Total reported killed: 114-183
Civilians reported killed: 0-2
Children reported killed: 0-2
Total reported injured: 44-67

All actions 2004 – 2014

Total Obama strikes: 357
Total US strikes since 2004: 408
Total reported killed: 2,410-3,902
Civilians reported killed: 416-959
Children reported killed: 168-204
Total reported injured: 1,133-1,706
For the Bureau’s full Pakistan databases click here.

Yemen

December 2014 actions

Confirmed US drone strikes: 1
Other US operations: 1
Total reported killed in all US operations: 20-21
Civilians reported killed in all US operations: 8

All confirmed drone strikes in 2014

US drone strikes: 13-15
Total reported killed: 82-118
Civilians reported killed: 4-9
Children reported killed: 1
Reported injured: 7-14

All actions 2002 – 2014*

Confirmed US drone strikes: 72-84
Total reported killed: 371-541
Civilians reported killed: 64-83
Children reported killed: 7
Reported injured: 81-199

Possible extra US drone strikes: 101-120
Total reported killed: 345-553
Civilians reported killed: 26-68
Children reported killed: 6-11
Reported injured: 90-123

All other US covert operations: 16-81
Total reported killed: 168-404
Civilians reported killed: 68-97
Children reported killed: 26-28
Reported injured: 22-115

Click here for the full Yemen data.

Somalia

All Somalia actions in 2014

Total US drone strikes: 3
Total reported killed: 10-18
Civilians reported killed: 0
Children reported killed: 0

Somalia December 2014 actions

Total reported US operations: 1
Total reported killed: 2-3

All Somalia actions 2007 – 2014

Drone strikes: 7-10
Total killed: 18-33
Civilians killed: 0-1
Children killed: 0
Injured: 2-3

Other covert operations: 8-11
Total killed: 40-141
Civilians killed: 7-47
Children killed: 0-2
Injured: 11-21
Click here for the Bureau’s full data on Somalia.

ALL of this is being done in YOUR NAME; READER. Spread the word and lets stop this from happening.

SOURCE: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2015/01/07/us-drone-war-2014-in-numbers/

SOURCE: https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/10/26/naming-the-dead-visualised/

SOURCE: http://drones.pitchinteractive.com/ (view this link for interactive perspective win stats on strikes)