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Tech workers revolt

Employees of Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and other tech companies are getting vocal about not wanting their work weaponized.

Nuclear Roundup: 4/26/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea North Korea’s nuclear test caused collapse, study says In upcoming Korea summit, expert sees promise — and uncertainty North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed … and that may be why Kim Jong-un suspended tests North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site: Unusual activity observed South … Continued
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Beyond imagining

A powerful new computer simulation is helping government agencies predict what every single survivor would do after a nuclear explosion in Washington, D.C.
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China’s strategic arsenals in a new era

China’s military is pursuing rapid innovation across a range of emerging technologies. The result could be a shift in strategic balance across the Asia-Pacific—and beyond.

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Is China seeking “quantum surprise?”

Will quantum technologies revolutionize the military landscape? China seems intent on finding out.

Artificial intelligence and national security

From Harvard University's Belfer Center, this study of artificial intelligence and its likely security implications is an outstanding one-stop primer on the subject.

The atomic age bears America’s original sin

The American Bomb was the white men’s bomb. A secure future demands that everyone have a seat at the table.

Tech entanglement—China, the United States, and artificial intelligence

US enterprises can benefit from collaborating with China on AI. But they also risk being exploited by the Chinese Communist Party.

2018 Doomsday Clock Statement

It is now two minutes to midnight 2018 Doomsday Clock StatementScience and Security Board Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Editor, John Mecklin Statement from the President and CEO The year just past proved perilous and chaotic, a year in which many of the risks foreshadowed in our last Clock statement came into full relief. In … Continued

Nuclear Roundup: 1/8/2018

A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news. North Korea Nikki Haley on Trump’s ‘nuclear button’ tweet: He must ‘keep Kim on his toes’ Threat of North Korean weapons testing lingers over talks with the South Ban Ki-moon calls Trump’s North Korea tweets ‘a message from the international community’ Mike Pompeo doubts talks between North … Continued

And the sea will tell, for real

DARPA wants to put thousands of data-collecting sensors on the oceans.

Artificial intelligence eats chess computers for lunch

Once upon a time, kids, the world’s strongest chess player had a beating heart.
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Project Maven brings AI to the fight against ISIS

A crash Defense Department program designed to deliver AI technologies to a combat theater within six months is a smashing success so far. But is the Pentagon ready for the enormous challenges that lie at the intersection of military power and artificial intelligence?

A monumental lobbying coup

A mining company with a uranium mill bordering the Bears Ears National Monument lobbied to reduce the monument’s size. The White House listened.
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Playing at nuclear war

Just in time for holiday shopping comes nuclear virtual reality, in the form of video games, documentaries, emergency simulations, and so-called disaster tourism.