Interview with CTO of Pentagon’s Joint AI Center Nand Mulchandani about the center’s work and its new Silicon Valley-like organizational structure and workflows (Khari Johnson/VentureBeat)
Sunday, 24 May 2020, 15:10:13
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat : Interview with CTO of Pentagon’s Joint AI Center Nand Mulchandani about the center’s work and its new Silicon Valley-like organizational structure and workflows — It was a busy week for defense-focused AI: DarwinAI signed a partnership with Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest defense contractor …
Supply chain issues caused by COVID-19 will slow F-35 production, Lockheed Martin says
Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 19:38:09
Lockheed Martin, citing supply chain delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, said it will slow production of F-35 fighter planes and not fulfill deliveries.
— United Press International
16 cybersecurity startups that are promising even in a down economy
Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 13:00:00
Despite the ongoing economic slump, recent research shows that the global cybersecurity market is expected to grow from $183.2 billion in 2019 to $230 billion by 2021. That industry growth includes investment in innovation, as IT staffs adopt new tools to address changes such as the boom in remote work. We’ve rounded up a list of promising young cybersecurity companies working in areas like passwordless authentication, autonomous threat detection, security training programs and more. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories . The cybersecurity industry has experienced a rare silver lining of the COVID-19 economic collapse, recent studies show. Remote workers need new kinds of protection; healthcare organizations need defenses in a desperate time; and high-profile ransomware cases drive demand for new solutions. “Cybersecurity is perhaps more relevant than ever given the new scale of remote work,” analysts from startup incubator DataTribe recently wrote . “This is a great time to invest in quality ventures.” The global cybersecurity market is expected to grow from $183.2 billion in 2019 to $230 billion by 2021, led by remote worker security and healthcare security, according to April research on COVID-19’s impact from the firm Markets and Markets.
— Business Insider
Forget the V-Shaped Bounce, Playing Lockheed Martin, Trading Thoughts
Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 11:43:47
Expect more fiscal and monetary support and don’t expect a full return to previous economic activity for quite some time….LB
— The Street RealMoney
Chinese Ambassador Says “Independent” WHO Investigation Is “A Joke”: Virus Updates
Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 12:07:28
Chinese Ambassador Says “Independent” WHO Investigation Is “A Joke”: Virus Updates Tyler Durden Tue, 05/19/2020 – 08:07 The big news on Tuesday is the meeting of the World Health Assembly, which is expected to back a WHO-sponsored inquiry into China’s handling of the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. Last night, President Trump delivered a threatening letter where the US warned it could permanently cut funding and even cancel its membership in the WHO. In response, China accused the US of trying to divert the world’s attention from President Trump’s handling of the outbreak by playing a “blame game” with Beijing. The White House has leveled similar accusations at Beijing. But even more tellingly, China’s ambassador in Canberra slammed Australia’s call for an independent investigation into China’s handling of the early days of the outbreak as “a joke”. The ambassador claimed the the investigation about to be authorized by the WHA doesn’t resemble the type of inquiry that Australia has called for.
— Zero Hedge