Articles from Global Guerrillas
Scott Atran: I was just with the Saudi royal family and they were telling me that 700 Saudis have just joined ISIS in Libya.
Is ISIS the real source of Islamic terrorism?
No. ISIS is just a symptom.
The real source of Islamic terrorism is found in the the Gulf Kingdoms.
The effectiveness of blood and guts terrorism isn't found in the physical and psychological damage it does.
It's found in the reaction it provokes.
With this in mind, will the Paris attacks provoke a reaction that makes them effective?
I think so.
Over the long run, the Paris attacks of 2015 (and those that follow) will be seen as the start of a shift to the next generation surveillance state in the US, China, and Europe.
Tesla's autopilot went live a couple of weeks ago (it's one of the first car brands to do this).
Unlike the autopilots and cruise controls of the past, it's an autonomous system. This means it isn't limited to the capabilities you get when you pop it out of the box. It gets better as you train it and provide it with experience.
Tesla's autopilot went live a couple of weeks ago.
Unlike the autopilots and cruise controls of the past, it's an autonomous system. This means it isn't limited to the capabilities you get when you pop it out of the box. It gets better as you train it and give it experience it needs to get better.
Facebook has an autonomous facial recognition system called "DeepFace"
It currently "knows" 800 million people.
DeepFace is autonomous, it makes decisions based on cognitive capabilities it built on its own.
If I take a picture of you, and you are one of the people DeepFace already knows, it can identify you in five seconds.
It can do this at a level of accuracy as good as human beings ~97%.
DeepFace can run on the processor in a cell phone.
Autonomous weapons are on the way. They are going to radically change the way wars are fought >>
A weapon is autonomous if makes its own decisions.
"The terrorists, except for the cell that carried out the attack in Samaria, were apparently unorganized. All of them, it has been reported, had no security records, never spent time in an Israeli jail and were not affiliated with any armed Palestinian organization."