Article: Military researchers ask industry to create secure networking software to connect sensors to shooters

Autonomous Internet, Hardware

Military researchers ask industry to create secure networking software to connect sensors to shooters

MINC seeks to build and demonstrate software that creates a secure network overlay with control mechanisms that enable distributed management of agile, self-healing networks of networks to support multi-domain kill webs in contested dynamic environments.

The program is a vital part of mosaic warfare, which seeks to assemble individual warfighting platforms like the ceramic tiles in mosaics to make a larger intelligence picture and a larger force package. The idea will be to send so many weapons and sensors at the enemy that its forces are overwhelmed.

MINC seeks to capitalize on networking advances in software-defined networking; network function virtualization for decoupling network functions from hardware; information-centric networking to discover and retrieve data securely; and intent-driven networking for autonomous mapping of user objectives to network management policies.

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Article: Life-sciences pros believe in potential of AI, blockchain: survey

Blockchain, Innovation

(peterschreiber.media/iStock via Getty Images Plus)Life-sciences pros believe in potential of AI, blockchain: survey

Life sciences group the Pistoia Alliance has released a comprehensive survey gauging life-science professionals’ views on the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology in the life sciences. The findings indicate a high level of interest in AI among respondents, with 57% currently engaging in computational drug repurposing.

Also, the findings revealed that awareness of blockchain has increased; 89% now are cognizant of the technology, compared to 82% just three years ago. However, even considering this increase, the survey indicates lack of access to people with relevant blockchain skills remains the biggest barrier to widespread adoption (selected by 30%)

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