Georgia Tech secures grant to smash an Exabyte of data into a DNA sugarcube

Georgia Tech secures grant to smash an Exabyte of data into a DNA sugarcube

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is producing vast quantities of information and today’s storage technologies are increasingly struggling to keep up.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute...

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Stopping the DIY bio-terrorists, US military embraces AI and Ginkgo Bioworks

Stopping the DIY bio-terrorists, US military embraces AI and Ginkgo Bioworks

WHY THIS MATTERS As the cost of powerful DIY gene editing kits continue to fall bioterrorism is going to be on the rise, so we need a way to defend against it.   Recently I gave a talk on the “Future of Cybersecurity” in the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) sector...

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US spy agencies prepare to build DNA computers and molecular storage systems

US spy agencies prepare to build DNA computers and molecular storage systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Storing and processing huge amounts of data requires huge power hungry hyperscale datacenters, which could all be replaced with DNA and Molecular computers the size of a table, powered by a car battery.   This week Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a group within...

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US Government unveils CAUSE, a program to predict cyber attacks before they happen

US Government unveils CAUSE, a program to predict cyber attacks before they happen

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The security industry faces a paradigm shift as the US Government moves to predict cyber attacks before they happen.   The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the sister organisation to DARPA, the Pentagons bleeding edge military research and development organisation, which invests in high-risk, high-payoff...

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US Government drafts plans to confuse cyber-criminals

US Government drafts plans to confuse cyber-criminals

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hackers, even AI ones, can’t break into your systems if they’re confused… or so goes the theory.   Intelligence work is often as much about gathering information as it is about disseminating misinformation. To that end, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the branch...

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