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Saudis May Blame Intelligence Official for Killing Jamal Khashoggi

Saudis May Blame Intelligence Official for Killing Jamal Khashoggi Video Saudi rulers are weighing whether to blame Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri, a high-ranking adviser to the crown prince, for the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to three people with knowledge of the plans.Published OnOct. 18, 2018CreditCreditImage by Fayez ...

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Artificial Intelligence Has a Strange New Muse: Our Sense of Smell

Today’s artificial intelligence systems, including the artificial neural networks broadly inspired by the neurons and connections of the nervous system, perform wonderfully at tasks with known constraints. They also tend to require a lot of computational power and vast quantities of training data. That all serves to make them great ...

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How a Flock of Drones Developed Collective Intelligence

The drones rise all at once, 30 strong, the domes of light on their undercarriages glowing 30 different hues—like luminescent candy sprinkles against the gray, dusky sky. Then they pause, suspended in the air. And after a couple seconds of hovering, they begin to move as one. As the newly-formed ...

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Pentagon Expects Mosul Push to Unlock Trove of ISIS Intelligence

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is sending dozens of additional intelligence analysts to Iraq to pore over a trove of information that is expected to be recovered in the offensive to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State, data that could offer new clues about possible terrorist attacks in Europe. The analysts ...

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American intelligence failure in Syria: Column


Obama administration stammers: Putin didn’t surprise us… though we thought he’d turn on Assad… but he’ll sink in Mideast quagmire. Protesters hold photos of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Damascus on Oct. 13, 2015.(Photo: Youssef Badawi, epa) The White House insists that Russia’s increasingly bold ...

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