• Amazon's next CEO and other tech execs issued a stern warning that Biden needs 'bold action' and a $32 billion annual investment in AI or China will leave the US behind

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence , a commission created by Congress under President Trump to advise government on artificial intelligence for national security purposes in 2018, submitted its final report to President Joe Biden and Congress on Monday.
    In that report, the commission recommended the government take "bold action" to maintain the country's technological edge over China by establishing a Technology Competitiveness Council led by the Vice President, investing in talent and hardware manufacturing, and doubling funding for R&D...
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  • Here's where the 'nuclear football' came from and why it follows US presidents wherever they go

    Here's where the 'nuclear football' came from and why it follows US presidents wherever they go

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Wherever a US president goes, a military aide carrying a heavy black briefcase follows. The case is always close by, just in case the president needs to unleash the devastating and destructive power of the US nuclear arsenal while out of the White House.
    Every US president since Harry Truman, the only leader of a nuclear-armed state to authorize the use of nuclear force against an enemy, has had absolute authority over the use of nuclear weapons , and the "nuclear football" has been an important part of that presidential power for decades.
    The briefcase is officially...
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