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The Next Space Race is AI … and We’re Losing it

Nearly 60 years ago, then-Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson seized his colleagues with a stark Cold War warning. Whoever wins the space race, he predicted, would gain “control, total control, over the Earth for purposes of tyranny or for the service of freedom.” The United States won that race by reaching the moon and […]

AI Goes To Flight School

In 2017, a shortage of pilots in the Air Force flight training reached a margin of over 2,000 pilots in the coming years, a problem echoed by other branches of the military. Low recruiting numbers are compounded by declining retention of trained pilots, as civilian airline carriers (who are facing shortages of their own) have […]

Boeing Looks Beyond the Horizon in its Second Century

For the first time in U.S. industrial and financial markets, the top five companies by market cap are all technology companies: Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook. As internet pioneer Marc Andreessen remarked over six years ago, “software is eating the world.” And as SparkCognition’s Founder and CEO, Amir Husain, likes to add, “AI is […]

American’s Third Offset Strategy

One of the most famous concepts in evolutionary biology is the Red Queen hypothesis. It takes its name from a passage in “Through the Looking Glass,” in which the eponymous queen states that “it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.” Similarly, the hypothesis states that organisms must continually […]

Bringing AI to MLB

Ingrained in every player from Little League to the MLB is the idea that baseball is a mental game. Yogi Berra famously proclaimed, “Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.” Of course, games are won on the backs of the incredibly talented players residing in Major League Baseball. But series, divisions, and […]

The OODA Loop: Why Timing Is Everything

  Warfare is undergoing a shift of a historic magnitude. As countries invest more heavily in battlefield technology, countries without AI in their arsenal will find it increasingly difficult to compete. It may seem like a stretch to claim that AI will soon become a prerequisite for military success. But the truth is that AI […]

China and its Growing AI Advantage

Maintaining a leadership position in any endeavor requires significant investment and creativity. This is especially true for an industry changing as quickly as tech, when the race to market can make or break an entire ecosystem. The United States received a harsh reminder of this in the 1980s when facing fierce technological competition from Japan. […]