With a tip of the hat to Intelligence Online from France, the ONLY intelligence newsletter in English that we consider a “must read,” below, with a link to Intelligence Online, is a short story on IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) plans to invest in a multi-year program to study and detect signs of trust and mis-trust.
We are of course inspired by any attention, however peripheral, to the basics of trust. Presumably IARPA will discover early on that a Nobel Prize was awarded to the person who demonstrated that trusts lowers the cost of doing business; they might then discover that trust is tangibly and measureably associated with clarity, diversity, integrity, and sustainability; and that trust flourishes in environments or cultures that respect morality, legitimacy, reciprocity, and transparency.
This spectacular mis-application of the taxpayer’s resources is right up there with DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) funding of combat robots for the future programmed to not commit warcrimes.
Programming the Perfect Soldier
The Ethics of “Autonomous” Lethal Robots
Brenda Ann Burke Dec 15, 2008
Instititute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Killer robots in war
Russell Blackford Metamagician and the Hellfire Club