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Artificial intelligence technology may improve care for patients needing dialysis

Washington, DC (November 7, 2019) -- Machine learning, a form of artificial intelligence, may help improve care for patients with kidney failure.

### Study: 'Use of Machine Learning to Inform Decision Making and Optimal Renal Replacement Therapy' ASN Kidney Week 2019, the largest nephrology meeting of its kind, will provide a forum for more than 13,000 professionals to discuss the latest findings in kidney health research and engage in educational sessions related to advances in the care of patients with kidney and related disorders.

Since 1966, ASN has been leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

Election security, Artificial Intelligence among future threats on Pentagon’s radar

GRAVE NEW WORLD: The U.S. needs to tackle the challenges of adapting artificial intelligence systems for modern warfare, the same way the 'titans of industry' transformed Detroit into an 'arsenal of democracy' during World War II, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said at a conference hosted by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

'We need the full force of American intellect and ingenuity working in harmony across the public and private sectors.” Artificial Intelligence, sometimes called “machine learning,” refers to advanced computer algorithms that can use data to “learn” and therefore make choices without human input.

CHINA’S AI PUSH: Esper noted that China has set a goal of being the world leader in AI by 2030, and has already begun to develop autonomous vehicles, including unmanned submarines and advanced aerial drones, and is moving 'aggressively to deploy them across many warfighting domains.

“We have increased the level of support to state and local election officials in their efforts to protect elections.” Citing threats from cyber attacks as well as social media disinformation campaigns from Russia, China, Iran, and other “foreign malicious actors,” the agencies promised an “unprecedented level of coordination” to identify threats and “quickly share timely and actionable information.” “While at this time we have no evidence of a compromise or disruption to election infrastructure that would enable adversaries to prevent voting, change vote counts or disrupt the ability to tally votes,” the statement said, “we continue to vigilantly monitor any threats to U.S. elections.” DEMOCRATS SAY EFFORT FALLS SHORT: In a conference call with reporters yesterday, Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes and Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, both Democrats, complained that the majority Republican Senate is blocking three separate measures that have passed the House, including one that would harden local election systems and improve ballot box security.

HAPPENING TODAY: Defense Secretary Mark Esper welcomes Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Khalid Al Attiyah to the Pentagon at 1:30 p.m. THIS MEANS WAR: Outraged by the attack that killed nine members of a Mormon family in northern Mexico, apparently after an ambush by a Mexican drug cartel, President Trump offered to help Mexico wage war against the cartels.

“The great new President of Mexico has made this a big issue, but the cartels have become so large and powerful that you sometimes need an army to defeat an army!” “This is the time for Mexico, with the help of the United States, to wage WAR on the drug cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth.

FOREST FIRE AS A TERRORIST TOOL: In recent months the pro-ISIS media outlet Quraysh Media has released a series of posters titled 'Ignite fires,' urging the group's followers to set fire to forests in the West as a means of waging jihad, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, a terrorist monitoring group.

One poster published earlier this year reads reads: “Oh monotheists [followers of ISIS], ignite fires in the forests and fields, and we are addressing especially those who live in Europe and America, for they are painful to them.” SEXUAL ASSAULT AND PTSD: The Pentagon this week released a new report from the DoD Inspector General about the top management challenges facing the department.

Don Christensen (ret.), the former Chief Prosecutor of the United State Air Force and President of Protect Our Defenders, released the following statement: 'The Pentagon IG report is a damning indictment of the myriad of ways the military has failed to address the crisis of sexual assault and protect the women and men who serve.

AP: Trump OKs wider Syria oil mission, raising legal questions Washington Examiner: Navy accused of 'conspiring' to strip Eddie Gallagher of his SEAL Trident CNN: Esper to urge Trump not to intervene in cases of service members facing war crimes allegations Defense One: SecDef: China is exporting killer robots to the Mideast Breaking Defense: Ford Aircraft Carriers Not Ready For F-35s, So Aging Vinson Gets The Call Military Times: Iran threatens US forces and allies who host American troops AFP: U.S. Navy Prepares Allies To 'Protect Navigation' In Gulf Washington Post: Russian fighters shift balance of Libyan proxy war New York Times: Russian Snipers, Missiles and Warplanes Try to Tilt Libyan War Forbes: Russian Navy To Deploy New Zircon Hypersonic Missile To Pacific AP: In last days, al-Baghdadi sought safety in shrinking domain Washington Post: Pentagon pushed to use vast swath of desert wildlife refuge ‘primarily’ for military purposes, draft bill says AP: Protests in Iraq reveal a long-simmering anger at Iran Washington Post: The humble three-wheeled tuk-tuk has become the symbol of Iraq’s uprising Forbes: Probability Of A Full-Year Continuing Resolution Is Rising, Endangering Pentagon Spending Plans Air Force Magazine: RAND Outlines Improvements Needed to Tackle Nuclear Modernization