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Russia is gearing up to misinform the U.S. public about Syria. Here’s our cheat sheet to identify Twitter trolls.

The Syrian government has announced plans to launch an assault on the rebel-held area of Idlib. The prospect of another chemical-weapon attack has already led to a U.S. threat of missile strikes in retaliation, with President Trump tweeting a warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.<p>But there’s …

Donald Trump

BBC News still promoting false balance on Syrian regime chemical weapons

On August 5th the BBC News website published a report titled “Syrian conflict: Government scientist killed in blast” on its Middle East page.<p>Readers …

Trump Should Ignore The Establishment And Get U.S. Troops Out Of Syria

There are more than a few areas where public opinion in Middle America stands in sharp contrast to the groupthink that occurs in Washington. One of …

I Know Which Country the U.S. Will Invade Next

By the end of this column, it will be clear which country the United States will invade and topple next. Or failing that, it will be clear which …

Middle East

Trump is Right About Syria: It’s Time to Leave

President Trump recently suggested that the United States should come out of Syria “very soon.” Leading voices of the foreign policy establishment — …

If US Plans A Terrorist False Flag Chemical Attack To Justify Bombing Syria, Russia Says It Will Respond

<i>Events in Syria increasingly resemble a direct confrontation between major powers rather than a proxy war. Lavrov’s words, delivered a few days ago,</i> …

Pentagon says Russia is ‘responsible’ for Syrian regime’s atrocities

The U.S. Department of Defense laid the responsibility for the atrocities of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government at the feet of the Russian government Tuesday.<p>In a scathing statement, a Pentagon spokesman told CNBC that “by enabling the Assad regime’s brutality, Russia is morally …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Time for America to Declare Victory in Syria and Come Home

Donald Trump ran for president advocating a different kind of foreign policy. But his appointees are taking a Clintonesque approach to Syria: …

Middle East

The US Is Protecting ISIS to Weaken Rivals, Expand US Occupation of Syria | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The dominant view of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS), Operation Inherent Resolve, is that its fundamental goal is the defeat of</i> …

Negotiations continue between rebels and the Syrian Army, but the bombardment of Ghouta won't stop any time soon

Syria continues to mass its armed forces around the east Ghouta enclave of Damascus, including army units commanded by President Bashar al-Assad’s …

Middle East

Retired Syrian Army General: chemical weapons not used

Interview with retired Major General Mohammed Abbas from the Syrian Army.

Syrian Army

In Our Names: The West Has Slaughtered 329 People In The Orient Every Day For The Past 27 Years

As a scientist, it’s Jakob Reimann’s job to calculate things. But learning to calculate the ‘reaction kinetics of enzymatic processes’, while …

Middle East

Breaking: Rebel forces use chemical weapons against advancing Syrian Army troops in Idlib

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 A.M.) – For the second time in 72 hours, the jihadist rebels have used chemical weapons against the advancing Syrian Arab Army …

US mounts its moral high horse to spin yet another 'convenient' chemical attack -- RT World News

On Monday, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blamed Russia for a suspected chlorine gas attack in a Damascus neighborhood. The incident was …

Russia and US engage in 'military base race' in Syria

BEIRUT ― A military bases race is underway between Russia and the U.S. as each nation seeks to expand its presence in Syria and counter asymmetric …

Moscow 'understands' Palestinian anger at Trump: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday said Moscow "understands" the anger of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who earlier denounced …

U.S. “Confronting” Iran inside Syria: Spoiling for an Unlawful Fight?

<i>Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meet during the BRICS/SCO Summits – Russia 2015 on July 09, 2015 in Ufa,</i> …

Bombshell Report Confirms US Coalition Struck A Deal With ISIS

At a moment of widespread acknowledgement that the short-lived Islamic State is no longer a reality, and as ISIS is about to be defeated by the …

Russia accuses U.S. coalition of hampering its anti-IS operation in Syria

Russian servicemen salute as air force pilots arrive to board a Russian Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jet before departure on a mission at the Russian …

Russia publishes photos which, it says, prove US’s complicity with Daesh

On Sunday, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has published photos that it says they prove that there were US Special Operations …

Russian Special Forces Repel a US-planned Attack in Syria, Denounce the USA and Issue a Stark Warning | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>[September 21] Something rather unprecedented just happened in Syria: US backed “good terrorist” forces attempted a surprise attack against Syrian</i> …

The US Has New Red Line in Syria — And It Borders on Ridicule | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>In its latest breach of international law, the U.S. is unilaterally attempting to prevent the Syrian government from reclaiming its own territory.</i> …

Intel lets you stick an AI brain into your USB port

Want to give your PC an IQ boost? Intel's $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick lets you plug some computing brains into your laptop's USB port.<p>The device, geared for tinkerers and programmers, can crank out 100 billion mathematical calculations per second while consuming a paltry 1 watt of power. …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft launches AI for Earth to give $2M in services to environmental projects

After helping to launch the Partnership on AI with Google, Facebook and others; and doubling down on AI research, today Microsoft unveiled a new initiative that points to how it plans to target specific verticals in what can potentially be a very nebulous field — while also raising the public image …

In the AI Age, “Being Smart” Will Mean Something Completely Different

Andrew Ng has likened artificial intelligence (AI) to electricity in that it will be as transformative for us as electricity was for our ancestors. I can only guess that electricity was mystifying, scary, and even shocking to them — just as AI will be to many of us. Credible scientists and research …

155 chatbots in this brand new landscape. Where does your bot fit?

Since we started building bots at KeyReply more than two years ago, the industry has seen massive interest and change. This makes it hard for companies and customers to figure out what’s really happening — so we hope to throw some light on this industry by creating a landscape of chatbot-related …

Why A.I. will never be truly useful

By now, we’ve all heard of Silicon Valley’s shiny new technology: Artificial intelligence and chatbots. They bring the promise of an industry-wide transformation that many believe will reach the scale of the personal computing industry or the commercial internet.<p>Funding in artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

HBO’s Silicon Valley addresses the dark underbelly of artificial intelligence

The human labor behind a chatbot<p><i>Silicon Valley is Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s biting comedy about the American tech industry, now in its fourth season. Every week, we’ll be taking one idea, scene, or joke and explain how it ties to the real Silicon Valley and speaks to an issue at the heart of the</i> …

Inside Google's AI Rewrite: Building Machine Learning into Everything

PCMag spent a day at Google's Silicon Valley headquarters exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are finding their way into …

Microsoft’s bid to bring AI to every developer is starting to make sense

The APIs are getting good enough to be built into production systems.<p>SEATTLE—For the third year in a row, Microsoft is heavily promoting …