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Patrick Tucker

Science & Technology Editor, Defense One

Patrick Tucker
Patrick Tucker is science and technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Utne Reader, and elsewhere.
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Navy envisions ‘hundreds of thousands’ of drones in the Pacific to deter China

With DIU contracting for prototypes, Pacific Fleet is experimenting with unmanned craft that may one day defend Taiwan.

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How often does ChatGPT push misinformation?

Researchers found that one of the most popular generative-AI tools agreed with false statements up to one-quarter of the time.

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Lockheed, Northrop share $1.5 billion contract for new transport satellites

This batch of 72 satellites will begin launching in 2026 and function as “the space backbone for the Joint All Domain Command and Control.”

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DIU chooses software company for $100M aircraft monitoring tech contract

Teleidoscope will work to apply its artificial intelligence-based system into video threads that watch for aircraft

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Pentagon mobilized to support tech startups after bank failure

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank presents the Defense Department with both warnings and opportunities.

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Decrying Starlink's 'weaponization,' SpaceX cuts support for Ukrainian military

But Wednesday's explanation by the Elon Musk-founded company is at odds with its continuing work for the U.S. military.

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Why defense budgets will stay high after the Ukraine war

The war is exposing how European nations were underinvesting in defense, and the critical role that renewable energy will play in transatlantic security.

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Mike Bloomberg Named Chair of Defense Innovation Board

The former New York City mayor and billionaire replaces Mark Sirangelo.