The ‘magic ball’ that changed the course of a war…and even military operations
It’s a technology that can change the balance of power even if you’re a small person, because when you fight with it, you can see the other person’s entire hand.
It’s being used in Ukraine, where we’ve been fighting a horrific war for a year and three months now. Russia’s military might is second only to the United States and China토토사이트, but its billions of armored troops are no match for the precision-guided bombardment of Javelins and Haimas, which cost between 100 and 200 million a shot.
These state-of-the-art guided weapons can wipe out an entire region with a single shot.
What makes it possible to be so destructive with fewer troops is advanced semiconductors and software.
Most notably, large-scale language models that take scattered military intelligence and visualize it in a way that makes sense,
Artificial intelligence platforms that can read the battlefield from behind the scenes and make predictions are gaining traction.
‘Buy America’ takes a look at the companies that shine on the New York Stock Market that we don’t recognize.
Today, we look at a 21st-century battlefield prognosticator, a company inextricably linked to U.S. national security: Palantir (ticker: PLTR).
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Think map nuking in StarCraft, or wiping out all the shaded areas in LoL.
As soon as there’s a change in the information you’ve been watching, whether it’s Russian ground forces or Chinese navy,
you can see which troops are going where, and you can react.
The technology to play this one-sided game comes from Palantir’s platform, Gotham.
Yes, that’s right, Gotham, the city of villains that Batman protects.
I don’t know why it’s such a big name, but Palantir has been making a lot of noise.
The logo’s shape resembles a wizard’s crystal ball, named after the stone that can “see through anything” in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings,
Even the nickname for our headquarters is “The Shire,” the home of the hobbits.
The Lord of the Rings was released in 2001 and has been a global phenomenon throughout the series, but this is a company of geeks.
It is well known that the company was originally founded by Peter Thiel, who revolutionized the first internet payment system in the United States, and was inspired by Igor, a technology that caught financial fraud on PayPal.
Peter Till took the money he had left over from selling PayPal and brought together his Stanford classmates Alex Karp, Steven Cohen, who is now the CEO, and Nathan Gettings, a former PayPal engineer, all of whom were geeks.
Unlike Till, who is entrepreneurial and right-leaning, Kapp, whose trademark gray hair is scattered, is a free-spirited, tai chi and jiu jitsu-obsessed nerd.
Though he has no background in information technology, he understands systems to the amazement of engineers, and is a key figure in the company’s efforts to connect with the outside world, claiming to be doing “the most important work in the world.
They were in their late 20s at the time, but they already believed that AI could solve many problems with intuition and insight that only humans can.
This is when Gotham was created, a platform that visualizes Excel spreadsheets, CCTV, satellite intelligence, various documents, and people, and provides operational strategies for governments, militaries, and companies.
With this belief, we briefed the US CIA and received a $20 billion investment from in-Q-tel, and from there, we expanded into military and security areas such as the Department of Defense and the FBI.
Today, we do over 60% of our business with heavy industrial and security-sensitive companies,
Airbus, Europe’s largest aircraft manufacturer, BP, a British petrochemical company, and JPMorgan Chase, a U.S. financial firm, have all invested in HD Hyundai’s Korean office.
Companies are using the foundry instead of the military’s Gotham. It’s like providing customized big data analytics tools for different companies, such as Airbus solving the A350 production disruption problem and providing the US government with criteria for when to unmask during the last pandemic.
They can’t use Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft’s or Google’s cloud services, so they’re looking to Palantir to bring artificial intelligence into the mix without exposing government computers, military, and high-tech.