(Markab Algedi) You’re probably familiar with the mad science division of the Pentagon, DARPA. They have spearheaded efforts and made research grants toward such things as self guided smart bullets, robots of war, weaponized artificial intelligence, and just about everything in-between.
(Aaron Kesel) Thousands of leading scientists have urged their colleagues against helping governments create killer robots, making the movie The Terminator a reality.
IBM’s New AI System Uses NLP & Is More Convincing to Humans Than Humans (Video)
(Aaron Kesel) Researchers at MIT unveiled their latest experiment called Norman, a disturbed image-captioning A.I. obsessed with murder thanks to Reddit (named after the character in Hitchcock’s Psycho.)
(Zero Hedge) As it turns out, the scandal over Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled personal assistant recording and sharing private conversations both with hackers and with people on the users’ contact list is much more serious than the company had feared.
(Ethan Huff) As if things weren’t already bad enough for Mark Zuckerberg’s baby, Facebook (the world’s least trusted company at this point), now they are apparently working on a secret project behind the scenes that has nothing to do with social media, and everything to do with scanning people’s brains as part of a sinister artificial intelligence (AI) endeavor.
(Jay Syrmopoulos) At least a dozen Google employees have resigned in protest over the company collaborating with the Department of Defense by supplying artificial intelligence for a controversial military pilot program for the DoD known as Project Maven, after thousands of employees signed a letter last month asking the company to cancel the Pentagon contract and institute a policy against working for the military.
(Tara Francis Chan) Employees’ brain waves are reportedly being monitored in factories, state-owned enterprises, and the military across China.
(Mike Sygula) In 1997, Deep Blue — the computer created by IBM — defeated World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov. Some say that it was one of the first major examples of AI in action, others believe that the technology used was still quite simple and shouldn’t even be called AI.
(Jake Anderson) This week we were treated to a veritable carnival attraction as Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of one of the largest tech companies in the world, testified before Senate committees about privacy issues related to Facebook’s handling of user data. Besides highlighting the fact that most United States senators — and most people, for that matter — do not understand Facebook’s business model or the user agreement they’ve already consented to while using Facebook, the spectacle made one fact abundantly clear: Zuckerberg intends to use artificial intelligence to manage the censorship of hate speech on his platform.
(Vicki Batts) AI machines or programs capable of understanding and executing human thought patterns have been a popular theme in sci-fi for decades. Countless movies and books have explored the possibilities of future AI — and most of it looks pretty darn grim for humans — and now Google’s DeepMind firm could be bringing what was once considered fiction to life. The ushering in of new AI advancements could come at a steep price, as DeepMind trains their AI bot, named Theory of Mind-net, or ToM-net, to understand how humans think.
(Adam Riva) Our source within the Alliance, who we have been calling Arthur, recently briefed us on Trump’s controversial statements on the second amendment, the Alliance’s headquarters which he calls “the real White House,” Trump’s tactics on forcing the CIA into compliance, Trump and Putin’s escalation of pressure in Syria, FEMA camps and WWIII, the crackdown on pedophile networks, the threat of Artificial Intelligence, victim mentality, and Arthur’s own personal safety in this unfolding saga.
(Nicholas West) There has been increasing urgency coming from the military in recent years about how to field troops in the unconventional terrain of where they expect future warfare to take place.
The existence of the soul has been written and contemplated on since the beginning of time. The idea that there are multiple components which make up a human being that are non-physical in nature is nothing new. Can we prove the existence of the soul? Not really, but if we look into studies that have been published within the realm of non-material science and quantum physics, it becomes hard to see otherwise.
(Matt Agorist) It is no secret that Facebook has long exploited its user base, kept a trove of data on them, and is essentially an intimate and personal database on 1.4 billion people ripe for the picking of the surveillance state. The insidious nature of Facebook has discouraged many people from using it and is causing […]