11 Dec 2015

OpenAI artificial intelligence chaired by Elon Musk and Sam Altman

“Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Y Combinator President Sam Altman will be co-chairs of OpenAI, ‘a non-profit artificial intelligence research company’ announced today. ‘Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return,’ says

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04 Dec 2015

Top VC Says Gene Editing Is Riskier Than Artificial Intelligence

“When it comes to existential threats facing the human race, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is more concerned about new technologies that can be used to remove genes in embryos that cause illness than he is about artificial intelligence.” Source: Top VC Says Gene Editing Is Riskier Than Artificial Intelligence –

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09 Nov 2015

MIT Is Opening An Innovation Center In Hong Kong

“Hong Kong is to be the location for a startup accelerator-style center of innovation from famed tech-focused U.S. university MIT. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (better know as MIT) announced today that it will open its first ever ‘Innovation Node’ in the Asian city-state next summer. The center will be a startup incubator

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09 Nov 2015

Pentagon Wants to Pair Troops with Machines to Deter Russia, China

“Pentagon leaders believe pairing soldiers with machines in combat will give American troops an edge on the battlefield of the future. The ambitious effort is the centerpiece of what the Pentagon is calling the “third offset,” a strategy that seeks to deter countries like Russia and China from waging war against

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24 Oct 2015

Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill

“Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets. But before they can become widespread, carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality.” Source: Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill | MIT Technology Review

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20 Oct 2015

The collapse of the US-EU Safe Harbor: Solving the new privacy Rubik’s Cube

“When people who care about technology look back at the year 2015, they will remember October as the month when the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor collapsed. An international legal agreement that has been in place for 15 years was invalidated in a single day. On Oct. 6, the Court of Justice

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30 Jul 2015

Supercomputers: Obama orders world’s fastest computer

“President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world’s fastest computer by 2025. The supercomputer would be 20 times quicker than the current leading machine, which is in China. It would be capable of making one quintillion (a billion billion) calculations per second –

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13 May 2015

Blockchain technology spells the end of middlemen

“It’s called the blockchain, the technology that underlies the crypto­currency bitcoin. A blockchain is essentially a transaction ledger, much like the record-keeping systems employed by conventional financial firms, such as banks. Traditional ledgers are owned and maintained by one institution, and access to them is restricted to prevent tampering. A

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09 May 2015

China Preparing for Drone Warfare

“China’s military plans to produce nearly 42,000 land-based and sea-based unmanned weapons and sensor platforms as part of its continuing, large-scale military buildup, the Pentagon’s annual report on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) disclosed Friday. China currently operates several armed and unarmed drone aircraft and is developing long-range range unmanned

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13 Apr 2015

DARPA creating software that won’t need upgrades for a century

“Software upgrades and outdated applications that don’t work on new platforms are just a fact of life for people who use computers and other devices. DARPA, however, wants to change that by making software systems that can run for over a century without getting updates from their developers and despite

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