22 Oct 2014

Hungary plans new tax on Internet traffic, public calls for rally

“Hungary plans to impose a new tax on Internet data transfers, a draft 2015 tax bill submitted to parliament late on Tuesday showed, in a move that could hit Internet and telecoms providers and their customers hard. The draft tax code contains a provision for Internet providers to pay a

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06 Oct 2014

Watch the developer become god in this precursor to the Metaverse

“Brian Peiris built a live-coding web app for the Oculus Rift that lets you manipulate your virtual 3D environment in real-time. Sure, it’s just a bunch of simple manipulation of geometry for now, but it’s clearly a precursor to where the technology could take us: a metaverse where citizens of

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07 Jul 2014

New Artificial Intelligence Technology Will Threaten Survival of Humankind

“Physicist and author of the Artificial Intelligence Revolution, Louis Del Monte, believes that new artificial intelligence technology will threaten the survival of humankind, and in 30 years, probably, the top species on our planet, Earth, will not be humans.” Source:New Artificial Intelligence Technology Will Threaten Survival of Humankind: Louis Del

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19 Jun 2014

Elon Musk: We Should Fear a ‘Terminator’ Future

“Vicarious describes its mission as creating ‘human-level intelligence in vision, language, and motor control’, and is seen as being at the forefront of artificial intelligence research. ‘ I like to just keep an eye on what’s going on with artificial intelligence,’ said Musk on the reasoning behind his investment in

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15 May 2014

Russia threatens to disrupt GPS navigation in tantrum over sanctions

“With regards to GPS, Deputy PM Dimitry Rogozin says that he’ll shut down Russian base stations that keep the system going, unless the US promises to house reciprocal stations to support the competing GLONASS platform. He’s quoted as saying that Russia is wary about developing future ‘high-tech projects with such

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14 May 2014

VITAL Named To Board

“A Hong Kong VC fund has just appointed an algorithm to its board. Deep Knowledge Ventures, a firm that focuses on age-related disease drugs and regenerative medicine projects, says the program, called VITAL, can make investment recommendations about life sciences firms by poring over large amounts of data.” Source: VITAL

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18 Apr 2014

The New Cop on the Beat May Be a Bot

“The Knightscope K5 is a five-foot-tall autonomous robot (one presumes that its resemblance to a Dalek is merely coincidental) that roams around your neighborhood, observing and gathering data and trying to predict where and when criminal activity will occur. It carries no weaponry, but it has a pretty complete sensor

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18 Apr 2014

Why There Will Be A Robot Uprising

“‘We show that these systems are likely to behave in anti-social and harmful ways unless they are very carefully designed. Designers will be motivated to create systems that act approximately rationally and rational systems exhibit universal drives towards self-protection, resource acquisition, replication and efficiency. The current computing infrastructure would be

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14 Feb 2014

DARPA , NSA & Forecasting the Future Technology

“The program can be used to predict what would happen in the event of a large scale tsunami, revolutions, uprisings, conflicts, riots or how people would react during a bioterror attack. Businesses can use the models to predict how a new product would fare in the market, what kind of

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10 Jan 2014

The Potential of Social Network Analysis in Intelligence

By Kristan J. Wheaton and Melonie K. Richey The legality of the National Security Agency’s (NSA’s) use of US citizens’ metadata to identify and track foreign intelligence organizations and their operatives is currently a subject of much debate. Less well understood (and consequently routinely misreported) are the capabilities and limitations

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