[Book Review] The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones- Confronting the New Age of Threat

Being futuristic is often stressful and the book The Future of Violence makes it easier to see why is that so. The book raises fascinating, yet thoughtful questions about the growth and easy accessibility of emerging technologies that possesses immense threat and could eventually change the preconceived notion of violence. Written by Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Gabriella Blum, a professor at Harvard Law School, the book raises fundamental questions about the proliferation of modern biotechnology, networked computers, robotics and so forth, whom the authors collectively term as ‘technologies of mass empowerment’.

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Udacity strengthens executive team with two key hires, announces new Chief Product Officer and Chief of Staff

Udacity

Udacity, the online learning and talent transformation platform powering the careers of the future, announced the additions of York Poon as Chief Product Officer and Aparna Vemuri as Chief of Staff to its executive team. York joins with more than twenty years of experience in building innovative products, most recently from the AI-powered talent intelligence platform eightfold.ai. Aparna brings more than a decade of operations experience, joining from the edtech company Degreed. With these new hires, Udacity has formed a strong leadership team that positions the company as a magnet for top talent.

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British intelligence agency GCHQ publishes ‘Ethics of AI’ report

GCHQ AI ethics report

The intelligence agency’s first-ever public report details how AI can be used “ethically” for cyber operations. GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) is tasked with providing signals intelligence and information assurance to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom and its allies. Jeremy Fleming, Director of GCHQ, said: “We need honest, mature conversations about the […]

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War of the century: AI vs Humans (I)

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We are now living in a world where the ‘real’ and the ‘not so real’ are becoming so blurred. In the 18th century people couldn’t have dreamt of many things that we have today. And from the multitude of them in the last decade we created the most valuable and frightening in the same time: the Artificial Intelligence more common spelled AI. As much as we will take all the advantages we are still debating on a certain questions. How safe it will be with this let’s called machines? Can AI be trusted in the real world? Are we sure that this technology wouldn’t overpower humans? Will AI take our jobs?

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Artificial Intelligence in Space exploration!

Artificial Intelligence has been making waves in recent years, enabling us to solve problems faster than traditional computing could ever allow. Advances in AI have allowed us to make progress in all kinds of disciplines and these are not limited to applications on this planet. From designing missions to clearing Earth’s orbit of junk, here are a few ways Artificial Intelligence can help us venture further into space.

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