Billionaire Elon Musk is known for his futuristic ideas and his latest suggestion might just save us from being irrelevant as artificial intelligence (AI) grows more prominent. During his talk, Musk touched upon his fear of "deep AI" which goes beyond driverless cars to what he called "artificial general intelligence". This he described as AI that is "smarter than the smartest human on earth" and called it a "dangerous situation".
The machine learning experiment boasts seemingly incredible accuracy, but is being criticised for human biases and the potential to label innocent people as guilty. Like a more crooked version of the Voight-Kampff test from Blade Runner, a new machine learning paper from a pair of Chinese researchers has delved into the controversial task of letting a computer decide on your innocence. Can a computer know if you’re a criminal just from your face?
China is developing a new range of killer cruise missiles fitted with technology which will effectively turn them into killer robots. Dubbed “death drones”, the missiles will use artificial intelligence (AI) to guide themselves in flight and potentially even choose new targets. Wang Changqing, director of the General Design Department of the Third Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, told China Daily that his country was leading the world in the development of AI weapons.
This chilling mysterious video shows a group of 'researchers' at the CERN Large Hadron Collider staging a chilling 'satanic human sacrifice' ritual. But CERN has declared that the video is fake, and claims that the ritual was simply researchers and scientists coming to work at the facility 'taking their sense of humour too far.' The video was uploaded to YouTube by 'Richie from Boston' who wrote: "This is new footage caught on the grounds of CERN, videotaped from inside the building. He later added: "So it turns out the origin of the video posted for the sacrifice at CERN has been found - the
With widespread adoption among law enforcement, advertisers, and even churches, face recognition has undoubtedly become one of the biggest threats to privacy out there. By itself, the ability to instantly identify anyone just by seeing their face already creates massive power imbalances, with serious implications for free speech and political protest. But more recently, researchers have demonstrated that even when faces are blurred or otherwise obscured, algorithms can be trained to identify people by matching previously-observed patterns around their head and body.
The University of Washington revealed how hackers could insert images into dodgy apps and recording the brain's unintentional reaction using brain-computer interfaces. Hackers placed images in apps and record your brain's response with BCIs. Could find out anything from religious beliefs to sexual orientation. May one day be used by advertisers, police and government
Istvan said they discussed the possibility of implanting humans with chips fitted with global positioning (GPS) technology. Istvan believes human life could be enhanced if we all agree to have computers or chips fitted to our bodies and brains. Microchips are already fitted to pets, but not to humans. For some people, the thought of being “chipped” conjures up an image of a nightmarish world where the state carries out constant surveillance on its citizens.

Speaking at Bloomberg's Tech Conference in San Francisco, Andy Rubin, who co-founded Android, said that AI computing could become so powerful that it could power every connected device. 'You shouldn't be worrying about Skynet coming online. You should be worrying about what it means to compute at these magnitudes.'