WASHINGTON – Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas), the co-chairman of the Congressional Artificial Intelligence Caucus, told PJM that Congress shouldn’t get in the way of advances in artificial intelligence but lawmakers must make sure that individual privacy rights are not violated in the process.
“Here we talked about morality, that’s an issue because this involves access to all sorts of information and these machines do things we can’t imagine. They can actually learn like human beings do and apply some type of reasoning, you know, it’s all a program but still we’ve got to get control of it because it’s pretty scary,” Olson said after a recent congressional briefing: “Machines that Learn: Can They Also Be Taught Human Values?”
Olson said there are “still a lot of things that have to get worked out” before self-driving cars hit the market, adding that it will be “hard” to reach the point where people can “let go of the wheel” and trust a self-driving car…. read more
Facebook has been attacked by one of its founding members for “exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology” and putting children’s mental health at risk.
Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook who joined Mark Zuckerberg’s company in its first months, said the company’s founders intentionally built the site to consume as much human attention as possible.
Parker, who has made billions as an early shareholder in the social network, also criticised Facebook’s effect on children. “It literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,” he told newsite Axios. “It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”
“The inventors, creators… understood this consciously. And we did it anyway,” Parker said…. read more
The Food and Drug Administration has just approved a new pill with a digital sensor in it.
It will “ensure” that patients who suffer from mental health issues take their medicine when they are told. But privacy concerns have not gone unnoticed.
Regulators in the United States have approved the first pill that can be digitally tracked as it makes its way through the human body. The Abilify MyCite aripiprazole tablets used for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes have an ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that the medication has been taken. A patch worn by the patient transmits this information to their smartphone.
But many are raising the red flag that this could simply be another form of medical “big brother.” You may no longer have the right to refuse medications in the very near future.
The Abilify MyCite features a sensor the size of a grain of sand made of silicon, copper, and magnesium. An electrical signal is activated when the sensor comes into contact with stomach acid – the sensor then passes through the body naturally…. read more
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – More than 20 years ago, in July 1996, Dolly the sheep was born at a research facility in Scotland. While scientists worked to clone animals for decades, Dolly was the first mammal cloned from a single, adult cell.
The news was so big Dolly was on the cover of Time magazine. Yet six-and-a-half years later, skeptics scoffed when Dolly had to be put down after she developed a lung infection. Many wondered if her early death was a result of being a cloned animal and added to the assumption that cloning animals was nothing more than a passing fancy.
However, the work to clone continued. Much of the focus continued on livestock and show animals. Now, the process has advanced to the point where veterinarians and scientists can clone your pets…. read more
Hackers are reportedly using a new form of malware that targets unsuspecting victims’ bank accounts by placing malicious links into Google’s search engine results.
A report from the Cisco-owned cyber threat intelligence group Talos says that there is a new form of malware called Zeus Panda that uses search engine optimization (SEO) to push malicious links advertising fake banks to the top of search results in the hopes that victims will click on them.
“[It’s] a clever way … to serve malicious files,” a spokesperson for the internet security firm Avast told Fox News. “Although it’s not completely new, it’s rarely seen as a mechanism of spreading malware such as banking Trojans.”… read more
The microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and usually inserted in the webbing between the thumb and forefinger using a needle the same thickness as used in body piercing.
It feels, says insertable technology expert Kayla Heffernan, like getting a drip.
Once the needle is removed the incision heals in a few days and the microchip remains, allowing the wearer to open doors with the brush of a hand – provided they only wish to access one particular place.
Commercially available insertable microchips are only large enough to hold one access code and a small amount of other information, so the days of replacing an entire wallet and keychain with a tiny computer under the skin are not yet upon us.
The future is coming, but it’s not in a rush…. read more
Washington (AFP) – Apple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face — a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.
Apple’s newest device, set to go on sale November 3, is designed to be unlocked with a facial scan with a number of privacy safeguards — as the data will only be stored on the phone and not in any databases.
Unlocking one’s phone with a face scan may offer added convenience and security for iPhone users, according to Apple, which claims its “neural engine” for FaceID cannot be tricked by a photo or hacker.
While other devices have offered facial recognition, Apple is the first to pack the technology allowing for a three-dimensional scan into a hand-held phone…. read more
If we do not adhere to the Lord then we will adhere to the World.
1 John 2:15 HCSB Do not love the world or the things that belong to the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.
Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
James 4:4 You adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever chooses to be a friend of the world renders himself an enemy of God.
Despite the organization’s $1.24 billion annual budget for 2017, the physicists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, are being forced to admit failure in their latest effort to explain why any of us are here.
Indeed, why there’s even a “here” here at all.
“The universe should not actually exist,” said Christian Smorra, a physicist at CERN’s Baryon–Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment (BASE) collaboration.
CERN, founded in 1954, features a circular tunnel some 17 miles around that houses a particle accelerator, which uses peak energy of 14 trillion electron volts to speed particles to nearly the speed of light and allow them to collide. It is underneath Switzerland near its border with France…. read more
Psalm 14:1 HCSB The fool says in his heart, “God does not exist.” They are corrupt; they do vile deeds. There is no one who does good.
The Cern was founded in 1949 and is still thriving today.? The last time it was fired up was on March 29, 2016.? Just exactly what is this Cern thing all about? Below we have provided an article by RT that breaks the Cern down in 10 facts. This will help you understand when reading the rest of this … read more