In an extension of the article’s logic, and on a slightly more sinister side, the following statement would have been considered outlandish and a movie fiction conspiracy theory to an uninitiate just a little over a year ago: how hard is it for a any interest — political, religious, idealogical, a mix of all, etc. group or sub-group — desiring accumulation of power or influence through any means including legislation, surveillance, or social division or unrest it can benefit from, to persuade, collude, coordinate with or ask a foreign power, entity or interest with access to or influence in FTOs or TCOs, to effectuate (catastrophic) events that can facilitate or lead to those outcomes? A lot easier than the 2016 election interference which went on mostly by independent opposing self interests. For free, personal desire, vengeance, a favor or return of one?
Hastily drafted laws passed under pressure tend to create new problems while doing little to counter threats from terrorists and violent extremists.
Source: The Consequences of Legislating Cyberlaw After Terrorist Attacks
The Pentagon’s new autonomous system could embed bias, jeopardize civil liberties, and reshape the role of algorithms in the workplace.
Source: The Dangers of Using AI to Streamline Security Clearances
Skeletally speaking …
Barr’s letter contains good news for the president, but it also raises ominous questions that only Mueller’s report can answer.
Source: What to Make of Bill Barr’s Letter
I guess if we acknowledge creating a new taste and preference but why does it matter? I prefer female voice, some may prefer male voice. Why do we have to search for neither this nor that as a matter of some principle where preference is preference. Lets market some water beyond H2o norm!
Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and Google all default as women. But what if AI assistants thought beyond gender norms?
Source: The world’s first genderless AI voice is here. Listen now
FBI be like: Hedy Lamarr? What HEDY LAMARR?!!! RED … COMMIE … GOOD COMMIE … PATRIOT … A WOMAN CAN’T DO THAT!!!
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s only remaining files on Hedy Lamarr, the famous actress and scientific inventor, contain no mention of her World War II frequency jamming technology, and instead focus on Lamarr’s attendance at suspicious parties.
Source: Hedy Lamarr’s FBI files make no mention of her “Secret Communication System”
I love models (pun) This simple model generates some fantastically complex behaviors. Why not generate one for when “the population of hipsters … undergo a phase transition into a synchronized state.”
Complexity science explains why efforts to reject the mainstream merely result in a new conformity.
Source: The hipster effect: Why anti-conformists always end up looking the same – MIT Technology Review
Societies make war the way that they make wealth, as the Tofflers noted years ago in their path-breaking book, The Third Wave. For this reason, national
Source: The Hypocrisy of the Techno-Moralists in the Coming Age of Autonomy