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Should Robots Have Legal Rights?

Are we becoming legally reckless when it comes to Robots and AI? Three recent developments in robotics and artificial intelligence are raising eyebrows among even the most optimistic of futurists and simultaneously intensifying concerns harbored by AI alarmists. Robots being granted legal rights Last October in Saudi Arabia, Sophia—a robot created by Hanson Robotics—was granted honorary citizenship during a presentation at the Future...

Jack Ma Says: It’s Up To Tech Giants To Protect The Human Race As AI will “Kill Many Jobs”

CEO of the Chinese online sales giant Alibaba Jack Ma has declared that "artificial intelligence and robots will kill many jobs". Voicing his bold opinions during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ma said that artificial intelligence (AI) is a threat to human beings and machines, and is going to replace huamns in jobs of the future. "The...

Government Has No Idea Whether The Billions It Spends On STEM Education Is Working

An audit by the Government Accountability Office suggests the White House isn’t measuring how well STEM education programs work Keeping America’s workforce competitive in the 21st century will require doubling down on science and technology skills, but the government group in charge of boosting STEM education has not measured how well most of its programs work, a congressional watchdog found. The...

Chinese Police Are Using Facial-Recognition Glasses To Scan Travelers: Could NYC Be Next?

Railway police have begun using facial-recognition eyewear to catch criminals. In tests the glasses identified faces within 100 milliseconds. Seven people have been arrested for a range of previous crimes, and another 26 were banned from travel. China has been ramping up its use of facial-recognition technology as it moves toward a nationwide database that can recognize any...

Warning: FBI Wants You To #ThinkBeforeYouPost Or Else!

The FBI is no stranger to using digital technology to prevent crimes, think pre-crimes units -- it’s real and it’s here. Now they’re targeting social media to restore order. Everyday a new celebrity sends a tone deaf post on social media that shatters their public image and brand. Social media is a boiling pot of controversial posts waiting to...

Yesterday, World Leaders Gathered at a Secretive Meeting to Decide the Fate of AI

Today, top individuals from around the world convened at the World Government Summit to discuss the agenda that should govern the next generation of governments. Yesterday, a select few of these leaders gathered in a secretive meeting to discuss the guidelines that nations should use as they help their people come to terms with no longer being the only sentient species...

By 2025 NYC Is Making A Push To Bring Wi Fi Hotspots By Utilizing Its Streetlights

The de Blasio administration is in the early phases of exploring how it can turn the city’s 250,000-plus streetlights into high-speed public Wi-Fi hotspots, the New York Post reports. The move would advance Mayor de Blasio’s goal of bringing “affordable, reliable, high-speed” internet to the city by 2025. The initiative is hardly out of the gate: The city has yet to determine...

Do You Really Know Who Has Access To Your Gmail Account?

Google has a lot of explaining to do regarding the privacy of its popular email service Gmail, according to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Commerce Committee Sens. John Thune, R- S.D., Roger Wicker, R-Miss. and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., sent a letter to Google's parent company Alphabet and its CEO Larry Page, following news that Gmail allowed third-party developers to read users' emails, according...

Big Data Reveals: More Banks Welcome Marijuana Businesses

A steadily growing number of banks are willing to open accounts for marijuana businesses, according to new federal data. Even as a string of conflicting signals from the Trump administration surrounds the debate about legalization with uncertainty, the number of depository institutions that are actively banking the cannabis industry has increased roughly 18% since the beginning of 2017. Last January,...

The Country of Papua New Guinea Becomes The Latest To Ban Facebook

An entire nation plans to undergo a government-mandated Facebook ban. The government of Papua New Guinea announced Tuesday that it will block the social network for a month to allow researchers to identify fake accounts and users who post pornography and misinformation, according to the Papua New Guinea Post-Courier. Papua New Guinea's communications minister, Sam Basil, told the newspaper that...