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If you’re not con­cerned about AI safety, you should be. Vastly more risk than North Korea” Elon Musk is wor­ried about AI

My dream as a crypto an­ar­chist is to have an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion tool for en­crypt­ing an elec­tronic sig­na­ture, and of course for med­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tion” Rus­sian ob­ste­tri­cian Alexan­der Volchek ex­plains why he now has a to­tal of six chips un­der his skin

This is start­ing to look wor­ry­ing, and shows signs we are go­ing to be very far short of the num­bers needed for our na­tion to re­main a leader of dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy” The Bri­tish Com­put­ing So­ci­ety’s Bill Mitchell laments the low num­bers of pupils tak­ing tech­nol­ogy GCSEs

The im­pact of mis­in­for­ma­tion on our so­ci­ety is one of the most di­vi­sive, fraught, and im­por­tant top­ics of our day. Mis­in­for­ma­tion de­pletes trans­parency and sows dis­cord, erodes par­tic­i­pa­tion and trust, and saps the web’s pub­lic ben­e­fit” Mozilla launches a fake news ini­tia­tive

The world is big and so mul­ti­fac­eted. There are go­ing to be mul­ti­ple suc­cess­ful in­tel­li­gent agents, each with ac­cess to dif­fer­ent sets of data and with dif­fer­ent spe­cialised skill ar­eas. To­gether, their strengths will com­ple­ment each other and pro­vide cus­tomers with a richer and even more help­ful ex­pe­ri­ence.” Ama­zon CEO Jeff Be­zos ex­plains why his firm is in­te­grat­ing its Alexa voice as­sis­tant with Mi­crosoft Cortana

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