Elon Musk believes it’s highly likely that artificial intelligence (AI) will be a threat to people. The Tesla founder is concerned that a handful of major companies will end up in control of AI systems with “extreme” levels of power.
November 21, 2017 ( LifeSiteNews) – Recent events at Ontario’s Wilfrid Laurier University have revealed how truly sick much of North American higher education has become. A mind-boggling, Orwellian interrogation of graduate student Lindsay Shepherd occurred because she showed two classes three minutes of a TV debate between renowned, politically incorrect professor Gordon Peterson and Nicholas Matte, a Sexual Diversities Studies representative.
But the decadence of history is looking for a pawnTo a nightmare of knowledge he opens up the gateA blinding revelation is served upon his plateThat beneath the greatest love is a hurricane of hate. -“Crucifixion” by Phil Ochs.
Steve Desch can see the future of exoplanet research, and it’s not pretty. Imagine, he says, that astronomers use NASA’s upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to scour the atmosphere of an Earth-mass world for signs of life. Then imagine that they chase hints of atmospheric oxygen for years-before realizing that those were false positives produced by geological activity instead of living things.
Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.
Federal judge says Trump administration can’t stop funding sex-reassignment surgery for military members
A second federal judge has halted the Trump administration’s proposed transgender military ban finding that active-duty service members are “already suffering harmful consequences” because of the president’s policy. The ruling Tuesday from U.S. District Judge Marvin J.
The dispute centers on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which bars racial discrimination by organizations that receive federal grants – like Harvard – and the culture-war fight over whether efforts to ensure diversity by giving an edge to members of generally disadvantaged groups, like black and Latino students, amount to discrimination against white or Asian students with otherwise comparable or higher qualifications.
A weather station in the town of Argayash recorded ruthenium 106 levels that were 986 times higher than a month earlier, the state weather agency said. A second station at Novogorny detected levels 440 times higher. Ruthenium 106, which does not occur naturally and has a half life of about a year, is used for medical purposes.
Europe’s killer whales wowed in the BBC’s Blue Planet II series but these animals face extinction. Chris Gibson travelled to the small Norwegian island of Kvaløya where the orcas retain a strong foothold. But for how much longer? It was one of those television moments.
Android phones gather your location data and send it to Google, even if you’ve turned off location services and don’t have a SIM card, Quartz reported today. The term “location services” oftentimes refers to exact GPS data for app usage, such as Google Maps finding your best commute route, or Uber figuring out exactly where you’re standing to let drivers know your pickup point.
With its final meeting of the year less than a month away, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to reveal the latest details of a plan to roll back the government’s net neutrality regulations this week.