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U.S. Gen. on AI Ethical Concerns: Military ‘Light Years Away from Skynet’

Artificial intelligence (AI) fielded by the United States military is “light years away” from “fully autonomous weapons,” but the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) needs to start thinking about the policy implications of a potential Skynet scenario, a top U.S. general told lawmakers on Tuesday.

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Ocasio-Cortez: People Should Be ‘Excited About Automation’

Appearing at the SXSW conference Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said people should be excited by the prospect of robots taking their jobs because it will afford them more time to pursue their creative passions.

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (D-New York) waves to the crowd as she steps onto the stage at the Women’s Unity Rally organized by Women’s March NYC in Lower Manhattan, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Researchers Develop ‘Fake News’ AI Video Generator

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new video creation method utilizing A.I., allowing them to create videos showing politicians and public figures saying things that they never actually said.

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A.I. Takes $290,000 Prize In Poker Tournament

Over the course of a five-day competition, the “Lengpudashi” artificial intelligence managed to rake in more than a quarter-million dollars in poker chips from a crack team designed specifically to defeat it.

A report in the journal Science describes how the DeepStack machine bested nearly a dozen poker players, who were asked to play a 3,000-hand match over a period of four weeks

Twitter Begins Testing User Complaint Bot

Twitter has begun testing a rudimentary customer support bot, enabling the @support account to provide automated replies to user questions and complaints.

Twitter took its free-speech battle against the US government to court as it seeks to protect the identity of one of its account holders critical of the Trump administration

Musk, Thiel, Hoffman invest $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence

Silicon Valley billionaires, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and Reid Hoffman announced on Friday that they are planning to help commit $1 billion to an Artificial Intelligence centre in San Francisco. OpenAI, the official name of the project, is said to

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Hawking & Musk Urge: No War with AI Robots

Elon Musk, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors and the CEO/CTO of Space ExplorationTechnologies, joined roughly 1,000 artificial intelligence (AI) experts, scientists and robotics researchers–including Stephen Hawking–to sign a letter urging the world’s nations to reject using artificial intelligence when waging war.

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