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The US Military Secretly Built An Artificial Brain Called The Sentient

Since 2010, various US agencies have been developing a top-secret artificial intelligence system that they called Sentient, a term that translates as "conscious" or "endowed with senses." The documents confidential and classified recently published by The Verge describes the Program Sentient National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as an intelligence system fully integrated system that can coordinate satellite positions, and will soon be used to manage operations in the battlefield during military clashes.

Feb 25, 2021 by Infinity Explorers
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This 2-Acre Vertical Farm Out-Produces 720 Acre 'Flat Farms'

Updated Nov 21: 750 acres in the title was a typo; the correct number is 720 According to Nate Storey, the future of farms is vertical. It's also indoors, can be placed anywhere on the planet, is heavily integrated with robots and AI, and produces better fruits and vegetables while using 95% less water and 99% less land.

Nov 25, 2020 by John Koetsier - Forbes
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Portland, Maine has voted to ban facial recognition

Portland, Maine has passed a ballot initiative banning the use of facial recognition by police and city agencies. The Bangor Daily News is reporting that voters have passed a ballot initiative bolstering a ban on facial recognition by city agencies. The initiative follows a city council vote in August, which put a preliminary ban in place as an ordinance.

Nov 25, 2020 by Russell Brandom
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IBM to withdraw from the facial recognition market out of profiling fears

IBM announced Monday it's withdrawing from the general purpose facial recognition market, saying it worries that the technology is being used to promote discrimination and racial injustice.

Jun 09, 2020 by Tectract
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Recipe for neuromorphic processing systems?

Source: American Institute of Physics During the 1990s, Carver Mead and colleagues combined basic research in neuroscience with elegant analog circuit design in electronic engineering. This pioneering work on neuromorphic electronic circuits inspired researchers in Germany and Switzerland to explore the possibility of reproducing the physics of real neural circuits by using the physics of silicon.

Mar 26, 2020 by Neuroscience News
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Slaughterbots

If this isn't what you want, please take action at autonomousweapons.org/

Jan 17, 2020 by Stop Autonomous Weapons
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A Billion Pixels and the Search for India's Crashed Moon Lander

The Indian space agency has been tight-lipped about the fate of Vikram, but crowdsourcing and NASA's openness led to its discovery. On Nov. 19, Mark S. Robinson opened an email with the subject line, "Vikram Lander's final resting place (Images with Proof)."

Dec 13, 2019 by Kenneth Chang via Nytimes
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Google dissolves AI ethics board just one week after forming it

Google today disclosed that it has dissolved a short-lived, external advisory board designed to monitor its use of artificial intelligence, following a week of controversy regarding the company's selection of members. The decision, reported first today by Vox, is largely due to outcry over the board's inclusion of Heritage Foundation president Kay Coles James.

Jun 25, 2019 by Nick Statt via The Verge
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