NY Times: Arizonians Are Physically Attacking Self-Driving Cars to Protect Themselves and Loved Ones

NY Times: Arizonians Are Physically Attacking Self-Driving Cars to Protect Themselves and Loved Ones By B.N. Frank Let’s get real:  haven’t self-driving vehicles always seemed like they’re more trouble than they’re worth? Activist Post doesn’t endorse vandalism or violence.  However, this New York Times article, “Wielding Rocks and Knives, Arizonans Attack Self-Driving Cars,” seems too important not to share. Automated vehicles are being introduced throughout the U.S. despite all their reported issues and accidents (including one fatality).  Insurance experts have also been debating the implications of their existence for…

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China Is Data Mining Directly From The Brains Of Workers

China Is Data Mining Directly From The Brains Of Workers By Meadow Clark China is deploying emotional surveillance technology that mines data from the minds of its citizens. Essentially, they’re data mining by reading their brains. The light-weight sensory helmets have been rolled out on an industrial scale. The mind data-mining and emotional surveillance programs are eerily similar to trends in the United States to monitor and probe the mental health of its citizens through facial recognition. This past spring, Facebook landed in hot water over a data leak which…

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Thought Police: British Cops Are Building AI Program That Will Stop Crimes That Haven’t Been Committed

Thought Police: British Cops Are Building AI Program That Will Stop Crimes That Haven’t Been Committed By Mac Slavo A dystopian future awaits humanity if we cannot realize the dangers of programs such as the one the British police are working on.  The cops want to create an artificial intelligence program the will somehow stop crimes before they’ve been committed, aka, the thought police. Police in the United Kingdom are piloting a project that uses artificial intelligence to determine how likely someone is to commit or be a victim of a…

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A.I. Lie Detectors Being Tested To Replace Human Border Guards

A.I. Lie Detectors Being Tested To Replace Human Border Guards By Nicholas West The future of travel is clearly one where automation will play an increasingly significant role. The biometric roll out is well underway and is set to expand into every aspect of the travel experience. According to a new report from Defense One, border security questioning also might transfer from human to robotic artificial intelligence as the security apparatus seeks more supposedly effective and efficient ways to screen travelers for their potential threat risk. While the original push…

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Changing The Dynamics Of Law In India With The Arrival Of Artificial Intelligence And Robotics

Changing The Dynamics Of Law In India With The Arrival Of Artificial Intelligence And Robotics By Adithya Anil Variath Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not an uncommon term, especially to followers of global governance and fintech. The term “Artificial Intelligence” was coined by John McCarthy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. Roger C. Schank, in a 1987 paper laid down five attributes one would expect an intelligent entity to have: Communication, Internal knowledge, External knowledge, Goal-driven behaviour, and…

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Sophia The Robot That Wanted To “Kill All Humans” First Machine Granted Visa

Sophia The Robot That Wanted To “Kill All Humans” First Machine Granted Visa By Aaron Kesel The robot named Sophia that once creepily responded it wanted to “destroy all humans,” will take its place as the first robot to be granted a Visa, Yahoo reported. Sophia traveled to Azerbaijan as part of a world tour promoting robotics and met the country’s president, Ilham Aliyev, who greeted the droid. Sophia’s visit was organized by UN public service award winner ASAN (Azerbaijan Service and Assessment Network) xidmet, a government agency in Azerbaijan, according to Forbes. Sophia…

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Human 2.0 Is Almost Here: The Transhumanism Agenda Just Went Mainstream

Human 2.0 Is Almost Here: The Transhumanism Agenda Just Went Mainstream Activist Post Editor’s Note: As we wrote about in 2013, “Medical Nanobots Will Connect Brain to Cloud Computing,” the emergence of DNA nanobots and nanocomputing has been paving the way to reverse engineer the human brain. As Transhumanist Ray Kurzweil detailed at the time, Human Body 2.0 would accelerate toward becoming a full-fledged reality sometime around 2020: In the coming decades, a radical upgrading of our body’s physical and mental systems, already underway, will use nanobots to augment and…

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Could An Artificial Intelligence Be Considered A Person Under The Law?

Could An Artificial Intelligence Be Considered A Person Under The Law? By Roman V. Yampolskiy, University of Louisville Humans aren’t the only people in society – at least according to the law. In the U.S., corporations have been given rights of free speech and religion. Some natural features also have person-like rights. But both of those required changes to the legal system. A new argument has laid a path for artificial intelligence systems to be recognized as people, too – without any legislation, court rulings or other revisions to existing…

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Construction and Farmer Robots Are The Latest A.I. Coming For Human Jobs

Construction and Farmer Robots Are The Latest A.I. Coming For Human Jobs By Aaron Kesel If Japan’s Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Institute has its way, human construction workers might not be needed anymore. Meanwhile, a robot named Angus is being billed the farmer of the future. Researchers have built HRP-5P, a humanoid robot that can handle several construction tasks. The prototype uses environment detection, object recognition, and sophisticated movement to install drywall by itself. The construction bot is able to both hold up boards and fasten them with a screwdriver. The farming robot,…

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The Secret Algorithm That Could Send You to Prison, Take Your Kids, or Crash Your Car

The Secret Algorithm That Could Send You to Prison, Take Your Kids, or Crash Your Car By Joe Jarvis In 1603, English officials arrested Sir Walter Raleigh. They charged him with treason. He was allegedly involved in a plot to overthrow and kill the new King, James I. At his trial, prosecutors entered just one piece of evidence. It was a confession letter written by the man who allegedly planned the plot, Lord Cobham. The letter named Raleigh a co-conspirator. Sir Walter Raleigh said the confession alone was not reliable.…

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