The Pentagon is getting serious about AI weapons

Aerospace engineer Mike Griffin says he is taking the threat of drone swarms — including those that could be driven by artificial intelligence — seriously. So is his employer, the US Department of Defense, as are top officials in the US Air Force. The threat is no longer theoretical. During an April 9th Washington, DC conference on the future of war sponsored by the nonprofit think tank New America, Griffin, a former space program director, who in…

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Zuckerberg in DC exposes how little our governments understand where humanity is heading

Mark Zuckerberg has spent this week sitting in a giant hall having people who know nothing about the nuances of technology, and the way the internet monetises itself, telling him what he is doing is wrong. It’s important because it shows how little our elected officials are aware of where society is heading. Zuckerberg answered questions in a very matter of fact way. To give him the benefit of the doubt, he answered truthfully, but also knowing…

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AT&T’s 5G trials produce gigabit speeds and 9ms latency

AT&T says its 5G wireless trials have been producing speeds of more than a gigabit per second from millimeter wave frequencies, even in bad weather and—in some cases—without a line-of-sight connection. Latencies have been as low as 9ms, the company said. Current-generation 4G LTE networks generally use frequencies below 1GHz, which are best for covering long distances and penetrating obstacles such as building walls. 5G networks are expected to rely heavily on millimeter wave signals—30GHz and above—which…

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Reddit’s CEO just clarified that ‘open racism’ is not against site’s rules

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on Tuesday said “open racism” is not against Reddit’s rules for its site. “I need clarification on something,” a user asked in a comment thread. “Is obvious open racism, including slurs, against reddits rules or not?” “It’s not,” Huffman replied from his Reddit account. The comment isn’t a huge shock coming from the CEO of a platform that has been hailed as “a bastion of free speech on the World Wide Web.” But as Gizmodo pointed out, the omission…

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Elon Musk’s plan for high-speed car tunnel gets initial approvals from LA

The man who put a car in space wants to put them underneath Los Angeles’ streets. Now he’s one step closer. Elon Musk’s Boring Company got a thumbs-up from the city’s Board of Building and Safety Commissioners for a 2.7-mile proof-of-concept tunnel along Sepulveda Boulevard near Culver City. The company envisions a tunnel network. It would be “a zero-emissions, high speed, underground, alternative means of transit for personal vehicles and/or single-rider use,” according to Urbanize, which reported…

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