China is deploying robots equipped with machine guns along the border with India. A report claims that China is replacing soldiers with these machines – as the Chinese troops are unable to cope with the high altitudes. Palki Sharma tells you more.
A UN committee on weapons is meeting this week to regulate the development of “killer robots”. But some world powers oppose any strict limit or ban on such weapons.
In its latest report on the state of journalism in China, Reporters Without Borders says “the repression no longer spares Hong Kong, once a champion of press freedom.” A prominent international media watchdog says press freedom in Hong Kong is in “free fall,” as it voices concern over the increasing sophistication with which the ChineseContinue reading “Hong Kong press freedom is in ‘free fall’ as China’s journalism crackdown goes global, says Reporters Without Borders”
Israeli soldiers have begun using a facial recognition technology called Blue Wolf that alerts them whether Palestinians should be detained based on prior information about them, The Washington Post reports Israeli soldiers have been involved in an organized effort to take photos of Palestinian residents of the West Bank town of Hebron and have evenContinue reading “Israel Surveils Palestinians in West Bank in Massive Facial Recognition Program”
With jobs being automated and handed off to machines at an ever-increasing pace, it’s only natural to consider what our future will look like. Will humans have more free time to spend with loved ones? More time to pursue hobbies and fulfilling activities? Or will the status quo prevail, leaving us to work increasingly meaninglessContinue reading “The Two Futures Of Automation: Capitalism VS Socialism – Second Though”
Robot dogs have been met with equal parts fascination and fear by the public, but their utility for military applications is becoming undeniable. Ghost Robotics and SWORD International have teamed up to create a rifle-toting “robot dog.” Called the Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle, or SPUR, the system adds a 6.5mm Creedmoor rifle from SWORD to one ofContinue reading “Robot Dogs Now Have Assault Rifles Mounted On Their Backs”
Nicolas Chaillan served as the US Air Force’s software chief and worked on Pentagon security. He quit in September and told the Financial Times last week that the US was far behind China on AI. “We have no competing fighting chance against China in fifteen to twenty years,” he said. A senior cybersecurity official at the PentagonContinue reading “A Pentagon official said he resigned because US cybersecurity is no match for China, calling it ‘kindergarten level’”
John Oliver takes a look at facial recognition technology, how it’s used by private companies and law enforcement, and why it can be dangerous.
Non-binding resolution also asks for AI-based predictive policing ban. The European Parliament today called for a ban on police use of facial recognition technology in public places, and on predictive policing, a controversial practice that involves using AI tools in hopes of profiling potential criminals before a crime is even committed. In a resolution adopted overwhelmingly inContinue reading “European Parliament calls for a ban on facial recognition”
Aukus partnership will enable Australia to have nuclear-powered submarines for the first time Australia nuclear submarine deal: Aukus defence pact with US and UK means $90bn contract with France will be scrapped Australia news live: government agrees to nuclear-powered submarine deal with US and UK – live updates The US, UK and Australia are settingContinue reading “US, UK and Australia forge military alliance to counter China”