Monday, 20 August , 2018

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon’s fusion with the state shows neoliberalism’s drift to neo-fascism

By Elliot Gabriel June 30, 2018 Originally published: Mint Press News (June 29, 2018) In Part 1 of our investigative series on Surveillance Capitalism, MPN spoke to...

AI and robotics reality show to hit the TV screen in...

By Jiang Jie People's Daily Online    September 20, 2017 China on Tuesday unveiled its first TV reality show on AI and robotics called “Fighting My Bots.” The show,...

Putin: Robots will eat us

By Sean Adl-Tabatabai September 23, 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that robots with Artificial Intelligence will eventually “eat us” in the near future.  Putin asked...

Export of Israeli drones frozen after suspected live demo in Armenia

By Anna Ahronheim The Defense Ministry has suspended the export license of Israeli firm Aeronautics Defense Systems following an investigation into claims Azerbaijan asked it...

China warns tensions on Korean Peninsula at ‘tipping point’

China has warned that the situation on the Korean Peninsula has reached “tipping point,” just hours after Pyongyang launched a ballistic missile. Meanwhile, North...

Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer...

Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of...

Automates in Finance

At JPMorgan Chase & Co., a learning machine is parsing financial deals that once kept legal teams busy for thousands of hours. The program, called...

A Voice From the Left

If somebody asked me, in 2016, why I still consider myself to be on the Left, then I would undoubtedly start from my thoughts about the historical shift that occurred with the atomic bombings of two Japanese cities on 6th and 9th August 1945. Yet I would be the first to admit that the question of these weapons of mass destruction (and other such weapons) transcends the traditional spectrum of political ideologies, including those of the Left and of the Right.

A terrible warning from US Generals

Any future war with Russia or China would be "extremely lethal and fast" and produce violence on the scale not seen for 60 years, according to US generals. Artificial intelligence and automated weapons systems will accelerate any future conflict, Major General William Hix has warned.

It’s the Robots, Stupid!

The rabid anti-immigrant campaign of Donald Trump mirrors the racist vitriol of right-wing politicians across much of the developed world. But totally absent from what passes for political debate in the U.S. and abroad is what’s really driving those ever more incendiary movements.