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Aug 8, 2017

US drones to the Philippines?; Spy planes over the US; AI tool to detect fake video; US bases get OK to down unknown drones; and just a bit more…

Posted by in categories: drones, government, military, robotics/AI, surveillance

Are U.S. killer drones headed to the Philippines? There are already U.S. special operators fighting ISIS there. There could soon be American drones carrying out airstrikes there, too, according to a plan under consideration inside the Pentagon, NBC News reported Monday. “The authority to strike ISIS targets as part of collective self-defense could be granted as part of an official military operation that may be named as early as Tuesday, said the officials. The strikes would likely be conducted by armed drones.”

SecState Rex Tillerson gave the pitch some momentum Monday in Manila when he said the U.S. was providing the Philippine government “some recent transfers of a couple of Cessnas and a couple of UAVs (drones) to allow to them to have better information with which to conduct the fight down there.”

And in a bid to cut off concerns over working even more closely with alleged human rights abuser Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Tillerson said that’s pretty much just not an issue right now: “I see no conflict at all in our helping them with that situation and our views of other human rights concerns we have with respect to how they carry out their counternarcotics activities.” More from NBC News, here.

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Aug 8, 2017

AI Will Make Fake News Video — and Fight It As Well

Posted by in categories: engineering, finance, information science, robotics/AI

Just weeks after one research team appeared to put words in a leader’s mouth, here comes a new tool that can check questionable video for a pulse.

A recent demonstration showing how easy it is to spoof video of a world leader recently made headlines, foretelling a future where robot-created videos cause political and financial havoc. But now comes word of an antidote. On Monday, a group of computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute published new research showing how algorithms can tell whether the person on-screen has a human heartbeat. The technique will help future intelligence analysts, journalists, or just scared television viewers detect the difference between spoofed video and the real thing.

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Aug 7, 2017

This fast robot will make Adidas shirts cheaper — and kill hundreds of jobs

Posted by in categories: employment, robotics/AI

A Chinese garment company is partnering with American robotics to use Sewbots in manufacturing. How many people will this new innovation put out of work?

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Aug 7, 2017

10 predictions about the AI revolution

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

One of the world’s foremost authorities on artificial intelligence lays out how he thinks society will change over the next 30 years as the technology becomes commonplace.

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Aug 7, 2017

Tally the robot could be the stock boy of the future

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

Aug. 7 (UPI) — A St. Louis-area grocery store on Monday introduced customers to a new employee who doesn’t take bathroom breaks or need to call in sick — Tally the robot.

The Schnucks Markets grocery store in Richmond Height, Mo., was the first of three locations expected to test the new technology in the coming weeks. If all goes well, Tally the robot could be showing up in supermarkets across the country.

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Aug 7, 2017

Veritas Genetics Scoops Up an AI Company to Sort Out Its DNA

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension, robotics/AI

News from Veritas and remember Veritas are offering a whole genome sequence as one of the rewards in our AgeMeter campaign at Lifespan.io:

https://www.lifespan.io/campaigns/agemeter-biomarker-scan/#reward_12

“On August 3, sequencing company Veritas Genetics bought one of the most influential: seven-year old Curoverse. Veritas thinks AI will help interpret the genetic risk of certain diseases and scour the ever-growing databases of genomic, medical, and scientific research.”

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Aug 7, 2017

Silicon Valley luminaries are busily preparing for when robots take over

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Jamie Bartlett explores the prepper mentality that exists among the elite of Silicon Valley.

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Aug 7, 2017

The Future of Politics Will Focus on Transhumanism

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, genetics, geopolitics, life extension, robotics/AI, transhumanism

As one of the most visible 2016 presidential candidates—and now as a leading 2018 contender for Governor in California—Zoltan Istvan has been the “Science Candidate,” traveling around America to discuss the issues of transhumanism and radical longevity that are transforming humanity. Soon the issues of AI, genetic editing, designer babies, bionic organs, automation, and neural prosthetics will challenge and dominate political discourse. America must embrace radical science with bold polices.

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Aug 6, 2017

The Israeli Military is Buying Copter Drones With Machine Guns

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI

A breakthrough in drone design gives a glimpse into the future of urban warfare.

The Israeli military is buying small multi–rotor drones modified to carry a machine gun, a grenade launcher and variety of other weapons to fight tomorrow’s urban warfare battles. Their maker, Florida startup Duke Robotics, is pitching the TIKAD drone to the U.S military as well.

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Aug 6, 2017

The Self Drive Act, Bit Coin Clone, NASA Hiring Someone To Protect The Earth From Aliens & The Hive Mind

Posted by in categories: alien life, government, robotics/AI, transportation

Last week, a U.S. House Committee gave its approval for the SELF DRIVE Act, a bill that introduces breakthrough legislation in favor of autonomous vehicles. The bill could pass Congress before the end of 2017, ushering in a new era in self-driving tech.

In a report published in 2016, the White House estimated that nearly 3.1 million drivers working today could have their jobs automated by autonomous vehicles.

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