Category: Artificial Intelligence

Amazon Aims to Open 3,000 Cashierless Stores By 2021, Threatening Convenience Stores

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL Amazon is considering opening 3,000 cashierless Amazon Go stores by 2021, Bloomberg reported. A move into retail by the online giant would threaten convenience stores and fast-food chains across the U.S. by selling items to customers cheaper and faster. Current existing Amazon […]

Senators Join Activists, Shareholders, and Tech Workers in Demanding Answers About Face Surveillance

Privacy SOS | Source URL In recent months the ACLU, Amazon shareholders, Microsoft, activists, scholars, and legislators have raised concerns about the use of facial recognition technologies in the United States. Today, despite a total lack of regulation, law enforcement uses face surveillance to identify and track people, private companies use the technology to authenticate customers, and employers […]

Motorola patents a robocop autonomous car that brethalyzes, mirandizes you, calls your lawyer and collects your bail

Cory Doctorow | BOING BOING | Source URL In Patent 10049419, “Mobile law enforcement communication system and method,” Motorola engineers describe “A communication system, comprising: a self-driving vehicle within which to detain a detainee by a law enforcement officer” that locks you up, administers a breathalyzer, reads you your rights, figures […]

Forget passwords, ‘brainprints’ could be used to identify exactly who you are

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL Humans have a unique ‘brainprint’ that doesn’t change throughout our life, researchers have found. Known as a ‘functional fingerprint’, it could help identify people, and can even tell if people are related – and distinguish between twins. It could also unlock […]

Big Tech Colluded With Power Elite at 2013 Bilderberg Meeting; Re-cast as “Google-Berg”

Old Thinker News | Source URL Big Tech has been in bed with the power structure for years. It should come as no surprise that the major tech companies would act in the globalists favor. Preceding the crackdown on alternative media like Alex Jones Infowars, Bilderberg discussed big tech’s narrative of […]

SmartDrive claims in-cab truck surveillance cameras are “saving the planet”

Mass Private I Last week I thought I saw it all when, I learned that Waldo Photos is trying to convince parents that “facial recognition at summer camps is fun.” I thought, things could not get any crazier. That was until I heard of a company called SmartDrive Systems (SDS). According to SDS’s own […]

Did DARPA Just Develop Autonomous Drones To Hunt Humans?

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) latest creation of the Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program, a new class of algorithms for quick drone navigation in cluttered environments, reminds us of the 2013 American post-apocalyptic science fiction film, Oblivion. Here is a short clip of Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) in the movie, […]

Walmart tests ‘Alphabot’ grocery-picking robot that can pick and pack customers’ online shopping orders

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL A robot will soon be able to handle your groceries for you. Walmart announced Friday that it will soon incorporate automated robotic carts, called Alphabots, in one of its superstores in Salem, New Hampshire.  Alphabots can pick and pack shoppers’ online orders […]

China Explores Using Artificial Intelligence To Help Shape Its Foreign Policy

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL China is using artificial intelligence as a tool to help it decide its foreign policy, detaching from the emotions of useless humans that get in the way of the thought process. What could possibly go wrong allowing A.I. to help decide foreign […]

AI is now capable of human-like problem solving and abstract thought, says Google’s DeepMind project after training machines with IQ tests

Tim Collins | The Daily Mail | Source URL AI has moved a step closer to achieving human-like thought, after a new project developed machines capable of abstract thought to pass parts of an IQ test.  Experts from DeepMind, which is owned by Google parent company Alphabet, put machine learning systems through their […]

Google Assistant now collects information from your calendar, reminders, flights and other apps to create a ‘visual snapshot’ of your day

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL Google Assistant wants to help you get your day started.  The search giant said Tuesday it’s launching a new ‘visual snapshot’ feature in the Google Assistant app that will give users a rundown of all their important meetings, restaurant or movie suggestions, […]

The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

Jack Corrigan | NextGov | Source URL The Defense Department’s research arm is working on a project that connects human operators’ brains to the systems they’re controlling—and vice versa. The idea of humans controlling machines with their minds has spun off sci-fi blockbusters like “Pacific Rim” and entire subgenres of […]

The flying dragon robot that can ‘shapeshift’ in mid air to squeeze through tight spaces

Mollie Cahillane | The Daily Mail | Source URL It may sound like something from an episode of Game of Thrones, but Japanese researchers have revealed an indoor robot called DRAGON that can ‘shapeshift’ in mid air.   DRAGON, short for ‘Dual-rotor embedded multilink Robot with the Ability of multi-deGree-of-freedom aerial […]

The creepy AI that can predict the future: Machine that anticipates your movements several minutes in advance could pave the way for next-level Big Brother surveillance

The Daily Mail | Source URL An intelligent machine capable of anticipating your next move minutes in advance sounds like the stuff of nightmares – but is now a reality. Researchers have taught an AI to recognise patterns in people’s actions, allowing it to accurately predict the next move in a […]

This Startup’s Racial-Profiling Algorithm Shows AI Can Be Dangerous Way Before Any Robot Apocalypse

Nextgov | Source URL The new algorithm which promises to accurately look at images of people and determine their ethnic background. The biggest danger AI poses today isn’t the potential of killer robots or Roko’s Basilisk—it’s the potential to scale bias and racism to the size of the internet. The latest […]

A.I. Takes Over Hospital Jobs In London, Implantable Smart Devices In Soldiers, And Growing Organs

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Alan Turing Institute aim to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients and replace some workers, The Guardian reported. The tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which […]

Google’s disturbing vision of TOTAL data collection: Leaked video reveals a Black Mirror-style future in which technology could be used to control the behaviour of entire populations

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Google already knows far more about you than you may realise. Now, an internal Google video has leaked that provides an unnerving glimpse into how the firm could use that wealth on information to control your behaviour. The video sets the scene […]