Day: October 31, 2019

Legislation Would Force Google and Rivals to Disclose Search Algorithms

Legislation Would Force Google and Rivals to Disclose Search Algorithms

https://www.ispeech.org John D. McKinnon | The Wall Street Journal | Source URL WASHINGTON—Senate lawmakers proposed bipartisan legislation that would require search engines to disclose the algorithms they use in ranking internet searches and give consumers an option for unfiltered searches. Search engines such as Alphabet Inc. ’s Google unit use […]

Raytheon announces delivery of first laser counter-UAS system to U.S. Air Force

Raytheon announces delivery of first laser counter-UAS system to U.S. Air Force

iSpeechDefence Blog | Source URL U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Co announced that it successfully delivered the first high-energy laser counter-unmanned aerial system to the U.S. Air Force earlier this month. In recent years, the Defense Department has assessed directed energy weapons—more commonly known as “lasers”—as an affordable alternative to traditional […]

Leaked document reveals that Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto plans for private taxation, private roads, charter schools, corporate cops and judges, and punishment for people who choose privacy

Leaked document reveals that Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto plans for private taxation, private roads, charter schools, corporate cops and judges, and punishment for people who choose privacy

iSpeech Cory Doctorow | Boing Boing | Source URL Tomorrow, Toronto’s City Council will hold a key vote on Sidewalk Labs’s plan to privatize much of the city’s lakeshore in the name of creating a “smart city” owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Today, the Globe and Mail published a […]

Scientists Demonstrate Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans

iSpeech Robert Martone | Scientific American | Source URL We humans have evolved a rich repertoire of communication, from gesture to sophisticated languages. All of these forms of communication link otherwise separate individuals in such a way that they can share and express their singular experiences and work together collaboratively. […]