TECH VISIONARIES Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman are among a group that’s announced a new non-profit artificial intelligence startup. The goal, apparently, is to make sure the first true AI is “good”, and its backers say they’ve committed $1 billion to the project.
This is an interesting development, considering that Musk previously compared building an artificial intelligence to “summoning the demon.”
Demonstrators in Damascus show support for Russia’s intervention in the Islamic civil war
RUSSIA AND Iran have sent troops to a battle for Syria’s largest city, Aleppo. (So has Cuba, according to some reports.) There are a couple of implications to this battle, which began yesterday: Since Aleppo borders on the “Islamic State-free zone” proclaimed by Turkey and the U.S. last month, will the NATO allies have a problem when Russian tanks roll in?