TECH VISIONARIES have announced a new non-profit artificial intelligence startup. The goal, apparently, is to make sure the first AI is “good”. This is an interesting development, considering that one of the founders has called building an AI “summoning the demon.”
Today we discuss immortality through technology and several stories related to Russia: Putin’s goals in the Middle East, a possible deal with Israel to develop the Leviathan natural gas field, and Russian code infects Pentagon servers with viruses.
AN ASTEROID will fly by Earth on Halloween at only 1.3x the distance of the Moon. It’s nicknamed “Spooky”, it’s been identified by astronomers as a dead comet — and it just happens to look like a human skull.
PRESIDENT OBAMA has appointed an “Ebola Czar”, but rather than a medical professional the president selected Ron Klain, an attorney and career Democratic Party operative. Will Ebola respect an injunction?
THE PARTNER of Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald was detained at Heathrow Airport in London for nine hours Sunday under the UK’s Terrorism Act. Encrypted files from whistleblower Edward Snowden, on a… Read more »