A researcher has developed an algorithm to study serial killers, and he estimates that 2,000 of them may be roaming the streets in the U.S. Meanwhile a professor at USC is programming an AI with the thought patterns of the notorious Zodiac Killer.
THE BRITISH government is close to releasing the findings of its inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko. It appears Litvinenko was killed after exposing links between the Russian mafia and associates of Vladimir Putin.
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.