China Develops AI ‘Prosecutor’ That Can Charge Citizens With Crimes

China Develops AI ‘Prosecutor’ That Can Charge Citizens With Crimes

(South China Morning Post via Yahoo! News) — China has developed an artificial intelligence capable of charging people with more than 97% accuracy, replacing prosecutors “to a certain extent,” according to its researchers. How it works: The machine, built and tested by the Shanghai Pudong People’s Procuratorate — China’s largest district prosecution office — can […]

Tech Firm Will Pay You $200k to Sell Your Identity to Its Robots

Tech Firm Will Pay You $200k to Sell Your Identity to Its Robots

(Metro) — Tech company Promobot is on the lookout for a face for its humanoid robot assistant to work in hotels, shopping malls and other crowded places. The company is searching for a ‘kind and friendly’ face to be reproduced on potentially thousands of versions of the robots worldwide. The company is ready to pay […]

Former Google CEO Says Facebook’s Metaverse is ‘Not Necessarily the Best Thing for Human Society’

Former Google CEO Says Facebook’s Metaverse is ‘Not Necessarily the Best Thing for Human Society’

(Business Insider) — Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has joined the many voices weighing in on Facebook’s metaverse and expressing concern about the future of artificial intelligence. Schmidt, who served as Google’s top executive from 2001 to 2011 and as executive chairman until his departure in May 2020, told The New York Times that while he believes […]

Hackers To Unleash Killware — And It’s as Bad as It Sounds

Hackers To Unleash Killware — And It’s as Bad as It Sounds

(USA Today) — Even as most Americans are still learning about the hacking-for-cash crime of ransomware, the nation’s top homeland security official is worried about an even more dire digital danger: killware, or cyberattacks that can literally end lives. The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack in April galvanized the public’s attention because of its consumer-related complications, […]

Occupy Democrats Support Florida Landowner Evicting Unvaccinated Tenants

Occupy Democrats Support Florida Landowner Evicting Unvaccinated Tenants

(FOX Business) — After months of pushing to halt evictions for tenants hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, progressives have found themselves on the side of the landlord when it comes to vaccine mandates. Occupy Democrats, a progressive activist group, raised eyebrows last week after tweeting support for landlords who are evicting unvaccinated tenants. “BREAKING: A large Florida landlord announces that he will […]

Afghan American Interpreter: ‘Vast Majority of Afghans’ View Taliban as ‘Lesser of Two Evils’ Compared to US

Afghan American Interpreter: ‘Vast Majority of Afghans’ View Taliban as ‘Lesser of Two Evils’ Compared to US

(Business Insider) — An Afghan American who served as an interpreter for the US during the war in Afghanistan said in a Washington Post op-ed that America’s lack of knowledge about the culture of the country contributed heavily to its failures there. “Many Americans have been asking: Why is this crazy scramble necessary? How could […]

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