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 […]

Implanted Microchip in Hand May Be Used to Verify COVID-19 Vax Status

Implanted Microchip in Hand May Be Used to Verify COVID-19 Vax Status

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (TND) — Microchip technology invented by Swedish startup company “Epicenter” is now being presented as a possible way to carry around a COVID-19 vaccine passport under a person’s skin, according to a viral video. “Beep boop beep: Your vaccination record has been verified,” says the caption of the video posted to Twitter by South China […]

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, […]

Archaeologists Claim 3D Scans Show Formation Matching ‘Biblical’ Description of Noah’s Ark in Eastern Turkey

Archaeologists Claim 3D Scans Show Formation Matching ‘Biblical’ Description of Noah’s Ark in Eastern Turkey

(Christian Post) — Biblical archaeologists say they have discovered a boat-like formation matching the biblical description of Noah’s Ark as they used a ground-penetrating radar at a rocky spot in eastern Turkey that some speculated to be the location of the original vessel. Archaeologists associated with a project named Noah’s Ark Scans say they have discovered a […]

Lyft, Uber to Pay Legal Fees for Drivers Sued for Transporting Passengers to Murder Babies Under New TX Abortion Law

Lyft, Uber to Pay Legal Fees for Drivers Sued for Transporting Passengers to Murder Babies Under New TX Abortion Law

(FOX Business) — A number of big-name tech companies are expressing their opposition toward Texas’ new abortion law with new policies and offers. Several companies have taken steps to either limit abortion whistleblowers or support women who want to receive abortions in light of the new law banning women from getting abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected around the […]

Federal Court Says State Can Force Christian Web Designer to Create ‘Gay Marriage’ Website

Federal Court Says State Can Force Christian Web Designer to Create ‘Gay Marriage’ Website

(Christian Headlines) — The state of Colorado can force a Christian web designer to create a website for same-sex weddings under a new federal court decision that upheld the state’s anti-discrimination law. At issue is a state law, the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodations. Lorie Smith, a Christian […]

Utah Passes Law Requiring Mobile Phones to Filter Porn — But Only Would Take Effect if Other States Pass Similar Law

Utah Passes Law Requiring Mobile Phones to Filter Porn — But Only Would Take Effect if Other States Pass Similar Law

(Salt Lake City Tribune) — A bill that would require new cellphones and tablets sold in Utah to come with activated pornography filters won final approval in the state Legislature, although some lawmakers argued the proposal is unworkable and could raise constitutionality concerns. Even proponents of the measure, HB72, conceded that the bill is imperfect. […]

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