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  • The USA Lacks 'Effective Tool' To Stop China’s Technology Theft: Treasury Official

    06/01/2023 6:49:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/01/2023 | Andrew Thornebrooke
    The United States lacks an effective tool to adequately combat widespread espionage and intellectual property theft being perpetrated by China’s communist regime, according to a U.S. Treasury Department official. Despite years of competition and ongoing IP theft, the United States has not developed the tools required to target and prevent the continued transfer of sensitive U.S. technologies to China, according to Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Rosen.“We currently assess we don’t have an effective tool to target the money and sophistication with know-how that goes into these sensitive and most critical technologies into countries of concern,” Rosen said during...
  • Stolen camera continues transmitting from burglar's home

    03/22/2023 8:11:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    WBAL 11 news ^ | Mar 21, 2023 | Nick Bohr
    Burglars may have gotten more than they bargained for when they targeted a home in Wisconsin last week. The two men snatched thousands of dollars worth of tools from the house in Milwaukee. They apparently also unwittingly grabbed a security camera that continued to transmit from their kitchen table. The security camera captured the moment two thieves early last Monday stole that camera along with tools from a home being rehabbed. The real estate broker saw the whole thing. "Somebody picked up the camera and said what is this? And then they bagged it, not knowing that it's still active,"...
  • The AI Threat to Religion

    04/23/2023 6:24:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 22, 2023, 10:40 PM | TOM RAABE
    Elon Musk offered a chilling prediction about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) during his recent interview with Tucker Carlson: “AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production, in the sense that it is, it has the potential — however small one may regard that probability, but it is non-trivial — it has the potential of civilization destruction.” Scientists and computer fantasists are confident — while others are mortally afraid — that, at some future time, AI will so far surpass human intelligence that it will genuinely become something like a god....
  • Israeli companies develop bioprinted organs

    04/21/2023 6:22:37 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | 4/20/23 | Yisrael Wolman
    Stratasys, CollPlant to first produce breast implants using Stratasys’ P3 bioprinter and CollPlant’s bio-inks derived from collagen, designed to replace silicone implants by regenerating breast tissue without eliciting an immune response Israel-based Stratasys – a 3D printing manufacturer, and CollPlant – a regenerative and aesthetic medicine company, announced a joint development of plant-based technologies for tissue regeneration and organ manufacturing. The initial project of the Rehovot-based companies is to produce breast implants using Stratasys’ P3 bioprinter and CollPlant’s bio-inks derived from collagen. The implants are designed to replace silicone implants by regenerating breast tissue without eliciting an immune response.
  • DEUS EX MACHINA AI Gods & ChatGPT religions are coming – they will be better than human priests & they could turn evil, warns experts

    04/13/2023 1:27:35 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    The Sun ^ | 3/18/23 | Teryn Pedler
    INTELLIGENT AI robots are coming - and they will have the ability to perform religious ceremonies and could even turn against humans, experts have warned. As AI becomes more prominent in our day to day lives, it wasn’t going to be long before the worlds of religion and tech merged. The thought of robot Gods and ChatGPT sermons terrifies some people - and rightly so, according to experts. Wesley Wildman, Professor of Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics, and of Computing and Data Sciences at Boston University, told The Sun that he believes AI will soon be able to perform religious duties...
  • We live in an age of imagery

    04/11/2023 8:51:29 AM PDT · by babylon_times · 4 replies
    Medium ^ | Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 | Joel Northrup
    One of the most influential books of my life is the book Amusing ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. This is a must read by any who would call themselves an intellectual or a thinking person. The book discusses how the medium is the message, and how the form of communications which we utilize greatly impact the information that is being transposed. Postman goes on to bemoan the negative impacts of television, radio, and the telegraph on society (all before the Internet and the smartphone). The progression from books to newspapers to radio to television to the internet and now...
  • FBI warns against using public phone charging stations

    04/10/2023 8:13:25 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    The FBI is warning consumers about “juice jacking,” where bad actors use public chargers to infect phones and devices with malware. The law enforcement agency says consumers should avoid using public chargers at malls and airports, and stick to their own USB cables and charging plugs.
  • Washington vows to tackle AI, as tech titans and critics descend

    04/08/2023 8:23:44 AM PDT · by devane617 · 8 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04/08/2023
    When Sen. Chris Murphy watched the video “A.I. Dilemma,” he saw a familiar face. Tristan Harris, a tech ethicist well-known among lawmakers for ringing the alarm about the harmful effects of social networks, was now arguing that artificial intelligence represents a potentially catastrophic advance — riskier perhaps to human survival than the advent of nuclear weapons. The video’s message — which has been embraced by some tech luminaries like Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — resonated with Murphy (D-Conn.), who quickly fired off a tweet. “Something is coming. We aren’t ready,” the senator warned. AI hype and fear have arrived in...
  • New lithium recycling method is cleaner and cheaper...It could help ensure we have all the batteries we need for the clean energy future.

    04/04/2023 10:46:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    FreeThink ^ | April 2, 2023 | By Kristin Houser
    An inexpensive, environmentally friendly technique for lithium recycling could help ensure we have enough of the valuable metal to power the clean energy future — if it works as well in the real world as it does in the lab. The challenge: Transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs) is a key part of combating climate change, and because lithium-ion batteries can store a lot of energy for their size, they’re our best option (so far) for powering them. The lithium needed to create those batteries is a finite resource, though, and mining it is environmentally destructive. Demand for lithium extends beyond...
  • Lazarus and Rapture

    03/22/2023 1:52:34 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 3/15/23 | Terry James
    In thinking on the topics about which I write, I’m blessed to have close friends of spiritually infused intellect and insight who sometimes help inspire commentaries. We speak on the phone occasionally throughout any given week about various topics of possible Bible prophecy import. Thus, it was in conversation this week when such a friend presented a fascinating matter that spawned the title you see above. My friend of many years is clued in to many things going on within cutting-edge technologies. As a matter of fact, he works closely within some of these technological stratospherics as a consultant during...
  • Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot—A whole new way to work

    03/16/2023 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Callahan · 70 replies
    Microsoft ^ | 3/16/23 | Collette Stallbaumer
    Today, we announced Microsoft 365 Copilot—your copilot for work. Copilot combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with your data in the Microsoft Graph—your calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings, and more—and the Microsoft 365 apps to turn your words into the most powerful productivity tool on the planet. And it does so within our existing commitments to data security and privacy in the enterprise. Right now, we spend too much time on the drudgery of work and too little time and energy on the work that ignites our creativity and sparks joy…. Copilot is integrated into Microsoft 365 in...
  • Most churches leaders see in-person only worship services as a thing of the past as a result of new technology: study

    03/02/2023 7:23:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/02/2023 | Leonardo Blair
    As many churches have now reopened their doors in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic only a minority of them still view in-person worship services as the church model of the future. A majority see a hybrid model utilizing various online technologies as the new normal according to a new study from Pushpay.In their 2023 State of Church Technology report, Pushpay, the leading payments and engagement solutions provider for faith-based and non-profit sectors, the company said when their researchers asked church leaders what the future of their church will look like in 12 months only 28% of respondents indicated in-person...
  • Wife Accidentally Opens Trans-Dimensional Portal Trying To Find Power Button On Remote

    02/23/2023 11:49:16 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | February 22, 2023 | The Babylon Bee
    SIDNEY, MT — The quiet town of Sidney, Montana made headlines recently after a transdimensional portal appeared in the home of Bob and Cynthia Allen. Sources say the wife accidentally opened the time-tunneling tesseract while trying to find the power button on the remote. The cat was sucked into the otherworldly vortex before the couple realized what was happening. "I just pushed all the colored buttons, hoping one of them turned it off!" screamed Cynthia while clutching the kitchen table with her husband and watching her favorite bowl disappear into the otherworldly schism. "This is why I just let you...
  • Baidu's ChatGPT-Like App Will Revolutionise Its Search Engine, Says CEO

    02/22/2023 5:23:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 23 Feb 2023
    China's Baidu Inc will use its ChatGPT-like app Ernie Bot to create a "revolutionary" version of its popular search engine, the company's CEO said on Wednesday (Feb 22). Baidu, which has invested heavily in artificial intelligence in recent years, is regarded as at the forefront of efforts to create a Chinese rival to the AI platform developed by OpenAI and backed by Microsoft Corp. Ahead of Ernie Bot’s launch in March, Baidu CEO Robin Li told reporters on a conference call to discuss fourth-quarter results that users would be more dependent on the Baidu search engine once it was embedded...
  • Hypothesis: Diversity Hiring Kills

    02/22/2023 5:56:33 AM PST · by Chad C. Mulligan · 14 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 20 Feb 2023 | Karl Denninger
    Sorry folks, other than meritocracy is not acceptable in a society where we routinely use -- and rely on -- things that are dangerous. If you'd like to go back to the 5th Century or so, then its fine. Which is where we're headed if we don't cut it out. Personally, I prefer not to get there by being poisoned due to a train derailment or freezing to death when its -5F outside. RTWT
  • Sex Bots and Self-Alienation

    01/25/2023 8:02:15 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 23 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | Jan. 25, 2023 | Theophilus Chilton
    One of the characteristics of the modern world that you can see in people all around us is an intense dissatisfaction. Not just with social systems or with politics or whatever else, but with themselves. At a deep level, there is a profound alienation which these people have from themselves, indeed from human-ness itself. While they love hedonism and perversion, they hate the actual human being himself. Culturally, this is readily seen in pretty much every culture war position that the Left takes. Pregnancy is a “disease” and a child is an unwanted “clump of cells” that gets in the...

    01/15/2023 8:37:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Futurism ^ | VICTOR TANGERMANN
    Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano warns in a new essay published by The Wall Street Journal, artificial intelligence-powered chatbots are doomed to be dangerous sociopaths that could pose a real danger to human beings. With the rise of chatbots like ChatGPT, powerful systems that can imitate the human mind to an impressive degree, AI tools have become more accessible than ever before. But those algorithms will glibly fib about anything that suits their purpose. To make align them with our values, Graziano thinks, they're going to need consciousness. "Consciousness is part of the tool kit that evolution gave us to make...
  • Moving More Data Faster: All-Optical Pumping Chip-Based Nanolasers

    12/15/2022 10:55:51 AM PST · by Red Badger · 3 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2022 | By OPTICA
    Optical High Density Nanolaser Array Driver Researchers have developed a new all-optical method for driving multiple high-density nanolaser arrays using light traveling down a single optical fiber. The optical driver creates programmable patterns of light via interference. Credit: Myung-Ki Kim, Korea University New all-optical pumping chip-based nanolaser technology could aid in meeting the ever-growing need to move more data faster. A new all-optical approach for driving multiple highly dense nanolaser arrays has been developed by researchers in Korea. The method could enable chip-based optical communication links that process and move data much faster than current electronic-based devices. “The development of...
  • Spotify CEO Renews Attack on Apple After Musk's Salvo

    11/30/2022 10:13:49 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 30, 2022
    Spotify's (SPOT.N) CEO Daniel Ek renewed his attack on Apple (AAPL.O) on Wednesday in a series of tweets alleging the iPhone maker "gives itself every advantage while at the same time stifling innovation and hurting consumers". Ek tagged a number of sympathetic business leaders in his 21-tweet thread, including Musk, Microsoft president Brad Smith, and Proton founder Andy Yen. On Monday, the world's richest person Elon Musk criticized the fee Apple charges software developers - including his Twitter business - for in-app purchases, and posted a meme suggesting he was willing to "go to war" rather than pay it.
  • Robot Landlords Are Buying Up Houses

    11/29/2022 7:45:12 AM PST · by Twotone · 20 replies ^ | November 28, 2022 | Nick Keppler
    I am standing on the stoop of an empty brick row house in Pittsburgh, looking into my phone and rotating my head from side to side. The house is in an alleyway facing the back of a church. The mailbox is stuffed with rain-soaked junk mail. The rental company’s website finishes scanning my face and an algorithm decides that I do resemble the photo on the passport I uploaded earlier. I get a text with a temporary six-digit key code. There is no one waiting to greet me as I enter. Inside, there’s a living room painted crisp white, a...