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Pentagon seeks ‚ethicist‘ to oversee military artificial intelligence

Posted by hkarner - 8. September 2019

Date: 08-09-2019
Source: The Guardian

General says ‘We are thinking deeply about the ethical, safe and lawful use of AI’ as US seeks to catch up with China’s early lead

A prototype robot goes through its paces at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) Robotics Challenge in Pomona, California, in 2015.

Wanted: military “ethicist”. Skills: data crunching, machine learning, killer robots. Must have: cool head, moral compass and the will to say no to generals, scientists and even presidents.

The Pentagon is looking for the right person to help it navigate the morally murky waters of artificial intelligence (AI), billed as the battlefield of the 21st century.

“One of the positions we are going to fill will be someone who’s not just looking at technical standards, but who’s an ethicist,” Lt Gen Jack Shanahan, director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) at the US defense department, told reporters last week. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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China Experiments with a New Kind of MegalopolisA

Posted by hkarner - 8. September 2019

Date: 07-09-2019
Source: DER SPIEGEL.

Beijing is building a megacity in the Pearl River Delta that it hopes will one day rival New York and Tokyo. This colossal urbanization project is a bold attempt at metropolitan integration — and perhaps also a plan by the Chinese leadership to keep Hong Kong under its thumb.

At night, when the sky clears, it’s not difficult to guess where the bridge leads. The clouds on the other side of the bay glow orange, illuminated by the city of Hong Kong, with its population of 7 million, just beyond the horizon. Another glow can be seen farther north: the high-tech boomtown of Shenzhen, with 13 million inhabitants. There is a third and fourth patch of light in the sky even beyond that: Dongguan, with 8 million people, and Guangzhou, population 15 million. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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