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Tech leaders: Killer robots would be ‘dangerously destabilizing’ force in the world

“The Tesla chief executive has said that artificial intelligence is more of a risk to the world than North Korea” writes Peter Holley for washingtonpost.com. In total, more than 160 organizations and 2,460 individuals from 90 countries promised this week not to participate in or support the development and use of lethal autonomous weapons.Among them are billionaire inventor and OpenAI founder Elon Musk, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, artificial intelligence researcher Stuart Russell, as well as the three founders of Google DeepMind — the company’s premier machine learning research group.The list…

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AI leaders Musk, Tegmark, and DeepMind call for autonomous weapons systems ban

“And in 2015, Musk, Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak, and hundreds of tech leaders signed a Future of Life Institute treatise in support of autonomous weapons legislation” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. AI weapons that autonomously decide to kill people are as disgusting and destabilizing as bioweapons and should be dealt with in the same way.” This is just the latest effort to muster support for AI regulation.Microsoft, meanwhile, discontinued its work with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and created an internal advisory panel — the Aether Committee — to look critically…

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Elon Musk, DeepMind founders, and others sign pledge to not develop lethal AI weapon systems

“They also point out that enforcing such laws would be a huge challenge, as the technology to develop AI weaponry is already widespread” writes Jul Edt for theverge.com. These currently being absent, we opt to hold ourselves to a high standard: we will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons.We, the undersigned, call upon governments and government leaders to create a future with strong international norms, regulations and laws against lethal autonomous weapons. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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Baidu’s Autonomous Vehicle Push

“It is a complete service solution that includes a vehicle platform, hardware platform, software platform, and cloud data services” writes Prableen Bajpai for nasdaq.com. Apollo is an open and secure software platform to propel autonomous vehicle technology and ready for adoption by its partners.Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the center of autonomous vehicle technology which operates ‘probabilistically’ and is thus prone to mistakes when it comes to decision making.Reduction in traffic accidents, lowering fuel consumption and emissions are some of the motives that the government is looking to fulfill with…

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Fully autonomous trains are better suited for moving ores than people

“This is the second time Rio Tinto has completed an autonomous train journey” writes Vishwam Sankaran for thenextweb.com. With these recent developments, one might wonder if it is easier to bring autonomous passenger trains to the mainstream before self-driving cars could make it to the traffic.It is important to understand that even within automated trains, there are four grades.You can find some autonomous passenger rail systems in Germany, Canada, and France manufactured by companies like Siemens, Bombaier and Alstom. Source: thenextweb.com Share This:

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Steve Cohen has reportedly backed a crypto hedge fund

“Fortune reported on Thursday that Cohen has invested in crypto asset hedge fund Autonomous Partners through his vehicle Cohen Private Ventures” writes Oscar Williams-grut for businessinsider.com. Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen has invested in the crypto craze, according to Fortune.There are over 250 crypto-only hedge funds, with the bulk launched over the last 18 months.Cohen has been focusing on his personal hedge fund, Point72, in the interim but is in the process of opening up the fund to outside capital now that his ban has expired.It is not known how…

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Einride drops its autonomous, electric T-Log on Goodwood

“Specifically, we talked about its T-Pod medium-duty cargo truck, but now Einride is back (and at Goodwood of all places) with its T-Log electric autonomous logging truck” reports cnet.com. “Heavy road transport is responsible for a substantial part of global CO2 emissions,” said Robert Falck, CEO of Einride.Readers with particularly good memories might remember that we’ve talked about electric, autonomous trucking startup Einride before. The company claims that it has several interested global industrial firms and hopes to get the T-Log on the road by 2020. Source: cnet.com Share This:

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One of the biggest problems facing self-driving trucks has little to do with the technology

“Everybody is talking about, ‘Ooh, it’s cool technology,’ without considering the legal component,” Broughton told Business Insider” writes Rachel Premack for businessinsider.com. As for the trucking industry, there’s no law at all that allows for manufacturers to be held responsible for failures in self-driving technology. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Mercedes parent company will start testing an Uber-like service using self-driving cars in California next year

“Daimler will launch an autonomous ride-hailing service in California during the second half of 2019, the company announced on Wednesday” writes Mark Matousek for businessinsider.com. Uber had planned to launch an autonomous ride-hailing service in 2019 before one of its self-driving vehicles hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona in March.Daimler will also test a fleet of autonomous vehicles outside of the ride-hailing service.The company stopped testing autonomous cars on public roads after the incident, but plans to resume testing this summer after finishing a review of its self-driving program. Source:…

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FBI arrests ex-Apple engineer who stole autonomous-car trade secrets

“In 2017, Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber claiming ex-engineer Anthony Levandowski downloaded confidential files about autonomous car technology before leaving the company to establish a firm named Otto” reports digitaltrends.com. Apple’s security officials asked Zhang to turn in his two work-issued iPhones and his MacBook after he announced his resignation. Source: digitaltrends.com Share This:

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