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Exclusive: Theresa May to announce ethical oversight of AI used to drive cars, diagnose patients and even sentence criminals

“Theresa May will this week announce plans for the ethical oversight of artificial intelligence as it is increasingly used to drive cars, diagnose patients and even to help determine prison sentences” writes Deputy Political Editor for telegraph.co.uk. The Prime Minister is expected to use her keynote speech at a summit of World leaders in Davos on Thursday to discuss the opportunities and ethical challenges presented by the rise of artificial intelligence.Ministers believe that Britain has the chance to become a World leader in artificial intelligence, just as it currently is…

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Rep. Ted Poe calls on Trump to postpone signing FISA reauthorization until surveillance memo is released

“I urge President Trump to postpone signing the FISA reauthorization into law and urge this information is made public,” Poe said” writes Daniel Chaitin for washingtonexaminer.com. “Here is the process: Chairman [Devin] Nunes in the Intelligence Committee in the House he can he bring the committee back together.Poe, who is not a member of the intelligence panel, added his voice to a chorus of fellow Republicans calling for the memo’s public release, despite opposition from Democrats. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Is Money-Laundering the Real Trump Kompromat?

“In the House Intelligence Committee transcript, released Thursday, Schiff quizzes Simpson on the idea that the Trump Organization served as a forum for money-laundering” writes David A for theatlantic.com. Of all the questions surrounding Trump and Russia, the question of whether the Kremlin could have laundered money through the Trump Organization in order to blackmail Trump has not often held the spotlight, obscured behind more direct connections, like discussions between Russian officials and Trump campaign officials like Donald Trump Jr. or George Papadapoulos, or more lurid ones from the Trump…

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Trump signs bill renewing NSA’s internet surveillance program

“Privacy advocates say it allows the NSA and other intelligence agencies to grab data belonging to Americans in a way that represents an affront to the U.S. Constitution” writes Min Read for reuters.com. Without Trump’s signature, Section 702 had been set to expire on Friday, though intelligence officials had said the surveillance program could continue to operate until April.The White House, U.S. intelligence agencies and congressional Republican leaders have said the program is indispensable to national security, vital to protecting U.S. allies and needs little or no revision.WASHINGTON (Reuters) –…

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Russia-linked Twitter accounts are working overtime to help Devin Nunes and WikiLeaks

“There, he viewed classified information that he said showed FISA abuse by Obama administration officials” writes Natasha Bertrand for businessinsider.com. The most-shared domain among the accounts has been WikiLeaks, and the most-shared URL has been a link to WikiLeaks’ “submit” page. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Guy Pearce thinks we’re right to be scared by artificial intelligence

“When it comes to machines like the artificially intelligent drone featured in the film, though, Pearce has mixed feelings” writes Sam Haysom for mashable.com. The whole thing starts off wholesomely enough, but — as this is artificial intelligence we’re talking about — the fear of the future (and machines) is lurking right around the corner. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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The Senate Just Voted to Expand the Warrantless Surveillance of US Citizens

“Prior to the Senate vote in favor of this bill, senators Paul and Wyden co-sponsored an alternative FISA reauthorization bill called the USA Rights Act” reports vice.com. This version would officially make about collection illegal, require a warrant for backdoor searches, and require strict oversight of intelligence agencies by an independent agency. Source: vice.com Share This:

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Microsoft execs say in 20 years we’ll all have digital assistants that will be our alter egos — and we need to set ground rules while we still can

“There are huge opportunities for people to go through high school and get some level of additional training” writes Richard Feloni for businessinsider.com. What does the future look like for someone who just has a high school education?. Forget the future — the past has not been kind to people who made it through high school and stopped. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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