Google Promises Its AI Will Not Be Used For Weapons

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Google, reeling from an employee protest over the use of artificial intelligence for military purposes, said Thursday that it would not use A.I. for weapons or for surveillance that violates human rights (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source). But it will continue to work with governments and the military. The new rules were part of a set of…

June 7, 2018
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US imports forecast to hit record summer levels

Global Port Tracker predicts record imports this fall, with load-center ports once again under the gun to efficiently handle containers for their BCO customers. (Above: The Port of Los Angeles.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. US retailers project that containerized imports will reach record levels in the peak-season months of July, August, and… Source: http://www.joc.com

June 7, 2018
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Facebook Alerts 14M To Privacy Bug That Changed Status Composer To Public

Facebook has landed itself in yet another self-inflicted privacy debacle. As many as 14 million Facebook users who thought they were posting items that only their friends or smaller groups could see may have been posting that content to the entire world, the company said Thursday. From a report: Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan wrote to TechCrunch in a statement: “We recently found a bug that automatically suggested posting…

June 7, 2018
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