US Seeks To Allay Fears Over Killer Robots

Humans will always make the final decision on whether armed robots can shoot, the US Department of Defense said today. From a report: The statement comes as plans emerge for gun platforms that can choose their own targets on the battlefield. The plans seek to upgrade existing aiming systems, using developments in machine intelligence. The US said rules governing armed robots still stood and humans would retain the power to…

March 11, 2019
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Lawsuit claims Larry Page didn’t get board approval and personally approved a $150M stock grant to Andy Rubin despite sexual harassment allegations (Bloomberg)

March 11, 2019

Bloomberg: Lawsuit claims Larry Page didn’t get board approval and personally approved a $150M stock grant to Andy Rubin despite sexual harassment allegations  —  – Company co-founder bypassed board, revised investor suit says  — Tech giant accused of covering up executive sexual misconduct Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Warehousing, courier hiring leads US transport sector

The US job market may have cooled in February, but inside the warehouse, hiring was still relatively hot. Warehousing and storage businesses added 3,900 workers, a 7 percent gain year over year. Still, that was the slowest growth rate for US warehouse employment since 2014, down from 12.6 percent in… Source: http://www.joc.com

March 11, 2019
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John Oliver Fights Robocalls By Robocalling Ajit Pai and the FCC

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comedian John Oliver is taking aim at the Federal Communications Commission again, this time demanding action on robocalls while unleashing his own wave of robocalls against FCC commissioners. In a 17-minute segment yesterday on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, Oliver described the scourge of robocalls and blamed Pai for not doing more to stop them. Oliver ended the segment by announcing that…

March 11, 2019
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Nielsen data on US Facebook users from August 2016 to October 2018 shows a 10% decline in usage per person YoY across all age brackets (Elizabeth Dwoskin/Washington Post)

March 11, 2019

Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post: Nielsen data on US Facebook users from August 2016 to October 2018 shows a 10% decline in usage per person YoY across all age brackets  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg went public last week with his plan to reorient the embattled social network toward encryption and privacy … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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