Today these same companies are under fire from their employees over who this technology is being sold to, namely branches of the US government like the Department of Defense and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
There’s no putting the cat back in the bag.
Workers from Google, Microsoft, and now Amazon have signed petitions and quit in protest of the government work.
Sharing my perspective on this subject: AI technology is moving so rapidly that if we don’t pay attention – and most people don’t – it will deal the final blow to what little is left of our privacy. Our personal lives will no longer be personal. We will become ‘profiles’ for governments, corporations, employers, and private citizens with the resources (aka $$$$$) to access and review and analyze. Our humanity reduced to data on a server somewhere. AI will record all our faces for what? because it can? The image our appearance, our moods and expressions, presents to the world is joining the rest of the 0’s and 1’s already accumulated to identify us. No one will have any privacy their entire lives and we have yet to see the price we’ll all pay for it. AmishHomo
Hubble launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990, and was deployed into Earth orbit a day later. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), which jointly run the Hubble mission, release great photos every April to celebrate these milestones. – Space.com
The San Francisco Bay Area may be one of the most disaster-prone parts of the country.
How can that be “good for business”?
I’ve been to San Francisco, taking a flight that arrived late at night. I awoke the next morning to a “minor” earthquake, a low-sounding rumble that caused pictures on the walls to flop around, the door to open, creaking and moving, while I was scared out of my wits.
Beautiful city, but earthquakes – definitely not for me…
…and wouldn’t driving by this every day be a constant reminder of looming disaster?
People who live in the area experience small earthquakes and shakes all the time. But those aren’t the rumbles that scare seismologists.
It’s the bigger, disastrous quakes scientists are really worried about.
And they say San Francisco is due for another soon.
Can you imagine being there for “The Big One”? looking toward The Pyramid (TransAmerica Building) and other skyscrapers, watching them sway, crumble and collapse? Then the hell-fires start with no way to put them out.
The Marina District was built on top of 19th century garbage used as landfill. Some of the most expensive real estate in the US will be destroyed by earthquakes and the resulting fires. How do they get homeowners insurance without it costing a fortune?
as Record-Breaking Temperatures Reach the North Pole
Scientists interviewed for this story say that the Arctic warming event, technically known as a warm air intrusion, may be a common feature of the Arctic climate, as comparatively mild and moist air from the mid-latitudes is transported north by storm systems. However, this event was not like the others, researchers said.
Today was a day that will long be remembered. Perhaps the most iconic images from space since the Apollo era as Elon Musk’s red Tesla climbed away from the Earth as millions watched it live. The images below are not fake. They are real, and from a video camera by the Tesla. You gotta love the car tag as well: Don’t Panic. THIS is how you make science cool. I …