We should start taking artificial intelligence seriously

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AI is no longer just for technology companies.

Intelligent machines have arrived, only they don’t look at all like we expected. They aren’t HAL from “2001: A Space Odyssey,” and they certainly aren’t Scarlett Johansson’s disembodied voice in “Her.” Intelligent machines are more akin to what happens when insects, or even fungi, do when they “think.”

 

 

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XKeyscore – new NSA tool sees “nearly everything” you do online

The XKeyscore software collects the contents and metadata from emails, online chats and Web browsing history for virtually anyone.

A Guardian report has revealed that NSA training materials openly said that the XKeyscore system, which it says formed a significant part of its PRISM surveillance activities disclosed by Edward Snowden last month, collected massive amounts of data, including the contents and the metadata of emails and chats.

 

 

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TXTBlocker: Stops Texting While Driving

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TXTBlocker

TXTBlocker is a software and online service combo which locks off a registered mobile phone from making or receiving text messages or calls while in a car. It uses cell and GPS data to determine location and speed and decide whether the phone is actually in a car, and once it thinks it is, boom, the service is automatically limited.

 

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