4 Realms Where Technology Has Been Used to Chronically DAMAGE Humanity: Television, AI, Social Media, mRNA

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Editor’s Note: The article below by S.D. Wells is great and important, but if you only have 15 minutes, please go to the video below. It talks about the future (and current) state of artificial intelligence. This isn’t “conspiracy theory” fodder. It’s an unfortunate reality that we’re facing as a species today. It used to be that most Americans were mainly brainwashed into buying specific products and services by watching television, reading the newspaper, noticing billboards, and seeing films. Propaganda was a front-loaded “machine” that was quite linear in its approach to influence buying motives of consumers. With the invention…

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GAO Report on Information Threats to National Security

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The following is the recently released Government Accountability Office report, Information Environment: Opportunities and Threats to DOD’s National Security Mission. From the report What GAO Found Given the ubiquitous nature of the information environment, both DOD and adversaries can conduct operations and activities in the information environment from anywhere in the world. Additionally, with DOD capabilities dependent on IT and the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), its ability to conduct operations and activities in any of the physical domains (land, maritime, air, and space) is reliant on protecting the information environment. Based on a review of DOD strategies, questionnaires, interviews, and guidance…

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Will Artificial Intelligence Make Humanity Irrelevant?

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Nope. All computers only execute algorithms. Technology leaders from Bill Gates to Elon Musk and others have warned us in recent years that one of the biggest threats to humanity is uncontrolled domination by artificial intelligence (AI). In 2017, Musk said at a conference, “I have exposure to the most cutting edge AI, and I think people should be really concerned about it.” And in 2019, Bill Gates stated that while we will see mainly advantages from AI initially, “. . . a few decades after that, though, the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern.” And the transhumanist camp, led by…

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Check out these famous logos recreated by AI

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View this post on Instagram A post shared by Pubity (@pubity) When the conversation around artificial intelligence taking away human jobs began to intensify, the one industry that seemed immune to the inevitable shift was art. Sure, you could design AI to perform manual labor or run complex computer systems with ease, but creating one that could replicate the passion behind a sonnet or painting would be impossible. — Read the rest

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London adding millions of Chinese CCTV cameras with facial recognition capability

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The capital city of the United Kingdom has for years been quietly installing CCTV cameras, manufactured in China, which contain the capacity for facial recognition.According to the U.K. Daily Mail, millions of cameras designed "to prevent crime and promote public safety" and built by one of two Chinese companies, Dahua and Hikvision, have been installed across all 32 London boroughs. The Daily Mail gives an unsettling description of the cameras made by Dahua: "It is a disturbingly anthropomorphic CCTV camera, with two lenses that resemble eyes and two other indeterminate features that serve as the nose and mouth; and it…

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This food tech startup is helping brands like Panera Bread and Popeyes boost drive-thru sales with a voice bot named Tori

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Panera Bread is testing AI-powered bots at the drive-thru.Panera Bread Panera Bread is known as a restaurant pioneer when it comes to technology. The chain is working with tech startup OpenCity to test voice bot ordering at the drive-thru. OpenCity, which also works with Popeyes, says AI-powered bots can improve accuracy and speed.  In 2019, Nick Belsito, CEO of food tech startup OpenCity, said many restaurant operators' eyes would glaze over when he talked about his company's artificial intelligence software at food conferences.Before the pandemic, OpenCity used voice AI technology to automate restaurant reservation orders. "When I mentioned A.I. before the…

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This food tech startup is helping brands like Panera Bread and Popeyes boost drive-thru sales with a voice bot named Tori

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Panera Bread is testing AI-powered bots at the drive-thru.Panera Bread Panera Bread is known as a restaurant pioneer when it comes to technology. The chain is working with tech startup OpenCity to test voice bot ordering at the drive-thru. OpenCity, which also works with Popeyes, says AI-powered bots can improve accuracy and speed.  In 2019, Nick Belsito, CEO of food tech startup OpenCity, said many restaurant operators' eyes would glaze over when he talked about his company's artificial intelligence software at food conferences.Before the pandemic, OpenCity used voice AI technology to automate restaurant reservation orders. "When I mentioned A.I. before the…

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Metaverse Company Appoints Robot as Female CEO

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This CEO was just hired to handle operations at this well-known Chinese gaming and metaverse firm, reports Bitcoinist. By the way, she is a robot. Seriously. NetDragon Websoft revealed “Ms. Tang Yu,” the world’s first chief executive officer who is a humanoid, which implies electric signals and digital codes flow through her veins rather than blood. The robot has been named CEO of the company’s main affiliate, Fujian NetDragon Websoft Co., Ltd. In her role as CEO, Ms. Tang Yu will have her fair share of problems. She will lead the firm’s “organizational and efficiency department” as a start. In a…

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