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AI danger is greater than nuclear warheads

AI danger is greater than nuclear warheads 

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Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal, is sounding the alarm of AI. He has once again warned, quite recently, against the dangers of developing artificial intelligence and the need for its regulation.

“Experts think they know more than they do,” he said, when asked why he disagreed with how many are viewing AI technology in a positive light. “They are much less smart than they think they are and this tends to plague smart people – they don’t like the idea that a machine can be smarter than them.

“It’s the wishful thinking of the situation. It scares the hell out of me. It is capable of vastly more than anyone know and the rate of improvement is exponential.”

“AI is much greater danger than nuclear warheads, so why do we have no regulatory insight? It’s insane.”

We need to have regulations to govern AI technology.

Disclosure of how and why we are targeted by ads on social media

Facebook and Twitter may be forced to reveal detailed information about how and why users were targeted for political ads, according to Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner in the UK.

What she is trying to do is bring transparency in political campaigning.

Some are even concerned that the tools being used by social media companies are being used to determine how to microtarget someone.

Apple Watch

Apple has been constantly getting the praises and recommendations as a brand consumers feel passionate about, but Fitbit Chief Financial Officer Bill Zerella doesn’t think that applies to the Apple Watch.

Speaking at a conference recently, he said that, “I have yet to meet anyone who owns an Apple Watch who’s passionate about the product.”

The latest IDC data suggests that Apple sold more wearables than any rival last quarter, thanks to strong demand for the Apple Watch 3.

Fitbit, meanwhile, is ramping up its efforts to compete with Apple by introducing the new Versa smartwatch. The new Fitbit wearable looks similar to the Apple Watch, and offers music playback and other capabilities at a price under $200 US.

Last year, the company also introduced its $300 Fitbit Ionic, its first stab at an Apple Watch-style device, complete with GPS.

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