Boffins discover dead cockroaches make the best fridge magnets. Wait, you got a research grant for that?
Anything worse than a rogue #AI - how about two AIs firing lasers at each other? Thank you Deepmind!
We know it is a cliché about well-meaning but mad scientists inadvertently unleashing horrors on mankind but the boffins at Google's Deepmind artificial intelligence research outfit have just taught a pair of AIs to become aggressive when they need to fight for scarce resources. If it is any consolation, apparently it's a variation on the Prisoner's Dilemma. Personally, I for one welcome out new robot overlords...
This is the Modern World: toss your phone & laptop if you want to protect your data when visiting the US
Curated by Charles Christian, former barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, award-winning tech journalist, and best-selling non-fiction author.
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