Tech Leaders Urge UN to Ban AI-Based Lethal Weapons


A group of the world’s top technology leaders have published an open letter urging the UN to ban the use of artificial intelligence in weapons systems, amid growing concerns that autonomous killer robots could wind up taking control. The group of 116 companies, most of which specialize in robotics or AI, argued that its growing use could revolutionize modern warfare in irreversible ways and pose a danger to nation states. “Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare,” the letter states.

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Can robots create jobs for humans?

As President Donald Trump seeks to reinvigorate U.S. manufacturing, many industry leaders are looking to robots as the most efficient way for American factories to compete with cheap labor overseas.

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United Nations summit seeks to save humanity with artificial intelligence

The AI for Good Global Summit brings together scientists, ethicists, industry leaders, and policymakers for three days in Geneva to discuss how this emerging technology can be used to benefit humanity.

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Facebook is keeping its employees' politics in check with bias training

Facebook is training its top leaders and employees on how to manage their political bias. According to the social network’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, it needed to educate its employees on all forms of bias following the trending topics controversy last month.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, other tech leaders call on North Carolina to repeal anti-LGBT law

Article Image More than 80 high ranking executives and business leaders on Tuesday signed an open letter asking Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina General Assembly to repeal a recently passed law that effectively allows for lawful discrimination against the LGBT community.

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Proposed Senate bill grants courts authority to force access to encrypted data

Article Image According to a report on Monday, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are circulating a draft bill that would give federal courts liberal authority to compel tech company compliance with government requests for access to encrypted data.

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Proposed Senate bill penalizing resistance to decryption requests nears completion, could be introduced next week

Article Image U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are nearing completion of a draft bill that applies civil penalties to tech companies resisting court-ordered requests for assistance in unlocking encrypted hardware, according to a Wednesday report.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook attends secret meeting with tech and government elite to plot end to Trump presidential run

Article Image Technology industry leaders including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page and Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk met with top GOP representatives at the secretive American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum this past weekend to discuss how to halt Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a report said Monday.

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Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom gets to hang out with the Pope

Pope Francis is evidently comfortable chewing the fat with tech leaders, last month alone hooking up with Google’s Eric Schmidt and Apple’s Tim Cook.

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How Mark Zuckerberg could prevent gun violence

The Facebook founder and other business leaders should push for ways to use big data to anticipate and prevent violence and terrorism, Sreedhar Potarazu says.


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How Zuckerberg could prevent gun violence

Sreedhar Potarazu: The Facebook founder and other business leaders should push for ways to use big data to anticipate and prevent violence and terrorism


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Apple's Tim Cook to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping during US tour

Article Image Apple CEO Tim Cook will be among numerous corporate leaders meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday during his first visit to the United States, amid concerns about a troubled Chinese economy and the possibility of a flashpoint over cybersecurity issues.

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Aligning IoT, the Cloud and Digital Transformation Initiatives


The 18th annual PwC CEO survey of 1,322 corporate leaders in 77 countries, conducted between September and December 2014, found an overwhelming proportion are embarking on digital transformation initiatives to respond to escalating customer demands and intensifying competitive pressures. However, many are taking different paths to achieve their corporate objectives, and failing to recognize how their digital transformation, IoT and cloud computing efforts are actually interrelated.

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Entrepreneur and artist aim to curb global infant mortality rate

When Jane Chen and Drue Kataoka met at the Forum of Young Global Leaders in 2012, they quickly formed a friendship based on their shared passion for carrying out socially impactful work. They both came from significantly different backgrounds — Chen is the co-founder of Embrace, a startup that hopes to curb high worldwide infant mortality rates by way of the low-cost Embrace infant warmer, while Kataoka is a visual artist whose often interactive work aims to bridge the perceived gap between art and technology. Flash forward three years, and the two women have launched a unique collaboration that combines Chen’s business and Kataoka’s art to raise awareness of and ultimately decrease high global infant mortality rates.

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Apple's Tim Cook & other tech leaders urge US Senate to do more to curb government surveillance

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and a number of other high-profile tech leaders sent a letter to the U.S. Senate this week, urging them to beef up the proposed USA Freedom Act which would restrict government surveillance of Internet users.



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