A major South Korean tech institution is partnering with one of the country’s largest weapons manufacturers to be a part of “the global competition to develop autonomous arms”. On April 5, over 50 artificial intelligence researchers and experts announced a boycott of the South Korean University unless the project is stopped.
The success of Google and Facebook was built on demanding the attention and perhaps even the souls of those who become addicted to the platforms. A coalition of former employees from both has formed a new group to drive the development of healthier products.
A new metal-organic framework may be able to pack more methane onboard a vehicle than ever before, without the need for expensive tanks and compres¬sors. That could be a game-changer for the natural-gas-powered vehicle industry.
While the U.S. has given control over the Internet to large criminal corporations, the UK announced yesterday that by 2020, high-speed internet will be a legal right for all British households and businesses.
The rush to develop truly sentient, self-programming machines is on, with billions of dollars a year being allocated to research and development in numerous countries, but without sufficient consideration to the impacts on humanity and the planet.
While the world worries about North Korea primarily as an instigator of nuclear war, the country may be quietly conducting some advanced research into the use of algae for food and biofuel, and the lessons it learns could serve us all well.
According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy, University of Kentucky researchers have produced nearly pure rare earth concentrates from Kentucky coal using a less environmentally damaging and cost-effective process. This is a groundbreaking accomplishment in the energy and materials industry.