Kathy Gannon, Associated Press Updated 4:35 am CST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Supporters of a Pakistani religious group Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba chant slogans at a rally to condemn Indian aggression, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Pakistan's air force shot down two Indian warplanes after they crossed the boundary between the two nuclear-armed rivals in the disputed territory of Kashmir on Wednesday and captured one Indian pilot, a military spokesman said. less Supporters of a Pakistani religious group Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba chant slogans at a rally to condemn Indian aggression, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Pakistan's air force shot down two Indian warplanes after they ... more Photo: K.M. Chaudary, AP Photo: K.M. Chaudary, AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Supporters of a … [Read more...] about Q&A: What’s at stake as India-Pakistan tensions rise?
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Feb 25, 5:47 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Kalyan Kumar 02/25/19 AT 4:44 AM Amidst tensions between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistan President has warned the Pakistan government that any misadventure of a unilateral nuclear attack against India will be fatal for it.Reminding Pakistan PM Imran Khan that any such action would lead to Pakistan's elimination, he said, India would retaliate with a greater nuclear force.The former military dictator was addressing a press conference in the UAE.Musharaff noted that the relations between the two countries are at a low.“If Pakistan launched even a single nuclear attack on the neighboring country, India could finish us by attacking with 20 (nuclear) bombs,” Musharraf warned Imran Khan.He said relations between India and Pakistan have entered a dangerous level and hoped there would be no nuclear … [Read more...] about Musharraff Warns Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Of Any ‘Misadventure” Against India
Paul Sonne, The Washington Post Published 2:48 pm PST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 FILE-- Mohammed bin Salman, shown in March, is crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Satellite images suggest that Saudi Arabia has constructed its first known ballistic missile factory, according to weapons experts and image analysts, a development that raises questions about the kingdom's increasing military and nuclear ambitions under its 33-year-old crown prince. less FILE-- Mohammed bin Salman, shown in March, is crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Satellite images suggest that Saudi Arabia has constructed its first known ballistic missile factory, according to weapons ... more Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Luke MacGregor. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Luke MacGregor. Image 1 of / 47 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about Satellite imagery raises suspicion of Saudi Arabia’s ability to produce missiles
In the spring of 2016, an artificial intelligence system called AlphaGo defeated a world champion Go player in a match at the Four Seasons hotel in Seoul. In the US, this momentous news required some unpacking. Most Americans were unfamiliar with Go, an ancient Asian game that involves placing black and white stones on a wooden board. And the technology that had emerged victorious was even more foreign: a form of AI called machine learning, which uses large data sets to train a computer to recognize patterns and make its own strategic choices. Still, the gist of the story was familiar enough. Computers had already mastered checkers and chess; now they had learned to dominate a still more complex game. Geeks cared, but most people didn’t. In the White House, Terah Lyons, one of Barack Obama’s science and technology policy advisers, remembers her team cheering on the fourth floor of the Eisenhower Executive Building. “We saw it as a win for technology,” she says. … [Read more...] about The AI Cold War That Could Doom Us All
From the moment I became involved in the creation of new technologies, their ethical dimensions have concerned me, but it was only in the autumn of 1998 that I became anxiously aware of how great are the dangers facing us in the 21st century. I can date the onset of my unease to the day I met Ray Kurzweil, the deservedly famous inventor of the first reading machine for the blind and many other amazing things. Ray and I were both speakers at George Gilder's Telecosm conference, and I encountered him by chance in the bar of the hotel after both our sessions were over. I was sitting with John Searle, a Berkeley philosopher who studies consciousness. While we were talking, Ray approached and a conversation began, the subject of which haunts me to this day. I had missed Ray's talk and the subsequent panel that Ray and John had been on, and they now picked right up where they'd left off, with Ray saying that the rate of improvement of technology was going to accelerate and that we were going … [Read more...] about Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us