By Washington Post PUBLISHED: December 12, 2018 at 11:08 pm | UPDATED: December 13, 2018 at 7:14 am By Tony Romm,Drew Harwell and Craig Timberg | The Washington Post Google CEO Sundar Pichai, head of one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence companies, said in an interview this week that concerns about harmful applications of the technology are “very legitimate” – but the tech industry should be trusted to responsibly regulate its use. Speaking with The Washington Post on Tuesday afternoon, Pichai said that new AI tools – the backbone of innovations such as driverless cars and disease-detecting algorithms – require companies to set ethical guardrails and think through how the technology can be abused. “I think tech has to realize it just can’t build it, and then fix it,” Pichai said. “I think that doesn’t work.” Tech giants have to ensure that artificial intelligence with “agency of its own” … [Read more...] about Fears about artificial intelligence are ‘very legitimate,’ Google CEO Sundar Pichai says
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Tony Romm, Drew Harwell and Craig Timberg, The Washington Post Published 4:02 pm PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Google CEO Sundar Pichai, head of one of the world's leading artificial intelligence companies, said in an interview this week that concerns about harmful applications of the technology are "very legitimate" - but the tech industry should be trusted to responsibly regulate its use. Speaking with The Washington Post on Tuesday afternoon, Pichai said that new AI tools - the backbone of innovations such as driverless cars and disease-detecting algorithms - require companies to set ethical guardrails and think through how the technology can be abused. "I think tech has to realize it just can't build it, and then fix it," Pichai said. "I think that doesn't work." Tech giants have to ensure that artificial intelligence with "agency of its own" doesn't harm humankind, Pichai said. He said he is optimistic about the technology's long-term benefits, but his … [Read more...] about Fears about artificial intelligence are ‘very legitimate,’ Google CEO says
By Shihar Aneez and Sanjeev Miglani COLOMBO (Reuters) - Just three years after being voted out in a presidential election in Sri Lanka, strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa is back at the centre of power, appointed prime minister by the man who defeated him. President Maithripala Sirisena named the pro-China 72-year-old as his number two on Friday after abruptly dismissing the government of incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe. Wickremesinghe has said his removal is unconstitutional and has demanded he be allowed to prove his parliamentary majority. A mustachioed man usually dressed in a spotless white shirt, sarong and trademark maroon sash, Rajapaksa is seen as a hero by many in Sri Lanka's Buddhist majority. He wears rings as lucky charms, sometimes as many as eight, and he has been called the "lord of the rings". Rajapaksa has been accused by diplomats of serious human rights abuses in the war against rebels from the Tamil minority, one of Asia's longest-running conflicts that ended during his … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka’s “lord of the rings” back in power, pro-China strongman wiped out Tamil rebels
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySteve Lohr Oct. 15, 2018 When Infosys, a big Indian technology outsourcing company, opened a new office in Indianapolis this year, executives hailed it as a step along a new path. Infosys built itself into a global giant by running the digital engine rooms of American corporations with armies of engineers in India. But the new technology center — a sprawling open-plan space in a downtown office tower — is in the epicenter of the American Midwest. And its recruits are people like Keith Smith Jr., a graduate of Indiana University, who previously held a variety of jobs before Infosys trained him as a software engineer. Ravi Kumar, a president of Infosys, described the office as “a manifestation of what the future is going to look like.” The company, a shining … [Read more...] about Infosys Built Its Global Machine With Indian Workers. Can It Adjust to Trump’s ‘Hire American’?
In June 2013, The Guardian reported the first leakBooz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii. That leak would certainly not be the last. In the years since, more than 7,000 top secret documents have been released by journalists Snowden entrusted them to, which some believe is less than 1% of the entire archive. Now, with the film “Snowden” premiering Friday, it’s worth taking a look back at what secrets he actually revealed. We’ve compiled every single leak that came out in the first year of the Snowden saga, though there were many more that came later. Snowden allegedly downloaded up to 1.5 million files before jetting from Hawaii to Hong Kong to meet with journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. After he handed off his treasure-trove of documents, he flew from Hong Kong and later became stranded in Moscow. His future was far from certain as the journalists he trusted started revealing his secrets. Here is everything that Snowden’s leaks revealed between 2013 … [Read more...] about This is everything Edward Snowden revealed in just one year of unprecedented top-secret leaks