Despite the likes of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk warning about the danger of artificial intelligence, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said that robots will become great helpers to humanity as he visited Moscow State University on Saturday.“I’m not worried,” Wozniak said, when asked about the dangers of artificial intelligence. “Don’t be scared off” by claims that robots may destroy humanity, he said, adding that “as a matter of fact, you should… [make] artificial intelligence work better and better to help humans.”
He added that he had started talking about the “very big danger that artificial intelligence could displace the human brain” a couple of years before Hawking or Musk raised the issue.
“I know where [Hawking and Musk] are coming from, but I changed my mind,” he said.
“I thought out the physical realities – what we would have to do to make machines that are truly dangerous to humankind – and there are too many steps in the way. And one of the biggest is that we don’t know how the human brain really works,” said Wozniak, who was invited to Moscow to take part in the ‘NAUKA 0+’ science festival.
Source: ‘I’m not afraid of robots and you shouldn’t be’ – Steve Wozniak — RT News
My dream finally came true, i can now get drunk and eat ice cream at the same time! If you haven’t heard of Arctic Buzz before, you should. They make Vodka Ice cream and many other cool flavours by mixing alcohol and delicious frozen ice cream together. The company says it wasn’t an easy journey like many might think, it’s not like just taking some regular ice cream and pouring alcohol on it, this wouldn’t give you the desirable taste you seek. But after many tests and developments, Arctic Buzz say they have the winning recipe for a cold ice cream buzz desert, and we believe them.The company is based from Baltimore, USA and they worked with a local drink distillery to find the magic combination of edible vodka treats. The ice cream tubes come in various flavors like: Ice cream Vodka, Cookies and Cream, Key lime pie, Coconut, Raspberry, Vanilla and obviously chocolate. Oh, and each holding as much as 8.6 to 8.9 alcohol level, so YEAH, you can actually get drunk by eating these.
Source: Arctic Buzz Invented The Vodka Ice Cream And OMG I Will Get So Drunk And Fat
In an explosive new allegation, a renowned architect has accused Google of racketeering, saying in a lawsuit the company has a pattern of stealing trade secrets from people it first invites to collaborate.Architect Eli Attia spent 50 years developing what his lawsuit calls “game-changing new technology” for building construction. Google in 2010 struck a deal to work with him on commercializing it as software, and Attia moved with his family from New York to Palo Alto to focus on the initiative, code-named “Project Genie.”The project was undertaken in Google’s secretive “Google X” unit for experimental “moonshots.”But then Google and its co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin “plotted to squeeze Attia out of the project” and pretended to kill it but used Attia’s technology to “surreptitiously” spin off Project Genie into a new company, according to the lawsuit.“The real adding-insult-to-injury was Google telling him the project had been canceled and they weren’t going forward with it when in fact they were going full blast on it,” Attia’s lawyer Eric Buether said in an interview Friday.Also named as defendants are Google X founder Sebastian Thrun and Eric “Astro” Teller, the head of Google X, who are alleged to have negotiated with Attia over his technology.
Source: Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin accused of racketeering
Turkish archeologists announced this week that they may have discovered the bones of St. Nicholas, the saint better known to the world as Santa Claus. The remains were unearthed beneath a 4th-century structure in Demre (ancient Myra), the traditional location of Nicholas’ birth. The discovery of St. Nicholas raises a whole host of unpleasant bedtime questions. If Santa is buried in Turkey, who has been delivering the presents? The discovery was made after digital analysis of the ground beneath the church. Archaeologists currently believe that the tomb has gone undisturbed since antiquity, but the mosaics on the floor make it difficult to excavate there. Cemril Karabayram, the head of Antalya’s Monument Authority, explained that specialists are unable to confirm the story until the floor of the church (which depicts scenes from the life of Nicholas of Myra) can be carefully removed.
Source: If Santa Is Buried in Turkey, Who Has Been Delivering the Presents?
A 21-year-old woman from Dongguan, China, was recently diagnosed with with retinal artery obstruction in her right eye, after playing a popular smartphone game almost non-stop.The woman, known only as Wu, apparently noticed that she couldn’t see anything with her right eye on October 1st, while playing her favorite mobile game, King of Glory. Thinking she was just tired, she went to bed, but when she woke up the next day, she was still blind in her right eye. Her parents took her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a serious condition known as retinal artery obstruction. This usually only occurs in older patients, but doctors said that Wu’s eyes were incredibly fatigued by the stressed of constantly staring into the small smartphone screen.Share PinWu admitted that she had probably spent a little more time than she should have playing on her phone. On a regular day, she would come from work and start playing without any breaks for seven or eight hours straight. She works in finance, so she spent most of her day at the office staring into a computer screen, which only put more pressure on her eyes. Things were even worse on her days off, as pretty much all she did was play on her smartphone and sleep for a few hours.
Source: Woman Goes Blind in One Eye After Playing Mobile Video Game Almost Non-Stop