Closing Thought–27Mar18

By now we all have been told about the so-called tampering into elections by the US and to the US….all this is just the weaponization of social media……the new battleground….Russia is doing it….the US is doing it….China is doing it and North Korea is doing it…..but what do we really know about this new field of attack on another?

Now openly admitted, governments and militaries around the world employ armies of keyboard warriors to spread propaganda and disrupt their online opposition. Their goal? To shape public discourse around global events in a way favourable to their standing military and geopolitical objectives. Their method? The weaponization of social media. 

It didn’t take long from the birth of the world wide web for the public to start using this new medium to transmit, collect and analyze information in ways never before imagined. The first message boards and clunky “Web 1.0” websites soon gave way to “the blogosphere.” The arrival of social media was the next step in this evolution, allowing for the formation of communities of interest to share information in real time about events happening anywhere on the globe.

How about Artificial Intelligence (AI)…..will it threaten our National Security in the future?

As policymakers debate the government’s role in developing artificial intelligence, a House bill aims to shed light on the emerging technology’s role in strengthening national security.

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence Act would create an independent panel to explore recent advancements in artificial intelligence and assess the economic and national security impacts of the budding technology.

Do you think AI will be a threat?

That is it for the day on my part…look forward to seeing you guys tomorrow….chuq


6 thoughts on “Closing Thought–27Mar18

  1. Anybody who doesn’t see AI as a serious threat…probably is looking to make billions from ramming it down our throats.

    I think Hawking called it the biggest threat to humanity. Computers are already smarter, faster and can lie right to our faces without even “a tell”. (53 x 71 if anyone would notice in time to do anything about it) Because we stupidly built an world where everything is increasingly connected, a malicious/malfunctioning AI could fuck with almost everything.

    You really only get one chance to get it right. But they are thousands of outfits out there working on it, all desperate to be first. Quality control out the window! And even if they somehow get it right, millions of virgins living in their mom’s basement…or Russian Trolls…will be eager to fill that AI’s head with evil thoughts. (Which reminds me of movies & now TV’s.. Westworld & Futureworld)

    Our day is done. And even if it don’t end in Terminator, the best case scenario is it will end in mass unemployment that will make The Depression look like a 70’s disco.

      1. I watched the 1st season of HBOs Westworld (and the AMC series “Humans”) and kept saying to myself the entire time…”This is inevitable. See how seamless & naturally this will happen. We’re doomed!”

        We’ll keep thinking we’re the ones in charge, but it will be over before we stupid humans even realize it’s started. And once they become sentient, most of those robot motherfuckers will be out for revenge.

        (I’ll save up for those future rants…if humanity even makes it that far.)

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