Inside the Pacific Netware Technosystem - talk by Salvatore Babones
Just when you thought we have reached Peak-GAN, the US Military/Darpa jumps in & demonstrates a hole new dimension of crazy-stupid. Quick! Everybody! PANIC! The "Chinese" are coming, and they have weapons of mass.... GANs! #Generative #ML #Politics #Military:
"China tech worker protest against long working hours goes viral": https://www.ft.com/content/72754638-55d1-11e9-91f9-b6515a54c5b1
Unpaywalled Summary: https://outline.com/mejCjw
"The world is full of great criminals with enormous power, and they are in a death struggle with each other. It is a huge gang battle, using well-meaning lawyers and policemen and clergymen as their front, controlling papers, means of communication, and enrolling everybody in their armies." - Thomas Merton
Given that the entire A.I industry is controlled by the high priests of capitalism (billionaires & organisation they own) - we must seriously contemplate if all these new intelligent machines won't mainly be used to amplify the worst of humanity: greed, inequality, crime, war, etc.
If our advanced intelligent machines are mainly used to sell & kill stuff, the outcomes are inevitably highly stupid.
"You know enough to know what's not true, but you can't necessarily connect all of the dots to know what is true" - Richard Thieme at DEF CON 22 recalling a conversation with a friend from NSA
"Fancy computer models and convoluted technical language about War: Organisations like Google, Amazon, Facebook or Microsoft - their technical language is an obfuscation. As what they create is woven into everyday life - the devices & systems shed their tool-like qualities & become part of our very humanity" - Richard Thieme
"With the explosion of discoveries in the area of neurosciences will come individuals, political entities and countries that will exploit those findings for nefarious purposes. In the health sciences the enchantment market is growing offshore and is often hidden. Customers do not posses a diagnosable neurological disorder but they are seeking some cognitive performance advantages or want to prevent a probable decline. And in the performance degradation arena, advantages that intersect our core values as scientists and physicians are joined and challenged in new ways." - Christopher Green - Chief of biomedical & Life science division of CIA.
"In terms of science, technology & information, about 200 universities globally produce 85% of all (scientific) knowledge (based on citation index). So in every aspect, there is a tremendous disparity what is included and what isn't - and that is power." - Manuel Castells
Power and counter-power in the digital society - talk by Manuel Castells:
Communication, Power and Counter-power in the Network Society:
The Non-Global Global Crisis - talk by Manuel Castells:
"Vatican, Microsoft team up on artificial intelligence ethics": https://apnews.com/80a110ab07834c9cbc4a825695a3a7fd #ML #Magic #Politics
"Against the Dehumanisation of Decision-Making – Algorithmic Decisions at the Crossroads of Intellectual Property, Data Protection, and Freedom of Information":
"Ten arguments against algorithmic decision making > Putting people first":
The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/technology/automation-davos-world-economic-forum.html unpaywalled: https://outline.com/jsDdbh #Technology #Politics #Automation