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Google’s Driver-less Car and Morality

Google’s Driver-less Car and Morality | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

Google’s driver-less cars are already street-legal in three states, California, Florida, and Nevada, and some day similar devices may not just be possible but mandatory. Eventually (though not yet) automated vehicles will be able to drive better, and more safely than you can; no drinking, no distraction, better reflexes, and better awareness (via networking) of other vehicles. Within two or three decades the difference between automated driving and human driving will be so great you may not be legally allowed to drive your own car, and even if you are allowed, it would be immoral of you to drive, because the risk of you hurting yourself or another person will be far greater than if you allowed a machine to do the work.

 

That moment will be significant not just because it will signal the end of one more human niche, but because it will signal the beginning of another: the era in which it will no longer be optional for machines to have ethical systems. Your car is speeding along a bridge at fifty miles per hour when errant school bus carrying forty innocent children crosses its path. Should your car swerve, possibly risking the life of its owner (you), in order to save the children, or keep going, putting all forty kids at risk? If the decision must be made in milliseconds, the computer will have to make the call.

 


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The Reaper Botnet Has Already Infected a Million Networks

The Reaper Botnet Has Already Infected a Million Networks | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Building on the devastating Mirai botnet that took major sites offline a year ago, Reaper has some scary new tricks.

 

The Mirai botnet, a collection of hijacked gadgets whose cyberattack made much of the internet inaccessible in parts of the US and beyond a year ago, previewed a dreary future of zombie connected-device armies run amuck. But in some ways, Mirai was relatively simple—especially compared to a new botnet that's brewing.

 

While Mirai caused widespread outages, it impacted IP cameras and internet routers by simply exploiting their weak or default passwords. The latest botnet threat, known as alternately as IoT Troop or Reaper, has evolved that strategy, using actual software-hacking techniques to break into devices instead. It's the difference between checking for open doors and actively picking locks—and it’s already enveloped devices on a million networks and counting.

 

Now, researchers at the Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 and the Israeli firm Check Point detailed the new IoT botnet, which builds on portions of Mirai’s code, but with a key difference: Instead of merely guessing the passwords of the devices it infects, it uses known security flaws in the code of those insecure machines, hacking in with an array of compromise tools and then spreading itself further. And while Reaper hasn’t been used for the kind of distributed denial of service attacks that Mirai and its successors have launched, that improved arsenal of features could potentially allow it to become even larger—and more dangerous—than Mirai ever was.

 

“The main differentiator here is that while Mirai was only exploiting devices with default credentials, this new botnet is exploiting numerous vulnerabilities in different IoT devices. The potential here is even bigger than what Mirai had,” says Maya Horowitz, the manager of Check Point’s research team. “With this version it’s much easier to recruit into this army of devices.”

 

The Reaper malware has pulled together a grab-bag of IoT hacking techniques that include nine attacks affecting routers from D-Link, Netgear, and Linksys, as well as internet-connected surveillance cameras, including those sold by companies like Vacron, GoAhead, and AVTech. While many of those devices have patches available, most consumers aren’t in the habit of patching their home network router, not to mention their surveillance camera systems.


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Roger Smith's curator insight, October 20, 10:39 PM

We oft forget how really vulnerable we are to being targeted by an automated system on the digital world (internet).   The bad guys regularly use them and they can target millions of people while they are asleep.


They see, they improve, they invest.   They treat it like a normal business transaction!

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Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness – or otherwise – of its 1.3 billion residents
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Blockchains: How They Work and Why They’ll Change the World

Blockchains: How They Work and Why They’ll Change the World | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The technology behind Bitcoin could touch every transaction you ever make
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Blockchain could be the key to revolutionizing our energy grid

Blockchain could be the key to revolutionizing our energy grid | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Energy experts believe that blockchain technology can solve a maze of red tape and data management problems.
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Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
American tech companies positioned themselves as entities that brought positive change by connecting people and spreading information. Perceptions are shifting.
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Human-Level AI Is Right Around the Corner—or Hundreds of Years Away

Human-Level AI Is Right Around the Corner—or Hundreds of Years Away | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil, Rodney Brooks, and others weigh in on the future of artificial intelligence
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To make a new kind of shoe, adidas had to change everything

To make a new kind of shoe, adidas had to change everything | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
adidas's South Asian factories churn out 720 million shoes a year, but production is slow and inflexible. In Bavaria, robots can make every pair unique. Welcome to the Speedfactory
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How the Chinese Cyberthreat Has Evolved

How the Chinese Cyberthreat Has Evolved | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The world’s most populous country is home to a slew of cyberspies and hackers who have likely stolen more secrets from businesses and governments than any other country
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Where is technology taking the economy? | McKinsey & Company

Where is technology taking the economy? | McKinsey & Company | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic era--a distributive one--where different rules apply.
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No Inflation? Technology May Have Left it in the 20th Century

No Inflation? Technology May Have Left it in the 20th Century | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Janet Yellen takes a 20th-century approach to managing a 21st-century economy.
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How blockchain can make the world more energy efficient

How blockchain can make the world more energy efficient | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Investments in energy efficiency are one quarter what they need to be to stave off the worst effects of climate change. Could blockchain technology bridge the gap?
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The 8 most powerful supercomputers in the world

The 8 most powerful supercomputers in the world | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Supercomputers have revolutionized and enabled entirely new fields of science. Their power is staggering, but that's not the whole story.
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China vs US: Who is winning the big AI battle? - TechNode

China vs US: Who is winning the big AI battle? - TechNode | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
AI is the next big thing. While the US may be strong in AI now, they could be left in the dust. Find out how AI is developing in the US and China.
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The newest AlphaGo mastered the game with no human input

The newest AlphaGo mastered the game with no human input | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
AlphaGo Zero is the first AI system of its kind to learn the game just by playing against itself.
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The world’s smartest game-playing AI—DeepMind’s AlphaGo—just got way smarter

The world’s smartest game-playing AI—DeepMind’s AlphaGo—just got way smarter | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
An upgraded version of the game-playing AI teaches itself every trick in the Go book, using a new form of machine learning.
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The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More. | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
While the world is fixated on its nuclear missiles, North Korea has also developed a cyberattack program that is stealing millions and unleashing havoc.
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How the bloody field of battle made way for precision drones – Antoine Bousquet | Aeon Essays

How the bloody field of battle made way for precision drones – Antoine Bousquet | Aeon Essays | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The traditional arena of war is no more. Will it give way to a perpetual continuum of military and paramilitary violence?
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How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Exploiting the popular Kaspersky antivirus software, Russian hackers searched millions of computers for American intelligence keywords. Israeli intelligence tipped off American officials.
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The West should stop worrying about China’s AI revolution

The West should stop worrying about China’s AI revolution | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The West shouldn’t fear China’s artificial-intelligence revolution. It should copy it.
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Robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks debunks AI hype seven ways

Robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks debunks AI hype seven ways | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future.
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This is how much Google is spending on cutting edge AI research

This is how much Google is spending on cutting edge AI research | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Google acquired the British artificial-intelligence startup DeepMind in 2014 for a reported £400 million (roughly $525 million), a company its cofounder Demis Hassabis once described as aiming at “solving intelligence, and then using that to solve everything else.” Since then, the company's researchers have built a system that beat humans at one of the most complicated boar
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A history of artificial intelligence in 10 landmarks

A history of artificial intelligence in 10 landmarks | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Want to know what the most defining moments in the history of AI are? We've tried to narrow it down to the top 10 most significant.
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China Is Another Step Closer to Building a Quantum Internet

China Is Another Step Closer to Building a Quantum Internet | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
China's quantum satellite just facilitated the first intercontinental video call secured using quantum encryption.
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Electronics industry drives 2016 industrial robot sales: IFR

Electronics industry drives 2016 industrial robot sales: IFR | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Global sales of industrial robots rose by 16 percent in 2016, driven by the electronics industry, and are expected to rise faster in 2017, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) said on Wednesday.
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One year later, Microsoft AI and Research grows to 8k people in massive bet on artificial intelligence

One year later, Microsoft AI and Research grows to 8k people in massive bet on artificial intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s first mission statement envisioned a computer on every desk and in every home, but Bill Gates also had another goal: that computers would…
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