Current Events and Links
CIA Tech Official Calls Amazon Cloud Project 'Transformational'
June 21, 2018 - Sean Roche, the CIA's associate deputy director of digital innovation, told delegates to the Amazon
Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Summit that their use of cloud computing has helped them make dramatic progress. He said:
“It’s been nothing short of transformational... It has transformed our ability to build new capabilities.”
- Source: NewsMax
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Faces Congressional Grilling
Apr. 10, 2018 -
After privately assuring senators that his company will do better, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is undergoing a two-day
congressional inquisition that will be very public
- Source: NewsMax
Elon Musk Fears A.I. Could Lead to ‘Immortal Dictator’ Humanity ‘Can Never Escape’
April 8, 2018 -Elon Musk continues to warn that artificial intelligence could eventually destroy humanity. He argues:
"If one company or small group of people manages to develop godlike digital superintelligence, they could take over the world...
then you’d have an immortal dictator from which we can never escape."
- Source: Breitbart
Elon Musk Raising Money to Combine Human Brains with Computers - Breitbart
Apple Hires Artificial-Intelligence Executive From Rival Google
Apr. 4, 2018 -
Apple Inc. hired a prominent executive from rival Google to lead its artificial-intelligence efforts, an area of growing importance
where analysts say the tech giant has lagged rivals in research and recruiting.
- Source: Wall Street Jpurnal
Can Microsoft get smarter? Inside the tech giant’s massive bet on AI - Geekwire
How SpaceX aims to bring high-speed internet to the whole world
Mar. 6, 2018 - In February Elon Musk's SpaceX launched a pair of satellites into orbit to test the concept of providing high speed
internet service to the whole world. The concept is called the “Starlink” initiative, and it could eventually link users in rural areas that
are not covered by cellphone towers, as well as ships and planes everywhere.
The company could start launching a first wave of more than 4,000 Starlink satellites in 2019. It would likely take several years
to launch the first 800 satellites that the company says are needed to make the network operational.
- Source: NBC
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