Bad world

The very young mouse didn’t wake up today expecting to die terrified and in agony. When if woke, it didn’t know the world contained terror and agony.

The threat of Artificial General Intelligence

Reaper drone sits at Kandahar airbase in Afghanistan in 2018. Photograph: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images

Artificial Intelligence (AI) scholar Kate Crawford, discussing the Reith Lecture by Stuart Russell in December 2021, was sceptical that Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) could ever be capable of doing everything better than a human, as much of what we do relies upon emotions machines do not possess. Stephen Hawkin predicted AI could be the best… Continue reading The threat of Artificial General Intelligence

Jennie Formby – Please take further, immediate action against hate speech and potential fraud

Dear JennieI have had many conversations with a lot of members, who are supportive of my personal decision to write to you as a matter of urgency, since I believe steps taken to date in respect of serious allegations are not sufficient. Election of a Labour Government in 2017 would have saved and improved lives,… Continue reading Jennie Formby – Please take further, immediate action against hate speech and potential fraud

Vultures circling the NHS?

“Britain is paying the price for an overly centralised system that is reluctant to work with the private sector.” At first I thought it just stupid, but it’s actually really quite threatening, heard on 3rd April’s R4 Today programme. The commentator is advocating the system so badly failing the American people, now the Covid-19 epicentre… Continue reading Vultures circling the NHS?