Episode 21 – The Grey Goo is coming just in time for a ‘Safe and Secure’ Society

In this edition, the top news starts with:

The US Army has a great new technology allowing them to use facial recognition at night.  This a great improvement to their autonomous killer drones.

https://www.army.mil/article/203901/army_develops_face_recognition_technology_that_works_in_the_dark

Intel is enlisting GPUs to do virus scanning, which promises to improve some systems in terms of battery life.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/16/17244996/intel-virus-scanning-integrated-gpus-memory

Helping provide additional content and otherwise provide for education and preservation of assets while getting more people access through VR, Google has showcased Virtual 3D models of endangered World Wonders; allowing someone to experience a location as if they were right there.

http://fortune.com/2018/04/16/google-world-wonder-3d/

Researchers at the University of Maryland have found a possible way to create zinc battery tech that could rival lithium ion in devices (so they are less likely to explode)

https://www.cnet.com/news/super-safe-zinc-water-battery-tech-could-rival-lithium-ion-in-phones/

All joking aside, in China, AI is watching your every move.  The Alibaba backed AI firm that is doing this for the Chinese government promises a new level of security for all, moving one step closer to empire…

https://qz.com/1248493/sensetime-the-billion-dollar-alibaba-backed-ai-company-thats-quietly-watching-everyone-in-china/

And in one more step towards the grey goo we are so excited to see, scientists create an nanite enzyme that eats plastic…

https://www.cnet.com/news/scientists-create-mutant-enzymes-that-eat-plastic-bottles/

IBM Watson still tops Bing and Google ads.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is up slightly at 942.32, demonstrating a clear trend to nowhere.

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