Episode 26 – AI Spies and the Empire of the Machines

In this edition, the top news starts with:

The CIA (American Central Intelligence Agency) has admitted they have been preparing to replace human spies with Artificial Intelligence driven machines and are prepared to send those AI Spies out into the field now; entirely replacing humans in another government agency, as we build the empire of the machine…

https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2018/04/23/cia-plans-to-replace-spies-with-ai/

Up next after the CIA… the travel industry is looking to replace much of the human interaction with AR, IoT, concierge services and more, combined with AI, to get those pesky humans back in their place…

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/big-data-and-artificial-intelligence-how-will-the-future-traveller-get-to-their-destination-in-2040

Blockchain technologies are being used to hide dark web sites in a sort of dark web blockchain DNS structure… along with the AI taking over the world…

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities—threats/threat-actors-turn-to-blockchain-infrastructure-to-host-and-hide-malicious-activity/d/d-id/1331622?_mc=KJH-Twitter-2018-04

In a pitiful attempt to stop the deluge, mere humans in some communities are trying to fight the onslaught of blockchain mining operations.

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/power-sucking-bitcoin-mines-spark-backlash-54681097

Nintendo turns out to make a great platform for hackers, with the Switch; and a pretty awesome cold boot ‘issue’, that is not patchable, on all current hardware…

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/04/the-unpatchable-exploit-that-makes-every-current-nintendo-switch-hackable/

But the overlords will be kind… AI supports addressing storm damage to forests in Europe through better models.

https://theconversation.com/storm-damage-to-forests-costs-billions-heres-how-artificial-intelligence-can-help-95299

Bing relegates AI ads to the bottom of the list, Beyond.ai moves IBM Watson out of the top spot on Google.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is slightly lower at 965.62, in a disturbing trend…

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