The World According to AI

How will Artificial Intelligence be used in the future? Who will it be used by and who will it be used against?   Episode 1: Targeted by Algorithm Artificial intelligence is already here. There’s a lot of debate and hype about AI, and it’s tended to focus on the extreme possibilities of a technology still in its infancy. From self-aware computers and killer robots taking over the world, to a fully-automated world where humans are made redundant by machines, the brave new world of Artificial Intelligence is prophesied by some to…

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Why is the US cracking down on aid workers at the border?

Rights groups call on US government to stop criminalising humanitarians at Mexico frontier.   Video of Why is the US cracking down on humanitarians at the border? | The Stream Pocket Scott Warren is dedicated to helping people making the gruelling trek across the US-Mexico border. But he now faces criminal charges – and possibly years in prison – for providing that often life-saving aid. Warren is a volunteer with charity No More Deaths , which routinely helps migrants crossing the border. He was arrested and charged  last year with two counts of…

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Ex-Stanford coach avoids prison in college admissions scandal

John Vandemoer is the first to be sentenced in a sweeping case, which has ensnared celebrities and business executives. A former Stanford University sailing coach avoided prison on Wednesday in the first sentencing to result from the United States college admissions scandal after admitting he took bribes to help children of wealthy parents gain admission to the school. John Vandemoer, 41, was sentenced by US District Judge Rya Zobel in Boston to six months of home confinement, rejecting prosecutors’ request for a 13-month prison term after he pleaded guilty in…

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