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Elon Musk And Stephen Hawking Sign An Open Letter In Hopes Of Preventing A Robot Uprising

Autonomous weapons. They sound threatening, but these two words can’t possibly encapsulate the grim reality that they would bring. Unmanned, armed machines that can search for and eliminate people based on a couple of preprogrammed criteria. 319 more words

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Japan Fires 'Death Star' Laser Weapon

  • LFEX device produced 2-petawatts (2 quadrillion-watts) of energy
  • The energy used for the laser beam itself would only be powerful enough to run a microwave for around two seconds, the Osaka researchers claim…
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New Surveillance Tech Allows Facial Recognition In Total Darkness

German researchers have developed a new technology that can identify a person in poor lighting or even in absolute darkness thus potentially solving one of the main issues of the modern face recognition systems. 527 more words

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Military Sees Future In Using Microwave Weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. military has made strides in developing lasers, microwaves and other directed energy weapons, and could soon use them more widely, top armed forces officials and U.S. 478 more words

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Report Predicts Drones And Supersoldiers Will Be The Future Of Warfare

ROBOTS calling the shots in the skies, while technologically advanced supersoldiers patrol the ground — this is the future of warfare according to a new report predicting combat over the coming decades. 396 more words

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Will Google win the self-driving car race?

Motor vehicle accidents cause 1.2 million deaths every year and over 90% of accidents are caused by human error. So self driving cars should be safer than human motorists.  281 more words

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