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Biden urged to back AI weapons to counter China and Russia threats

Biden urged to back AI weapons to counter China and Russia threats

Technology
Getty Images/ReutersThe US and its allies should reject calls for a global ban on AI-powered autonomous weapons systems, according to an official report commissioned for the American President and Congress.It says that artificial intelligence will "compress decision time frames" and require military responses humans cannot make quickly enough alone.And it warns Russia and China would be unlikely to keep to any such treaty.But critics claim the proposals risk driving an "irresponsible" arms race."This is a shocking and frightening report that could lead to the proliferation of AI weapons making decisions about who to kill," said Prof Noel Sharkey, spokesman for the Campaign To Stop Killer Robots."The most senior AI scientists on the planet have warned them about the consequences, and yet th...
Gareth Bale and Dele Alli set to start for Tottenham alongside Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son as Tottenham look to get top four bid back on track against Burnley

Gareth Bale and Dele Alli set to start for Tottenham alongside Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son as Tottenham look to get top four bid back on track against Burnley

Sports
It’s five defeats in six Premier League games for Jose Mourinho and his Tottenham side and their top four hopes are in tatters right now. Their season is fraying at the seams and a comfortable Europa League round of 32 win over Wolfsberger can’t mask it’s threatening to implode domestically in N17. AFP Mourinho is under pressure to deliver trophies for Tottenham The European adventures have given the club, and it’s suffering supporters, some hope and belief though. Fringe stars Dele Alli and Gareth Bale, who appeared to have been sidelined totally by Mourinho, have sprung to life. The former thrilled on Wednesday night with a stunning overhead kick goal and two assists, while his Welsh teammate now has two goals and two assists in three games. Have t
Banking sector was hurt in the name of aggressive lending a decade back: PM Modi

Banking sector was hurt in the name of aggressive lending a decade back: PM Modi

Finance
PM Narendra Modi on Friday said the government has a clear vision for the financial services sector and is taking steps to make it vibrant, proactive and strong and the top priority is to ensure trust and transparency for both the depositor and investor. PM Modi said the sector was hurt 10-12 years back due to aggressive lending and steps been taken under the current regime to take the country out of non-transparent credit culture. "Today instead of brushing NPAs under the carpet, we have made it mandatory to report even NPA of one day," he added. The Prime Minister was addressing a webinar on Budget 2021 announcements regarding the financial services sector. Watch now. (Text: PTI)Let's block ads! (Why?) Banking/Finance-Industry-Economic Times

Crystal Palace seal dramatic smash-and-grab victory at Brighton, fans back in stadiums for final day of Premier League season, ‘Mourinho NOT to blame for Tottenham crisis’, Rice wants Lingard to stay at West Ham – football news and gossip LIVE

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Wow, what a weekend of Premier League action that was. From Everton’s historic victory over Liverpool at Anfield, to West Ham’s thrilling win against Tottenham, Man City beating Arsenal to make it 18 wins in a row and Bruno Fernandes continuing his stunning form as Manchester United beat Newcastle. And if that wasn’t good enough […] talkSPORT
Parler app back online after month-long gap

Parler app back online after month-long gap

Technology
ParlerControversial social-media app Parler has come back online after more than a month without service. The Twitter-like app was a favourite among supporters of former US President Donald Trump and right-wing conservatives. It was banned from Google and Apple's app stores and Amazon's web-hosting service, after an armed mob broke into the US Capitol building on 6 January.But now, the self-styled free-speech platform says it is "here to stay". The app was not available for all users immediately, however.And users reported their posts from the previous version had vanished from their profiles. 'Independent technology'Parler said the plan was to bring the service back online for existing users first, with new users able to sign up in a week's time.And it was no longer working with a "big-te...