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'I Could Solve Most of Your Problems': Eric Schmidt's Pentagon Offensive

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Mr. Schmidt is pressing forward with a Silicon Valley worldview where advances in software and A.I. are the keys to figuring out almost any issue. While that philosophy has led to social networks that spread disinformation and other unintended consequences, Mr. Schmidt said he was convinced that applying new and relatively untested technology to complex situations -- including deadly ones -- would make service members more efficient and bolster the United States in its competition with China.


Google chairman Eric Schmidt dismisses Hollywood-driven AI fears as unrealistic

Daily Mail - Science & tech

We are all familiar with the doomsday scenario depicted by many modern films, when artificial intelligence goes bad and takes over the world. But this is not going to happen, according to Google chairman, Eric Schmidt, who claims that super-intelligent robots will someday help use solve problems such as population growth and climate change. During a talk in Cannes, he said AI will be developed for the benefit of humanity and there will be systems in place in case anything goes awry. Artificial intelligence will let scientists solve some of the world's'hard problems.' During a talk in Cannes, Eric Schmidt said AI will be developed for the benefit of humanity and there will be systems in place in case anything goes awry.


A Look at Eric Schmidt's 17 Years With Google and Alphabet

U.S. News

Schmidt makes four-day visit to North Korea, a country with one of the world's most restrictive internet policies. The visit takes place despite opposition from the U.S. government. Schmidt is accompanied by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Jared Cohen, the head of Google's innovation think-tank. Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican, calls the delegation "useful idiots" on his Twitter account.


The Unbingeable Kimmy Schmidt

Slate

The one exception to Kimmy Schmidt's everyone-is-nuts rule is a new character played by Hamilton's Daveed Diggs, a fellow mid-30s student who shows her around community college and then transfers, at the same time as she does, to Columbia. If Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the closest a live-action sitcom has come to The Simpsons, then Diggs is its Frank Grimes, the sputtering straight arrow who was driven into an early grave by Homer's inexplicable accomplishments. But Diggs' character only raises an eyebrow, not his heart rate, and he's in sync with Kimmy's inability to understand the modern world even if he didn't spent 15 years living underground. The world of the modern university is a strange place for them, a minefield of gender-neutral pronouns and boys who call their mothers in tears when the girls they're sweet on won't sign their consent contracts. But while the episode feels at first like it's going to be a glib anti-PC satire along the lines of the previous season's "Kimmy Goes to a Play!"--itself a reaction to criticism of Krakowski's casting as a Native American--Kimmy this time comes to a more reasonable conclusion: "They're just kids."


Sister Jean Schmidt, 98, sees Loyola-Chicago win first NCAA Tournament game in 33 years

FOX News

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, left, greets the Loyola-Chicago basketball team as they walk off the court after their win over Miami in a first-round game at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Dallas, March 15, 2018. Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt was on hand Thursday as her beloved Loyola-Chicago men's basketball team upset Miami in the school's first NCAA Tournament game in 33 years. Schmidt, 98, is the team chaplain who prays with players before games and gives them scouting reports the next day. She got to see Donte Ingram hit a last-second three-point shot to win. "Thank God," she said in an interview after the game.