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5 things conservatives need to know before AI wipes out conservative thought altogether

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Texas residents share how familiar they are with artificial intelligence on a scale from one to 10 and detailed how much they use it each day. The "Godfather of A.I.," Geoffrey Hinton, quit Google out of fear that his former employer intends to deploy artificial intelligence in ways that will harm human beings. "It is hard to see how you can prevent the bad actors from using it for bad things," Hinton recently told The New York Times. But stomping out the door does nothing to atone for his own actions, and it certainly does nothing to protect conservatives – who are the primary target of A.I. programmers – from being canceled. Here are five things to know as the battle over A.I. turns hot: Elon Musk recently revealed that Google co-founder Larry Page and other Silicon Valley leaders want AI to establish a "digital god" that "would understand everything in the world.

Governments race to regulate artificial intelligence tools

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Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) such as Microsoft-backed OpenAI's ChatGPT are complicating governments' efforts to agree to laws governing the use of the technology. The government is consulting Australia's main science advisory body and is considering the next steps, a spokesperson for the industry and science minister said in April. The Financial Conduct Authority, one of several state regulators tasked with drawing up new guidelines covering AI, is consulting with the Alan Turing Institute and other legal and academic institutions to improve its understanding of the technology, a spokesperson said. Britain's competition regulator said on May 4 it would start examining the effect of AI on consumers, businesses and the economy, and whether new controls were needed. Britain said in March it planned to split responsibility for governing AI between its regulators for human rights, health and safety, and competition, rather than creating a new body. China's cyberspace regulator in April unveiled draft measures to manage generative AI services, saying it wanted firms to submit security assessments to authorities before they launch offerings to the public.

Debt ceiling showdown, Idaho murder suspect's arraignment and more top headlines

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OUT OF POCKET - Debt ceiling showdown could result in crucial win for GOP - or McCarthy losing the speakership. DEATH ON THE LINE - Idaho murder suspect Bryan Kohberger arraignment sets stage for high-stakes countdown. TRAVEL ADVISORY - NAACP says DeSantis' Florida is'openly hostile' to Black Americans, LGBTQ. BACKPEDALING - Attorney alleges racism in viral video, immediately threatened with a lawsuit. DEEP CUT – AI-powered'Lifesaving Radio' helps surgeons operate with greater efficiency and accuracy.

Company uses AI to help manufacturers map 'ethical' supply chains, but warns 'its not a magic wand'

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Sam Altman, the CEO of artificial intelligence lab OpenAI, told a Senate panel he welcomes federal regulation on the technology "to mitigate" its risks. A software company is looking to use artificial intelligence (AI) to help companies mitigate and avoid human rights risks in their supply chain. "When it comes to transparency in supply chains, there is such an enormous amount of data that is being spread not just in spreadsheets but also through social that we can start to use to identify and zero in," Justin Dillon, CEO and Founder of FRDM, told Fox News Digital, adding that it's "early, early days" for the technology and methods his company uses. Any AI technology requires significant amounts of data to analyze and process, and Dillon pointed to a treasure trove of data available on social media that his company can use to help map out problematic hotspots in supply chains -- areas that companies can then work to avoid and help create more ethical routes. Dillon related a story from a father in Australia who was talking about using "social listening," which is the analysis of conversations and trends related to different brands.

The 5 Laws of Robotics


I have been studying the whole range of issues/opportunities in the commercial roll out of robotics for many years now, and I've spoken at a number of conferences about the best way for us to look at regulating robotics. In the process I've found that my guidelines most closely match the EPSRC Principles of Robotics, although I provide additional focus on potential solutions. And I'm calling it the 5 Laws of Robotics because it's so hard to avoid Asimov's Laws of Robotics in the public perception of what needs to be done. The first most obvious point about these "5 Laws of Robotics" should be that I'm not suggesting actual laws, and neither actually was Asimov with his famous 3 Laws (technically 4 of them). Asimov proposed something that was hardwired or hardcoded into the existence of robots, and of course that didn't work perfectly, which gave him the material for his books.

AI will be the political left's 'single greatest weapon' against religious faith and truth, says expert

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Angie Wisdom and Dr. Chirag Shah discuss how artificial intelligence could play a role in online and professional relationships. As national conversations around artifical intelligence (AI) intensify, faith leaders and scholars are examining the potential ramifications these emerging technologies will have on worship – both its practice and its role in modern life. Some experts and faith leaders are also concerned about whether religion will have any place in AI programming – or if the intellectual will eventually take precedence over the spiritual in society. It's possible and even probable, say experts. Dan Schneider, Media Research Center and Free Speech America vice president, is both blunt and emphatic in his assessment of AI. "The [political] left controls AI, and the left is going to what the left wants to do," Schneider, whose headquarters are in Reston, Virginia, told Fox News Digital in a recent phone interview.

The Case for Protecting AI-Generated Speech With the First Amendment

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The modern foundation of the free speech clause of the First Amendment is the concept of the marketplace of ideas. The notion comes from John Stuart Mill who first drew the analogy to a market where ideas compete freely with one another and people form their own judgments. The analogy was first noted in Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes' famous dissent in Abrams v. United States (1919) when he wrote, "The best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market." This free and open market of ideas is considered vital to the function and preservation of democracy. As Holmes wrote in another famous dissent in United States v. Schwimmer (1929), "If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is the principle of free thought--not free thought for those who agree with us freedom for the thought we hate." Until recently, the Supreme Court had not cared much where those thoughts might come from, or whether their source must be human.

University of Florida offers class examining 'white terror' in Frankenstein, other classic texts

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New Jersey parents Christina Balestriere and Kristen Cobo discuss being sued by a school librarian for speaking out against'inappropriate books' on'Jesse Watters Primetime.' The University of Florida offers a class that examines race in the "genre of horror and its trends with a particular focus on representations of racial Otherness and racism," including "white terror" in literary classics, like Frankenstein. As part of the African American Studies class, titled "Black Horror, White Terror," students are instructed to analyze horror books and movies through the lens of "racial identity and oppression" using materials about "the power and horror of whiteness," "black feminism" and "queering personhood," according to a fall 2022 syllabus obtained by The College Fix. "We will also consider the relationship between horror and Black literary modes and traditions focusing on key moments that depict fears of Blackness and/or the terror associated with being Black in America," the syllabus reads. "This course will study the works of Black authors and producers as a way to explore racial identity and oppression."

AI's facial recognition failures: Three times crime solving intelligence got it wrong

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Fox News correspondent Matt Finn has the latest on the impact of AI technology that some say could outpace humans on'Special Report.' Law enforcement's use of artifical intelligence-driven facial recognition puts everyone into what one expert called a "perpetual police line-up," and studies show it's more likely the finger will be pointed at the wrong person if they're Black or Asian. "Whenever they have a photo of a suspect, they will compare it to your face," said Matthew Guariglia, from the nonprofit digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, told the BBC. The technology's use in police investigations boomed in recent years, particularly after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Twenty out of 42 federal agencies that were surveyed by the Government Accountability Office in 2021 reported they use facial recognition in criminal investigations.

'Chilling effect': Israel's ongoing surveillance of Palestinians

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For activist Issa Amro, the latest revelations from human rights group Amnesty International about Israel's ever-growing use of facial recognition technology against Palestinians come as no surprise. My people are suffering from it," he told Al Jazeera from Hebron. On May 2, Amnesty published a report titled Automated Apartheid, detailing the workings of Israel's Red Wolf programme – a facial recognition technology used to track Palestinians since last year that is believed to be linked to similar, earlier programmes known as Blue Wolf and Wolf Pack. The technology has been deployed at checkpoints in the city of Hebron and other parts of the occupied West Bank – scanning the faces of Palestinians and comparing them against existing databases. Palestinians, like anyone else, have the right to live in a world that upholds equality and dignity. Help dismantle Israel's apartheid and call for an end to the supply of facial recognition technologies used in the Occupied Palestinian ...