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This Can't Be Good for Putin


The drone attack on Moscow early Tuesday morning showed that the war is real and near, not just for Ukrainians but also for Russians--a message that can't be good for Vladimir Putin. At least eight drones flew over Russia's capital in the wee hours, almost certainly launched by Ukraine (or perhaps by Russian rebels sympathetic to Ukraine's cause). The Kremlin claims that air-defense crews shot down or electronically jammed all the drones and that the damage done to a few apartment buildings was caused by metal shards of the disabled airframes as they fell from the sky. Even if this claim is true, it doesn't matter. The attack demonstrates that Russia's skies are porous, that Russian civilians are vulnerable.

AI should be 'a global priority alongside pandemics and nuclear war',' new letter states

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A new open letter calling for regulation to mitigate'the risk of extinction from AI' has been signed by more than 350 industry experts, including several developing the tech. The 22-word statement reads: 'Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war.' The short letter was signed by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, creator of ChatGPT, who called on Congress to establish regulations for AI. While the document does not provide details, the statement likely aims to convince policymakers to create plans for the event AI goes rogue, just as there are plans in place for pandemics and nuclear wars. Altman was joined by other known leaders in AI, including Demis Hassabis of Google DeepMind, Dario Amodei of Anthropic and executives from Microsoft and Google.

AI Threat Placed on Par With Pandemics, Nuclear War WSJD - Technology

Tech executives and artificial-intelligence scientists are sounding the alarm about AI, saying in a joint statement Tuesday that the technology poses an extinction risk as great as pandemics and nuclear war.

AI presents 'risk of extinction' on par with nuclear war, industry leaders say


With the rise of ChatGPT, Bard and other large language models (LLMs), we've been hearing warnings from the people involved like Elon Musk about the risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI). Now, a group of high-profile industry leaders has issued a one-sentence statement effectively confirming those fears. Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war. It was posted to the Center for AI Safety, an organization with the mission "to reduce societal-scale risks from artificial intelligence," according to its website. Signatories are a who's who of the AI industry, including OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman and Google DeepMind head Demis Hassabis.

Russia's pre-dawn air raid on Kyiv kills at least 1 while Moscow claims city attacked by drones

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Russia launched a pre-dawn air raid on Ukraine's capital of Kyiv on Tuesday, killing at least one person, while officials in Moscow claim the Russian capital was attacked by drones. At least 20 Shahed explosive drones were struck down by air defense forces in Kyiv's airspace in Russia's third attack on the capital in the past 24 hours, according to the Kyiv Military Administration via The Associated Press. Ukraine shot down 29 of the 31 drones fired into the country, most of which were in the Kyiv area, the air force later said.

Russia issues Lindsey Graham arrest warrant after Ukraine comments

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on May 26, 2023, during the senator's third visit to Ukraine since Russia invaded the country. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is a wanted man in Russia for comments he made while visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday. Russia's Interior Ministry put out a warrant for Graham's arrest on Monday in response to an edited video released by Zelenskyy's office in which Graham praised U.S. support for Ukraine's defense and noted that Russians are dying as Ukraine fights for its freedom. In the video, Graham noted that "the Russians are dying" and described the U.S. military assistance to the country as "the best money we've ever spent." While Graham appeared to have made the remarks in different parts of the conversation, the short video by Ukraine's presidential office put them next to each other, causing outrage in Russia.

Russia pummels Kyiv with waves of explosive drones ahead of Ukrainian founding holiday

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Dozens of patients are undergoing rehabilitation at the Superhumans Center, a newly established medical center aiming to become Ukraine's first venue for for such treatment. Russian forces pummeled the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv with "Kamikaze" drone attacks throughout the night as the city prepared to celebrate the anniversary of its founding Sunday. Russia launched 54 Iranian-made drones at Kyiv and elsewhere in Ukraine, but air defenses shot down 52 of the drones, according to Ukrainian officials. Two people were killed during Saturday night's attack, with falling debris landing on one 41-year-old man and another person dying of unspecified causes, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said in a statement. Kyiv is marking the 1,541-year anniversary since its founding on Sunday.

Winning without fighting? Why China is exploring 'cognitive warfare'

The Japan Times

With the U.S. and its allies rapidly bolstering military capabilities around Taiwan, a successful Chinese invasion, let alone an occupation, of the self-ruled island is becoming an increasingly difficult proposition. But with the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) increasingly focused on "intelligent warfare" -- a reference to artificial intelligence-enabled military systems and operational concepts -- experts warn that Beijing could eventually have a new card up its sleeve: "cognitive warfare." The term refers to operations based on techniques and technologies such as AI aimed at influencing the minds of one's adversaries and shaping their decisions, thereby creating a strategically favorable environment or subduing them without a fight. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. Please add and to your list of allowed sites.

Ex-Google CEO warns artificial intelligence could be used to kill 'many, many people'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A former Google CEO has warned that artificial intelligence be used to kill people in the future. Eric Schmidt - who spent two decades at the helm of the search giant, told a gathering of senior executives Wednesday that he believes AI presents an'existential risk' for humanity'defined as many, many, many, many people harmed or killed.' The software PhD said the technology, which Google is helping spearhead through its relatively primitive Bard chatbot system - could be'misused by evil people' when it becomes more advanced. Schmidt, who recently chaired the US National Security Commission on AI, is the latest in a slew of former Google staffers to come out publicly against the rapid development of the technology in recent weeks. Schmidt told a CEO summit in London that'misused' AI could lead to'many, many, many, many people harmed or killed.'

Cyprus takes extra measures to ensure air safety amid Turkish warplane incursions

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Cyprus authorities say they're taking extra efforts to ensure flight safety isn't compromised from Turkish warplanes and military drones flying inside Cypriot-monitored airspace without filing either flight plans or communicating with air traffic control. The issue over unregulated Turkish military flights again came to the fore earlier this month when Cypriot authorities said a Turkish warplane "illegally" flew low over a United Nations-controlled buffer zone that cuts across the ethnically-divided island nation on what was believed to be a surveillance mission. "Despite these illegal acts by Turkey, and the illegal operation of the self-styled air traffic control by the secessionist entity, the Department of Civil Aviation of Cyprus is doing its utmost to ensure the safe provision of air traffic services within the Nicosia FIR in its entirety," the Cyprus government told The Associated Press late Wednesday.