Pope Francis, Microsoft President Discuss AI Ethics

Pope Francis met with Microsoft President Brad Smith on Wednesday to discuss artificial intelligence "at the service of the common good," Reuters reports, per Business Insider. The 81-year-old Roman Catholic leader debated the potential threats AI poses to humanity, and ahead of the meeting Smith told WION News, "in the wrong hands, More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, February 7th, 2019
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Pentagon Outlines Plan for Cloud Technology

The Department of Defense unveiled its blueprint for utilizing cloud technology, with a focus on speed and support coming from various cloud providers, Defense One reports. "This marks a milestone in our efforts More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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Activist Warns of 5G Dangers to Humans, Environment

An activist has posted a petition seeking to stop the development and rollout of 5G technology over fears it is "an experiment on humanity and the environment." Arthur Firstenberg's petition to world More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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State Dept Asks Scientist Panel to Investigate Cuba Mystery

The U.S. State Department has asked a new group of scientists to look into the cause of the health problems that have befallen government personnel working at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba. According to a "statement More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Harvard Astronomer Revels in Spaceship Theory

Other experts in his orbit would like him to just shut up about it, but Avi Loeb, chairman of Harvard University's astronomy department, remains insistent a piece of an alien spacecraft has been observed inside More...

By SLPundit On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Worried About Privacy? Worry More About Your Data

Facebook isn't some Big Brother or HAL 9000 listening to your every conversation like you probably fear, tech experts say. Actually, they warn, it's far worse. "Privacy as we normally think of it doesn't More...

By SLPundit On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Report: Rising Temps Could Melt Himalayan Glaciers by 2100

Rising temperatures could melt most Himalayan glaciers by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced, scientists warn in a new study released by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development. "Global More...

By SLPundit On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Report: Rising Temps Could Melt Himalayan Glaciers by 2100

Rising temperatures could melt most Himalayan glaciers by 2100 if global emissions are not reduced, scientists warn in a new study released by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development. “Global More...

By SLPundit On Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Study: Women's Brains Appear Younger Than Men of Same Age

Women's brains appear three to four years more "youthful" than those belonging to men of exactly the same age in scans, a new study has found. In a study published in the journal Proceedings More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
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Health Screenings Every Woman Needs

Mammogram? Check. Pap test? Check. Blood pressure? Check. Hearing and vision? Check. Screenings are an important part of maintaining women's health. They can detect disease when it's most treatable and More...