“Alexa, tell me, in your own words, what happened on the night in question.” Actually the request is more like,… Read More
The powers of big data, AI/analytics, and subtle data collection are now converging to a future only hinted at in Orwell’s 1984.
With Siri and Alexa, you are being asked to “bug your house” with a device that listens to every noise in the house.
The ability to kill a target from a “position of safety” is essentially the basic design criteria for many weapon systems.
Should children have toys that can combine speech recognition with a Wi-Fi connection to capture and respond to them, and that potentially are able to record their conversations as well as feed them “messages”? Welcome to the world of Hello Barbie.
A recent CBS Sixty Minutes program interviewed folks at U.S. DARPA, including a demonstration of how a recent hacking of… Read More
Various states in the U.S. are using big data tools, such as the Lexus-Nexus database, to identify people who are… Read More
Cyber attacks are increasing. What might be done about this, by technologists, by citizens, or by nation states?
The issue of how video games or movies affect behavior is a recurrent topic in academic and public discourse.