Free Speech Monopoly”

New Ben Garrison Cartoon, “Free Speech Monopoly”

The Game is rigged and we lose.

The Deep State and the left are intertwined with Silicon Valley. The CIA helped Google and Facebook get started. Why? To make it easier to spy on people. Over time, millions gravitated toward Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Conservative and Libertarian voices became very strong and that alarmed the Deep State. So they began demonetizing conservatives. Then they shadow-banned them. Now they are deleting them outright.

Update: Twitter has banned  the verified account for the Proud Boys and the account belonging to their founder, CRTV host Gavin McInnes.

 

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RIGHTS FOR ROBOTS: EU reveals plans for new class of AI electro-person!

BRUSSELS bureaucrats are considering transferring human rights to robots if artificial intelligence (AI) becomes so powerful that droids end up thinking for themselves.

Ahead of today’s historic “in/out” vote for Britain, it has emerged the EU wants to introduce laws specific to robots that could give them civil rights regulations of they own, and see limits on how many jobs they could replace from humans.

In scenes that could have come from the sic-fi novels of Isaac Asimov nearly 70 years ago, a recommendation of the European Parliament to the EU Commission has suggested in the future sentient AI robots could need their own rights and responsibilities, and strict laws banning them from taking over too many jobs across the Continent may become necessary.

In the 1950s Asimov predicted robots would eventually have to adhere to laws, because the potential of what could develop from a combination of sophisticated mechanism, androids with human features, and artificial intelligence (AI) was too dangerous.

But, it appears Brussels bureaucrats fear this fiction will become a reality and the report has even considered including a “new robot category next to natural and lawful people: the electronic person”.

The report suggests AI could “surpass human intelligence within a few decades”.

Some members of European Parliament fear that without the controls humans may no longer be in charge of their own fate.

If Asimov’s predictions are being followed by the EU leaders, then a blueprint already exists.

The author already outlined the “three laws of robotics” in his novel, that inspired Hollywood Blockbuster I Robot in 2004.

These were that a robot must not harm any human, he has to obey them, and cannot harm humanity.

EU politicians point towards the fact that robots could become or be made self-aware by means of artificial intelligence.

Its report says robots “would be equipped with certain rights and responsibilities and be held responsible for any damages caused”.

In future, these machines could be classed and registered as ‘intelligent robots’ and be supervised by the European agency for robotics and artificial intelligence, the report continues.

Even a mandatory insurance has been suggested by EU MPs, which would say that the manufacturer of the autonomous robot needs to arrange insurance, against any ill effects of their creations.

The insurance system could possibly be supplemented by a “higher level fund”.

The ideas of the MEPs are not restricted to robots in factory buildings of big manufacturers.

There are also varied questions, ethical and otherwise, about further electronic species, for example carer robots, medicinal robots, autonomous cars and drones, says the report.

There is also talk of limiting how many human jobs can be replaced by AI and robots amid fears it will create mass unemployment across the EU.

But discussions over restricting jobs which robots can do has angered manufacturers and not met with universal appeal.

Germany’s engineering industry has already warned of EU overzealousness, as it used a robot exhibition in Munich as a platform to clarify the views of the industry.

But the growing number of robots is something that worries EU bureaucrats.

They point to the fact that the sales of robots have increased yearly by 17 per cent between 2010 and 2014.

The applications for robot technology patents has even tripled within a decade.

Germany has, after Korea and Japan, the highest density of robots.

Last year nearly a quarter million robots were sold worldwide, a record according to the International Federation of Robotics.

There is apparently no end in sight for the growth, and worldwide, it could mean as many as 2.3 million in operation by 2018 – twice as many as there were in 2009.

The fear in Brussels is that huge numbers of manufacturing jobs currently done by humans could soon be carried out by robots, says a report by the EU Commission.

The trade group VDMA, that is connected to leading German machine engineering and robot companies like Kuka, say most of these fear still belong in the realm of sci-fi.

Instead the group emphasises the advantages of digitalisation.

These bring “immense chances for Europe’s economy”, but only if the laws won’t hinder the development prematurely, it said in a statement.

They fear space for innovation would be limited for no real reason.

Thilo Brodtmann, VDMA CEO, said: “We can’t predict yet how the people will produce and consume things in five to 10n years.

“Being this overzealous, the politicians are limiting room for innovation and endanger the development of the 4.0 industry in Europe.

“It might be the right thing to do to have these discussions within a lawful context, but it was ‘way too early to discuss details like robot registries or social security contributions’.”

According VDMA the “work colleague robot” does not destroy jobs overall.

Patrick Schwarzkopf of the Automatica in Munich said: “We can see the number of jobs rising.

“In the German car industry the number of robots has risen by 17 per cent since 2010 and the number of jobs by 13 per cent.

“Robots take over difficult and dangerous jobs. This increases productivity and makes jobs safer.”

Ulrich Walwei of the IAB of the Bundesagentur fuer Arbeit, however, disagrees.

According to him there are three to four million jobs in Germany that robots could soon do up to 70 per cent of, so the jobs are therefore under threat.

He said: “All in all the digitalisation could stay industry neutral since the responsibilities would also arise in the service industry.

“The increase in productivity through robots could also lead to lower prices.”

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BREAKING! Apple Watch provides murder case clues!

Police in Australia have presented data gathered from an Apple Watch as evidence in a murder trial.

Grandmother Myrna Nilsson was wearing the device when she was killed in 2016.

Her daughter-in-law Caroline Nilsson is accused of staging an ambush, after claiming she was tied up by a group of men who entered the house.

But data from the victim’s smartwatch suggests that she was ambushed as she arrived home, and died hours earlier than Ms Nilsson claims.

‘Ambush’

Ms Nilsson told police that her mother-in-law had been followed home by a group of men in a car.

According to ABC News, Ms Nilsson said her mother-in-law had argued with the men outside the house for about 20 minutes, but she did not hear the fatal attack because she was in the kitchen with the door closed.

A neighbour called the police when Ms Nilsson emerged from the house gagged and distressed after 22:00.

Ms Nilsson says the attackers had tied her up and that she had made her way out of the house as soon as they had left.

But prosecutor Carmen Matteo said evidence from the victim’s smartwatch suggested Ms Nilsson had staged the home invasion.

The body of 57-year-old Myrna Nilsson was found in the laundry room of her home in Valley View, Adelaide, in September 2016.

Evidence

“The evidence from the Apple Watch is a foundational piece of evidence for demonstrating the falsity of the defendant’s account to police,” said Ms Matteo.

“A watch of this type… contains sensors capable of tracking the movement and rate of movement of the person wearing it… it also measures the heart rate.”

The prosecution alleged that the watch had recorded data consistent with a person going into shock and losing consciousness.

“The deceased must have been attacked at around 6:38pm and had certainly died by 6:45pm,” she said.

“If that evidence is accepted, it tends to contradict the accused’s version of an argument occurring between the deceased and these men outside the laundry for a period of up to 20 minutes.

“Her emergence from the house was well after 10:00pm and if the Apple Watch evidence is accepted, that is over three hours after the attack on the deceased.”

Magistrate Oliver Koehn denied Ms Nilsson bail based on the “apparent strength of the prosecution’s case”. The trial will continue in June.

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Explosive Facebook Memo Defended Company’s Strategy, Even If It Got People Killed!

A top Facebook executive wrote an internal memo in 2016 that defended the company’s growth as necessary and justified, even if the social network was used to bully someone to death or help plan a terrorist attack.

The leaked document, obtained by BuzzFeed News and published Thursday, was written by Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth. Titled “The Ugly,” Bosworth roundly defended Facebook’s acquisition of user data, what he calls “all the questionable contact importing practices” and “all the subtle language that helps people stay searchable by friends.”

“We connect people. Period. That’s why all the work we do in growth is justified,” he wrote. “All of the work we do to bring more communication in. The work we will likely have to do in China some day. All of it.”

He continued: “That can be bad if they make it negative. Maybe it costs someone a life by exposing someone to bullies. Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools.”

“And still we connect people.”

Bosworth acknowledged that he wrote the memo but said he no longer agrees with the post today and “didn’t agree with it even when I wrote it.” He is seen as an outspoken figure at Facebook, the outlet reported, known for being blunt.

“why did you write a post you don’t agree with?” It was intended to be provocative. This was one of the most unpopular things I’ve ever written internally and the ensuing debate helped shape our tools for the better.

“The purpose of this post … was to bring to the surface issues I felt deserved more discussion,” he said. “Having a debate around hard topics like these is a critical part of our process, and to do that effectively we have to be able to consider even bad ideas.”

The document showcases Facebook executives’ awareness of its power, both good and bad, years before the company was embroiled in controversy over the misuse of user data. Earlier this month, The New York Times reported that the data firm Cambridge Analytica misused the data of 50 million people, prompting calls for Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress.

Zuckerberg decried the memo in a statement released Thursday, saying it was something he “disagreed with strongly.”

“Boz is a talented leader who says many provocative things,” he said in the statement. “This was one that most people at Facebook including myself disagreed with strongly. We’ve never believed the ends justify the means.”

Read the full memo at BuzzFeed News.

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