PSA: Julian Assange's cat appears to be safe by UmamiTofu in news

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That's allegedly a bot.

Google’s AI Guru Wants Computers to Think More Like Brains (I’ve always been worried about potential misuses in lethal autonomous weapons. I think there should be something like a Geneva Convention banning them, like there is for chemical weapons. You’ll notice who doesn’t sign it.) by Vigte in technology

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I’ve always been worried about potential misuses in lethal autonomous weapons. I think there should be something like a Geneva Convention banning them, like there is for chemical weapons. You’ll notice who doesn’t sign it.

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At the last panel, one of the speakers said that it was inevitable that Europe would develop such military systems, because its adversaries would.

EUobserver subsequently asked if any of the other panel members, or anyone in the audience, believed that it was not inevitable that Europe would use fully autonomous lethal weapons.

No one among the roughly 100 participants - which included EU military brass, companies, civil servants working in defence ministries and EU institutions - raised their hand.

Rise of killer robots seems inevitable at EU conference

Twitter has, apparently, suspended the account of journalist and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. by Orangutan in news

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Yeah, I think this is what happened:

1) @JulianAssange was renamed to @AssangeDefence

2) someone renamed their account to now free handle @JulianAssange

3) that account was suspended for impersonation

Infamous St. Petersburg 'Troll Factory' Set on Fire. So burned by Putin to destroy evidence? Or burned by the West in revenge? What do you think? by allie in conspiracy

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It wasn't a major fire actually - security guards put it out:

Google-translated Fontanka report

Security video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJmlIAbQg54

So I guess it could be a false flag even.

UPD Another video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OMP-NMDnFQ

Fears Israel has shot-down Russian spy plane during raid on Syria by r721 in WorldNews

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