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Cyberattack Grounds Aircraft

Cyberattack Grounds Aircraft

The Polish national airline, LOT, announced on Sunday that it has cancelled 10 flights due to a cyber attack against the airline’s ground computer systems at Warsaw’s Okecie airport.

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Are Artificial Intelligence Doomsayers like Skeptical Theists?

Are Artificial Intelligence Doomsayers like Skeptical Theists?

Some of you may have noticed my recently-published paper on existential risk and artificial intelligence. The paper offers a somewhat critical perspective on the recent trend for AI-doomsaying among people like Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates. Of course, it doesn’t focus on their opinions; rather, it focuses on the work of the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who has written the most impressive...

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Hacking Medical Robots

Hacking Medical Robots

University of Washington researchers show that state of the art teleoperated surgical robots can be hacked with a downloadable Python library.

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