Hawking, Musk warn of ‘inevitable’ AI arms race
Tech & Innovation

Hawking, Musk warn of ‘inevitable’ AI arms race

If any major military moves ahead with developing artificial intelligence weapons, a global arms race of robotic killing machines is virtually inevitable, according to an open letter that Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and hundreds of other robotics researchers signed. Autonomous weapons—or those not controlled by humans—include weapons like armed quad-copters that can search and kill … Continue reading

Libya’s Election Ushers in New Voter Technology
Politics & Economics

Libya’s Election Ushers in New Voter Technology

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal  Libya’s parliamentary election today is employing the world’s first national, mobile voter registration system. Today, voters headed to the polls to elect members to the 200-seat House of Representatives. The House of Representatives will replace the General National Congress, the now largely discredited interim parliament established in July 2012. … Continue reading

Culture / Politics & Economics / Tech & Innovation

Africa’s Digital Revolution: Full Speed Ahead

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal In the last five years, Africa has undergone a phenomenon that analysts refer to as the continent’s “digital revolution.” A recent wave of investor capital to the continent signals that this trend is unlikely to change course any time soon. The virtual revolution means sudden improvements to education, health … Continue reading