CIA plans to replace spies with AI

The reign of human spies will come to an end soon, according to the writing on the wall and a few statements made by the CIA’s deputy director of technology.

Source: CIA plans to replace spies with AI

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Artificial intelligence will wipe out half the banking jobs in a decade, experts say

Advances in artificial intelligence and automation could replace as many as half the nation’s financial services workers over the next decade, industry experts say, but it’s going to take a big inv…

Source: Artificial intelligence will wipe out half the banking jobs in a decade, experts say

Facebook admits tracking users and non-users off-site | Technology | The Guardian (hi Mark !!!)

Statement comes as company faces US lawsuit over facial recognition feature launched in 2011 and planned to expand to EU

Source: Facebook admits tracking users and non-users off-site | Technology | The Guardian

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis

Source: Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian

Kai-Fu Lee says the list of countries that will benefit from the AI revolution is exceedingly short — Quartz

The countries that are not in good shape are the countries that have perhaps a large population, but no AI, no technologies, no Google, no Tencent, no Baidu, no Alibaba, no Facebook, no Amazon,” Lee says. “These people will basically be data points to countries whose software is dominant in their country. If a country in Africa uses largely Facebook and Google, they will be providing their data to help Facebook and Google make more money, but their jobs will still be replaced nevertheless.”

Only two countries make the cut. USA and China

Source: Kai-Fu Lee says the list of countries that will benefit from the AI revolution is exceedingly short — Quartz