Artificial Intelligence Claims to Predict Crimes

The technology is here to have AI to detect irregularities in camera surveillance and report potential crime before it happens. Powerful, scary and safer. I wonder what words will appeal to the general public and the government.

It’s been one year since the Boston Marathon bombings, and in the aftermath the city beefed up its security with an artificial intelligence system called AISight (pronounced “eye sight”). The software is already in place in cities like Chicago and Washington, and BRS Labs claims it can sometimes detect crime before it even happens. Bloomberg’s Adam Johnson went to their headquarters in Houston to learn more.

Elon Musk : Senate hearing on National Security Space Launch

Great debate and hearing from Elon Musk and I must say the lady in the panel asked really good questions.

Defense Subcommittee (Chairman Durbin) Time and Location: 10:00 a.m., in Room SD-192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building Agenda: National Security Space Launch Programs Witnesses: Cristina Chaplain, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management Government Accountability Office; Michael Gass, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance; Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Designer, Space Exploration Technologies; Dr. Scott Pace, Director, Space Policy Institute Elliott School of International Affairs George Washington University.

Edward Snowden: Heres how we take back the Internet

This is probably a must see. Edward Snowden on stage at Ted.

Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. “Your rights matter,” he say, “because you never know when you’re going to need them.” Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.

An Award is a Platform To Acknowledge Others

This is quite an interesting speech form the the award winner, about getting awards that allow him to extend his thanks and acknowledge others, and it’s more than just an event for highlighting his glory. It’s a good way to think about victories.

From the Piaget Lounge, the best supporting actor winner Jared Leto explains his acceptance speech and why he thanked everyone.

The Search of a Better Messaging App

The rise of the messaging apps as we know it. Here is an interesting review of different messaging apps and how it could benefit you in unique ways.

Longing for the simpler days of AOL Instant Messenger, WSJ Personal Tech columnist Joanna Stern goes on a messaging journey and reviews WhatsApp, Kik, Viber and WeChat.

How Data Will Transform Business

The business value chain is changing and that will transform how we do business. This is how the age of the Internet and cloud data will change the way we operate. Interesting views and forward thinking ideas.

What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy — and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid. (Listen for the absorbing tale of a surveillance program named Nora which was so useful it prompted competing Las Vegas casinos to cooperate with one another.)

We Need Money For Aid. So Let’s Print It

This is a very interesting video about money from banks and how it could be done for charity. It’s not very popular on YouTube in terms of its ratings, but somehow the points made do make some sense.

During the financial crisis, the central banks of the United States, United Kingdom and Japan created $3.7 trillion in order to buy assets and encourage investors to do the same. Michael Metcalfe offers a shocking idea: could these same central banks print money to ensure they stay on track with their goals for global aid? Without risking inflation?

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