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Russian Biologist Plans More CRISPR-Edited Children

June 18, 2019 No Comments

A Russian scientist says he is planning to produce gene-edited babies, an act that would make him only the second person known to have done this. It would also fly in the face of the scientific consensus that such experiments should be banned until an international ethical framework has agreed on the circumstances and safety…

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Chinese-Owned Company Material Electronic Devices On U.S. And U.K. F-35 Fighter Jets

June 18, 2019 No Comments

“We are not aware of any other Chinese-owned F-35 suppliers at this time,” Lockheed Martin said after the U.K.’s Sky News reported that “a Chinese-owned company is making circuit boards for the top-secret next-generation F-35 warplanes flown by Britain and the United States.” British MP Bob Seely, who sits on both the Foreign Affairs and Arms Export Controls Committees…

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Roe v. Wade offered females a right to pick abortion. However doctors like me have an option, too.

June 18, 2019 No Comments

Marc Siegel, Opinion columnist Published 5:00 a.m. ET May 19, 2019 | Updated 2:25 p.m. ET May 19, 2019CLOSEAs a doctor, I’m not there to carry out the will of either the state or the individual, but to do what I see as in keeping with my medical role.There came a time in medical school…

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What is facial recognition innovation, and why is it so controversial?

June 18, 2019 No Comments

Facial recognition technology is becoming an increasingly regular part of our everyday lives. Systems that can quickly match your photos to your identity are quickly spreading out across the world, potentially affecting how you use your smartphone, check in at airports, or even shop.But as the technology becomes more ubiquitous, civil rights groups and officials…

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Discussed: The systemic problem of trainee debt in the United States

June 18, 2019 No Comments

Graduates react after hearing billionaire technology investor and philanthropist Robert F. Smith say he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP/PTI Photo)Written by Dana Goldstein On Sunday, Robert F. Smith, a billionaire investor, shocked and delighted the…

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Computer Systems and Video Security

June 18, 2019 No Comments

It used to be that surveillance cameras were passive. Maybe they just recorded, and no one looked at the video unless they needed to. Maybe a bored guard watched a dozen different screens, scanning for something interesting. In either case, the video was only stored for a few days because storage was expensive. Increasingly, none…

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What It’s Like To Live With A Foot In China, Another In The U.S.

June 18, 2019 No Comments

American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a three-wheeled rickshaw in Beijing in 2018. Andy Wong/AP hide caption toggle caption Andy Wong/AP American flags are displayed together with Chinese flags on top of a three-wheeled rickshaw in Beijing in 2018. Andy Wong/AP China and the United States are locked in a…

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Hong Kong’s Lam Under Pressure as Protesters Call New March

June 18, 2019 No Comments

Hong Kong’s Lam Under Pressure as Protesters Call New March(Bloomberg) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam was expected to make a statement on a China-backed extradition bill Saturday amid mounting pressure to withdraw the bill as the city girds for another mass protest this weekend. Lam planned to call a press conference as soon as…

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AI Has Made Video Monitoring Automated and Frightening

June 18, 2019 No Comments

It used to be that surveillance cameras were passive. Maybe they just recorded, and no one looked at the video unless they needed to. Maybe a bored guard watched a dozen different screens, scanning for something interesting. In either case, the video was only stored for a few days because storage was expensive. Increasingly, none…

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Schools are utilizing software application to assist choose who gets in. What could fail?

June 18, 2019 No Comments

In 2011, Taylor University, a small liberal arts college in Upland, Indiana, began to look for a new way to maximize recruitment. Specifically, they needed to sell students on applying and enrolling, in part to help with tuition revenue goals. That led to a contract with software giant Salesforce, which builds automated systems designed to…

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