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In a recent HBO interview with Axios co-founders Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, Elon Musk said he believed it will be necessary for humans to merge with AI.  Calling on the analogy of what humans have done to other primates, reducing their populations and forcing them to live in cages, he warned that as AI gets smarter, it will eventually overtake biological intelligence and gain the potential to destroy humanity. read more...

The social credit system has already been in place since 2014 in certain areas of China such as Hangzhou, near Shanghai. For those deemed untrustworthy, “everywhere is limited, and it is difficult to move, so that those who violate the law and lose the trust will pay a heavy price”. The social credit system will be implemented nation-wide by 2020. read more...

The US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security recently proposed doubling down on export controls for conventional weapons, intelligence collection, weapons of mass destruction and items that could be deemed to have potential terrorist applications. The move comes under the umbrella of the Export Control Reform Act established earlier read more...

A teary-eyed Lexus Takumi Master Craftsman bids farewell to his beloved work of art, a new Lexus ES.  The car makes a short journey along a picturesque coastline and arrives at a sinister-looking testing centre.  Heart in his mouth, the man watches on TV as the car undergoes a crash test.  Seconds before crashing into the back of a truck read more...