A former designer for Google says tech giants don’t need to listen to the mic in your phone, tablet, or laptop because they’ve created a “voodoo, avatar-like version” of you to predict which ads you’ll click and products you’ll buy.
Haaretz reports that only 240 of the 690 missiles fired from Gaza into Israel over the weekend were intercepted. Hamas claims victory and says it’s figured out how to defeat Israel’s missile defense system.
The US Navy has established a process for collecting UFO reports from pilots. Interestingly, two of the sources for the Washington Post are on the board of a for-profit company that’s been promoting the “ET is here” meme since December, 2017.
A team of AI “players” has been steamrolling world-class human gamers at a popular online game called Dota 2. We discuss what the artificial intelligences might be learning from a computer game that combines strategy, war, and a mashup of pagan religions.