Monday, November 30, 2015

TERMINATOR NOW: The Rise Of The Machines - Robot Taught To DISOBEY Humans Could Mark The Era Of SELF-AWARE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE!

November 30, 2015 - TECHNOLOGY
- Is this the beginning of the end for humanity as we speak?

Recently, researchers from Tufts University in Massachusetts are training robots to understand the same sensation of human beings when making a decision. In this way, they will, or will not obey the commands of the human beings, which is something to be worried about. While this could be thought of as a clever approach in order to operate futuristic machines verbally without having to operate them manually, training robots to disobey commands is not exactly a smart thing to do.

If anyone has paid even an ounce of attention to the ‘Terminator’ series, then they will realize that all of humanity was wiped out since Artificial Intelligence or AI started becoming self-aware and wiped out the entire human race in order to preserve its existence. Additionally, great science fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics states the following:

1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm

2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law

3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

The writer later added one more law that would exceed all of the above stated laws; a robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm. Most some robotic scientists are actually afraid of Artificial Intelligence, fearing that that robots will become too clever. They also fear that if robots’ intelligence factor is not going to be the primary reason, then it is their ignorance that will lead to more human deaths if they are given control over specific things.

In order to prevent this, these researchers at Tufts University’s Human-Robot Interaction Lab have been developing a specific type of programming for robots that enables them to understand that they can reject a command from a human if they have a good enough reason for it. However, this reason might translate into protecting their own existence if they develop a much broader intelligence that their presence is being threatened.

Furthermore, the programming of these robots in order to keep them within the parameters of human control might not be sufficient since it is also possible for robots to override such commands. Whatever the case maybe, scientists should start preparing themselves for the worst.

WATCH: Robots learn to disobey humans! 

- Techworm.


DELUGE: Widespread Flooding In Kenya - At Least 12 People Killed As 2 Mini-Buses Are Swept Away!

The minibus that overturned at Agolo Muok in Suba, Homa Bay county, on Friday.

November 30, 2015 - KENYA - Ten people were Sunday morning killed when a matatu they were travelling was swept away by raging water in Nyakibai, Gatundu North, Kiambu County.

The ten, who are believed to be from the same family, drowned while seven survivors were taken to the local health centre, treated and discharged.

This gave an indication the van had 17 passengers at the time of the accident.

The wreckage from the ill-fated bus. The rescue operations have been suspended for three days in the hope that the bodies will come afloat.

Traffic commandant Jecinta Kinyua said the victims were from a dowry ceremony in Nyahururu and were headed for Kandara in Murang'a County when the accident happened. Ms Kinyua say the accident happened at about 1 a.m. Among the survivors was a ten-year-old boy, she said.

"We suspect the driver was tired at the time of the accident because he had driven for long and it was heavily raining," said Ms Kinyua who had visited the scene.

The driver is said to have lost control of the matatu as it crossed Nyakibai Stream near Matara Shopping Centre before it was swept away. The bodies have been taken to the Thika Hospital.

Kiambu County police commander James Mugera said the bodies were found floating on the river bed of Nyakibai long after the accident had happened.

"They drowned and the bodies do not have physical injuries. We urge for vigilance from drivers at this time of heavy rains," said Mugera.

WATCH: Migori and Homabay floods leave a total of 12 people dead.

The incident is the latest in a series that have happened since the heavy rains started more than a month ago. Just yeaterday, five people were killed in Sori, Migori County due to floods, and search and rescue operations have been suspended for three days the missing 14 persons by Migori County Deputy Commissioner James Mabeya in the hope that the missing bodies will come afloat soon.

Authorities say up to 70 people have died in the last month alone in rain related incidents. Dozens others were injured while property of unknown value has been destroyed.

There have been campaigns that have been running in the last month on the rains urging for vigilance from residents. - Standard Digital.


FIRE IN THE SKY: Green Meteor Fireball Filmed Over Cape Town, South Africa - Seen By Hundreds!

November 30, 2015 - CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
- What was this mysterious green light striking the sky of South Africa on November 28, 2015?

The strange green light was spotted by hundreds of baffled residents from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg...
seems legit or its vfx 50/50 "@LiveMagSA WHAT WAS THAT? Anyone else see that green light flying over Soweto? #UFOSA"

— PhetogoTshepoMahasha (@PTMahasha) November 30, 2015

Hundreds of people reported through social networks a strange green light in the sky over Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg at around 11pm on November 28, 2015.

Many photographed and recorded the spectacular phenomenon.

WATCH: Fireball or UFO over South Africa.

The strange green light remained static for a few seconds, and then started moving at high speed before disappearing.

So what was this mysterious light?

I would go for a green meteor/ fireball disintegrating. - Strange Sounds.

ICE AGE NOW: Global Cooling - Scientists Says We Are In For A DECADE-LONG FREEZE As The Sun "Hibernates"; Solar Activity Will Decrease By 60 PERCENT!

The big freeze could last a decade as sun goes to sleep

November 30, 2015 - EARTH - Scientists claim we are in for a decade-long freeze as the sun slows down solar activity by up to 60 per cent.

A team of European researchers have unveiled a scientific model showing that the Earth is likely to experience a “mini ice age” from 2030 to 2040 as a result of decreased solar activity.

Their findings will infuriate environmental campaigners who argue by 2030 we could be facing increased sea levels and flooding due to glacial melt at the poles.

However, at the National Astronomy Meeting in Wales, Northumbria University professor Valentina Zharkova said fluctuations an 11-year cycle of solar activity the sun goes through would be responsible for a freeze, the like of which has not been experienced since the 1600s.

From 1645 to 1715 global temperatures dropped due to low solar activity so much that the planet experienced a 70-year ice age known as Maunder Minimum which saw the River Thames in London completely frozen.

The researchers have now developed a "double dynamo "model that can better predict when the next freeze will be.

Based on current cycles, they predict solar activity dwindling for ten years from 2030.

Professor Zharkova said two magnetic waves will cancel each other out in about 2030, leading to a drop in sun spots and solar flares of about 60 per cent.


Sunspots are dark concentrations of magnetic field flux on the surface that reduce surface temperature in that area, while solar flares are burst of radiation and solar energy that fire out across the solar system, but the Earth's atmosphere protects us from the otherwise devastating effects.

She said: "In cycle 26, the two waves exactly mirror each other, peaking at the same time but in opposite hemispheres of the Sun.

"We predict that this will lead to the properties of a ‘Maunder minimum.

The theory is likely to infuriate environmentalists who fear the globe is heating up

“Over the cycle, the waves fluctuate between the Sun’s northern and southern hemispheres. Combining both waves together and comparing to real data for the current solar cycle, we found that our predictions showed an accuracy of 97 per cent."

Research colleagues Simon Shepherd of Bradford University, Helen Popova of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Sergei Zarkhov of the University of Hull used magnetic field observations from 1976 to 2008 at the Wilcox Solar Observatory at Stanford University.

A Royal Astronomical Society spokesman said: "It is 172 years since a scientist first spotted that the Sun’s activity varies over a cycle lasting around 10 to 12 years.

Could you handle ten years of winter?

"But every cycle is a little different and none of the models of causes to date have fully explained fluctuations."

The “double dynamo” theory appears to support claims of researchers who argue Earth will soon experience major global cooling due to lower solar activity as the sun goes into a sustained period of hibernation.

Environmentalists meanwhile claim global temperatures will increase over the period unless we drastically reduce carbon emissions. - Express.