The Most Unsettling Records From the AI Incident Database

Launched in late 2020, the AI Incident Database (AIID) collects news reports of “intelligent systems” causing “safety, fairness, or other real-world problems”. There’s no shortage. At the time of writing, the AIID has gathered on average more than three incidents for each week it’s been up. Although many are a question of user/programmer ethics – […]

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10 Inventions and Discoveries That Transformed Warfare

Science and warfare are intrinsically linked. Throughout history, many scientific innovations and discoveries have changed the battlefield in fundamental ways – from antibiotics that massively reduced the number of soldiers dying to disease, to drones that have entirely changed how modern wars are fought. 10. Barbed Wire Barbed wire was originally invented in the 1870s […]

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