In recent times, artificial intelligence (AI) has been discussed more and more in many forums and social networks, as well as on some media outlets. In a recent article on RT, Hawking, Musk and Wozniak warn of global AI arms race. It’s not all. Microsoft will soon release Windows 10. The video below explains how AI will work in it’s upcoming OS release.
Also, the use of AI in the Jade Helm 15 exercise by the military in the USA raises concerns on the part of many of its citizens. I for one is against the use of AI to replace the intelligence of humans. We can not let any AI take decisions for us. It could ultimately jeopardize our very survival as a species.
I haven’t used any Microsoft products (for personal use) in over 20 years. Please consider using alternative operating systems, such as Linux or even Mac. They are much more reliable and safer to use.
Yesterday, i got my first cryto currency wallet. It was easier than i thought. A friend referred me at Electrum Litecoin and it took about 3 minutes for me to install/get my secure wallet. You can download either for Linux, Windows or Mac.
“Electrum-LTC is a simple, but powerful Litecoin wallet. A twelve-word security passphrase (or “seed”) leaves intruders stranded and your peace of mind intact. Keep it on paper, or in your head… and never worry about losing your litecoins to theft or hardware failure. No waiting, no lengthy blockchain downloads and no syncing to the network.”
This is a screen capture of the application. (May differ depending on the OS, i’m on Linux)
As you can see, a friend of mine just sent me 7.9 litecoins. Waiting for the transaction to complete (usually very fast). You can see a green check mark on the left when the transaction is completed.
When sending litecoins, there is a very small transaction fee of 0.001 LTC. You have a “receive code” that you can find under the “receive” tab. You can choose for how long that code will be good for.
The next step is to open an account on an exchange. The one i use is “Bitfinex“. To check the value of your litecoins, you can go to bitcoinwisdom.com . After your Bitfinex account is open, you can trade for Bitcoins, buy or sell. You can even transfer your profits directly in your paypal account, your bank account or your credit card!
Today, Wikileaks has released new evidence proving that the NSA was spying on Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and 20 more at the Foreign Ministry. The spying on German politicians began prior to 9/11. A previous leak from Wikileaks revealed the spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel. The US government really wants to keep the upper hand in foreign policies, and today’s revelations will force the German government to re-evalutate their security in communications.
However, the biggest leak regarding the spying on the part of the NSA came from Edward Snowden. The NSA is spying worlwide and almost every nation is being monitored. If the spying persists, some nations may restrict/refuse access to any Americans on their soil, which could affect the tourism industry.
In a interview with Spiegel, Julian Assange said “We are drowning in material”. He also talks about the return of the whistleblowing platform and his desire to help the German Parlamentiary committee investigate the mass NSA spying. Hopefully, the German government will take these new revelations very seriously.