Cultocracy note :
BAE Systems is one of the worlds largest defence contractors , it is ranked third largest in the world based on revenue . Apart from the domestic market BAE’s biggest customers are the US DoD & a variety of countries in the Middle East . It now operates as a PLC and has little accountability to the government or public , the increasingly privatised military industrial complex & establishment controllers prefer it this way .
They can now do whatever they like without ministerial interference .
Mercenary gangs known officially as private defence contractors control the security apparatus , a multitude of ‘black’ research & development programs are conducted in secret , many involving non-consenting human test subjects . Bribery & blackmail for contracts has become the accepted norm . Arms sales to despotic & barbarian regimes are enthusiastically welcomed & encouraged .
BAE systems is a major player in the Five Eyes consortium , surveillance & control is all they know . Data is crucial for control , knowledge is power .
AI (artificial intelligence) is the current focus of research & development , AI is increasingly being applied to military systems and also domestic control systems . Data is the food for AI systems , your data .
They are bigger than the government , with help from their complicit & paid off public servants and ‘military’ insiders the company now assumes that they own and control the country , they currently form a large section of the UK ‘deep state’ .
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Quotes from various speakers :
“Nonetheless, he recognized that there are challenges coming along with AI, including unemployment issues, lack of privacy, autonomous weaponry, and algorithmic bias.”
“The AI technology of today that is attracting international attention is machine learning. This is an old research area, but the last 15 years have seen genuinely impressive breakthroughs, driven in part by scientific advances, but perhaps just as much by the availability of big data and cheap computer power, which are used to “train” machine learning systems.”
“The main risks of AI that I see relate to unemployment and inequality as the long process to automate human work enters a new phase, and risks to privacy in the age of ubiquitous AI. ”
“My interest in AI is primarily for its scientific implications. It has given us a host of concepts, and a variety of modelling techniques, that can throw light on fundamental problems in psychology, neuroscience, and theoretical biology.”
“Secondly, a second challenge that surfaced during the meeting, was the risk that AI will increase inequality gaps amongst various social groups – based on age, gender, race, and living wage. It is expected that AI will have the greatest positive impact for white, middle-aged males belonging to the upper class. The rest of the groups will not be as impacted by its benefits because, simply put, they won’t have as much access to them.”
AI is Reframing Privacy
“Privacy was also highlighted as one of the biggest challenges AI has to face. There is a common fear that AI – linked to an increased amount of data publicly available – implies one’s personal life will no longer be personal. Michael Wooldridge expressed that most of the individuals living in the UK value privacy greatly and are not easily willing to sacrifice it.”
“Currently, the lack of accepted mechanisms for privacy protection hamper the developments of AI technologies.”
“Artificial intelligence has a lot to do with data. In order to understand data, one has to first understand human behaviour. Most current AI developments across sectors are aimed at augmenting humans rather than making them redundant, with human-machine partnerships being at the center of business applications.”
“In essence Artificial Intelligence is coming, like it or not, it’ll change what and how we do things, like it or not, everyone will be affected, like it or not.”
“According to an Oxford study, almost half of jobs are likely to be replaced by cognitive
machines within the next 15 years. More than 850,000 public sector jobs could be lost by 2030 through automation.”
“Are we moving to a post-jobs world with large parts of society living off some universal basic income or will AI create new jobs?”
“This time last year British artificial intelligence company DeepMind challenged the Go world champion. And in the end, the computer won.”
“Our supporters -Barclays, BP plc, Deloitte, EDF Energy, KPMG, Olswang, Oxford University Computer Science, PwC – enable us to raise the ambition of what we can achieve. ”
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