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artificial intelligence
2014-08-05 05:06:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has serious concerns over the safety of artificial intelligence, using social media to issue a warning that AI could pose a more serious threat to humanity than nuclear weapons. As reported by Alyssa Newcomb of ABC News, Musk took to Twitter over the weekend to post that people need to be “super careful” with AI, which he described as “potentially more dangerous than nukes.” He...

Artificial Intelligence Concerns Stephen Hawking
2014-05-04 05:40:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One of the greatest thinkers in the world believes that artificial intelligence could be “the worst thing to happen to humanity,” and that the scenario depicted in the recently-released Johnny Depp film Transcendence should not be simply dismissed as a work of science fiction. Writing in Thursday’s edition of the British newspaper The Independent, internationally recognized theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said that...

Doomsday 2012: NASA Debunks The Apocalyptic Prophecies
2012-11-30 10:22:17

[WATCH VIDEO: Beyond 2012: Google+ Hangout with NASA] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA took time out of its busy schedule this past week to ease the minds of many who believe the world is going to end on December 21, 2012. Following misinterpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar, doomsday seekers have been busy preparing for a front-row seat for the end of all things. However, the US space agency said Mayan apocalypse rumors are just that: rumors....

Artificial Intelligence Could Put Mankind At Risk
2012-11-26 05:28:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Machines rising up to enslave humanity and take over the world has been a popular theme in many science fiction works, but a new academic center in the works at Cambridge University will be dedicated to studying whether or not these kinds of potential technology-related threats could actually happen. According to Huffington Post reporter Sylvia Hui, the project, which has been dubbed the Center for the Study of Existential Risk...

2012-08-08 21:42:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It may seem like poppycock, but the methods utilized in the popular movie Armageddon wouldn't work, according to science. Students from the University of Leicester were the ones to burst everyone's bubble by using a popular arch-nemesis when it comes to battling the reality of a movie: physics. In the 1998 film, Bruce Willis, an old-drilling platform engineer, must save Earth from being pummeled by an asteroid by drilling to the...

2012-07-24 13:03:43

The end of the world of just another year of living harm's way December 21, 2012 — the purported last day of a 5,125-year cycle in the Mesoamerican calendar — has been added to an endless list of days when the world has been expected to end. But what are our real chances of being wiped out by a catastrophic event — the kind that has happened in the past and will inevitably occur again someday? In the August issue of EARTH, we explore four of the most probable global...

2012-05-17 23:12:57

As interest in the end of the world increases for 2012 phenomenon followers, Stocktrek Images has put together a stunning collection of apocalyptic art showcasing diverse belief sets. Shoppers are encouraged to peruse the various offerings, including asteroid-earth impacts, destructive solar flares/storms, the Nibiru Cataclysm, nuclear war, and even alien invasion. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Stocktrek Images, a global leader in specialty stock imagery, has curated a unique collection...

2012-04-26 23:02:42

Interview with Author of Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization, on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research and host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, considers Steven Solomon's 2010 book about threats to the global fresh water supply as a wake-up call to everyone. Mrs. Kleyne recently interviewed Mr. Solomon for a second time to learn if any...

2011-04-08 00:00:27

Recent catastrophic disasters and chaos in the Middle East have sparked fear around the world creating a renewed interest in modern shelters. Green Eye Technology provides luxury military-grade structures which can withstand the strongest storms as well as nuclear, biological or chemical disaster. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 7, 2011 The world is abuzz with fear that the end may be close. If recent headlines are any indication of what's to come, those fears might be valid. With catastrophic...

2009-10-13 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Live Earth announced plans to implement the largest worldwide water initiative on record to help combat the global water crisis. The Dow Live Earth Run for Water - to take place April 18, 2010 - will consist of a series of 6 km run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to secure water) taking place over the course of 24 hours in countries around the world, featuring concerts and water education activities aimed at...

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