Thank goodness this morning is a little less icey than yesterday!
A tons of news in the hopper this morning for you plus another round of tickets for Three Dog Night at the Thomas Wolfe.
And of course since it's Thursday, Dr Erin Allgood from the Pet Vet on Patton will be with us to answer any of your pet health questions!
6:13- Bill Zimpfer- World leaders are gathering in Argentina for the G20 summit. Bill Zimpfer will look at the players involved, the issues up for discussion, and the meetings of the most powerful people in the world. Plus the Senate has grilled administration officials over the response to the killing of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Is congress ready to take action of its own against the Saudis, and how could the war in Yemen play a part?
6:43- William Mapp- Top Tech Stories of the Week
SICK OF EARTH’S SEC, ELON MUSK SAYS 70 PERCENT CHANCE OF MOVING
Industrialist, electric car titan, maker of flamethrowers, and my generation’s Howard Hughes says there’s a 70 percent change he’ll move to Mars. Musk says moving to Mars will not be an escape hatch for the rich and that it will be a dangerous and arduous journey. He also said, it’s likely to be a one-way trip. Truth is, if you get to Mars you’ll spend most of the time building a habitat and making food. It definitely won’t be Disney World.
LEAVING NO TASK UNAUTOMATED, HUMANS USE AI TO SCREEN BABYSITTERS
Predictim is an online service that uses “advanced artificial intelligence”, keyword, advanced; to assess a babysitter’s personality by scanning their Facebook, Twitter, and other social media posts. Predictim can rate potential sitters using a 5 point scale for categories including drug abuse, bullying, harassment, and being disrespectful and having a bad attitude. Babysitting is just the latest realm in which AI is affecting our lives and at the same time potentially opening ourselves up to bias. Predictim is doing for parents what employers have been using to evaluate potential employees based upon their social media Internetting. Having 2 kids of my own, I understand the unease involved with letting some fool watch your kids, but do we have to let machines make the picks?
MINORITY REPORT: UK POLICE WANT TO USE AI TO PREVENT CRIME BEFORE IT HAPPENS
The headline was a bit much, but the UK does want to prevent violent crime before it happens. The UK is standing up a system called the National Data Analytics Solution which uses AI and statistical methods to assess the risk of an offender committing a violent crime. The system can also potentially be used to assess the risk of someone being a victim of violent crime. The UK is planning to prevent crime by offering potential offenders counseling. The counseling could be used to help prevent crimes from happening. The UK is trying to have the system implemented by March 2019 starting in a small town and then spreading to broader Britain. The system will use 1400 indicators to identify offenders and can potentially identify 5 million offenders. I’m intrigued by this system if it won’t be abused.
7:13- Ray Stagich WX
7:43- Michael Bower- Reports today say Paul Manafort has been giving Trump's legal team updates on what Mueller asks. What does that mean for President Trumps written answers to Mueller? And could the Senate vote to protect special counsel Robert Mueller in order to clear away a potential logjam of judicial nominees? What obstacles does that bill face?
8:13- ARMY IS PREPARING TO SEND DRIVERLESS VEHICLES INTO COMBAT
The Army is getting ready to drive into war - in driverless trucks. Next fall, its “Leader-Follower” technology will enable convoys of autonomous vehicles to follow behind one driven by a human. It’s a direct response to the improvised explosive devices that caused nearly half the casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military has been trying to bring robots into wars since the 1950s, a long line of technological innovations that began with a bulky roving platform and carried into bomb-defusing robots.Will this work? Will this make things worse, or easier?
U.S. Army Veteran & Bronze Star Recipient // Vietnam Veteran // Retired Attorney, // author of Curse of the Coloring Book, a novel inspired by his own true story of combat and PTSD. Howard received numerous honors, including two Bronze Stars and an Army Commendation Medal HOWARD L. HIBBARD
8:23- Don’t recover American missionary’s body from Indian island…advocacy group urges police Indian police are being urged to abandon efforts to recover the body of John Allen Chau - an American missionary believed to have been killed by an isolated tribe on a remote island. Chau left notes saying he wanted to bring Christianity to North Sentinel - which is inhabited by a tribe that has violently resisted contact with the outside world. A rights group tells Fox News Radio it would be "incredibly dangerous" for both Indian officials and the Sentinelese if a recovery bid is attempted.
FOX News Radio’s SIMON OWEN
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