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Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Nov 13, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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This week a debate is heating up at the Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva. At issue is whether or not we will outsource to machines not only the act of killing, but the act of deciding when to kill. Organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are calling for a ban on so-called "killer robots." They've even got a website: StopKillerRobots.org. Sounds a little sci-fi right? Science? Yes. Fiction? Not really. 

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In Geneva, a debate over killer robots

Nov 13, 2013
This week, the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons may decide whether to consider a ban on autonomous machines of the future that could kill without command.

Netflix overhauls user experience for consoles and smart TV watchers

Nov 13, 2013
Netflix hopes to keep customers coming back with a new, unified user interface that looks the same on all different kinds of smart TVs and gaming consoles.

Mark Zuckerberg's sister thinks you should spend less time on social media

Nov 13, 2013
Randi Zuckerberg has two new books out about achieving balance between life and technology.

Facebook warns some users to change their passwords after hack

Nov 13, 2013
A massive hack last month is having a continuing impact on the social network.

This week a debate is heating up at the Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva. At issue is whether or not we will outsource to machines not only the act of killing, but the act of deciding when to kill. Organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are calling for a ban on so-called “killer robots.” They’ve even got a website: StopKillerRobots.org. Sounds a little sci-fi right? Science? Yes. Fiction? Not really. 

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