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Hackers could use AI to automate attacks, crash cars and drones – Technology & Science

15:30 21 February in Uncategorized

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns. The study, published on Wednesday by 25 technical and public policy researchers from...

‘It is very troubling’: microplastics, other pollutants to be focus of studies funded by Ottawa – British Columbia

01:46 21 February in Uncategorized

The federal government announced $2.7 million in funding on Monday towards studying how contaminants like pesticides, anti-sea lice drugs and microplastics impact aquatic life. That announcement is good news for Peter Ross, vice-president of research for Ocean Wise, who says research in ocean environments has...