Artificial Intelligence and the Threat to Humanity

The robots we create, may decide we are an obsolete model, deserving “retirement”. Stephen Hawking had warned a few years back that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could spell the end of human race, a threat echoed by Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, Bill Gates, and many others. This is the apocalyptic vision that the robots … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and the Threat to Humanity

E-Commerce Discussions at WTO: More Neo-liberal Policies Negotiated in Secret?

Documents submitted by states for discussion in the World Trade Organization (WTO) are not easily available to civil society.  So I was surprised when I received copies of two documents that contain proposals that, if accepted, would appear to me to have far-reaching consequences.  The documents are JOB/SERV/248/Rev.2 and TN/S/W/64.  The first is from a … Continue reading E-Commerce Discussions at WTO: More Neo-liberal Policies Negotiated in Secret?