Netflix is now very tough on piracy. It reveals its plan to hire someone online with legal and internet piracy experience to manage its newly created Global Copyright Protection Group. Based in Los Angeles, it’s mission is to stop people from accessing online its original content for free. Netflix is known for its success with own series like Stranger Things, House of Cards and The Crown.
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[VIDEO]: Netflix goes on record saying HBO is not its only big threat, it’s also up against pirates.
Being the clearly defined leader of the streaming medium, you’d think that the company would be diverting much of its attention towards combating the presumably a threat to its business model in piracy. However, it seems that the issue which is forcing much of the entertainment industry to adapt their old ways is simply rolling off the back of the colossal content provider. In fact, it’s looking as if Netflix have been successfully factoring user piracy into their plans! Details here: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/How-Netflix-Using-Piracy-Determine-Its-Business-Model-71434.html
Since Netflix’s priorities are shifting more to the production of original content, piracy is also turning into a more serious problem. The company wasn’t very concerned about copyright infringement in the past, but today it has its own “Global Copyright Protection Group” and an anti-piracy focus that’s on par with many major Hollywood studios. Check here: https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-gets-serious-about-its-anti-piracy-efforts-170324/
The best way to combat piracy is by offering an inexpensive, convenient way to watch TV. It should be a good and attractive alternative means of entertainment. Netflix has subscribed to this idea. At one time it claims that its low-cost streaming service helps to curb illegal activity. A notable reduction in piracy in countries where they operate such as the U.S. and Canada are noted, company spokeswoman Marlee Tart said.
Elon Musk, Tesla’s Chief Executive launches Neuralink. It aims to develop technology that connects human brains to computers. In a tweet by Musk, it reveals that the said the company was in its very early stages of development and it is registered as an entity for “medical research.”
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[VIDEO]: Elon Musk discusses his views on AI integration in everyday life.
Elon Musk Targets the Brain
Not quite content with infiltrating garages, roofs and lunar orbit, Elon Musk has set his sights on another target — the brain. The visionary billionaire will play a lead role in an artificial-intelligence startup called Neuralink, focusing on integrating the human brain with computers, according to reports. Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/28/elon-musks-new-startup-your-brain/
Brain-Computer Interface Venture
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture called Neuralink. The company, which is still in the earliest stages of existence and has no public presence whatsoever, is centered on creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain, with the eventual purpose of helping human beings merge with software and keep pace with advancements in artificial intelligence. These enhancements could improve memory or allow for more direct interfacing with computing devices. Here’s more: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/27/15077864/elon-musk-neuralink-brain-computer-interface-ai-cyborgs
Tesla founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk has launched a company called Neuralink through which computers could merge with human brains, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Read here: http://fortune.com/2017/03/27/elon-musk-neuralink/
Neural Lace Technology
The company will develop so-called “neural lace” technology which implants tiny electrodes into the brain. The technique can be used to improve memory or give humans added artificial intelligence capability. Specialists in the field envision a time when humans are able to upload and download thoughts. Perhaps a good strategy to avoid overloaded memory.
Bongbong Marcos through lawyer George Edwin Garcia asks the electoral tribunal to proceed with his case by setting the preliminary conference in motion and ordering the retrieval of ballot boxes so the electoral protest can finally move forward. Garcia said it has been nine months since the filing of the protest and the tribunal is yet to schedule the preliminary conference date and agenda.
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[VIDEO]: The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, has deemed that the complaint of Bongbong Marcos over cheating in last year’s VP race has presented enough merit to be reviewed. The resolution reads, “The protest is only sufficient for the tribunal to proceed and give the protestant the opportunity to prove his case in accordance with the 2010 PET rules.”
In those nine months, destabilization efforts against the administration have been continuously waged. Several plots on destabilizing the government have emerged which are not to public interest. There is clearly a well-funded concerted effort to undermine the administration. Robredo’s recent video message on the unfounded extrajudicial killings caused angered patriotic countrymen, Garcia wrote in a statement
No Tolerance for Robredo
The electoral tribunal “should not tolerate the duplicity of Robredo who insists that she won the vice presidential race but opposes every move to prevent the truth from coming out. Garcia said. “Robredo cannot have it both ways. She cannot keep claiming that she won the elections fair and square and yet, behind everyone’s back, she keeps finding ways to stop the truth from coming out,” he added.
The evidence of Marcos is the same evidence that Robredo has by now since the filing of the electoral protest. Asking for such evidence that she already knew beforehand is a big foul. People cannot help but wonder why she does not want the proceeding to move forward. Does she want to know the truth or not?
The illegitimate VP is obviously buying time and it is up to the Supreme Court to tolerate her delaying the process. One thing is for sure, the people want the truth right now. As various groups start to organize protests for SC to move quickly, the country can never be at peace thinking that a fake VP is traveling around sabotaging the economy of the Philippines. She must be stopped or at least, declare her as real VP or not.
It can be felt online especially in the President’s groups via social media and Marcos loyalists’ Facebook pages that they are tired of waiting for the Supreme Court to set the Preliminary Conference in motion so that the recount in the electoral protest agenda can start. They call on to support Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s pronouncement on not calling Robredo as Vice President because she is not the duly elected VP instead.
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[VIDEO]: Mahihirapan daw na maisulong ang planong impeachment laban kay VP Robredo ngayong nagsalita na si Pangulong Du30. Yan ay ayon kay Senate Pres. Koko Pimentel.
Not Duly Elected VP
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said that he could not consider Robredo the country’s second highest official. Although he has no one in mind for her replacement, he wants her impeached. In radio and television interviews Alvarez did not call Robredo vice president. He said it’s because he’s not sure if she really won in the May 2016 elections.
Robredo Puts the Country into Bad Light
Alvarez clarifies his conviction that the Vice President betrayed public trust when she sent a video message to the United Nations that extrajudicial killings and human rights violations are committed in the President’s drug war. He stressed that her pronouncements put Du30 and the country in a bad light before the international community.
As a human rights lawyer, Robredo noted that the impeachment against her seems to be an attack on her freedom to dissent. “There is nothing wrong with speaking dissent, she claims. It is our right, sometimes our burden,” she admits. But she also forgot that speaking about unconfirmed state-sponsored killings in the international community is disastrous to the economy of the nation.
Multitude of Du30-Marcos Supporters
Alvarez’s decision in not recognizing Leni Robredo as Vice President is also followed by many supporters of Bongbong Marcos and the President. However, respect is still there because he calls her Lady Robredo. This is contrary to PRRD-BBM loyalists who call her Lugaw, Fake VP, and more names that are too negative.
Uber suspended its pilot program in the three cities after the Arizona crash last week. The Uber car was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash. The vehicles collided with a human-driven car, causing the autonomous vehicle to roll onto one side but there were no serious injuries. Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], however, puts its self-driving cars back on the road recently. It voices confidence in its autonomous vehicle program three days after the Arizona crash.
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[VIDEO]: The move comes after a self-driving car was involved in a crash in Tempe on Friday night. The Uber was NOT responsible and the other driver was cited.
Uber’s future depends greatly on solving self-driving. It’s what will keep the ride-hail company relevant as more automakers produce their own autonomous vehicles. But taking drivers out of the equation would also increase the company’s profits: Self-driving cars give Uber 100 percent of the fare, the company would no longer have to subsidize driver pay and the cars can run nearly 24 hours a day. Read more: https://www.recode.net/2017/3/24/14737438/uber-self-driving-turmoil-otto-travis-kalanick-civil-war
Self-Driving Uber Program Resumes
UBER’S FLEET OF self-driving cars is restarting testing today, after a high-speed crash on Friday evening in Tempe, Arizona flipped one of the company’s modified Volvo SUVs onto its side. The Uber was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash, with two engineers riding up front. Police say the other (human) driver caused the crash and was issued a citation for failure to yield while making a left turn. Here are some details: https://www.wired.com/2017/03/uber-redeploys-self-driving-cars-wreck-arizona/
By the end of the day, Uber’s fleet of self-driving Volvo SUVs will be picking up and dropping off passengers in both Tempe and Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, a handful of the company’s autonomous vehicles will be roaming the streets of San Francisco collecting mapping data and operating in self-driving mode, but not giving any rides to passengers. (Uber recently caved to California’s demand to register its self-driving cars in the state after initially refusing to do so.) Here’s more: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/27/15077154/uber-reactivating-self-driving-car-pilot-tempe-pittsburgh-crash
As Autonomous Technology Improves so too will the Safety
The police report on the crash is expected soon but Detective Lily Duran of the Tempe Police Department said that the Uber vehicle was not at fault in the collision. Photos show a Volvo SUV flipped on its side after the collision involving two other, slightly damaged cars. Uber said the images are from the Tempe crash scene. There are no reported collisions involving the Uber self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. Experts in autonomous vehicles say that crashes with such cars will happen. But as autonomous technology improves, so too will the safety of everyone on the road.