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Thursday July 23rd, 2020 day edition

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that those who don't think a computer could become smarter than them are "way dumber than they think they are.".

"The people I see being the most wrong about AI are the ones who are very smart, because they can't imagine that a computer could be way smarter than them," Musk said.

Musk has said he believes AI poses a greater threat to humanity than nuclear weapons.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk reiterated his concerns about the future of artificial intelligence on Wednesday, saying those who don't believe a computer could surpass their cognitive abilities are "way dumber than they think they are.".

"I think the danger of AI is much bigger than the danger of nuclear warheads by a lot," Musk said in 2018.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has disagreed with Musk, saying AI has already improved health care and could reduce car accidents, while calling excessive pessimism about AI "pretty irresponsible."

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Portland bans police from working with federal law enforcement, targeting journalists and legal observers during protests

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Marshal Service, Federal Protective Service, Customs and Border Protection or any other federal service while they are occupying the city.

The other policy condemns intentional targeting of press members and legal observers who are documenting police conduct during the protests unless city officers have reasonable suspicion that they have committed a crime.

A federal judge in Portland has already ordered credentialed journalists and legal observers be exempt from arrest or threat of arrest by Portland police after officers have issued an “unlawful assembly” or “riot” declaration. »

Face shields did not protect people from the coronavirus in an outbreak in Switzerland, but masks did, health officials say

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Health officials found that only people who wore plastic face shields were infected.

A health department in Switzerland is now warning against wearing plastic face shields without a mask after a recent outbreak in which those wearing only shields were infected with coronavirus, while people wearing masks were fine.

Local health officials determined that all those infected had been wearing only plastic face shields as protection. »

Attorney arrested by feds among Portland Wall of Moms protesters says she was not read rights

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A Beaverton lawyer arrested early Tuesday by federal officers at Portland protests said officers never informed her of her rights or identified where they worked.

Jennifer Kristiansen, 37, said she was standing arm-in-arm other women as part of the Wall of Moms near the front line of protesters converged outside the federal courthouse.

Neither the Department of Homeland Security nor the Department of Justice immediately responded to requests for comments about Kristiansen’s arrest. »