The Daily Populous

Thursday April 15th, 2021 day edition

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The European Union is considering banning the use of artificial intelligence for a number of purposes, including mass surveillance and social credit scores.

Member states, for example, would be required to set up assessment boards to test and validate high-risk AI systems.

A ban on AI for “indiscriminate surveillance,” including systems that directly track individuals in physical environments or aggregate data from other sources.

A ban on AI systems that create social credit scores, which means judging someone’s trustworthiness based on social behavior or predicted personality traits.

Perhaps the most important section of the document is Article 4, which prohibits certain uses of AI, including mass surveillance and social credit scores.

On the other hand, says Leufer, the prohibition against AI for mass surveillance is “far too lenient.”

He adds that the prohibition on AI social credit systems based on “trustworthiness” is also defined too narrowly. »

House and Senate Democrats Plan Bill to Add Four Justices to Supreme Court

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The bill would add four seats to the high court, bringing the total to 13 from the current nine.

The bill is led by House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, subcommittee Chair Hank Johnson, and first-term Rep. Mondaire Jones.

Congressional Democrats plan to unveil legislation expanding the size of the Supreme Court on Thursday, according to three congressional sources familiar with the closely held measure. »

$291 Adobe Cancelation Fee Sees Twitter Users Argue it's 'Morally Correct' to Pirate Software

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A screenshot uploaded to the micro-blogging site by Twitter user @Mrdaddguy showed that they faced a $291.45 fee to cancel their Adobe Creative Cloud plan.

"Adobe on their hands and knees begging us to pirate their software," wrote Twitter user JoshDeLearner.

Twitter user @Mrdaddguy added that they managed to successfully swerve the cancelation fee after contacting Adobe's customer support team. »

US Capitol rioter who tried to flee to Switzerland is jailed pre-trial

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"He stripped a vulnerable police officer of his police baton," Sullivan wrote in a 64-page ruling .

Sabol took drastic steps after the January 6 insurrection because he "reached a mental breaking point," according to court filings.

He traveled from his native Colorado to Boston and booked a flight to Switzerland, where he believed he would be protected from extradition, according to court filings. »