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Is this how Skynet begins? Bezos, Nvidia join OpenAI in funding humanoid robotics firm

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Figure AI's 'Terminator' robot
A startup focused on developing general-purpose humanoids has attracted investments from Jeff Bezos, Nvidia Corp., and other major tech companies in its most recent funding round amid the rapidly expanding artificial intelligence bubble.

People familiar with the investing round told Bloomberg that Figure AI - backed by OpenAI and Microsoft Corp - is raising $675 million, with a pre-money valuation of approximately $2 billion. They said Bezo's firm, Explore Investments LLC, has committed $100 million. Microsoft has committed $95 million, while Nvidia and Amazon plan $50 million each.

The funding round is not yet complete, and the amounts could change, with the possibility that the deals could still fall apart.

Figure's AI-powered robot appears very similar in design to the Terminator assassin robot in the early 1990s film "Terminator."

Recall the Terminator robot:


Let's hope this Terminator-like robot is not trained on a woke-tuned model like Gemini - now that would be a disaster for humankind.

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Broom

Assange hearing shows ruling class is 'full of s**t' - Roger Waters

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© Jim Dyson/Getty ImagesRoger Waters on stage during the 'This is not a drill' tour in London, England • June 6, 2023
The WikiLeaks founder remains in legal limbo after a British court refused to grant or deny his extradition appeal...

The decision by Britain's High Court to postpone judgment on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's last extradition appeal proves that the ruling class is "full of s**t," Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters told Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi.

After two days of oral arguments, the court adjourned on Wednesday without granting or refusing Assange a fresh appeal against his extradition to the US. The UK Home Office approved his transfer to American custody in 2022, but the former WikiLeaks boss - now in poor health after nearly five years of solitary confinement in London's Belmarsh Prison - has filed repeated appeals, none of which have been successful.

Referring to senior judges Victoria Sharp and Jeremy Johnson, who ultimately decide whether to grant Assange another appeal, Waters told Rattansi on Saturday:
"None of these hearings should last more than five minutes. They should go in and say 'obviously he's not guilty of any crime, let the prisoner go' and that will be the end of it. These people don't believe in the rule of law. They believe in the ruling class, and they believe they are servants of the ruling class. And they will do whatever they are told. It's becoming more and more transparent to we, the people...that they are full of s**t."

Sherlock

Mysterious 'gas leak' at Sweden's intelligence HQ puts seven people in hospital

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The area around the office was closed off while mask-wearing officers dealt with the situation
A mysterious 'gas leak' at Sweden's security service office today has put seven people in hospital three days before the country is set to pass the final hurdle in joining NATO.

500 people in the office were evacuated by police after an 'unknown substance' was released at the headquarters in Solna, Stockholm County.

This comes as concern from foreign threats have become heightened on the buildup to the NATO decision.

Comment: The following may not be related, but it is notable considering it also occurred in Sweden, and just a few days ago: 'Mystery sudden vomiting illness' strikes residents in Stockholm


Yellow Vest

France's farmers storm agricultural fair amid Macron visit, demand his resignation

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© Stephanie Lecocq/REUTERSScuffles took place between police and protesters as French President Emmanuel Macron toured the fair. A group of farmers forced their way through an entrance gate, calling for President Emmanuel Macron to quit. European farmers have been protesting for months, complaining of low profits, red tape and unfair competition.
Dozens of French farmers on Saturday forced open an entrance gate to an agricultural show in Paris as part of their protests against European Union green policies and other measures that they say are hitting their bottom line.


Comment: What did they expect would happen? The farmers have been protesting, on and off, and in Paris in particular, since at least December.


Clashes broke out with riot police who were trying to restrain the farmers.

Many of them shouted and booed, calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron.

Reuters news agency reported that at least one person was arrested at the fair, which runs for nine days and attracts around 600,000 visitors.

Comment: Notably, the longer this goes on, the more farmers are coming to realise just how nefarious the establishment agenda is, how vulnerable they are to its machinations, and the further this understanding spreads.


Cult

We are seeing a digital coup d'etat

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There was a time. What seemed to be unfolding was a huge intellectual error for the history books. A new virus had come along and everyone was freaking out and smashing all normal social functioning.

The excuse turns out just to be the cover story. Still, it bears examination.

Even though plenty of outside commentators said the pathogen should be handled in the normal way - with known treatment and calm while those most susceptible stayed cautious until endemicity - some people on the inside fell prey to a great fallacy. They had come to believe computer models over known realities. They thought that you could separate everyone, drive down infections, and then the virus would die out.

This was never a plausible scenario, as anyone who knew something about the history of pandemics would report. All known experience stood against this cockmamie scheme. The science was very clear and widely available: lockdowns do not work. Physical interventions in general achieve nothing.

Comment: Watch Russell Brand rail against the immense psychological pressure applied to the public to accept the Covid measures - and what the PTB is now trying to do to mitigate the news and obvious effects on those who've been coerced into taking the shot:




Question

Ten years after Maidan: Why won't the West admit that the coup was based on a lie?

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© Brendan HoffmanBerkut riot police throw stones at anti-government protesters, who are throwing rocks in return, on Independence Square on February 19, 2014 in Kiev,
This feature was first published on February 6, 2023. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the events that took place in Kiev on February 22, 2014, we are again posting it on the front page.

Political scientist Ivan Katchanovski - of the University of Ottawa - revealed last year, in a paper, that the February 2014 massacre of Ukrainian protesters by sniper fire, a defining moment of the Western-backed Maidan coup, was not published by an academic journal for "political reasons."

Evidence that external forces were involved has been suppressed for 'political reasons'

Comment: It is interesting that the West keeps claiming that Ukraine is fighting for European values for as the last paragraph shows, those values contain nothing democratic, just or fair in them. The West might be right though as European values in reality are getting closer and closer to those demonstrated in Ukraine, namely fascism and totalitarianism.

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Red Flag

Liars, liars: Nathan Wade visited DA Fani Willis' Georgia neighborhood at least 35 times

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© ReutersFulton County DA Fani Willis and Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade
Cellphone data reveals Wade made three dozen visits to the Hapeville neighborhood where his lover Willis lived before she hired him

Fani Willis and her special prosecutor former lover Nathan Wade appeared to be having late night trysts at her apartment well before they both claim their 'romantic relationship' started, according to bombshell phone records filed with the court today.

The cellphone data reveals Wade visited the exact area where the Fulton County district attorney was renting a condo at least 35 times before their admitted affair - at least one of them before she appointed him to prosecute former president Donald Trump in her election fraud case in Georgia.

Willis admitted in a special hearing last week that her ex-lover visited her at the apartment in Atlanta's Hapeville neighborhood, but appeared to shrug off the question and did not specify when or how many times.

HAL9000

Google's push to lecture us on diversity goes beyond AI

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© New York PostGoogle's Gemini AI generated image of a "Founding Father"
The future is here. And it turns out to be very, very racist.

As the New York Post reported yesterday, Google's Gemini AI image generator aims to have a lot of things. But historical accuracy is not among them.

If you ask the program to give you an image of the Founding Fathers of this country, the AI will return you images of black and Native American men signing what appears to be a version of the American Constitution.

At least that's more accurate than the images of popes thrown up. A request for an image of one of the holy fathers gives up images of — among others — a Southeast Asian woman. Who knew?

Some people are surprised by this. I'm not.

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UK Russell Group Universities: Advocating for hiring based on merit is now a 'microagression'

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© Russell Group UniversitiesRussell Group university, University College London
Academics say guidance on eliminating subtle forms of discrimination undermines a culture of free inquiry

Russell Group universities have told staff and students that saying "the most qualified person should get the job" is a "microaggression".

At least five universities have issued guidance or training courses on how to eliminate "microaggression", which are defined as subtle or indirect forms of discrimination.

Guidance from the University of Glasgow and the engineering department of Imperial College London states that saying "the most qualified person should get the job" is an example of a microaggression.

Dollars

Judge overseeing Trump's Georgia case donated to Fani Willis campaign prior to appointment

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© Alyssa Pointer/pool/AFP/GettyImagesFulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee listens during a hearing into ‘misconduct’ allegations against Georgia prosecutor Fanni Willis at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 15, 2024.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee, who is overseeing the case against former President Donald Trump, made a small donation of $150 to Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis' campaign prior to his appointment.

McAfee, who was sworn in on Feb. 1, 2023 after being appointed by Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, made his donation in June 2020 while still working as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to financial disclosures. He will soon have to decide whether Willis should be disqualified over allegations that she financially benefited from appointing her romantic partner, Nathan Wade, to work on the Trump case.

McAfee also formerly worked under Fani Willis when she led the complex trial division in the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, according to the New York Times.