Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide under fire about new autonomous missile technology. Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix The Norwegian government is set to develop a new controversial robot-controlled missile for its fighter jets, but faces opposition from MPs and peace organizations claiming the technology may break international law. The partially autonomously controlled missiles, or so-called "killer robots", will be used for airborne strikes for its new fighter jets and have the ability to identify targets and make decisions to kill without human interference. The Norwegian Peace League, for one, believe the technology may violate international law, wanting a parliamentary debate about the move. Alexander Harang of the Norwegian Peace League (Norges Fredslag) demands discussion . He is also a member for the international “Campaign to stop killer robots”. Norway is one of many countries developing weapons that can operate without human … [Read more...] about Norway’s ‘killer robot’ technology under fire
A failure on part of corporate finance chiefs to adopt new technologies aimed at driving business growth opportunities would see them risk losing competitiveness and relevance in a fast-moving digital landscape, according to a new industry report.Pooling insight from leading executives across the globe on the technologies changing the face of the finance function, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) opined in a report that Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) need to appreciate there are significant opportunities to be gained from the use of technology in finance.The ACCA members interviewed for its research urged CFOs to build a "coherent and logical programme for technology adoption," with 70% of respondents saying that technology in the finance function can improve productivity.Maggie McGhee, director of professional insights at ACCA, said attitudes need to change in step with the evolving digital landscape."CFOs need to develop a roadmap that enables them to … [Read more...] about Corporate finance chiefs risk losing relevance if they do not embrace technology
You've heard of Pompeii, the ancient Roman city destroyed when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79. Less well known is the neighboring city of Herculaneum, also buried by the volcano. When the city was re-discovered in the 1700s, excavators found what could be the richest repository of ancient Western wisdom: a library filled with papyrus scrolls. Scholars think there could be unknown Greek and Latin masterpieces, possibly early Christian writings, even the first references to Jesus. The problem is, the volcanic heat left the scrolls so charred and brittle, no one has been able to open them without breaking them into pieces. We heard three scholars might finally have found a way to unravel the mystery of the scrolls. So we traveled to Italy to see what we could uncover about the scrolls of Herculaneum. The Italian city of Ercolano sits along the Bay of Naples on the western slope of Mt. Vesuvius. The city bustles with the chaos of Italian traffic and the easy flow of Italian life. … [Read more...] about Can technology unravel the secrets sealed by Mt. Vesuvius 2,000 years ago?
Getty ImagesBy Ryan Ding, executive director and president of Carrier Business Group at Huawei Looking back, we can see how technology has driven social change: 2G kicked off an era of global communications; 3G and 4G brought us mobile internet; and 5G marks the start of a new, intelligent world, with all things sensing, all things connected, and all things intelligent. Ten years ago, when 4G was still just a pipe dream, it was hardly imaginable that we would be buying plane tickets, booking hotels, ordering taxis, and paying bills all at the touch of a phone screen. Smartphones are our portals to the digital world. And in the coming 5G world, networks will connect things, as well as people. It will be a world where all things are sensing, all things are connected, and all things are intelligent. We are going to see the emergence of many things that we cannot imagine today. On the roads, self-driving cars will communicate through the 5G network — and traffic jams, accidents, and … [Read more...] about 5G technology has the potential to change our lives — here’s how to prepare for it
Home Daily News Pacer fees shouldn't have been spent on courtroom… Legal Technology By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 2, 2018, 2:43 pm CDT The federal judiciary violated federal law when it used Pacer fees for courtroom technology and other projects that don’t provide the public with access to information stored in the courts’ electronic docketing system, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle of Washington, D.C., took a middle ground in her decision on Saturday in a class action suit that contends Pacer fees violate federal law because they exceed the actual costs of providing the records, the National Law Journal reports. Huvelle disagreed with the plaintiffs’ contention that the E-Government Act of 2002 limits Pacer fees to the marginal cost of running Pacer. But she also rejected the government’s contention that Pacer can be used to fund any payment related to disseminating information through electronic means. Rather, … [Read more...] about Pacer fees shouldn’t have been spent on courtroom technology, federal judge says