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White House Sets The Most Unclear and Ambiguous AI Goal Yet

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Notwithstanding the fact that America is a full two years behind China in terms of a national AI strategy, the Trump administration has now revealed that it is “leading many of those conversations” with “like-minded international allies” to help shepherd the direction of AI development and application across the globe.

Most of these conversations are reportedly happening within closed groups like the G7 and the G20, as well as U.N. organizations and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD.)

According to Dr. Lynne E. Parker, Assistant Director for AI in the Office of Science and Technology Policy:

“All of these activities are activities that we are deeply involved in, and again, we’re really promoting an international environment that’s supportive of American innovation, but certainly with a focus on AI that is trustworthy and that we are comfortable adopting.”

Possibly the most important point made by Parker at the National Academy of Public Administration’s Forum on Artificial Intelligence held in Washington was that the United States was not planning on introducing new “workstreams, programs or activities,” but merely going to try and guide the global AI narrative to a point where it is “consistent with our values, while also not being so scared of AI that we don’t even let anyone benefit from it because we are afraid that something might go wrong.”

She pointedly referred to a state-controlled system not being the ideal solution:

“…we don’t want to turn into an authoritarian state-like use of AI where we all feel like we have Big Brother looking over us at all times, that’s definitely not what liberal democracies want.”

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This move reeks of posturing. Even if the U.S. policy on AI is merely to act as a steward for AI development, where is the framework that they need as a guideline to do this? Several moral positions have been taken on the subject of AI ethics, but the U.S. government still doesn’t know what it wants.

Vague terminology that includes “leading the conversation”, “promoting an international environment” and “AI that is trustworthy and that we are comfortable adopting” does not indicate any sort of control over the narrative, which is what the White House’s position should be in the first place.

The United States is still one of the largest economies in the world with a GDP (PPP) upwards of $20 trillion. It must necessarily lead the pack in every aspect of AI, not just the conversations around where it’s headed. It already has some of the best AI schools and the biggest tech companies in the world willing and eager to contribute. What it does not have is the political will to dominate the AI space across research, development, testing, certification, and deployment.

Think about it: there’s no meaningful regulatory certification required for AI products other than standard software, security and communications protocols. Baby toys are under tight regulatory control because they can do harm, so why aren’t AI man-toys that are capable of destroying the earth not being regulated at the highest levels?

Meanwhile, China’s progress in AI is unimpeded by this sort of ambiguity that goes all the way up to the Commander-in-Chief. Granted, their moral compass might be a lot more flexible, allowing for the development of privacy-intrusive products and such, but their purpose and resolve to lead the AI game is much stronger than America’s, at least at this point in time.

What America needs is a clear vision (or a Presidency that has one) for the future of AI, which is obviously lacking. Are they simply trying to piggy-back on the efforts of other nations and take the credit by “leading the conversation”? That’s what Parker’s words make it sound like. In her own words:

“But that’s a conversation, right: where is the line?”

Indeed, where is it?

Source: https://1reddrop.com/2019/04/19/white-house-sets-the-most-unclear-and-ambiguous-ai-goal-yet/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=white-house-sets-the-most-unclear-and-ambiguous-ai-goal-yet

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Kraken App Adds Apple Pay and Google Pay Integration

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We are excited to announce that Kraken now supports Apple Pay and Google Pay in the Kraken App. 

At Kraken we are committed to continually offering faster, easier and more convenient ways for our clients to buy crypto. 

The Kraken App (available in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) will automatically connect with your existing Apple Pay or Google Pay account. From there, purchasing crypto can be completed in three simple steps. 

  1. In the Kraken app, select the ‘Buy’ crypto button and choose your preferred cryptocurrency (or select the ‘Buy’ button while on an individual token page).

  2. Enter the amount of crypto you wish to purchase and use the ‘Pay With’ option to select Apple Pay or Google pay.
  3. Review and confirm your purchase.

Please note that there is a minimum purchase amount of $10 and a maximum purchase limit of $7,500 during a seven-day rolling period. 

With the addition of Apple Pay and Google Pay, we take yet another step forward making it easier to make crypto part of your daily experience. Happy trading!

-Team Kraken

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Source: https://blog.kraken.com/post/10919/kraken-app-adds-apple-pay-and-google-pay-integration/

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United States Infrastructure Bill Brings Cardano Billionaire to Washington

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Cardano Founder, Charles Hoskinson to Speak at GBA Blockchain & Infrastructure.

Charles Hoskinson, Founder of Cardano and Co-Founder of Ethereum, 

Educates Government Legislators, Regulators, & Administrators

 

The recent debate over the Infrastructure Bill has made two things clear: 

The government will be regulating blockchain activities, but they don’t understand it well enough to do an effective job. For that reason, the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) and our partners are organizing Blockchain & Infrastructure, a two-day educational seminar for government leaders and their staff. The educational content will be delivered to public sector organizations exploring blockchain and cryptocurrency.

 

Mr. Charles Hoskinson of Cardano will be speaking live from Washington, DC, and will also be broadcast to virtual attendees in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. This 2-day hybrid experience will be a crash course in blockchain and cryptocurrency training, followed by an evening reception for networking and meeting the speakers, including Charles Hoskinson, Scott Stornetta, and other blockchain pioneers. Live and virtual attendees will also be able to engage with Mr. Hoskinson and other participants through a conference app provided by Qbix.

 

In 2013, Mr. Hoskinson was one of the original founders of Ethereum. A few years later, he spearheaded IOHK (Input Output Hong Kong), whose key project is Cardano. Cardano’s market cap is currently over $69 Billion. IOHK sponsors blockchain technology research labs at the University of Edinburgh and the Tokyo Institute of Technology and is collaborating on a blockchain research project with the University of Wyoming. Mr. Hoskinson will be speaking at Blockchain & Infrastructure and will be networking with conference attendees during the evening reception on September 28 in Washington DC.

 

Source: PlatoData Intelligence

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Crypto exchange HitBTC goes live with new perp trading contracts

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HitBTC, a popular bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange, announced today that perpetual futures contracts with up to 75x leverage are now live.

Users of HitBTC can now trade BTC, ETH, TRX, BCH, ADA, DOT, SOL, EOS, AAVE, MATIC, XLM, UNI, LTC, and HIT (HitBTC’s native utility token) as perpetual futures.

The new contracts are USDT-denominated and use isolated margins, meaning traders can add or remove assets that serve as collateral for a selected position, effectively altering the leverage of that position.

“We are eternally grateful for the trust you have placed in us over the previous eight years. Our commitment, as it has been in the past, is to continue to provide dependable and secure services that exceed our clients’ expectations. It is our pleasure to welcome you to start trading perpetual futures contracts.”
– The HitBTC Team

Perpetual Futures Overview

Perpetual futures differ from traditional futures as they do not have an expiration date. This allows traders to hold a position for as long as they like. Besides that, perpetual contracts help better manage risk, deploying small amounts of capital to hedge the market.

Like in margin trading, futures trading also gives traders the option of leveraging funds to maximize profits with low initial investments. The max amount of leverage available on HitBTC for futures trading is 75x.


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Source: https://www.cryptoninjas.net/2021/09/20/crypto-exchange-hitbtc-goes-live-with-new-perp-trading-contracts/

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