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Identity is often in the news these days. Whether ID cards would make the world a safer place. How to reduce the dangers of identity theft. Is all the information stored about us to our risk or benefit. And what about the paradox of identity creation! It can happen accidentally, as this story illustrates.


In March 2023 the Future of Life Institute published an open letter, calling for a pause in developing ever more powerful AI systems. They suggested that ‘AI systems with human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society and humanity …..representing a profound change in the history of life on Earth, and should be planned for and managed with commensurate care and resources’


Thirteen years is a long time in politics, as they say. 2023 has seen protests across France that have been violent, persistent and politically dangerous for the President. Thirteen years before, the issue was the same, but the strength of protest not as virulent.


Apparently, Celine Dion’s Titanic song was playing in the restaurant when the Costa Concordia hit the rocks off Giglio Island in 2012. The cruise ship had moved off course, and ran out of water above the rocks. The captain is serving 16 years in prison, the company paid $2bill in compensation to victims, and costs of refloating, towing and scrapping.

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