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IIIM Scientist Appointed to the Central Bank’s Board of Directors

The Central Bank of Iceland

IIIM research scientist and principal investigator Dr. Jacky Mallett has been appointed to the Supervisory Board of Iceland’s Central Bank.

The Board of the Central Bank is selected in a proportional representation by the Icelandic parliament, Althingi, and oversees surveillance of the Bank’s operations. Dr. Mallett was appointed by the Pirate Party which holds 6 of Althingi’s 63 seats.
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Will autonomous weapons cause WW3?

By removing the political risk that comes with sending soldiers into battle autonomous weapons lower the threshold of going to war and thus threaten world piece.

Thousands of experts, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking  have called for a ban on these weapons and Elon Musk has in fact warned that international competition to AI superiority is the most likely cause for World War III.

IIIM has also been very vocal on this issue and taken measures to work towards ethical use and development of AI.

This video, narrated by Stephen Fry, gives a disturbing insight into the issues at hand.