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orlbucfan

T and R x 3, jcb!! 🙂

LieparDestin

Hello all!!!

orlbucfan

Well, speaking of the whatever.😂💙 Hola, LD and JD!! Where have you guys been?? I was bellyachin’ about it on here recently, but that’s me.😳 At my age, I am not changing?👍

LieparDestin

Having net issues from rv andcant politic during work as I used to, but am working on getting a new setup in the coming days. I try to keep up on just the phone but its not so easy! Miss you all!

wi65

Hello LD-JD

Benny

Yow! Good to see you, LD!

orlbucfan

A positive tune cos we sure could use it!

There’s a film coming out next year based on his life that I can’t wait to see!!

orlbucfan

UPDATE

George Santos just got booted from the US House. 🙂 First time a congressman has gotten kicked out for reasons other than treason and found guilty of criminal charges. He’s got plenty to answer for, the cretin. Now, so the orange maggot is gonna win re-election, huh? With all his indictments? Really?

LieparDestin

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orlbucfan

Thanks, LD. I love listening to this young dude. 🙂👏 Now, what is with Santos and Botox?? I know he’s a serious pathological liar. How did he manage to fool all those people in his district?? We have plenty of dimwits down here, but I have a feeling Santos would have failed the smell test. Plus being a gay GOPuke won’t cut it in areas like the Panhandle. Unreal.

Paul ADK

He said he was Jewish.

wi65

Santoast was a rookie compaired to Cult -45 yet the Cult is free and the media hangs on every word he udders like its some type of legal doctrine

Paul ADK

The Cult is a cult– closed logic loops, anything that is not doctrine (spoken or whispered by the cult leader) is heresy, and subject to immediate rejection and revulsion. And that response is hair triggered, overwhelming, and complete. These people aren’t really thinking humans anymore, they’ve surrendered that pesky function to the cult. Religion is politics, and politics is religion. Quite the set up, for a vote harvester.

This is the situation. The Oligarchy knows that voting and any comprehensive action on the part of the people can affect it dramatically, perhaps even regulate and legislate it out of existence. The facade is failing and all that is left is direct control of voters. Quite convenient, really, for an entity that does not value at all free thought or self determination. The Oligarchy will fall, the writing is on the wall. And, when it comes to this, that fall is not too far off.

Tax the billionaires to death. Until they are gone, and people have places to live and their sustenance is be met.

LieparDestin


‘The Gospel’: how Israel uses AI to select bombing targets in Gaza

srael’s military has made no secret of the intensity of its bombardment of the Gaza Strip. In the early days of the offensive, the head of its air force spoke of relentless, “around the clock” airstrikes. His forces, he said, were only striking military targets, but he added: “We are not being surgical.”

There has, however, been relatively little attention paid to the methods used by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to select targets in Gaza, and to the role artificial intelligence has played in their bombing campaign.

As Israel resumes its offensive after a seven-day ceasefire, there are mounting concerns about the IDF’s targeting approach in a war against Hamas that, according to the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza, has so far killed more than 15,000 people in the territory.

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The latest Israel-Hamas war has provided an unprecedented opportunity for the IDF to use such tools in a much wider theatre of operations and, in particular, to deploy an AI target-creation platform called “the Gospel”, which has significantly accelerated a lethal production line of targets that officials have compared to a “factory”.

The Guardian can reveal new details about the Gospel and its central role in Israel’s war in Gaza, using interviews with intelligence sources and little-noticed statements made by the IDF and retired officials.

This article also draws on testimonies published by the Israeli-Palestinian publication +972 Magazine and the Hebrew-language outlet Local Call, which have interviewed several current and former sources in Israel’s intelligence community who have knowledge of the Gospel platform.

Their comments offer a glimpse inside a secretive, AI-facilitated military intelligence unit that is playing a significant role in Israel’s response to the Hamas massacre in southern Israel on 7 October.

The slowly emerging picture of how Israel’s military is harnessing AI comes against a backdrop of growing concerns about the risks posed to civilians as advanced militaries around the world expand the use of complex and opaque automated systems on the battlefield.

“Other states are going to be watching and learning,” said a former White House security official familiar with the US military’s use of autonomous systems.

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According to Kochavi, “once this machine was activated” in Israel’s 11-day war with Hamas in May 2021 it generated 100 targets a day. “To put that into perspective, in the past we would produce 50 targets in Gaza per year. Now, this machine produces 100 targets a single day, with 50% of them being attacked.”

Precisely what forms of data are ingested into the Gospel is not known. But experts said AI-based decision support systems for targeting would typically analyse large sets of information from a range of sources, such as drone footage, intercepted communications, surveillance data and information drawn from monitoring the movements and behaviour patterns of individuals and large groups.

The target division was created to address a chronic problem for the IDF: in earlier operations in Gaza, the air force repeatedly ran out of targets to strike. Since senior Hamas officials disappeared into tunnels at the start of any new offensive, sources said, systems such as the Gospel allowed the IDF to locate and attack a much larger pool of more junior operatives.

One official, who worked on targeting decisions in previous Gaza operations, said the IDF had not previously targeted the homes of junior Hamas members for bombings. They said they believed that had changed for the present conflict, with the houses of suspected Hamas operatives now targeted regardless of rank.

“That is a lot of houses,” the official told +972/Local Call. “Hamas members who don’t really mean anything live in homes across Gaza. So they mark the home and bomb the house and kill everyone there.”

orlbucfan

AI is artificial. It’s a plastic, machine brain. It is not flexible like an actual, organic human brain. Once it gets fixed on a target, it won’t change cos it can’t. I disagree with some very brilliant scientific minds on this very subject. No way will it ever evolve to the point where it defeats a human brain, its actual creator. The human will figure out how to attack and defeat it. You can see that going down with the cyber crime and the hacking.

LieparDestin

United Auto Workers calls for ceasefire in Gaza – the largest union to do so

The United Auto Workers, one of the US’s largest labor unions, has come out in support of a ceasefire in Israel and Palestine as a temporary ceasefire ended on Friday with Israel resuming military operations in Gaza.

The UAW is now the largest union to have called for a ceasefire. It represents 400,000 workers in the US and more than 580,000 retired workers.

“I’m proud today to announce that the UAW international has joined the call for a ceasefire in Israel and Palestine,” Brandon Mancilla, UAW director, said at a press conference on Friday outside the White House where protesters have been on hunger strike.

“From opposing fascism in WWII to mobilizing against apartheid South Africa and the Contra war, the UAW has consistently stood for justice across the globe. A labor movement that fights for social and economic justice for all workers must always stand against war and for peace.”

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orlbucfan

F#cling crooked, imbecilic creep! 💩

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

Still haven’t gotten over krystal and kyle getting married.

orlbucfan

Krystal tied the knot? Yeowsers. Shows you how old I am.😂😂

Benny

Few months ago.

Benny

Ryan Grim has been on fire lately about the I/P war.

wi65

If Moms for Liberty co-founder had sex with a woman, why is she targeting Florida’s gays?
miamiherald.com/news/l…

Apparently the GQP believes “It’s not gay, when it’s in a three way.” acording to thier sky daddy

orlbucfan

According to what I’m hearing, her hypocritical azz is grass.

wi65

I figured you would here more about this.. On another note, the GQP is having its convention in Milw. this fall so the pimps are going to make sure the party of family values has plenty of “options” as it were. I imaging the usual Pron site’s will increase its server capacity to handle the increase as well.

orlbucfan

Will that affect where you live?

wi65

They expect hotel reservations to fill from the fox valley-part of the I-41 corridor to west to Madison. Those locations are about an hour to 90 minutes travel time.