The AI Arms Race In 2019 – Towards Data Science

Killer robots have arrived. Admittedly, these ‘lethal autonomous weapons’ are still a long way from superintelligence — AI in 2019 is closer to WALL-E than The Terminator. All the same, the… — Read on towardsdatascience.com/the-ai-arms-race-in-2019-fdca07a086a7

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Understanding Japan’s Indo-Pacific initiative | Bangkok Post: opinion

After making painstaking revisions in the past 18 months, Japan has come out with the region's most comprehensive policy -- the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) initiative. Tokyo's new framework calls for closer cooperation among countries in Asia and Africa, the world's two most dynamic continents. With this plan, Japan has put its 60 years … Continue reading Understanding Japan’s Indo-Pacific initiative | Bangkok Post: opinion

Russia rebuilds a cultural center in Kabul for a new era of influence – The Washington Post

The Soviet cultural center once symbolized Moscow’s bid for power in Afghanistan. Russia rebuilt the facility for a new era of influence. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-kabul-moscow-has-a-new-cultural-center-on-the-ashes-of-its-soviet-predecessor/2019/04/13/37fc9fcc-557e-11e9-aa83-504f086bf5d6_story.html