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AI, Robotic Tech Firms Ask UN to Help Prevent Autonomous Weapon Misuse

Executives from several robotics and artificial intelligence companies in 26 countries have signed an open letter to the United Nations warning against the potential destabilizing effects of lethal autonomous weapons. Signatories told UN’s Conference of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons in the letter published Monday that terrorists and despots may …

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White House to Discuss Job Creation Efforts With Industry Execs

President Donald Trump has launched an initiative that seeks to engage U.S. business leaders in efforts to increase job growth opportunities. Trump plans to hold meetings with executives to gather information about their experiences and insights on job creation as part of the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, according to a White House press release published Friday. …

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Reports: Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Eyes Addition of Industry Advocates to Trump’s NASA Transition Team

Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has initiated efforts to advance the addition of commercial space industry advocates to President-elect Donald Trump’s NASA transition team, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Andy Pasztor writes Charles Miller, former NASA official who supported commercial space initiatives, was named to the agency landing team Tuesday. Other expected …

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Donald Trump’s Defense Transition Team Taps Trae Stephens

Trae Stephens, a principal at Peter Thiel’s venture capital fund Founders Fund, has joined the transition team of President-elect Donald Trump for the Defense Department, Space News reported Friday. Jeff Foust writes Stephens previously worked for Palantir Technologies, a data analytics firm part of Founders Fund’s portfolio. He will be …

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