La Santa Sede: mai lasciare l’uso delle armi all’intelligenza artificiale – Vatican News

Mi occupai di questo nel 2017 con la mozione sotto. Bocciata. Relatore  per il Governo era l’On. Mario Giro (mozione ed esiti in basso) Source: Vatican news La Santa Sede: mai lasciare l’uso delle armi all’intelligenza artificialeIn corso all’Aja un summit sul tema “Intelligenza artificiale responsabile in ambito militare”.Francesca Di Giovanni: i sistemi basati sull’AI non possono prendere decisioni in quanto privi di impulso morale.Ogni attacco armato va soppesato e deve essere legittimo. La proposta dell’istituzione di un’Agenzia internazionale Continua qui: La Santa Sede: mai lasciare l’uso delle armi all’intelligenza artificiale – Vatican News Mozione 1-01620 presentata da QUINTARELLI Giuseppe…

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An upcoming existential threat to EU digital identity

Update: I changed the title of this post from “major blow” to “existential threat” because a 2 orders of magnitude impact is more an existential threat than a blow. Have you ever shared your medical records via Whatsapp ? Have you ever sent your documents to a counterparty via email ? Don’t cheat! of course you did! Yet we know whatsapp is under scrutiny for privacy related issues. Yet we know that email is stored in plain text and flows thorugh various private parties. Fact is that usability prevails in people’s habits. In the EU there are now three levels…

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Italian digital identity SPID rocks. (and is clearly linked to increased adoption of digital services)

SWG is on of the most important Italian polling companies. They run a survey asking questions about our digital identity system, which includes various authentication systems. Results confirm that SPID rocks. This data tells a lot. Not only we know that SPID is used 100x more than CIE, the closest alternative Now we learn that people with CIE uses it 60% less frequently than people using SPID. That is, using smartphone-based SPID is correlated to usage of public administration’s digital services 2,5x as much as smartcard-based CIE.

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gemini.com user data leak ?

I (used) to have an account at gemini.com I use different email addressess, each one specific for every service I register to. News is that today I received mail from a spammer to the email address I only used for gemini. So apparently, bad news don’t stop with their crash. Apparently either the users databases have been sold, or they have leaked, or else ?

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ChatGPT and the “Report effect”

Enter your text: who is stefano quintarelli ? Stefano Quintarelli is an Italian professional cyclist. He has competed in numerous races and is a former Italian National Road Race Champion. He has also competed in the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana. Enter your text: is stefano quintarelli a cyclist ? No, Stefano Quintarelli is not a cyclist. He is a professional Italian racing driver who has competed in the Superstars Series, the International GT Open and the FIA GT Championship. Enter your text: is stefano quintarelli a racing driver ? No, Stefano Quintarelli is a professional…

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Social media are in the business of creating tensions, not easing them.

Thanks to Spacekaren for explicitly confirming what I wrote (in Italian) The objective function of Twitter (as of any social) is to maximize user retention so as to create opportunities to show them advertisements. (Twitter [was] a little less than others, to be honest). This is achieved by fostering and stimulating emotions to increase virality and engagement. Emotions that often end up being exacerbated tensions, increasing the polarization of people (and with them, societies). Mastodon is designed to achieve the opposite effect. This is why Mastodon’s creators have included or excluded certain features, with the purpose of creating friction, of…

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Sulla separazione dei servizi (risposta a Debenedetti e Vatalaro e critica ragionata alla loro articolessa)

Questo è un post molto lungo, in Italiano per la sua valenza locale. La prima parte è una risposta ad un’articolessa di Franco Debenedetti e Francesco Vatalaro “La via del futuro per TIM” che era uscita su Il Foglio e che avevo preparato per quel giornale, ma è passato troppo tempo, sicchè la scrivo qui. La seconda parte è una “critica ragionata” che è il format che adottavo per rispondere punto per punto (su argomenti che credo di conoscere un pochino) quando leggevo qualcosa con cui sono in disaccordo. Risposta a Debenedetti e Vatalaro Ho letto con il consueto ultradecennale…

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Fair share or fairy tale ?

I must be surely wrong. could you please point out my mistakes to me ? two cases: a 30% and a 100% “fair share” : I fail to see how this could turn into a bonanza for network investments Updates: I corrected Netflix’s figures as they were in USD not in EUR These are the KPIs of the telco groups that are asking the EU commission to mandate a “fair share” levy (source: their balance sheets for last FY. – remember ? we were locked down for months in 2021 due to covid) supposing these telcos account for 50% of…

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A (somewhat) contrarian view on the promises of LLMs

This is a transcript of a chat with some friends.What I’m about to say doesn’t mean that one can’t make a lot of money out of LLMs, yet I have some doubts that there are many sustainable multibillion-dollar businesses based on them. Several years ago, long before Satoshi Nakamoto, while speculating with a friend who now is a prominent crypto personality about a possible fully P2P decentralized coin, I argued that I could not clearly see a possible way of sustainably making substantial revenues because if there are no asymmetries in the playing field (like in pure P2P), no player…

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