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Mark Zuckerberg said Elon Musk’s doomsday AI predictions are ‘irresponsible’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg On Sunday afternoon, while smoking some meats in his back garden, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg questioned why Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is being so negative about artificial intelligence (AI). Musk is concerned that super smart machines powered by artificial intelligence could one day pose a threat to […]

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Melted permafrost floods doomsday seed vault

The vault was built in a mountain on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago, 800 miles away from the North Pole. The surrounding permafrost and stable tectonics made the location seem ideal when the vault opened in 2008, but less than a decade later, climate change has undermined assumptions that the seeds […]

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Svalbard doomsday seed vault in trouble because of melting permafrost

If everything goes wrong — if because of disaster, climate change, or nuclear war, life as we know it comes to an end, with parts of the earth rendered inhospitable with widespread environmental devastation, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a resource that could come to our rescue.  Hidden approximately 400 feet deep inside a mountain on a remote island between mainland […]