PBS Frontline: In the Age of AI

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El Cerrito Progressives encourage you to watch this PBS Frontline episode. While ECP is addressing the use of drones in El Cerrito (see our recent post) this investigation addresses the deep and wide issues posed by Artificial Intelligence.

“FRONTLINE investigates the promise and perils of artificial intelligence, from fears about work and privacy to rivalry between the U.S. and China. The¬†documentary traces a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our lives, our jobs and our world, and allow the emergence of the surveillance society.”

1 hour, 54 minutes

Frontline: In the Age of AI

Newsweek: ICE Fails To Properly Redact Document, Reveals Location Of Future ‘Urban Warfare’ Training Facility


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El Cerrito Progressives has been tracking the increasing militarization of policing in the U.S. with trepidation. This article by Chantal da Silva in Newsweek – September 11, 2019 – is important.

“The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has accidentally revealed the whereabouts of a future “urban warfare” training facility that is¬†expected to include “hyper-realistic” simulations of homes, hotels and commercial buildings in Chicago and Arizona.

On Tuesday, ICE published an acquisition form for the procurement of “hyper-realistic training devices” for a new training facility for its expanding Special Response Team (SRT) program on the Federal Business Opportunities website.”

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