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  • Complex computer algorithms help pinpoint the people "most likely to be involved in future violent crimes — as either predator or prey"
  • Murders decreased 20% after a "predictive policing" program was implemented in Kansas City.
  • Governments and corporations "increasingly turning to predictive analytics and data mining in looking at behaviors"
  • "Ohio’s first statewide police standards on deadly force puts an emphasis on the preservation of human life."
  • Restricts "officers to defending themselves or others from death or serious injury."
  • "State and local jurisdictions must fully adopt and implement the standards by March 2017."
  • America's Clean Power Plan will put a set of environmental regulations that set limits on power-plant carbon emissions.
  • Goal is to cut carbon pollution from power plants 32% by 2030.
  • Plan will also create jobs in renewable energy, and lower power bills.
  • 187 cities surveyed between 2011-2014: "34% had citywide laws banning camping in public."
  • 43% prohibited sleeping in vehicles; 53% banned sitting/resting in certain public places.
  • "All of these laws criminalize the kind of activities — sitting, resting, sleeping — that are arguably fundamental to human existence."
  • Hawking, Musk and 1,000+ academics, researchers and public figures call for a ban on autonomous weapons
  • Recent report predicts "swarms of robots" will be ubiquitous by 2050
  • High-profile figures and experts like Musk have made "repeated calls to limit the development of deadly AI"
  • Uber won recent battle with NYC major wanting to cap growth of ride-hailing apps
  • Uber is adding 3% more vehicles per month
  • 100,000 new riders use Uber per month
  • Carnival, the world's largest cruise company, has approval from the US and now needs approval from Cuba to begin
  • The trips will not be considered tourism (still prohibited) but centered around “social impact" travelers coming for opportunities to work on short-term projects
  • A traveler would have a final price tag of $2,990 per person after taxes and other fees
  • Under the SPACE Act, businesses that do asteroid mining will be able to keep whatever they dig up
  • Businesses are demanding federal protections for huge, floating objects they haven't even surveyed yet
  • Regulations on space mining could fall to the FAA, because they already grant licenses for commercial space launches
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