US senators have voted to raise the debt ceiling limit. In this way they have prevented the country from running out of funds and having to stop paying its creditors, which would be very bad for the world economy. This law is only a temporary solution, since the problem will come up again in December. It seems that US politicians like to live on the edge and make others suffer.
A group of AI heavyweights, including the heads of DeepMind and Open AI, have signed a statement warning that “mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority”on the same level as pandemics and nuclear war.
AI creators in Silicon Valley play nice and call for regulation, but only after making a lot of money from their products. Their letter, to a large extent, is a display of hypocrisy and cynicism, since they want to avoid the risks that they themselves have generated or ignored. AI regulation is necessary, but not because of what they say, but for the good of humanity
Meanwhile, on the crypto planet, Bitcoin investors don’t have much of a tendency to be hodlers. On Twitter, they’re very assertive, but there’s a big difference between what they say and what they do. Many arrive when the market is at its highest point, and they buy very expensive. They then watch their coins lose more than half their value, but are reluctant to sell. Until one day they get tired and do it just when they shouldn’t. This story is repeated in all markets. But now, with the data on the chain, we can see it live and direct. Here I leave this for reflection.
Now, let’s talk about the top crypto news of the week according to Cointelegraph in Spanish: This is not a news summary. This is an opinion article. The intention is to reflect on the following headlines in a skeptical and critical way. This is an article for free thinkers.
The German company Deutsche Telekom becomes Polygon validator
Deutsche Telekom, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Europe, has joined the Polygon network as a validator. Polygon is an Ethereum scaling platform that offers second layer solutions for developers. Deutsche Telekom will use its infrastructure to support network security and decentralization, as well as to earn revenue from token staking. The German company is already a validator of other blockchain networks such as Ethereum, Polkadot and Chainlink. With this alliance, Deutsche Telekom seeks to explore the potential of Web3 and blockchain applications. Polygon benefits from the trust and prestige of a large company that is committed to its technology. Congratulations. I wish you the best.
US Senator Elizabeth Warren Points Out Cryptocurrency Payments Facilitate Fentanyl Trade In China
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has accused cryptocurrencies of facilitating the illegal trade in fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, between China and the United States. According to Warren, Chinese companies that sell the ingredients to make fentanyl use cryptocurrencies to evade sanctions and control by authorities. Warren relied on a report from Elliptic, a blockchain analytics firm, which estimated that between $25 million and $37.8 million in cryptocurrency payments went to buy fentanyl precursors in China by 2023. Warren criticized the lack of regulation and transparency of cryptocurrencies and called for measures to protect consumers and national security. My opinion? Whether or not she’s right in this case, Warren talks so much and says so much nonsense that only radicals take her seriously.
An Italian senator provokes Parliament with a speech generated by artificial intelligence
What happens when a politician uses a chatbot to write his speech? Well, no one realizes the difference. That’s what Italian Senator Marco Lombardo did, surprising Parliament with a text generated by OpenAI’s GPT-4 artificial intelligence. The subject was an agreement between Italy and Switzerland on frontier workers, but the senator had another objective: provoke a debate on the impact of technology on society and at work. And wow he got it.
After reading the speech, he revealed that it was not his or any human’s, but rather an algorithm’s. The reaction was stupor and admiration. Some fellow party members congratulated him on his initiative, others wondered if this was progress or regression. The truth is that the experiment showed that artificial intelligence can imitate human language with amazing precision, and that politicians should be attentive to the challenges and opportunities presented by this revolution. Will this be the future of politics? Or is it a bad joke?
‘Bitcoin Millionaire’ Who Was Missing For Week Found Dead, Report Reveals
The doctor and co-founder of a cryptocurrency called ONFO was found shot dead after being missing for a week. Dr. John Forsyth was a “bitcoin millionaire” who had created a currency that was based on user referrals. The police don’t suspect a crime, but his family is baffled by his strange disappearance. Forsyth joins the list of cryptocurrency founders and advocates who have died under mysterious circumstances. Is it a coincidence or is there something else behind these deaths?
Confidence in the US dollar is fading, which could be good news for Bitcoin, according to Blackrock CEO
LDistrust of the dollar could benefit those options that are presented as alternatives. And indeed, this could benefit Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, which is not dependent on any central bank or government. In addition, his narrative is based on being a solution to the alleged failures of the dollar. Why not?
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