The Sociable: Govt Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge offers $250K to predict the future

The Sociable: Govt Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge offers $250K to predict the future. “How many missile test events will North Korea conduct in August 2019? Will there be a locally-transmitted case of the Zika virus in Brazil in July 2019? These are just a couple of the hundreds of sample questions that the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has for its Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge (GFC) 2.”

The Next Web: Expert predicts ‘AI nationalism’ will change geopolitical landscape

The Next Web: Expert predicts ‘AI nationalism’ will change geopolitical landscape. “The US and China are leagues ahead of any other country when it comes to AI technology. And it’s because they know how to prioritize their own programs. Rather than waste time discussing the dangers of AI with the UN, or crafting global policy, the two countries have become AI nationalists.”

Quartz: Inside Google Jigsaw, the powerful tech incubator that could reshape geopolitics

Quartz: Inside Google Jigsaw, the powerful tech incubator that could reshape geopolitics. “Google has never wanted to be an ordinary company. From its original motto, ‘Don’t be evil,’ to last year’s updated mantra ‘Do the right thing,’ it’s always styled itself as an organization with goals that are both more ambitious and more altruistic than the usual profit-focused corporate motivations. Among the strongest indicators of this mindset is its tech incubator, Jigsaw—launched earlier this year, in conjunction with the company’s reorganization into Alphabet, with the goal of tackling ‘geopolitical challenges.’”