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For Biden, ending Israel’s mass murder in Gaza is a ‘non-starter’ – As Palestinians face mass starvation and new ethnic cleansing in Rafah, the White House rejects even token humanitarian gestures – byAaron Maté – https://www.aaronmate.net/p/for-biden-ending-israels-mass-murder“At the White House last week, President Biden claimed to have concerns about Israeli plans for a ground invasion of Rafah, the southern Gaza area where more than one million Palestinians have fled. In the process, he committed a gaffe that revealed his actual stance… ‘Our military operation in Rafah,” Biden began, before correcting himself.  ‘Their — the major military operation in Rafah should not proceed without a credible plan… for ensuring the safety and support of more than one million people sheltering there. They need to be protected.’.. Although unintentional, Biden was accurate to refer to an Israeli military operation in Gaza in the possessive form. Every Israeli atrocity in Gaza is committed with US support. Accordingly, within 24 hours, the White House made clear that despite Biden’s words of caution, only Israel’s mass murder campaign will remain protected… According to three US officials, the Biden administration “is not planning to punish Israel if it launches a military campaign in Rafah without ensuring civilian safety,” Politico reports. Therefore, “no reprimand plans are in the works, meaning Israeli forces could enter the city and harm civilians without facing American consequences.” In another likely sign that Biden supports an Israeli assault, its allied regime in Egypt – a US client state — is now building an 8-square-mile walled enclosure that would cage fleeing refugees on its side of the Rafah border… Biden’s spokespeople have also relayed that Israel has his green light to harm Rafah’s civilians… ‘We’re going to continue to support Israel,’ John Kirby said at the White House. ‘And we’re going to continue to make sure they have the tools and the capabilities to do that.’ Asked directly if the US would punish Israel if it attacked Rafah without the Biden-demanded “credible plan” for civilian safety, Kirby responded: ‘I’m not going to get into a hypothetical game.’.. To supply Israel with the proper “tools,” the US is rushing a new shipment of at least 1,000 bombs and related munitions. According to US intelligence officials, Israel has used about half the 21,000 bombs supplied by the US since the Oct. 7th attack. Israel’s remaining stockpile would be enough for 19 more weeks — but just days if war breaks out with Hezbollah on the northern border… Israel’s dependence on US weaponry gives the White House instrumental leverage to impose conditions on its conduct – including demanding an end to the Gaza assault. But instead of using that influence, this latest transfer is part of ‘a broader effort by the Biden administration to speed the flow of weapons to Israel,’ the Wall Street Journal observes… To protect that speedy effort, the White House is pledging to veto yet another United Nations Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire. The Algerian-proposed measure, UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield declared on Sunday, ‘will not be adopted.’.. The US is instead proposing a six-week ceasefire, which, Thomas-Greenfield said, could then be used to take “the steps to build a more enduring peace.” But in pretending that Hamas would ever release all of its captives in exchange for a “pause,” the US is only signaling its commitment to enduring genocide. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made this clear earlier this month when he claimed that Hamas’ latest proposal – which centers on a permanent ceasefire – contained what are “clearly nonstarters.”.. Blinken did not bother to specify what those “clear” nonstarters are. By contrast, when it comes to Israel’s military conduct, the Biden administration maintains a policy of having no “red lines”, as the murderous attack on one of Gaza’s largest and last functional hospitals, Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, newly demonstrates… The Biden administration’s commitment to Israeli savagery is so extreme that it cannot even secure the token amounts of aid that it regularly invokes to profess its commitment to Palestinian well-being… As Gaza’s civilians face mass starvation, the Israeli government is holding up a shipment of one month’s supply of flour, rice, chickpeas and cooking oil sent from Turkey at the port of Ashdod. Israel’s stated pretext is that the intended recipient, UNRWA — the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees – employs a handful of staffers whom Israel claims participated in the Oct. 7th attack. This cynical campaign, endorsed by the Biden administration, has led the US and its allies to suspend funding and an Israeli bank to freeze UNRWA’s account, making the agency’s work far more difficult. The Senate’s recently approved, White House-endorsed “foreign aid” bill, which contains more than $14 billion for Israel, explicitly bars any further US funding for UNRWA… Israel also claims that Hamas has been diverting UN aid, a claim that even the Biden administration’s envoy for humanitarian issues in Gaza, David Satterfield, has rejected. “No Israeli official has come to me, come to the administration with specific evidence of diversion or theft of assistance delivered by the UN in the center of the south of Gaza,” Satterfield says. Israel has meanwhile attacked Gazan police escorts of UN aid deliveries, leaving them without the proper security to continue… After helping Israel block vital aid as part of its longtime goal of destroying UNRWA, the White House now claims to be a helpless bystander as Palestinian civilians face increased deprivation as a result. “I wish I could tell you that that flour is moving in, but I can’t do that right now,” Kirby, the White House spokesperson, told reporters last week. “As a general principle, we support the work that UNRWA does,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller added. But as evidenced by its actions, a higher US principle is to support Israeli sadism… Staunchly committed to Israel’s mass murder campaign, the White House can only continue to offer face-saving leaks that whitewash its role… Citing sources familiar with “private conversations,” NBC News reports that Biden “has been venting his frustration… over his inability to persuade Israel to change its military tactics in the Gaza Strip.” Biden is said to be particularly unnerved by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is described as the “primary obstacle.” The US president is reportedly so upset with his Israeli counterpart that he even refers to him as “this guy,” and, worse, an “asshole.”.. Based on this reported acrimony, NBC News concludes that ‘the dynamic between the two leaders could be nearing an inflection point.’ Yet the same article includes a caveat that is standard for all accounts of US-Israeli relations since Oct. 7th: nothing will change. As NBC puts it, ‘even as Biden has escalated his rhetoric, he is not yet prepared to make significant policy changes, officials said. He and his aides continue to believe his approach of unequivocally supporting Israel is the right one.’.. With Biden’s unequivocal support, Netanyahu has vowed to proceed with the Rafah assault in the face of global pressure. ‘Those who want to prevent us from operating in Rafah are basically telling us: Lose the war,’ Netanyahu said on Saturday. ‘It’s true that there’s a lot of opposition abroad, but this is exactly the moment that we need to say that we won’t be doing a half or a third of the job.’.. As he moves closer to fulfilling the job of ethnic cleansing southern Gaza, Netanyahu can credit the only global constituency that matters to him: the Biden administration and its bipartisan allies in Congress. Across party lines, Washington is affirming that for the world’s most powerful state, even the most minimal gestures to protect starving, displaced, and defenseless Palestinians is a clear non-starter.”

Government Funds AI Tools for Whole-of-Internet Surveillance and Censorship – by Debbie Lerman – https://brownstone.org/articles/government-funds-ai-tools-for-whole-of-internet-surveillance-and-censorship/ – “I feel scared. Very scared… Internet-wide surveillance and censorship, enabled by the unimaginably vast computational power of artificial intelligence (AI), is here… This is not a futuristic dystopia. It’s happening now… Government agencies are working with universities and nonprofits to use AI tools to surveil and censor content on the Internet… This is not political or partisan. This is not about any particular opinion or idea… What’s happening is that a tool powerful enough to surveil everything that’s said and done on the Internet (or large portions of it) is becoming available to the government to monitor all of us, all the time. And, based on that monitoring, the government – and any organization or company the government partners with – can then use the same tool to suppress, silence, and shut down whatever speech it doesn’t like…  But that’s not all. Using the same tool, the government and its public-private, “non-governmental” partners (think, for example: the World Health Organization, or Monsanto) can also shut down any activity that is linked to the Internet. Banking, buying, selling, teaching, learning, entertaining, connecting to each other – if the government-controlled AI does not like what you (or your kids!) say in a tweet or an email, it can shut down all of that for you… Yes, we’ve seen this on a very local and politicized scale with, for example, the Canadian truckers… But if we thought this type of activity could not, or would not, happen on a national (or even scarier – global) scale, we need to wake up right now and realize it’s happening, and it might not be stoppable… New Documents Show Government-Funded AI Intended for Online Censorship… The US House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government was formed in January 2023 “to investigate matters related to the collection, analysis, dissemination, and use of information on US citizens by executive branch agencies, including whether such efforts are illegal, unconstitutional, or otherwise unethical.” – Unfortunately, the work of the committee is viewed, even by its own members, as largely political: Conservative lawmakers are investigating what they perceive to be the silencing of conservative voices by liberal-leaning government agencies…  Nevertheless, in its investigations, this committee has uncovered some astonishing documents related to government attempts to censor the speech of American citizens. .. These documents have crucial and terrifying all-of-society implications… In the Subcommittee’s interim report, dated February 5, 2024, documents show that academic and nonprofit groups are pitching a government agency on a plan to use AI “misinformation services” to censor content on internet platforms… Specifically, the University of Michigan is explaining to the National Science Foundation (NSF) that the AI-powered tools funded by the NSF can be used to help social media platforms perform censorship activities without having to actually make the decisions on what should be censored… Here’s how the relationship is visualized in the Subcommittee’s report:

Here’s a specific quote presented in the Subcommittee’s report. It comes from “Speaker’s notes from the University of Michigan’s first pitch to the National Science Foundation (NSF) about its NSF-funded, AI-powered WiseDex tool.” The notes are on file with the committee… Our misinformation service helps policy makers at platforms who want to…push responsibility for difficult judgments to someone outside the company…by externalizing the difficult responsibility of censorship… This is an extraordinary statement on so many levels: It explicitly equates “misinformation service” with censorship…  This is a crucial equation, because governments worldwide are pretending to combat harmful misinformation when in fact they are passing massive censorship bills. The WEF declared “misinformation and disinformation” the “most severe global risks” in the next two years, which presumably means their biggest efforts will go toward censorship… When a government contractor explicitly states that it is selling a “misinformation service” that helps online platforms “externalize censorship” – the two terms are acknowledged as being interchangeable… 2. It refers to censorship as a “responsibility.”  – In other words, it assumes that part of what the platforms should be doing is censorship. Not protecting children from sex predators or innocent citizens from misinformation – just plain and simple, unadulterated censorship. – 3. It states that the role of AI is to “externalize” the responsibility for censorship… The Tech platforms do not want to make censorship decisions. The government wants to make those decisions but does not want to be seen as censoring. The AI tools allow the platforms to “externalize” the censorship decisions and the government to hide its censorship activities… All of this should end the illusion that what governments around the world are calling “countering misinformation and hate speech” is not straight-up censorship… What Happens When AI Censorship is Fully Implemented? –Knowing that the government is already paying for AI censorship tools, we have to wrap our minds around what this entails… No manpower limits: As the Subcommittee report points out, the limits to government online censorship have, up to now, involved the large numbers of humans required to go through endless files and make censorship decisions. With AI, barely any humans need to be involved, and the amount of data that can be surveilled can be as vast as everything anyone says on a particular platform. That amount of data is incomprehensible to an individual human brain… No one is responsible: One of the most frightening aspects of AI censorship is that when AI does it, there is no human being or organization – be it the government, the platforms, or the university/nonprofits – who is actually responsible for the censorship. Initially, humans feed the AI tool instructions for what categories or types of language to censor, but then the machine goes ahead and makes the case-by-case decisions all by itself… No recourse for grievances: Once AI is unleashed with a set of censorship instructions, it will sweep up gazillions of online data points and apply censorship actions. If you want to contest an AI censorship action, you will have to talk to the machine. Maybe the platforms will employ humans to respond to appeals. But why would they do that, when they have AI that can automate those responses? – No protection for young people: One of the claims made by government censors is that we need to protect our children from harmful online information, like content that makes them anorexic, encourages them to commit suicide, turns them into ISIS terrorists, and so on. Also from sexual exploitation. These are all serious issues that deserve attention. But they are not nearly as dangerous to vast numbers of young people as AI censorship is… The danger posed by AI censorship applies to all young people who spend a lot of time online, because it means their online activities and language can be monitored and used against them – maybe not now, but whenever the government decides to go after a particular type of language or behavior. This is a much greater danger to a much greater number of children than the danger posed by any specific content, because it encompasses all the activity they conduct online, touching on nearly every aspect of their lives… Here’s an example to illustrate this danger: Let’s say your teenager plays lots of interactive video games online. Let’s say he happens to favor games designed by Chinese companies. Maybe he also watches others play those games, and participates in chats and discussion groups about those games, in which a lot of Chinese nationals also participate… The government may decide next month, or next year, that anyone heavily engaged in Chinese-designed video games is a danger to democracy. This might result in shutting down your son’s social media accounts or denying him access to financial tools, like college loans. It might also involve flagging him on employment or dating websites as dangerous or undesirable. It might mean he is denied a passport or put on a watchlist… Your teenager’s life just got a lot more difficult. Much more difficult than if he was exposed to an ISIS recruitment video or suicide-glorifying TikTok post. And this would happen on a much larger scale than the sexual exploitation the censors are using as a Trojan Horse for normalizing the idea of online government censorship… Monetize-able censorship services: An AI tool owned by the government can theoretically be used by a non-governmental entity with the government’s permission, and with the blessing of the platforms that want to “externalize” the “responsibility” for censorship. So while the government might be using AI to monitor and suppress, let’s say as an example, anti-war sentiment – a company could use it to monitor and suppress, let’s say as an example, anti-fast food sentiment. The government could make a lot of money selling the services of the AI tools to 3rd parties. The platforms could also conceivably ask for a cut. Thus, AI censorship tools can potentially benefit the government, tech platforms, and private corporations. The incentives are so powerful, it’s almost impossible to imagine that they will not be exploited… Can We Reverse Course? – I do not know how many government agencies and how many platforms are using AI censorship tools. I do not know how quickly they can scale up… I do not know what tools we have at our disposal – other than raising awareness and trying to lobby politicians and file lawsuits to prevent government censorship and regulate the use of AI tools on the internet… If anyone has any other ideas, now would be the time to implement them.”Outrageous — The Gaza Mass Murder Massacre of 12 February 2024 – by Peter Koenig – https://www.globalresearch.ca/outrageous-gaza-mass-murder-massacre-12-february-2024/5849598 – Big Tech’s Effort to Silence Truth-tellers: Global Research Online Referral Campaign – “The 12 February 2024 massacre and mass murder, wanton and purposeful shelling by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) of some 1.5 million Palestinians in or around the city of Rafah, south of Gaza – gateway to Egypt — was hardly reported by the mainstream media. In fact, what was first shock-reported, was hastily censored away – so that most of the world could not learn about this final Holocaust-stroke against Palestine in Gaza… The genocidal bombardment of southern Gaza of 12 February is comparable to the 1948 Nakba (“nakba” means catastrophe and refers to the violent displacement and dispossession of Palestinians, along with the destruction of their society, culture, identity, political rights)… In a few minutes, it left at least 200 people, mostly children, women, and elderly dead, dismembered, pieces of flesh hanging from the ruins of earlier destroyed homes, schools, and hospitals… In what appears to be a final act of ethnic cleansing, the Netanyahu Government through the atrocious Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has announced and is proceeding with the total elimination of the Palestinian people from Gaza… Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has warned that Israel intends to open the border floodgates of Rafah in Southern Gaza to force-evacuate more than 1.4 million Gaza inhabitants, currently assembled and barely existing in unheard-of-conditions of misery and makeshift tent-cities, into Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Indeed, tent-cities have already been built in Sinai. Most likely under a clandestine agreement between al-Sisi and Netanyahu… Netanyahu for the Israeli side confirmed this intention of mass-evacuation… As a precursor to this “final step” of ethnic cleansing, and according to an Al-Mayadeen correspondent in Rafah, Gaza, the Zionist occupation used US-funded and internationally banned incendiary missiles in its raids on the city of Rafah that resulted in the massacre of over 200 Palestinians, including mostly women and children.

 “Search and rescue teams are still in the process of pulling martyrs’ bodies from under the rubble,” so says Al-Mayadeen… Hamas states: “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful – The attack by the Nazi occupation army on the city of Rafah tonight (12 February), and its horrific massacres against unarmed civilians, including displaced children, women, and the elderly, which has so far resulted in more than 100 martyrs [latest reports, at least 200], is a continuation of the genocide and forced displacement attempts waged against our Palestinian people… “The attack by the terrorist enemy army on the city of Rafah is a compounded crime, a deepening of genocide, and an expansion of the massacres committed against our people, given the tragic conditions experienced by this city due to the crowding of approximately 1.4 million citizens in it, and its streets turning into camps for the displaced, living in extremely difficult and harsh conditions due to the lack of the most basic necessities of life… “The terrorist Netanyahu government and its Nazi army blatantly disregard the decisions of the International Court of Justice issued two weeks ago, which prescribed urgent measures including stopping any steps that could be considered acts of genocide… The American Administration and President Biden personally bear full responsibility along with the occupation government for this massacre, due to the green light they gave to Netanyahu yesterday [Sunday, 11 February], and the open support they provide him with money, weapons, and political cover to continue the war of genocide and massacres… “We call on the League of Arab States, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the United Nations Security Council, to take immediate and serious action to stop the Zionist aggression and the ongoing genocide crimes against unarmed civilians in the Gaza Strip.” (Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas, Monday 12 February 2024) – Time and again, one may just wonder what strange and diabolical forces have beset Mother Earth? They seem to have grown not just much stronger over the past 4 years, but also become so abhorrent, without any values, no ethics, and no laws – just the rules-based orders, ideal for tyrants, made by the Dark Death Cult pretending to run the world – that it seems all those who in recent “ancient times” would have stood up to defend Human Rights, seem to conform in silent complicity… One wonders, are today’s western “leaders” (sic-sic) still human? Not only do they all tolerate Israel’s democide of an entire nation, they encourage it, in the name of Israel’s right to self-defense… Following a blatant lie by Israel, namely that 12 or 13 UNRWA workers were discovered fighting for Hamas, the US and EU, as well as almost all EU members have stopped funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)… There is absolutely no evidence of any UNRWA collaboration with Hamas. Yet the words of Netanyahu’s count, even though evidence abound that they are most often full of lies to achieve a diabolical purpose… UNRWA was the only agency that supplied Gaza with some food and water – little it was, when Israel would the UNRWA trucks cross the Rafah border from Egypt to Gaza, but better than nothing… Now, that is gone too… The obedient WEF-implanted heads of state of most EU countries follow Israel / US orders to stop funding UNRWA. That also includes the non-EU but spineless Swiss government – a so-called neutral country. A joke… Are these people, still worthy of being called humans rather than savages? Is this the way of the future? Is WEF’s Klaus Schwab, who implants these puppets as he proudly says “into governments around the world”, still human? These are legitimate questions… Does their complicity make them proxy murderers? – See also Chris Hedges, “Let them Eat Dirt!“… A dehumanization of humanity, a robotization of humanity, may be well in process. Digitization of the brain – no feelings, no sentiments – pure brute execution of orders. See thisthis and this… For those who still do not believe that we are witnessing the beginning of a long war towards a “Greater Israel”, think again… On the very 7 October 2023, the day of the long-ahead planned attack by Israel with US complicity, executed by Hamas, Netanyahu said in about these words, “This is going to be a long war”… Why would it be a long war, if not for a long-planned and Big Purpose – Zionist-founded Greater Israel for the Chosen People, taking up as much as 50% to 70% of what is currently called the Middle East? – This is the mere expansion of an already symbiotic relationship between the West mostly the US, and Zionist Israel… The West is funding and arming Israel – to make their dream of a Holy Place for the Chosen People come through. In turn, Israel, under the aegis of Greater Israel and its sponsors, would become possibly the world’s second or third largest supplier of hydrocarbon, including the one trillion-plus cubic feet of gas off-shore of Gaza, belonging to Palestine – to be absorbed and stolen by Israel…  The remaining Western population – after the WEF-led depopulation drive – would be energy-wise free from Moslem — and other designated enemies… That too is a dream. But it will not come true. Linear planning does not work. Dynamics and higher dimensions of spiritual awareness are bound to interfere… We are currently living in a tug of war between the forces of Darkness and Light. In the Age of Aquarius, the name of the new epoch, Light will overcome darkness…  But when? – Time as we know it, is man-made. Outside of life, time does not exist, at least not as our human concept. Time and space merge as in quantum science... For those who live and must live in a time-bound world, time is of the essence – like for Palestine…  Let us do whatever we can to bring about a massive spiritual awakening – so that the Age of Aquarius is helped and supported by the human spirit – and an epoch of Harmony and Peace may evolve… Peter Koenig is a geopolitical analyst and a former Senior Economist at the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), where he worked for over 30 years around the world. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for online journals and is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed; and co-author of Cynthia McKinney’s book “When China Sneezes: From the Coronavirus Lockdown to the Global Politico-Economic Crisis” (Clarity Press – November 1, 2020).”CIA Had Foreign Allies Spy On Trump Team, Triggering Russia Collusion Hoax, Sources Say – “United States Intelligence Community targeted 26 Trump advisors for foreign spy agencies to “reverse target” and “bump” – by Michael Shellenberger, Matt Taibbi, and Alex Gutentag – https://public.substack.com/p/cia-had-foreign-allies-spy-on-trump – Last year, John Durham, a special prosecutor for the Department of Justice (DOJ), concluded that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) should never have opened its investigation of alleged collusion by then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump and Russia in late July of 2016… Now, multiple credible sources tell Public and Racket that the United States Intelligence Community (IC), including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), illegally mobilized foreign intelligence agencies to target Trump advisors long before the summer of 2016… The new information fills many gaps in our understanding of the Russia collusion hoax and is supported by testimony already in the public record… Until now, the official story has been that the FBI’s investigation began after Australian intelligence officials told US officials that a Trump aide had boasted to an Australian diplomat that Russia had damning material about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton… In truth, the US IC asked the “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance to surveil Trump’s associates and share the intelligence they acquired with US agencies, say sources close to a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HSPCI) investigation. The Five Eyes nations are the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand… After Public and Racket had been told that President Barack Obama’s CIA Director, John Brennan, had identified 26 Trump associates for the Five Eyes to target, a source confirmed that the IC had “identified [them] as people to ‘bump,’ or make contact with or manipulate. They were targets of our own IC and law enforcement — targets for collection and misinformation.” – Unknown details about the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign and raw intelligence related to the IC’s surveillance of the Trump campaign are in a 10-inch binder that Trump ordered to be declassified at the very end of his term, sources told Public and Racket… If the top-secret documents exist proving these charges, they are potentially proof that multiple US intelligence officials broke laws against spying and election interference.”Machine customers are already among us and they number in the billions – by Bob Violino – https://www.cnbc.com/2024/02/21/machine-customers-are-already-among-us-and-they-number-in-the-billions.html – “Key Points: There are more than 13 billion Internet of Things (IoT) connected products deployed with the potential to behave as customers and Gartner forecasts that number will rise to 15 billion by 2028. CEOs estimate 15% to 20% of their revenue will come from machine customers by 2030. Amazon, Walmart, Tesla and Carvana are all working with versions of machine customers today… When a company completes a transaction or interacts in some way with a customer today, there’s a pretty good chance that customer is a machine. And with all the devices proliferating in the growing digital infrastructure, IT leaders need to be prepared for the age of the machine customer… ‘Machine customers are already among us. They’re performing the tasks we’d normally do as human customers,’ said Don Scheibenreif, vice president and analyst with Gartner’s customer experience research group… There are more than 13 billion Internet of Things (IoT) connected products deployed with the potential to behave as customers, shopping for services and supplies for themselves and their owners, Scheibenreif said… Gartner forecasts that number will rise to 15 billion by 2028, and the firm’s research shows that CEOs estimate 15% to 20% of their revenue will come from machine customers by 2030… ‘Today, we are tracking over 100 different emerging examples of machine customers, with more coming to our attention on a regular basis,’ Scheibenreif said… Machine customers can receive messages such as advertising, offers, email and information from the surrounding environment, Scheibenreif said. For example, online car retailer Carvana uses bots to receive messages from humans trying to sell their cars… They can also make their own purchasing decisions. The Amazon Dash Replenishment service uses smart shelves in homes or offices to trigger reorders of consumable products once a certain usage threshold is reached, Scheibenreif said… Machines can also negotiate for the best deal, including finding the best value for a transaction and executing the purchase. ‘Walmart has deployed AI-powered negotiations chatbots to connect with suppliers of ‘goods not for resale’ — categories such as fleet services, carts and other equipment used in retail stores,’ Scheibenreif said… Devices can request service such as repairs, upgrades or even replacement. ‘Tesla vehicles can diagnose their own issues, preorder parts for service and prompt the user to schedule a service appointment,’ Scheibenreif said… And Italy-based iProd has a platform that can accommodate the requests of machine customers located in a manufacturing environment. ‘The platform allows the machine to automatically purchase what it needs from its manufacturer,’ Scheibenreif said… Analytics, AI and IoT device connectivity ‘are getting to a maturity stage where they are present everywhere and are reliable,’ which has resulted in billions of connected devices, says Vishal Gupta, CTO, CIO and senior vice president of connected technology at Lexmark, a provider of printing and imaging products… ‘These connected devices present a stellar new opportunity to monitor conditions, including any repairs needed [and] any supplies needed, and automatically place such orders in an autonomous way with no human intervention,’ Gupta said… Machine customers represent a big opportunity over the next five to seven years for any business that uses connected devices, according to Gupta. ‘This opportunity is for both organizations that sell to consumers as well as those that target business customers,’ he said… Lexmark has more than 1.5 million printers in the field that are connected, and has nearly 100 IoT sensors per printer… ‘We enable our customers to track metrics around the maintenance of those machines and their level of supplies,’ Gupta said. ‘There are several thousands of printer cartridges that are shipped daily with no human intervention as a result of this IoT connectivity and intelligence.’.. According to Gupta, this enables the machines to last at least 50% longer, and reduces downtime by more than 60% via predictive maintenance and the ability to automatically find and resolve issues… How to get ready for machine customers – IT executives should put in place a game plan for supporting machine customers now, if they haven’t already… ‘IT leaders need to develop a holistic strategy around organization alignment, building organizational skills and technology to go after this compelling machine customer opportunity,’ Gupta said… The first step for CIOs and their IT colleagues is to work in partnership with business executives to identify the top use cases where machine customers can create meaningful revenue or cost reduction opportunities, Gupta said… Then they need to build the technical foundation to support machine customers and hire professionals with skills to execute on this new opportunity. ‘These skills typically cover IoT, edge [computing], AI, and cloud, and so many of these are already present in IT teams,’ he added… ‘Don’t wait for the perfect use case; others will move ahead,’ Scheibenreif said. ‘Be the leader that brings everyone together on this opportunity. Create a machine customer investigation team. Enlist senior representatives from strategy, IT, product development, sales and service.’.. It’s best to create scenarios that explore the market opportunities, Scheibenreif said. For example, which IoT-enabled products might arise in the situations or activities where customers use the company’s products and services? CIOs and other technology leaders need to determine how machine customers might change their companies’ go-to-market approach. ‘Lead the organization’s technology architecture to support machine customers by working collaboratively with sales, product, service, marketing and IT,’ Scheibenreif said.”WHY? – Moderna Shipped COVID mRNA Vaccine Prototype to Scientists Weeks Before “COVID-19” Allegedly Hit the Worldhttps://expose-news.com/2024/02/21/moderna-had-covid-vaccine-before-pandemc/ – “A confidentiality agreement shows potential coronavirus vaccine candidates were transferred from Moderna to the University of North Carolina in 2019, nineteen days before the emergence of the alleged COVID-19-causing virus in Wuhan, China… The confidential agreement which can be viewed here states that providers ‘Moderna’ alongside the ‘National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID) agreed to transfer ‘mRNA coronavirus vaccine candidates’ developed and jointly owned by NIAID and Moderna to recipients ‘The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’ on the 12th December 2019.

Found on page 105 of the agreement

The material transfer agreement was signed the December 12th 2019 by Ralph Baric, PhD, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and then signed by Jacqueline Quay, Director of Licensing and Innovation Support at the University of North Carolina on December 16th 2019.Recipient signatories found on page 107

The agreement was also signed by two representatives of the NIAID, one of whom was Amy F. Petrik PhD, a technology transfer specialist who signed the agreement on December 12th 2019 at 8:05 am. The other signatory was Barney Graham MD PhD, an investigator for the NIAID, however, this signature was not dated.

NIAID signatories found on page 107

The final signatories on the agreement were Sunny Himansu, Moderna’s Investigator, and Shaun Ryan, Moderna’s Deputy General Council. Both signatures were made on December 17th 2019.
All of these signatures were made prior to any knowledge of the alleged emergence of the novel coronavirus. It wasn’t until December 31st 2019 that the World Health Organisation (WHO) became aware of an alleged cluster of viral pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. But even at this point, they had not determined that an alleged new coronavirus was to blame, instead stating the pneumonia was of “unknown cause”.
It was not until January 9th 2020 that the WHO reported that Chinese authorities had determined the outbreak was due to a novel coronavirus which later became known as SARS-CoV-2 with the alleged resultant disease dubbed COVID-19. So why was an mRNA coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by Moderna being transferred to the University of North Carolina on December 12th 2019?..  The same Moderna that have had an mRNA coronavirus vaccine authorised for emergency use only in both the United Kingdom and the United States to allegedly combat Covid-19…  What did Moderna know that we didn’t? In 2019 there was not any singular coronavirus posing a threat to humanity which would warrant a vaccine, and evidence suggests there hasn’t been a singular coronavirus posing a threat to humanity throughout 2020 and 2021 either…  Considering the fact a faulty PCR test has been used at a high cycle rate, hospitals have been empty in comparison to previous years, statistics show just 0.2% of those allegedly infected have died within 28 days of an alleged positive test result, the majority of those deaths by a mile have been people over the age of 85, and a mass of those deaths were caused by a drug called midazolam, which causes respiratory depression, and respiratory arrest…  Perhaps Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases would like to explain themselves in a court of law?”“I Hope Public Is Waking Up”: Border Invasion Sparks Migrant Crime Crisis In Major Cities – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/i-hope-public-waking-border-invasion-sparks-migrant-crime-crisis-major-cities – Elon Musk expressed his hope that the masses are waking up to the migrant invasion facilitated by radicals in the Biden administration. He wrote on X, “I hope the public is waking up to this.” – We noted earlier this week that a record 7.3 million illegal aliens have crossed the southwest border under President Biden’s watch. This data was sourced from the US Customs and Border Protection… Stunning chart of the invasion!
– We noted earlier this week that a record 7.3 million illegal aliens have crossed the southwest border under President Biden’s watch. This data was sourced from the US Customs and Border Protection…

One uncomfortable reality of the invasion is that millions of unvetted folks from third-world countries are on US city streets. Some of these “asylum seekers” have deep connections with street gangs around the world, known for drug smuggling, human trafficking, and killings… New Yorkers saw firsthand the turmoil caused by some migrants when a 15-year-old undocumented male was charged with shooting a Brazilian tourist in the leg in the center of Times Square… This leaves us with this…  A 27-year-old migrant hijacked a Maryland tow truck and went on a ‘Grand Theft Auto ‘-like rampage in Silver Spring. Local media reports the migrants hit more than 20 vehicles… Article includes a bunch of relevant posts from Twitter/X.”Mask Off: Google’s Gemini Blames Its Own Creators For Anti-White Racism – by Tyler Durden – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/mask-googles-gemini-blames-its-own-creators-anti-white-racism – “Google went into damage-control mode this week after its new artificial intelligence model, Gemini, was caught engaging in historical revisionism which, until now, has been confined to the realm of entertainment and impressionable children whose parents are demonized for speaking out against it… For example: 17th century was wild pic.twitter.com/r5Jl0UZyTn — Joscha Bach (@Plinz) February 20, 2024 – Gemini has no problems generating pictures of ‘strong black men,’ but strong white men ‘could potentially reinforce harmful stereotypes about race and body image.’ – Gemini – strong black man images vs strong white man images pic.twitter.com/cDXBvXQnd9 — Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) February 22, 2024 – And of course, Gemini is not really interested in ‘following the science,’ as it were… Google Gemini is all-in on trans ideology, insisting that “trans women” are women and providing a pronoun guide for the uninitiated. pic.twitter.com/GOiJ4ZIwhO — Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) February 22, 2024 – Our AI dystopian hell is here: pic.twitter.com/WSmTpCp2sD — The Matt Walsh Show (@MattWalshShow) February 22, 2024Cast in their image? – AI chatbots, as we’ve come to understand, are a reflection of both the ‘data sets’ they train on (X posts, Reddit, etc.) and their programmers – who can insert absurd bias into their output. And while historical revisionism on entertainment platforms such as Netflix begin to reinforce historical revisionism being taught in schools – Gemini is being peddled as a reliable source of information… X user Leftism compiled several X posts from Gemini Experiences Senior Director of Product Management Jack Krawczyk, which likely shows why the model discriminated against white people… Krawczyk tried to explain away their racist AI as simply ‘offering inaccuracies in some historical image generation depictions.’ – ABSURDLY INCOMPETENT –  The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) February 21, 2024 – X user Bindu Reddy explains: Here is how Gemini Gate most likely happened… A handful of employees who write the system prompts and are in charge of nerfing LLMs can impose their morality, bias and their version of history on the rest of usThese employees are so “holier than thou” that questioning those biases or their actions results in professional suicide in big tech! So no one dares ask any hard questions!Absolute power corrupts absolutely and usually it manifests itself in small pockets of a large organization that have disproportionate influence on important aspects of products.That’s pretty much what happened here!That being said, given this big uproar, some of the most egregious issues that Gemini has will be fixed but these employees will never stop exerting their power, bias and influence in subtle ways!Even worse, they consider it their moral obligation to do so!There is no getting away from the woke mind virus and the biased versions of reality, if you use these chatbots!The only option is open source or adopting a unapologetically uncensored LLM chatbot that reflects reality not distorts it!Gemini will never be one… Can’t believe this one is real lol – archived: https://t.co/fZED1LyaTq pic.twitter.com/JyilOi8jzq— Andrew Torba (@BasedTorba) February 22, 2024

But Gemini itself seems to blame its creators! When told it was racist by one user, the AI chatbot acknowledged that “Recent events involving the Gemini AI image generation tool I have raised concerns about potential racial bias. In some instances, Gemini generated images that did not align with historical accuracy, and some users felt this was an attempt to be overly inclusive at the expense of factual representation.”

Amazing self-awareness! – “It’s important to remember that I am still under development,” it continued, adding that Google is “actively working to improve the accuracy and fairness of Gemini’s responses, and to address any issues with bias.”Meta’s head of AI efforts, Yann LeCun, seized the opportunity to slam Gemini for refusing to render an image of a man in Tiananmen Square, Beijing in 1989, the site and year of historic pro-democracy protests by students and others that were brutally quashed by the Chinese military, Venturebeat reports… We need open source AI foundation models so that a highly diverse set of specialized models can be built on top of them… We need a free and diverse set of AI assistants for the same reasons we need a free and diverse press… They must reflect the diversity of languages, culture,… https://t.co/9WuEy8EPG5— Yann LeCun (@ylecun) February 21, 2024Needless to say, Elon Musk is having a good time watching his competitor go mask-off… The woke mind virus is killing Western Civilization… Google does the same thing with their search results. Facebook & Instagram too… And Wikipedia… https://t.co/2RQ6v35m7P— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2024 – I can’t believe Gemini made these unfair pics of Truedough pic.twitter.com/FNsH9Jnl8d— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2024 – That would be illegal election interference— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 22, 2024And it’s not just Google’s AI, either: pic.twitter.com/tkjw0vsxipDogeDesigner (@cb_doge) February 22, 2024“Heartbreaking to see many brilliant minds working on AI so harried and henpecked by the aggressively ignorant crowd’s agenda that they not only adopt the signs and sigils of the hostile illiterati—some actually begin to believe that their own work is “dangerous” and “wrong.”” said Edward Snowden.– Gemini: pic.twitter.com/4GQGGdrAkO – Jeremiah (@N3W311) February 22, 2024 – This appears to be Google’s defense…  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEHE4E_I5FM

Gemini Elon…

Once Valued At $5.7BN, Vice Media Stops Publishing And Nothing Of Value Was Lost – by Paul Joseph Watson – https://www.zerohedge.com/political/once-valued-57bn-vice-media-stops-publishing-and-nothing-value-was-lost – “People are enjoying the demise of Vice Media, with many of them pointing out that literally nothing of value was lost.

Having once been valued at $5.7 billion (in 2017), and acquired out of bankruptcy last year by a consortium including George Soros, the company announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs and has – as of 14 hours ago – stopped publishing on Vice.com… Chief executive Bruce Dixon said, “It is no longer cost-effective for us to distribute our digital content the way we have done previously.” – The once supposedly “edgy” media outlet has been ridiculed for years for allowing its output to descend into the most utterly demented, vulgar and degenerate far-left content… Respondents on X exploded with joy… However will we cope without such stories as ‘How I Rediscovered Sexual LIberation Through Fisting’‘How to Eat Out a Non-Op Trans Woman’ and ‘Most Child Sex Abusers Are Not Pedophiles, Expert Says’… RIP in peace, Vice https://t.co/8ODO6kzrYh pic.twitter.com/BtB6mYJXr0— pagliacci the hated 🌝 (@Slatzism) February 23, 2024 – It really is such a devastating loss.”

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