As Typhoon Mawar hit, these identical twin meteorologists kept Guam informed

HONOLULU — As Typhoon Mawar aimed its fury at Guam, residents facing terrifying winds and crashing waves from the strongest typhoon to hit the U.S. Pacific territory in decades had identical twin meteorologists to keep them informed — and to provide the outside world with a glimpse of the chaos unfolding on the remote island.

How much should AI concern us? We need real guidance, not vague alarmism

Recently, Geoffrey Hinton, the visionary expert who was at the heart of so much innovation in artificial intelligence and machine learning, left Google. In an interview with CNN, he said, “I’m just a scientist who suddenly realized that these things are getting smarter than us. I want to sort of blow the whistle and say we should worry seriously about trying to stop these things getting control over us.”

In Panama, legal rights given to sea turtles, boosting the ‘rights of nature’ movement

ARMILA, Panama — On a Panamanian beach long after dark, a group of undergraduate students dug into the sand to excavate a sea turtle nest, their lamps casting a soft red glow as they studied eggs, inventoried the success of the hatch and checked for any surviving hatchlings stuck at the bottom of the nest. Nearby, armed members of the National Border Service stood watch for protection in an area known for drug trafficking.