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Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

...weapons are still years away.But the scientists warned that, unlike nuclear weapons, once they are developed they will require no costly or hard-to-obtain raw materials - making it possible to mass-produce them."It will only be a matter of time...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/scientists-worry-about-arms-race-arti
Not For Web
Police & fire for July 29, 2015

...Wildlife Troopers cited Lawrence Carroll, 49 of Juneau, for removing the skin from his halibut in Barlow Cove. Regulations require that anglers leave a portion of skin attached to each fillet.? On Saturday, Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Michael Ivanowicz...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/police-and-fire-dispatches-july-29-2015
Local
Alaska Editorial: Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...out a compromise to fund state government for the current fiscal year, which began July 1. Next year's budget is going to require even tougher choices, but at least the state is going into the process with an understanding of the severity of the problem...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-28/alaska-editorial-time-alaskans-engage
Opinion
Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate

...principal quality, effectiveness, or evaluations systems, or require any data collection beyond current reporting requirements...signed into law, the Every Child Achieves Act would continue to require two tests in reading and math per child per year in grades...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/replacement-no-child-left-behind-passes
State
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking

...Challenger.Fiat Chrysler says it also has taken security measures on its own vehicle network to prevent hacking. Those measures require no customer action and became effective on Thursday.The recall covers about 1 million more vehicles than the company had...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-24/fiat-chrysler-recalls-14m-vehicles-prev
State
BC to Skeena watershed mine: Improve design

...protection. "We have noted and appreciate the comment of Pacific Booker that 'absolute certainty' is too high a standard to require in the environmental process. However, given the nature of the materials before us and the values at stake, we find that...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/bc-skeena-watershed-mine-improve-des
Outdoors
Probe prompted by funds paid to mayor's family for purchases

...payments for goods less than $10,000.In February, after learning of the payments, Brower said, she changed the policy to require three informal bids before the borough could buy goods from employees or families.The borough paid more than $500 for some...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-24/probe-prompted-funds-paid-mayors-family
State
City committee weighs in on proposed pot rules

...application for licensure or application for license renewal.The problem with the proposed regulations, is that they only require a public notice period for new license applications, according to Mead."We see instances like this frequently when people...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-26/city-committee-weighs-proposed-pot-rule
Local
Juneau mom charged with child endangerment

...endangerment, felonies that can carry up to five years in prison for each count. A court summons was issued, which will require her to appear in court at a later date to answer to the charges.The charges against Hauge come nearly a week after 44-year-old...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-22/juneau-mom-charged
Local
Empire Editorial: Make good on UA system's strengths

...have targeted the University of Alaska. At best, the university's funding will remain flat - a de facto cut when contracts require pay increases for many employees.In Juneau, Johnsen said his vision for the University of Alaska includes a "focus on distinctive...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-22/empire-editorial-make-good-ua-systems
Opinion

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