Sears seeks OK to pay out $19 million quarterly executive bonuses – CNN

Yeah, right. This makes perfect sense. Let’s reward the team that bankrupted Sears/Kmart. They deserve a parting gift, not those annoying companies and banks Sears owes money to, no, not them. But that’s how business works. The board of directors always protect their own kind.

Sears is seeking court approval to pay executives as much as $19 million in quarterly bonuses while the company struggles to restructure in bankruptcy.

Source: Sears seeks OK to pay out $19 million quarterly executive bonuses – CNN

Rare microbes lead scientists to discover new branch on the tree of life | CBC News

Just WOW! A whole new supra-kingdom of life has been discovered!

Canadian researchers have discovered a new kind of organism that’s so different from other living things that it doesn’t fit into the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, or any other kingdom used to classify known organisms.

Source: Rare microbes lead scientists to discover new branch on the tree of life | CBC News

Specification gaming examples in AI – master list

Every time someone tells me how powerful they imagine AI is, I laugh, because I keep reading things like the following. Machine learning sometimes cheats, because it doesn’t know anything about ethics, and the rules and goals it is often programmed with are insufficient to create the desired goals. Check out some of these epic failures:

Source: Specification gaming examples in AI – master list