An audit from the Portuguese General Financial Inspection concluded that a “computer glitch” that permitted a 10 billion euros transfer of funds
to offshore accounts, without state scrutiny were “extremely unlikely” that have been made by human hand.
The experts from ‘Instituto Superior Técnico’ (IST), a state university at Lisbon, behind the investigations: “considered to be extremely
unlikely that change on the behavior of the software application after 2013 had been a result of deliberate human intervention.”
Another conclusion of the findings were that the ‘logs” (the historic) of the data (automatically saved) have been successively ignored and
deleted. It is now impossible to obtain a “definitive clarification” for the reason behind the change of the software behavior after 2013.
“The collected elements point in the sense that the failures were caused by a change of the parameterization”. Authorities are now investigating
the responsibilities of the software companies the provided the software.
Nevertheless, the secretary of state for fiscal matters said: “it is not confirmed if and who may have changed the software parameterization by
deceit or negligence, and it hasn’t been found an explanation for the statistical singularity of this error that affected specially some
institutions and that have been manifesting itself differently over several periods of time”.
This “software glitch” permitted almost 10 billion euros transfer to offshore accounts, without state scrutiny, between 2011 and 2014.
Can we make speculation about Artificial Intelligence?
Could it be that the messenger, has Trump said to be, could be for the birth and raise of AI?
The supposed hacks on US elections, could they have been a Trojan worse from AI, pointing to Russians?
Financial crisis, world cyber-attacks, ISIS founding, civil unrest, you name it… ?
Conspiracy theories may well be or not….
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