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AI RESEARCH IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF AN ETHICAL WATCHDOG

ABOUT A WEEK ago, Stanford University researchers posted online a study on the latest dystopian AI: They'd made a machine learning algorithm that essentially works as gaydar. After training it with tens of thousands of photographs from dating sites, the algorithm ...

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Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in ...

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11 Things You Can Do in Android Oreo That You Couldn’t Before

Android Oreo has at last been fully baked, and given a name, and is now rolling out to those of you with a Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, or Pixel C; Google says a bunch of other handsets will ...

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Here’s a list of phones that will get Android Oreo this year

As always, the make and model dictate how long you'll be playing the waiting game.

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Android Oreo Updates – How To Make Sure Your Phone Is Always As Great As Possible

The latest version of the operating system is here, but you might not be able to access it for a little while

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Can marijuana rescue coal country?

Johnsie Gooslin spent Jan. 16, 2015, tending his babies — that’s what he called his marijuana plants. More than 70 of them were growing in a hydroponic system of his own design. Sometimes, he’d stay in his barn for 16 hours ...

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A DNA App Store Is Here, but Proceed with Caution

Helix will sequence your genes for $80 and lure app developers to sell you access to different parts of it.

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Who Will Clean Up Silicon Valley’s E-Wasteland?

There’s no federal law requiring e-waste to be recycled, and procedures nationwide are often fragmented and cumbersome.

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Roomba maker iRobot plans to sell digital maps of your home

While iRobot may have originated as a bomb-disposal robot maker at MIT in 1990, the company is probably better known as a robot vacuum company. So much so that it has taken to suing competitors like Bissell and Hoover, who sell ...

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Plastic Plucking Robots Are The Future

We are living in the Age of Plastic. In 2015, the world's industries created 448 million tons of it -- twice as much as it did in 1998. -- and the rate of production is only accelerating. However, our recycling efforts ...

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3 Ways Happy People Vent Differently

Complaining isn't usually the most productive way to handle a bad situation and, in fact, can actually make matters worse.

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Detroit is kicking Silicon Valley’s as in the race to build self-driving cars

Turns out the companies that actually build cars have the upper hand.

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FDA Opens Genetic Floodgates with 23andMe Decision

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told gene-testing company 23andMe that it will be allowed to directly tell consumers whether their DNA puts them at higher risk for 10 different diseases, including late-onset Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.

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HANKOOK MIRAE METHOD-2 ROBOT SUIT

It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. That might have something to do with Vitaly Bulgarov, whose conceptual design work can be seen in movies like RoboCop, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Terminator: Genisys. But the Hankook ...

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Table tennis playing robot breaks world record – Japan Tour

It's hard to get better at table tennis without a playing partner that can adjust to your skill level. The Forpheus Ping Pong Robot can do just that. It uses two vision sensors and a motion sensor to measure ...

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Teaching Robots How To Trust

The word “trust” pops up a lot in conversations about human-robot interactions. In recent years, it’s crossed an important threshold from the philosophical fodder of sci-fi novels into real-world concern. Robots have begun to play an increasing role in life and death scenarios, ...

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Home Framing Robot

Many people of today's generation don't know where their food comes from, nor how it's produced. This presents many health problems in today's society. Farmbot Genesis is a project to alleviate such concerns. It is an open source robot which enables ...

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The Walkcar

The Walkcar is a "car" that's the size of a laptop

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This pen uses heat to erase ink

The HeatVanish pen uses heat-sensitive ink that disappears...

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Decades after Chernobyl disaster, engineers slide high-tech shelter over reactor

The structure took years to build and is the world’s largest mobile metal structure.

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