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Google's plans to use AI to help the blind

Google wants to turn a regular Android phone into an artificial intelligence-powered helper for the blind.<p>Lookout is a new app that uses image recognition and artificial intelligence to describe a scene through a phone's camera. Google (GOOG) announced the app at its annual I/O developer conference …

Artificial Intelligence

Toronto van attack throws spotlight on anti-woman vitriol

TORONTO (AP) — The deadly van rampage in Toronto is training attention on an online world of sexual loneliness, rage and misogyny after the suspect invoked an uprising by "involuntary celibates" and gave a shoutout to a California killer who seethed at women for rejecting him.<p>The world of …

Feminism

The robots are killing Tesla

The robots are killing Tesla.<p>In a rare win for humans over robots in the battle for labor efficiency, Wall Street analysts have laid down a compelling argument that over-automation is to blame for problems at the billionaire Elon Musk's electric-car company.<p>That is to say, the very innovation and …

Tesla

Nature photographer snaps jaw-dropping photo he wishes 'didn't exist'

A California-based nature photographer, nominated for wildlife photographer of year, wishes the photo he's nominated for "didn't exist."<p>Justin Hofman's photo of a tiny seahorse clinging to a pink plastic cotton swab highlights how plastic pollution has left virtually no corner of our world …

Fish

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

by Sarah Marquart April 20, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 63981<p>Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the …

China's new construction project sends stocks soaring

China's plans todevelop a huge region south of Beijing sent construction and real estate stocks surging on Wednesday.<p>Markets in mainland China were closed for a national holiday for the past two days, so Wednesday was the first real opportunity for investors to react to Saturday's announcement of …

Here's how much money doctors actually make

Not all doctors take home the same amount of money. Orthopedists — doctors who treat bone and muscle problems — make the most on average. Pediatricians, or those who take care of children, earn the least. And white doctors take home significantly more than their equally qualified peers of color, …

Health Care

5 Key Takeaways From President Trump’s Speech

WASHINGTON — In President Trump’s world, boring is disruptive.<p>After five-plus weeks of gleefully setting the Washington establishment ablaze and declaring a new war with virtually every public utterance, Mr. Trump took the radical step on Tuesday night of delivering a soothing comfort food of an …

4 Edtech Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

More than thirty years ago, psychologist Benjamin Bloom presented the education community with the “2 Sigma Problem” – a challenge aimed at …

Implanted Sponges Soak Up Cancer Cells

Better to stop cancer before it spreads<p>Metastatic cancer, or a cancer that spreads to other parts of the body, causes more than 90 percent of cancer deaths. Doctors constantly monitor patients’ blood to make sure that cancer cells haven’t broken off from the original tumor and started spreading, …