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‘Robot Wars’ returns on October 22nd

Of course, <i>Robot Wars</i> is coming back for another season. The show's revival in July 2016 was a huge success, reminding everyone how much fun it is to watch homemade robots smash each other to bits. Season nine debuted in March and Season 10, the BBC has announced today, will start on Sunday, October …

Twitter removes anti-abortion political ad, proving it can crack down on speech if it wants to

<b>UPDATE: Oct. 10, 2017, 6:35 p.m. EDT</b> Twitter has reversed its decision and will now allow the ad to be promoted through its platform.<p>A Twitter …

Name your price for 5 performance-enhancing Mac apps, feat. TechTool Pro [Deals]

Your Mac comes out of the box as a lean, mean computing machine. But any Mac is only as useful as the apps you put on it. That makes this bundle of Mac apps worth checking out. In addition to including various ways of improving the performance and productivity possibilities of your Mac, the Fab 5 …

Mantis VR adds integrated headphones to any PlayStation VR

PlayStation VR is the most comfortable high-end virtual reality headset, but its lack of integrated headphones holds it back. Sony is planning to address with a new PSVR model that will include attached earbuds, but that could get groddy if you share the device with enough friends and family. But …

Virtual Reality

Can LeBron James make us less afraid of self-driving cars?

Intel taps basketball’s biggest star to build trust in autonomous vehicles<p>To be human is to fear the unknown. And since only a tiny fraction of people have ever had the experience of riding in a self-driving car, most fear them: the loss of control, the distrust of the technology, the fear of …

Zume scores $48 million in funding to expand its robotic pizza empire

Zume has long had grand ambitions for its food automation service, and the Mountain View-based startup is now $48 million closer to that goal, courtesy of a new series B. The funding, first spotted by CNBC, was detailed in an SEC filing, alongside the company’s plans to raise a total of $50 million.<p>…

Sony's first robot in years will be an Aibo sequel

Sony hasn't been shy about promising a return to robots, but just what will this revival look like? We now have an idea... and it'll seem remarkably familiar. <i>Nikkei</i> reports that Sony's first device will be an Aibo-like robotic dog made with the help of the former Aibo team members who still work at …

I played ping-pong with an AI-powered robot and now I want to be its friend

With all the recent talk of AI posing existential risks to humanity and our privacy, global tech company Omron is taking a softer, more innocuous approach. Specifically, with its table tennis robot Forpheus, which strives to pursue “harmony of humans and machines” by patiently teaching us how to …

Robotics

A driverless future could be further away than you think

Advancements in AI technology have taken automated cars from a distant science fiction endeavor to a fast-approaching reality. Tech giants and rising rideshare companies alike are investing billions of dollars to make self-driving cars a true rival to manually operated vehicles. Google’s …

Best affordable Android smartphones you can buy [October 2017]

There are new smartphones hitting the market constantly, but which is the best to pick up when you’re trying to save a buck or two? We’ve seen a lot of big releases in the budget market lately, so let’s take a look at all of the best affordable Android devices you can buy today.<p>NEW FOR OCTOBER:<p>Moto …

Mobile Technology

Mark Zuckerberg took his VR avatar to Puerto Rico, and it was just so awkward

For all the good Facebook has done in the wake of Hurricane Maria, CEO Mark Zuckerberg sending his cartoon avatar to the ravaged streets of Puerto …

Microsoft just buried Windows Phone... on Twitter

Windows Phone is dead.<p>You know this. Microsoft has told you in not so many words that they wouldn't be updating the platform, but some factions held …

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

How to Win at Deep Learning

What happens when you increase the number of layers in an artificial neural network?<p>“Deep learning” is the new buzzword in the field of artificial …

Something that bothers me about deep neural nets

<b>Overfitting</b> happens when a model does too good a job of matching a particular data set and so does a poor job on new data. The way traditional …

Deep Learning

iPad Pro could be Apple's next device to use Face ID

It's safe to assume that the face recognition system in the iPhone X will eventually reach other devices, but which ones are next in line? KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo might have an idea. The historically accurate analyst expects the next generation of the iPad Pro to adopt the TrueDepth camera and, by …

Google Assistant’s new male/female voices are more realistic thanks to Alphabet’s DeepMind AI lab

Ahead of last week’s October 4th hardware event, Google rolled out male and female voice options for Assistant in English. A nice customization, the new voices also sound more realistic. This is due to work done by Alphabet’s DeepMind division and the new deep neural network being leveraged for …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Predict Yes/No Outcomes Using Logistic Regression

Often we want to predict discrete outcomes in our data. Can an email be designated as spam or not spam? Was a transaction fraudulent or …

Facebook's 'StarCraft' AI was defeated by hobbyists

Last weekend, Facebook sent its own artificial intelligence to rumble in a StarCraft tournament that only allows AI participants. This was the social network's first entry in the annual competition held at the AIIDE conference that explores the intersection of AI and entertainment. As <i>Wired</i> …

Chatbots are here to stay, what the data is telling us about the people that use them

We know businesses are loving them thanks to better service times for customers and for certain problems to be solved automatically without the need for a (paid) human to jump in, but what about other statistics and interesting facts revolving around chatbots? Are people happy with them? Do they …

Design Philosophy - Introduction to Tensorflow Part 1

Tensorflow is likely the most popular, and fastest growing machine learning framework that exists. With over 70000 stars on Github, and backing from …

Google created a fun way to learn about simple AI

You've probably heard the term "machine learning" quite a bit -- basically, it refers to training computers to learn without directly programming them. It's a particularly hot topic these days when it comes to AI, since machine learning is the best way to create artificial neural networks, which …

Top 10 tech mistakes in the Android world

In the history of Android, there have been a lot of stupid mistakes from plenty of manufacturers. We take a look back at some of the worst and …

Google Assistant stops working properly for Android Wear users after faulty Google app update

People are accusing of Google of treating its customers like beta testers more than ever these days, and for good reason - it seems like there's a …

Confirmed: BlackBerry Priv won't get Android Nougat update

There have been several disappointments this year on the subject of Android updates. The Android Nougat rollout has been far from speedy: Android Oreo is upon us despite that Nougat has only graced 13.5% of Android handsets. Meanwhile, we’ve learned that the OnePlus 2 won’t be upgraded to Nougat, …

Android News

New Bluetooth vulnerability can be exploited to silently hack phones and laptops

A good reason to turn off Bluetooth when you’re not using it<p>This morning, Armis security published details of a new Bluetooth vulnerability that could potentially expose millions of devices to remote attack. Dubbed Blueborne, the attack works by masquerading as a Bluetooth device and exploiting …

How to use App Pairing on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Split Screen View is one of the most helpful features found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but we are not here to talk about this specific function. At least not directly. Instead we will show you a good way to take advantage of Split Screen View.<p>Don’t want to fumble around apps every time you need …

Experts Weigh in on Fairness and Performance Trade-Offs in Machine Learning | The Regulatory Review

Font Size:<p>Experts from multiple disciplines discuss notions of fairness within the age of machine learning.<p>Font Size:<p>Artificial intelligence plays an …

Google publishes unedited Pixel 2 photos and videos — check them out here

Google’s new Pixel devices were unveiled last week and, like the originals, their photography capabilities are expected to be exemplary. Ahead of the devices official release date on October 19, a Google employee has published a gallery of photos and videos taken with the Pixel 2, giving us a …