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Game design holds the key to making humans care about AI

While speaking at today’s TNW conference, Dr. Mitu Khandaker put forth the idea that one potential avenue in the evolution of AI isn’t in engineering or machine learning, but in game design.<p>Dr. Khandaker, creative partnerships director with Spirit AI and an assistant professor at the NYU Game …

Spotify to walk back its policy on hateful content

After an industry backlash, the streaming giant has decided to reinstate XXXTentacion to its playlists<p>Earlier this month, Swedish streaming giant Spotify announced, to much applause, that it would be introducing a policy on “Hate Content and Hateful Conduct.” The company left the policy …

GDPR claims its first victims: U.S. newspapers

Today marks the start of Europe’s tough new privacy regime, and despite two years of warning and preparation time, at least two newspaper chains in the U.S. couldn’t figure it out.<p>Readers in Europe woke up this morning to find that newspapers owned by Tronc, including the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> and</i> …

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Flight diverted after passenger reportedly throws hot water at crew member

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Earlier this month, "nut rage" prompted the pilot of a Korean Air flight on the tarmac of New York's JFK airport to turn back to the gate.<p>Now, "hot watergate" has forced a China-bound Thai AirAsia flight to return to Bangkok, angering not just the passengers on board but also the …

Koch-affiliated group compares EPA regulations to CIA’s use of torture

<b>(kodda/Shutterstock)</b><p>“At least the CIA isn’t torturing Americans,” says the objectively terrible American Energy Alliance<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 15, 2014 8:13pm (UTC)<p>The American Energy Alliance (AEA), the Koch-affiliated non-profit that's lately been busying itself attacking wind energy credits, …

Leaked Windows 10 Build Shows Xbox App, Cortana Integration

In Microsoft's continued effort to combine all their products into one giant software amalgam, Windows 10 will be a little more gaming-infused than its past installments. That’s courtesy of a new Xbox App, and the Halo AI turned phone AI turned PC operating system AI, Cortana.<p>The news comes from a …

30 facts about No Man’s Sky: No DLC, no ship customization, no riding dinosaurs

Some of the mysteries surrounding No Man’s Sky just got a little clearer.<p>Unveiled to great acclaim — and a little scepticism — just over a year ago, open-world space exploration game No Man’s Sky (PlayStation 4, PC) remains a largely enigmatic project. However, Hello Games managing director Sean …

Game of Thrones Actress Maisie Williams is “Impatient” with Emma Watson’s “First-World Feminism”

Earlier this year <b>Emma Watson</b> gave a stirring speech at the U.N. and many (including this writer ) praised her for using her star power to shine a light on the women’s movement and help define the term “feminism” for a younger generation unclear on the word’s meaning. But not everyone was a fan of …

Players union files suit against NFL to reinstate Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson’s fight with the<p>NFLcontinued Monday, as the players union filed suit in federal court on behalf of theMinnesota Vikingsstar.<p>As expected, the<p>NFL Players Assn.filed suit in U.S. District Court in Minnesota, arguing that Peterson was promised by league executive Troy Vincent that he …

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Russian crisis turns systemic as rouble crashes 13pc

Russia's central bank is letting the rouble plunge as the path of least resistance, but this is becoming dangerous as fear spreads<p>Russia is in the grip of full-blown currency crisis after a panic scramble for dollars sent the rouble crashing 13pc, with contagion spreading to Brazil, Indonesia and …

Denmark challenges Russia and Canada over North Pole

<b>Denmark has presented a claim to the UN, arguing that the area surrounding the North Pole is connected to the continental shelf of Greenland, a Danish autonomous territory.</b><p>Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said it was a "historic and important milestone" for Denmark.<p>Canada and Russia have already …

“It’s nonsense”: Even Pat Robertson thinks Ted Cruz has gone too far

<b>Pat Robertson</b><p>Right-wing televangelist thinks the Tea Party senator from Texas needs to tone it down<p>Luke Brinker<p>December 15, 2014 7:24pm (UTC)<p>It's come to this: even uber-conservative televangelist Pat Robertson is fed up with Ted Cruz's rabble-rousing.<p>Over the weekend, the Tea Party hero teamed up …

Russian rouble plummets after US Congress passes tough sanctions bill

The threat of new US sanctions on Russia has sent the country’s currency, the rouble, to a record low of 63 roubles per dollar.<p>The rouble started the day at a previous record low of 59 roubles to each dollar.<p>After Russian markets closed last week, the US Congress unanimously passed a bill setting …

Destiny's Dark Below expansion punishes the game's most important players

<i>Destiny</i> could be defended in the past.<p>When others deemed its loot systems broken, I came up with justifications for them. When others declared the game mediocre, I explained why it was one of my favorite games of the year. I committed to this game, and mastered its arcane and counterintuitive …

Story of man and dagger found in UK field is finally told – 4,200 years on

Twenty-three years after Racton Man was found, archaeologists realised his dagger was oldest bronze object ever found in UK<p>For more than 4,000 years a man lay buried in a corner of a Sussex field, far from the land of his childhood, holding a rare and precious object. Then for another 23 years he …

US marine charged with murder in Philippines transgender death

<b>Prosecutors in the Philippines have charged a US marine with murder in connection with the death of a Filipina transgender woman.</b><p>Pte First Class Joseph Pemberton is suspected of killing Jennifer Laude, who was found dead in a hotel bathroom in the port city of Olongapo.<p>Pte Pemberton cannot be …

6 Items That Will Make Holiday Travel a Breeze

The holiday season is a magical time... unless you have to travel.<p>The decorations are hung. Holiday classics are on every TV channel. There's an ample supply of mom's homemade peppermint bark in the kitchen (which, let's be real, will be gone in a week).<p>The holiday season is a magical time... …

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Bengals defense was tired of hearing about 'Money Manziel'

Johnny Manziel was terrible on Sunday. It was as forgettable a first NFL start as you'll ever see, made worse by all the hype in the days leading up …

The 5 biggest myths about metabolism

When faced with unwanted weight, it's easy to place the blame on your metabolism.<p><b>(Life by DailyBurn)</b> -- A source of confusion for some and a scapegoat for extra weight around the midsection for others, metabolism has long been a topic of hot conversation. Without it, we would lack the energy to get …