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This brilliant new AI will fight email scammers by wasting their time

Netsafe, a New Zealand-based non-profit online safety group, introduced an AI email bot this week that will fight back against phishing scams by …

Security

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

The internet is loving CNN anchor Don Lemon’s calm, razor-sharp response to Trump’s Phoenix rally

In a minute and a half, CNN anchor Don Lemon was able to clearly and calmly articulate just what was wrong with US president Donald Trump’s Aug. 22 rally in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>Twitter quickly lit up that evening with praise for his off-the-cuff remarks. “What we’ve witnessed is a total eclipse of the …

Donald Trump

Science and Buddhism Agree: There Is No “You” Out There

Neuroscience has long been interested in Buddhism since the late 1980s, when the Mind and Life Institute was created by HH Dalai Lama and a team of …

Spirituality

Undocumented husband of Indiana Trump supporter deported to Mexico

<b>(CNN) —</b> Helen Beristain voted for Donald Trump even though she is married to an undocumented immigrant.<p>In November, she thought Trump would deport only people with criminal records -- people he called "bad hombres" -- and that he would leave families intact.<p>"I don't think ICE is out there to detain …

Immigration

Donald Trump makes epic gaffe live on camera because he’s Donald Trump

The President of the United States has put his foot in it. Again.<p>Donald Trump was giving a press conference when he made a hilarious error.<p>The …

Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent

For obvious reasons, Google has a vested interest in reducing the time it takes to load websites and services. One method is reducing the file size of images on the internet, which they previously pulled off with the WebP format back in 2014, which shrunk photos by 10 percent. Their latest …

4 reasons why people ignore facts and believe fake news

The new year has brought us the apparently new phenomena of fake news and alternative facts, in which black is white, up is down, and reality is up for grabs.<p>The inauguration crowds were the largest ever. No, that was not a "falsehood," proclaimed by Kellyanne Conway as she defended Sean Spicer's …

Critical Thinking

How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

Here’s the key to Trump’s outrageous lies: He sells them with conviction

Research suggests people are more easily persuaded by apparent sincerity and wishful thinking than by actual facts<p>Donald Trump lies, a lot. He lies so much it's usually safer to assume any random statement he makes is false until proven otherwise. The Washington Post has been tracking the …

Quieter Than 1984, but No Less Terrifying

Kingsley Amis’s 1976 alternate-history masterpiece The Alteration is an overlooked—but timely—novel about the dangers of authoritarianism.<p>Imagine a United States in which the president has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to scrub its website of climate-change content, his counselor and …

Literature

Thank You Misses DeVos for My Real Good Education

I am writing at you in the year of 2040. And I am writing to say thank you so much because without you I would not have learned so much. I am just a boy without a lot of money. My parents say I have a lot of money in the bank but every time I try to get in there I get stuck in the spinning door. …

Clingy panda video racks up 163m hits online

Footage of a panda repeatedly grabbing a keeper's leg in China has been viewed 163m times on Facebook in just 4 days.<p>The panda, called Qi Yi, lives at the Chengdu Base of Giant Panda Breeding in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

China

The First 100 Lies: The Trump Team's Flurry Of Falsehoods

The president and his aides succeeded in reaching the mark in just 36 days.<p>To say that President Donald Trump has a casual relationship with the truth would be a gross understatement. He has repeatedly cited debunked conspiracy theories, pushed voter fraud myths, and embellished his record and …

AI learns to write its own code by stealing from other programs

OUT of the way, human, I’ve got this covered. A machine learning system has gained the ability to write its own code.<p>Created by researchers at …

University of Cambridge

'Alternative Facts' Have Plagued Science for Decades

Here's a look at flagrant instances of "alternative facts" presented as science.<p>Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, used the …

Critical Thinking

Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television.<p>During a rally in Florida on Saturday, …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump shares stage with fan who prays to a cardboard cutout of him every day

Donald Trump has shared the stage with a fan who prays to a cardboard cutout of him every day.<p>The President invited the delighted man on stage at a …

Trump Emailed A Bizarre Anti-Media Survey Out To His Supporters

Less than a month into his new role as President, Donald Trump had his first solo press conference today. While there was much to take in, it's now …

Donald Trump

Brutally honest ad for a 2002 Oldsmobile brings the internet infinite joy

You know it's a dark day in America when a used car salesman is more capable of telling the truth than the president.<p>A Facebook ad for a 2002 …