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The Ethics of AI

AN ORIGINAL FILM<p>he implications and promises of artificial intelligence (AI) are unimaginable. Already, the now ubiquitous functions of AI have changed our lives dramatically—the “fastest route” always at our fingertips, a chatbot to answer all our questions. But what’s possible today will be …

Artificial Intelligence

Waymo’s autonomous vehicles are driving 25,000 miles every day

Waymo, the former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, has driven 8 million miles on public roads using its autonomous vehicles.<p>Waymo CEO John Krafcik shared the company’s milestone Friday while onstage with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval at the National …

Autonomous Vehicle

Chinese AI beats 15 doctors in tumor diagnosis competition

An AI system has wiped the floor with some of China’s top doctors when it comes to diagnosing brain tumors and predicting hematoma expansion.<p>As reported by Xinhua, the system defeated a team comprised of 15 of China’s top doctors by a margin of two to one. The AI, BioMind, was developed by the</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

'I was shocked it was so easy': ​meet the professor who says facial recognition ​​can tell if you're gay

Progress makes people uncomfortable. When the first monkeys walked, other monkeys probably said, 'This is outrageous!'<p>Kosinski received emails from people confused about their sexuality who hoped he'd run their photo through his algorithm<p>If you basically accept we’re just computers, then computers …

Artificial Intelligence

This AI can see people through walls. Here's how.

Besides artificial intelligence, you also need radio waves.<p>Radio signals coupled with artificial intelligence have allowed researchers to do something fascinating: see skeleton-like representations of people moving on the other side of a wall. And while it sounds like the kind of technology a SWAT …

MIT researchers automate drug design with machine learning

Developing and improving medications is typically a long and very involved process. Chemists build and tweak molecules, sometimes aiming to create a new treatment for a specific disease or symptom, other times working to improve a drug that already exists. But it takes a lot of time and a lot of …

Machine Learning

Man Was Fired By His Company’s AI System Due To Human Error, As Managers ‘Stood Powerless’

Ibrahim Diallo was fired from his job by the company's AI system, as managers scrambled to figure out the problem and watched him be escorted from …

IBM's Debating AI Is Here to Convince You That You're Wrong

Artificial intelligence has proven itself adept at some of humanity’s favorite games, from chess to the much more complex board game Go. Now, a …

Facebook’s new AI research is a real eye-opener

There are plenty of ways to manipulate photos to make you look better, remove red-eye or lens flare and so on. But so far the blink has proven a tenacious opponent of good snapshots. That may change with research from Facebook that replaces closed eyes with open ones in a remarkably convincing …

5 core principles to keep AI ethical

Science-fiction thrillers, like the 1980s classic film The Terminator, illuminate our imaginations, but they also stoke fears about autonomous, …

Artificial Intelligence

Autonomous robot bees are being patented by...Walmart?

Walmart has just filed a patent for autonomous, robot bees. Yes, that Walmart — and no, you didn’t slip into another, stranger dimension. The …

Why we have the ethics of self-driving cars all wrong

A trolley barrels down a track at high speed. Suddenly, the driver sees five people crossing the track up ahead. There’s not enough time to brake. If …

Belgian Beach House with a Fresh Take on Casual Decor

The team at Just’In Home Design filled <b>House in Knokke</b> with a modern and casual decor. The innovative design uses pieces with rounded edges, including …

Loft Vieux-Montréal Infused with a Masculine Feel

This traditional building in Montreal, Canada was recently converted from a fire station into a residential townhouse. Manon Bélanger took on the …

Interior Design

Sophisticated Loft Living in Refurbished Barn Home

These buildings in Amsterdam, formerly a pair of barns intended for crop storage, have been transformed into modern, loft-like living spaces. Located …

Lofts

Beyond The iPhone: What Apple TV Reveals About Designing For Tomorrow’s Devices

Four principles for designing Apple TV interfaces<p>Apple TV is not an iPhone. You may think this is obvious now, but you’d be surprised how many expectations you subconsciously carry from one context to the next. Take a look at the state of the platform, and you’ll see that most of the tvOS App Store …

NVIDIA's 'mobile supercomputer' can make machines smarter

Hardware developers looking for a quick way to add machine learning to their devices just got some help from Nvidia. The GPU-centric company announced the Jetson TX1 developer module with an emphasis on machine learning. The device could lower the lead time needed to create machines that rely the …

AppLovin wants to put ads in your Apple TV apps

AppLovin has been an instrumental force in shaping how in-app ads appear. The company has become well-known for its work on consumer engagement and mobile analytics, and has announced that it will be tackling ads for the Apple TV.<p>Specifically, the company will release an SDK later this month that …

Apps

Asus VivoStick Continues The Trend Of PCs On A Stick

Windows 10 in the palm of your hand<p>The Asus VivoStick is the latest HDMI dongle computer out of the Taiwanese computer maker. The VivoStick offers a Windows 10 machine in the same slim, tiny form factor as a USB drive, or Google's Chromecast. Like the latter product, it seeks to replace the need …

Windows 10

How to turn great iOS app ideas into something real

My friends, family and even complete strangers are constantly asking me how to get their million-dollar app idea in the App Store.<p>This is always a shocker for me because, after countless hours of hard work over the past two years, my app is barely breaking even.<p>But I can offer one solid piece of …

With Hykoo, You Can Combine Video And Text To Create 12-Second Short Films

Despite all the mobile video apps out there, Gary Krieg said there’s still something missing — a need he’s trying to fill with his new app Hykoo.<p>See, Vine has created its own set of stars, and Meerkat and Periscope offer new platforms for livestreaming, but Krieg pitched Hykoo as an attempt to …

Meerkat for iOS Lets You Live Stream Video on Twitter

No, this is not an app livestreaming meerkats going about their day. It could be though. Meerkat for iOS lets you live stream video on Twitter in one click.<p>Once you’ve downloaded the app and found your good side, all you have to do is hit ‘stream’ and your video goes live instantly, showing up on …

Apps

The Future of Consumer Tech Is About Making You Forget It’s There

Microsoft, Samsung, GoPro, and others take their best guesses at the next five years of consumer electronics.<p>When Apple introduced the iPad 2 in 2011, it laid out a noble goal for the future of technology.<p>“Technology alone is not enough,” an Apple ad proclaimed. “Faster, thinner, lighter, those are …

Why every photo storage startup dies or gets acquired

Picturelife didn't want to sell, but it had to<p>In November 2013, when the photo storage service Everpix went down, the CEO of rival Picturelife offered assurances to his company’s customers. "We have lots of cash and ramping revenue," Picturelife CEO Nate Westheimer said in a tweet. "All signs say …

TeraDeep wants to bring deep learning to your dumb devices

Open the closet of any gadget geek or computer nerd, and you’re likely to find a lot of skeletons. Stacked deep in a cardboard box or Tupperware tub, …

The SocialRank Index Shows Companies How They Stack Up On Social Media

Social media analytics startup SocialRank released a new tool earlier today called the SocialRank Index — aimed at tracking and aggregating the performance of the biggest brands in the world.<p>This seems like a natural evolution of SocialRank, which started out as a side project for identifying your …

Apple expands iAds sales into Latin America w/ exclusive reseller, opens Workbench campaigns to non-US cards

Apple is once again expanding its iAd efforts today with the announcement of an exclusive reseller of ads in Latin America following an expansion late last year into new countries while opening up the platform to a number of third-party resellers.<p>Like the handful of mostly US-based ad companies …

AdTech

23 of the best new photo and video apps launched in 2014

The year 2014 saw a literal explosion of photo and video apps for iOS, Android and even for the desktop — many with their own unique niche or angle. Some are easy to learn and use while others focused on complex maneuvers best accomplished with a quality camera and a learning curve.<p>Here some of the …

Google’s new ad strategy could delay a bunch of tech IPOs

Joe Apprendi, CEO of adtech startup Collective, is really enthusiastic about Google’s new interest in transparency in the online advertising business. He thinks that the buying and selling of ads online is going to go through a “complete reassessment” in the next couple of years as clients figure …