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Biased Algorithms Are Everywhere, and No One Seems to Care - MIT Technology Review

Opaque and potentially biased mathematical models are remaking our lives—and neither the companies responsible for developing them nor the government …

Artificial Intelligence

Head of IBM Watson Says AI Will Augment Human Beings

Amplifying Human Reach<p>PC Mag recently interviewed Rob High, IBM Watson’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Thanks to High’s experience …

The Quantum Internet is just a decade away. Here's what you need to know

<b>In brief</b><p>As China moves closer to building a working quantum communications network, the possibility of a quantum internet becomes more and more real. …

5 studies about fact-checking you may have missed last month

The fake news phenomenon led to an explosion in media coverage of fact-checking in the final months of 2016. Now academia, with its slower …

Critical Thinking

Alibaba debuts ‘smile to pay’ facial recognition payments at KFC in China

China is streets ahead when it comes to digital payments. The latest leap is facial recognition technology that allows a customer to pay by literally flashing a smile.<p>Alibaba’s Ant Financial affiliate launched the ‘smile to pay’ service in Hangzhou, the location of the company’s global HQ, where it …

Taco Bell

Chinese Company Sets Guinness World Record for the Most Robots Dancing Simultaneously

The WL Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd in China broke a Guinness World Record in Guangzhou, China for the most robots dancing simultaneously. On …

Why Predicting Trends Doesn’t Help Prepare For The Future

It’s easy to say that some piece of tech will take off next year, but that keeps us grounded into a linear idea of progress instead of reaching for true innovation.<p>Do a search for “trends” on Amazon, and you will find that there is a book written on the subject every 15 minutes. This mountain of …

What next? How future gazing became big business

Peering into the future is not only a popular pastime, it’s central to the business world and has spawned a global industry<p>With robots taking over and 3D-printed pizza for tea, the future is not for the faint-hearted. Yet, appetites abound for the continual stream of news about what tomorrow could …

Facebook has mapped the population of 23 countries in incredible detail (updated)

In its research into the best way to provide the internet to the entire world, Facebook has mapped where all 7.5 billion people on the planet live. By combining government census data and satellite images along with some help from Facebook's image recognition neural network, the company can now …

A list of artificial intelligence tools you can use today — for personal use (1/3)

Artificial Intelligence and the fourth industrial revolution has made some considerable progress over the last couple of years. Most of this current …

Artificial Intelligence

A list of artificial intelligence tools you can use today — for businesses (2/3)

The long awaited <b>Part 2 of 3</b> of this series has arrived. It has taken me a significant amount of time longer to put together than I had anticipated. …

How people spend time on social platforms globally, in 5 charts

Facebook and Google may suck up the majority of audience and digital advertising share, but they’re not the only social platforms showing growth. …

'Psychologically scarred' millennials are killing countless industries from napkins to Applebee's — here are the businesses they like the least

There are many complex reasons millennials' preferences differ from prior generations', including less financial stability and memories of growing up during the recession.<p>"I think we have got a very significant psychological scar from this great recession," Morgan Stanley analyst Kimberly …

Applebee'S

Sent to Prison by a Software Program’s Secret Algorithms

When Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. visited Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute last month, he was asked a startling question, one with overtones of science fiction.<p>“Can you foresee a day,” asked Shirley Ann Jackson, president of the college in upstate New York, “when smart machines, driven with …

What happens in an internet minute in 2017?

Just a month ago, it was revealed that Facebook has more than two billion active monthly users. That means that in any given month, more than 25% of …

This chart spells out in black and white just how many jobs will be lost to robots

When robots come for our jobs, the first people to fall will be those working in retail and fast food restaurants as well as the ubiquitous …

UW professor: The information war is real, and we’re losing it

A University of Washington professor started studying social networks to help people respond to disasters. But she got dragged down a rabbit hole of …

qBitcoin: A Way of Making Bitcoin Quantum-Computer Proof?

Like many other encryption-dependent things, Bitcoin could be vulnerable to hacks by future quantum computers. qBitcoin would use quantum …

Bitcoin Transactions Aren’t as Anonymous as Everyone Hoped - MIT Technology Review

An increasing number of online merchants now offer the ability to pay using the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. One of the great promises of this technology …

Bitcoin

Machine Learning for Humans🤖👶

Simple, plain-English explanations accompanied by math, code, and real-world examples.<p>Roadmap<p><b>Part 1: Why Machine Learning Matters</b><b>.</b> <i>The big picture of</i> …

This AI can create a video of Barack Obama saying anything

In news that has made pranksters around the world pay attention, there is now a computer program that can create a realistic simulated video of …

The Blockchain Fuels Startups—Unlike Any You've Ever Seen

Bitcoin was hailed as the digital currency of a utopian future, but, at least in the US, few people use it. (At Overstock.com, the first major …

Chain gang: art and crypto-currencies 2017-07-08 | Espresso

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Ray Kurzweil Predicts That Technology Will End Nation States

Countries are over.<p>The age of individual countries is over, says futurist Ray Kurzweil.<p>In a video posted to Kurzweil’s Singularity University YouTube …

THE SCIENTISTS’ APPRENTICE

Just what do people mean by artificial intelligence (AI)? The term has never had clear boundaries. When it was introduced at a seminal 1956 workshop …

Diseases infect people—but cyberattacks infect x-rays and MRIs machines

It’s not just your credit-card information that hackers want—it’s your medical records, too. To prevent cyberattacks from taking down hospital systems and infecting life-saving machines, the same blockchains used to decentralize cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum could be used to safeguard …

Cyber-attacks

How “fake news” could get even worse

RICK ASTLEY is rightly famous. His 1987 single, “Never Gonna Give You Up”, has been played more than 330m times on YouTube. But in February last year …

3 Technologies You Need to Start Paying Attention to Right Now

The next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all<p>At any given time, a technology or two captures the zeitgeist. A few years ago it was social media and mobile that everybody was talking about. These days it's machine learning and block chain. Everywhere you look, consulting firms are …