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5 celebrity chatbots to try

Chatbots are mostly intended to be practical and helpful. They help us with our daily tasks so that we can focus on what we do best. But it’s not all serious work.<p>Since we’re living in the era of connectivity, we’re connected to our favorite celebrities via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The …

Kanye West

Google’s DeepMind A.I. takes on something even more complicated than chess or go: StarCraft II

Google and Blizzard are opening up StarCraft II to anyone who wants to teach artificial intelligence systems how to conduct warfare, because apparently I’m the only one who has ever seen <i>The Terminator</i>.<p>Researchers can now use Google’s DeepMind A.I. to test various theories for ways that machines can …

Artificial Intelligence

Comma.ai cancels self-driving car device after warning from U.S. regulators

<i>(Reuters)</i> – San Francisco entrepreneur George Hotz was so confident in his self-driving startup Comma.ai that he had T-shirts made that boldly proclaimed: “We are gonna be so rich.”<p>But U.S. federal highway safety officials this week forced Hotz to slam on the brakes, veering into a sudden detour, …

Andreessen Horowitz

Why VR content outside of games and entertainment is failing

Many content creators in the virtual reality space are struggling at the moment.<p>VR content companies that aren’t making a game or something that is entertaining are finding little money or engineering talent available to them.<p>Money and talent are being funneled mostly into the “fun” categories, …

Virtual Reality

Hard Crash-Landing May Have Wrecked Europe's Mars Probe

Pictures taken by a NASA satellite show a black spot where the Schiaparelli lander was meant to touch down Wednesday.<p>Scientists say Europe's experimental Mars probe has hit the right spot but may have been destroyed in a fiery ball of rocket fuel because it was traveling too fast.<p>Pictures taken by …

Space