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Planned Parenthood Promotes Abortion With VR Technology

Planned Parenthood is not only on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to ending unborn lives but it's also on the cutting-edge of …

Feminism

Noninvasive brain zapping can make your hands feel things in VR

There are all kinds of interesting controllers and haptic feedback experiments designed to make the virtual world feel more lifelike and immersive. …

Virtual Reality

Face recognition technology that works in the dark

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence and machine learning technique that produces a visible face image from a thermal image of a …

Artificial Intelligence

The building of an empathy machine

Can virtual reality help us to see the world through another's eyes?<p>How does it feel to be old, or colour blind, or the victim of bullying?<p>Virtual reality can now help us to temporarily live others' experiences, and this may have important psychological benefits. Watch the video above to find out …

Digital Culture

2 Small Biotechs To Buy This Week

Today, we profile two small biotech stocks that are 'Busted IPOs'<p>Both are attractive risk/reward plays at current trading levels.<p>We take a look at …

Biotechnology

Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer With Immune Therapy

Odds of survival can greatly improve for people with the most common type of lung cancer if they are given a new drug that activates the immune system along with chemotherapy, a major new study has shown.<p>The findings, medical experts say, should change the way doctors treat lung cancer: Patients …

Cancer

DeferPanic secures $1.5 M seed round to popularize unikernel concept

We’ve all probably heard of containers and virtual machines by now. Virtualization enabled IT to break down a single server into multiple machines. Containers allowed you take that concept and make it even smaller. DeferPanic wants to take another step with a technology called Unikernels. Today, …

Virtualization

AI has created some creepy but kind of beautiful nude art

Nude portraiture at its best is personal, intimate, and confronting –sensuous Klimt, the fascinating cubism of Duchamp, Tom Wesselmann’s explicit, technicolour American nude, the impactful black beauty of Mickalene Thomas. As artificial intelligence has had a crack at just about everything else – …

Artificial Intelligence

Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

Cancer

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

This VR project will immerse people with dementia in the happy summer of England's World Cup win

The Wayback is a free VR app that aims to spark memories and trigger conversations among patients by immersing users in the sights and sounds of …

Virtual Reality

Merck's Keytruda upends lung cancer market with latest survival win

Merck’s Keytruda already has the immuno-oncology lead in non-small cell lung cancer, and it’s making sure it stays that way. On Monday, it rolled out …

Biotechnology

To work for society, data scientists need a hippocratic oath with teeth

One person unsurprised by the unfolding data scandals surrounding Cambridge Analytica and Facebook is Cathy O’Neil. In 2016 Cathy published her book</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Minimally invasive epilepsy treatment performed at Sourasky

Laser brain ablation procedure offered for first time outside US<p>><br>• ><p>Doctors at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. (photo credit: LIOR TSUR / …

Neurology

BBC iPlayer - Sex Robots and Us

Cyborg presenter James Young journeys across the world to meet the makers and users of sex robots who have plans for a Westworld future where sex bots live amongst us.<p>In Barcelona, James visits Dr Sergi Santos and his wife Maritsa, creators of one of the world’s most advanced sex robots and the …

Robots

Did you say something in your head? A machine called Alter Ego is here to 'read' your mind

Led by an Indian-origin student Arnav Kapur, MIT scientists in Boston manage to develop a wearable device called <b>Alter Ego</b> and an associated computing …

Wearable Tech

ChildLife VR by Alava Labs

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>ChildLife Virtual Reality (VR) app helps your child prepare …

Virtual Reality

A new AI "journalist" is rewriting the news to remove bias

Want your news delivered with the icy indifference of a literal robot? You might want to bookmark the newly launched site Knowhere News. Knowhere is …

Artificial Intelligence

Adobe's AI will automatically color-match shots in Premiere

At NAB 2018, Adobe has announced that the Sensei AI used in Photoshop and Lightroom have come to its Premiere Pro CC editing app. The first tool, Color Match, takes a lot of tedium out an edit. Even when filmmakers are careful, hues and tones can vary from shot to shot, so editors usually have to …

Tutorials

Newly created compound boosts anti-cancer immunity

Scientists might have found a way to activate the body's "natural killer T cells" in the fight against cancer. The findings might lead to more …

Immunotherapy

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.<p>In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his …

Machine Learning

Can You Trust In 2018 Apple Watch’s Diabetes Reports Without Measuring Blood Sugar Level?

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Smart wearables are good as long as they keep you updated with accurate and realistic data. But what if one day you wake up and …

Apple Watch

Three ways voice assistance is resonating with baby boomers

When new technology takes off, we assume the early adopters are young. Baby boomers are breaking the trend by using voice search. Here are three key …

Google

AI experts list the real dangers of artificial intelligence

A 100-page report written by artificial intelligence experts from industry and academia has a clear message: Every AI advance by the good guys is an advance for the bad guys, too.<p>The paper, titled “The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation,” calls this …

Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?

A new study may have revealed a possible new prevention and treatment strategy for osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common and debilitating …

Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

Amazon is paying its workers up to $5,000 to quit — and it's a brilliant strategy

Amazon is offering to pay its employees up to $5,000 if they agree to quit their jobs.<p>The e-commerce giant is dangling "The Offer," as it's called internally, in front of workers this week at the company's warehouses and customer-service centers across the US, The Atlantic reports.<p>The strategy of …

Employment

The New Facebook Algorithm: Secrets Behind How It Works and What You Can Do To Succeed

The Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving in order to provide a better experience for users.<p>But few changes to the algorithm have sparked as much …

Facebook Live

Nielsen Norman Group on LinkedIn: “A perceived high-authority status of…

A perceived high-authority status of the person making a request can make people more compliant with that request. Applying this principle in UX can …

13 Expert Instagram Hacks to Increase Engagement | Inc.com

Over the past year, I've been going all inon Instagram. I've talked to experts and sought out advice on how to turn this channel into a primary means of engaging my audience, versus just an afterthought place to post fun photos from my adventures.<p>I interviewed a fellow entrepreneur who uses his …

Marketing