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Human-sounding Google Assistant sparks ethics questions

May 10, 2018 11:09 AM<br>SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - The new Google digital assistant converses so naturally it may seem like a real person.

Artificial Intelligence

Google Lens is turning into what Google Glass never was

Commentary: Trust me, this is a good thing.<p>Years ago, Google Glass was pitched as a magic eye on the real world. I wore one. It never did what people really thought it could do.<p>The crazy thing is, Google is getting to that magic world fast... through phones. The latest updates to Google Lens -- …

Augmented Reality

Spyce Is A Fast Food Restaurant Run By Robots

Can a robot make you a better lunch than a human?<p>There is a restaurant in Boston where robots, not humans are running the kitchen.<p>Developed by four …

Food

A titanic network to monitor the ocean

Our oceans make up around 70% of the Earth's surface, but until recently, they remained a deep mystery. Now researchers are able to monitor them over the internet in real time.<p>Laying down fibre-optic cables to your house is tricky enough, but imagine the difficulties encountered when trying to get …

Titanic

Amazon is finally cashing in on Alexa

Amazon is making its play to monetize its virtual personal assistant, Alexa, while it still dominates the category’s market share.<p>A series of new features announced this week pivot Alexa from a personal virtual assistant to a more capable salesperson for brands looking to sell services and products …

Automation

Ewig lockt die Spekulationsblase

<b>Vor 125 Jahren platzte die Eisenbahn-Blase, in New York sorgte der "Industrial Black Friday" für Schrecken. Die Lehren daraus gelten bis heute, weil</b> …

Amazon will offer more Whole Foods discounts for Prime members, report says

More Whole Foods discounts are coming for Amazon Prime members.<p>CNBC reported this week that Amazon is set to roll out a 10 percent price cut on …

eCommerce

Apple Quartalszahlen: ... und das iPhone X verkauft sich doch!

Hass-Kommentare im Netz: So organisieren sich die Trolle und Hater Stranger Things 3: Ab sofort in Produktion! Aus Japan kommt dieser erste echte …

Facebook is winning the augmented reality war

If it weren't for data privacy, fake news and hate speech taking up so much air time, this year's Facebook conference would've probably centered around a far less controversial topic: augmented reality. It's one of a few unifying themes that's spread across most of Facebook's product announcements …

Augmented Reality

Criminals' drone swarm used to obstruct FBI hostage raid

Unmanned aircraft harassed and surveilled agents during a crisis situation, a bureau representative says at a conference on unmanned technologies.<p>Last winter, as an FBI hostage rescue team took up an elevated position to assess an unfolding crisis, agents heard the buzz of small drones …

Hacking

Holographic projector created by Chinese start-up

A Chinese startup has developed a projector that can create holographic images.<p>The device, controlled by a mobile phone, works by using a fan-like blade lined with LEDs and was made by DSEE.LAB in Nanjing.<p>CEO Zhou Quan says the product’s hardware is relatively simple, making it lower cost than …

Startups

Der Wald grooved

Urlaub im Schwarzwald. Das klang früher nach Rentnertraum. Bis zehn Gemeinden begannen, den Gegenbeweis anzutreten.<p>Text: Stefan Scheytt<br>Foto: Michael …

Why Blockchain Technology Will Transform Customer Experience

Blockchain, and the myriad of cryptocurrencies it has spawned, is the most significant technological innovation since the dawn of the internet.

Customer Experience

Das steckt hinter der Blockchain und so funktioniert sie

<b>Vom Start-up bis zum Politiker: Beinahe jeder spricht aktuell über die Blockchain. Doch was steckt eigentlich hinter dem Begriff? Wie funktioniert</b> …

How to start a zero waste lifestyle

<i>This post is part of Mashable's</i> <i>Spring Cleaning Week</i><i>. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those</i> …

Sustainability

Can robots make art?

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Laura Spinney encounters a Paris exhibition that probes algorithmic creativity.<p>Laura Spinney<p>Laura Spinney is a writer and science …

Art

One 30-page document contains everything you need to know about AI

Congress, for the love of god, please learn about technology.<p>Congress’ complete lack of understanding when it comes things like the internet, …

Artificial Intelligence

Der Wille ist jedenfalls da

<b>Facebook führt eine neue Datenschutzverordnung ein. Damit setzt das Unternehmen Regeln der EU um.</b> <b>Marcus Schuler</b> <b>erklärt, was sich für den Nutzer des</b> …

A Robot Does the Impossible: Assembling an Ikea Chair Without Having a Meltdown

And just like that, humanity draws one step closer to the singularity, the moment when the machines grow so advanced that humans become obsolete: A …

Wow. Just wow. Notes from Session 7 of TED2018

Renzo Piano makes the case for beauty in architecture during TED2018: The Age of Amazement, April 12, 2018, in Vancouver. Photo: Bret Hartman / …

Artificial Intelligence

What AI is Learning from Social Media - SMW Los Angeles

Is bot news fake news? Although some trade press headlines suggest that “bots are doomed,” most major brands are investing. We’ve seen a 70% fail …

Google Keeps a Record of Your Entire Search History—Here’s How to Delete It in 4 Easy Steps

<i>This content originally appeared on Money.</i><p>YouTube. Panera. Facebook. Equifax. Every week, it seems, there’s a new hack to worry about.<p>This …

Watch artificial intelligence create a 3D model of a person—from just a few seconds of video

Transporting yourself into a video game, body and all, just got easier. Artificial intelligence has been used to create 3D models of people’s bodies …

YouTube and Facebook Are Losing Creators to Blockchain-Powered Rivals

Peter “Furious Pete” Czerwinski has close to 5 million YouTube followers, but they can’t see most of his new videos there. To get 46 of the 71 …

Leap Motion’s “Virtual Wearables” May Be The Future Of Computing

“We are on the verge of a new era of human-computer interaction,” says Keiichi Matsuda, Leap Motion’s VP of design and global creative director.<p>I won’t mince words: Despite many advances, today’s VR and AR still suck. The former is cumbersome, requiring absurd hardware setups. The latter suffers …

Augmented Reality

We're on the Brink of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Survive It?

It's better to prepare than adapt because, by the time you see the need to adapt, it may already be too late<p>One of the most interesting things I discuss in my book <i>Mapping Innovation</i> is what I call the new era of innovation, which will create profoundly new technologies, classes of data and business …

Glück? Nein danke!

Die Grundlagen der Wahlbeeinflussung durch Cambridge Analytica lieferte die Glücksforschung. Diese gehört auf den Prüfstand gestellt.<p>Wenn jemand zum …

This surreal AI creature meets humans, then decides whether it wants to play with them

In the middle of London's Hyde Park lives a strange and wondrous creature. Its name is BOB, and it's an AI entity.<p>BOB ("Bag of Beliefs") is an art …

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

Foxconn will make the world's first blockchain smartphone

Sirin Labs has selected the electronics manufacturing giant to build its Finney blockchain phone.<p>Blockchain is all the rage right now, and you'll soon see the world's first blockchain-based phone.<p>Finney, created by Sirin Labs, will be a phone that lets people store and use digital currencies …

Blockchain