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Elon Musk just told a group of America’s governors that we need to regulate AI before it’s too late

Musk is terrified of an AI takeover.<p>Elon Musk doesn’t scare easily — he wants to send people to Mars and believes that all cars will be driving themselves in the next 10 years. He’s excited about it!<p>But there <i>is</i> something that really scares Musk: Artificial Intelligence, and the idea of software and …

ICAEW: Accountants should ignore Artificial Intelligence at their own peril

In 2013, Oxford University published research that said accountants and auditors have a 94 per cent chance of being replaced by robots.<p>It is no …

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

Make no mistake: We're still probably at least a decade away from any kind of meaningful shift away from the smartphone. (And if we're all cyborgs by 2027, I'll happily eat my words. Assuming we're still eating at all, I guess.)<p>Yet, piece by piece, the groundwork for the eventual demise of the …

Augmented Reality

US psychologists claim social media 'increases loneliness'

<b>Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are causing more people to feel alone, according to US psychologists.</b><p>A report suggests that more than two hours of social media use a day doubled the chances of a person experiencing social isolation.<p>It claims exposure to idealised …

Jay Z launches a venture capital firm to back startups

Jay Z was rumored to be launching a venture capital firm, and it looks like the scuttlebutt was true. His company Roc Nation has formed Arrive, a VC "platform" that will help younger startups build their brands and businesses. Roc is betting that its experience in fostering artists and athletes …

Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own language

Jennifer Morris, Writer, Formative Content<p>Back in September 2016, Google launched its Neural Machine Translation (GNMT) system, which uses deep …

Here's why sugar could be the world's most popular drug

Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth.<p>It doesn't have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its sublime and soothing effects.<p>Imagine that it mixes well with virtually every food and particularly liquids, and that when given to …

CES 2017: Wireless charging may about to become a reality

Wireless power is still in its infancy, but CES 2017 has marked a significant milestone for the technology<p>Over the past few years, wires have been cut for everything from internet connections to earphones – but still, almost every device needs to be plugged in at least once a day to charge. That …

Wireless Charging

Feds: Crashes fell 40 percent when Tesla installed Autopilot - ExtremeTech

By on January 20, 2017 at 11:09 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Good news for self-driving cars, …

Dobby is a pocket-sized drone with some serious video chops

Drones are a dime-a-dozen at CES, but Dobby is definitely carving a niche for itself.<p>What is it?<p>Dobby, by Zerotech, is a pocket-sized drone capable of 1080p video and a 300 foot range. With a 300 foot range (150 foot height), the 13 megapixel camera offers a 75 degree field of view capable of 360 …

Drones

7 takeaways from the White House report on AI

The White House released a much-anticipated document entitled “Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence.” Sent from the Office of the President and the National Science and Technology Council Committee on Technology (or NSTC), the report is 58 pages of research, documentation, and …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Steps to Reinventing Yourself After Hitting Rock Bottom

Failure is the unpleasant beginning of being reborn as an entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hitting rock bottom -- as energetic, smart and business-savvy entrepreneurial -- types, this dreadful phrase is simply not in our vocabularies.<p>But it happens -- even …

Motivation

It's officially been one year since you started using chip cards instead of swiping

It's been a long year. At least, it feels that way if you spent it waiting to pay for things with your chip card.<p>One year ago today, regulations …

Elon Musk to share his plan for colonizing Mars

Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has a plan to get humans to Mars, and he'll be sharing it tomorrow at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico.<p>The title of his hour-long presentation, per the official IAC16 programme: "Making Humans an Interplanetary Species."<p>Mars has …

US to release driverless car guidelines and safety assessment

White House will publish footsteps for auto-makers interested in making self-driving vehicles and model legislation for states that want to legalize them<p>The White House will release guidelines for self-driving automobiles on Tuesday, as well as model legislation recommended to states that want to …

Solid Explorer 2.2 is now available with encryption, multi-window support, and more

There is no shortage of file managers on the Play Store. But Solid Explorer remains my favorite, simply because of its Material design and ease of …

Do no harm, don't discriminate: official guidance issued on robot ethics

Robot deception, addiction and possibility of AIs exceeding their remits noted as hazards that manufacturers should consider<p>Isaac Asimov gave us the basic rules of good robot behaviour: don’t harm humans, obey orders and protect yourself. Now the British Standards Institute has issued a more …

Health and Safety

China's Social Security to Use Blockchain Tech

Advertisement<p><b>The Chinese government is to use blockchain technology for social security payments such as unemployment benefits and pensions.</b> …

Blockchain

What this month’s Jet.com sale means for the future of retail

Toby Russell Contributor<p>Toby Russell is head of business and product at SHIFT Technologies, Inc., an online automobile marketplace based in San Francisco.<p>One in ten retail sales in the United States –- a projected $373 billion in 2016 -– happens online. Forrester predicts total U.S. online retail …

No Man’s Sky is an existential crisis simulator disguised as a space exploration game

It’s cold and lonely and empty and unsatisfying. It’s also worth your time.<p>At Recode’s annual Code Conference in June, venture capitalist Elon Musk made the provocative argument that reality is not reality at all, but a massive simulation built on top of some other reality.<p>“There’s a billion-to-one …

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

Egnyte pushes beyond storage into document protection

Egnyte has gotten as creative as it could as an online storage company. You could store your files on Egnyte in the cloud, on prem or with a competing storage service if you liked, but the company recognized that storage can only take you so far. Today it announced some new approaches designed to …

Standalone

Robots, VR and the future of male masturbators

In my time as a human with a penis, I've penetrated more inanimate objects than I care to admit.<p><b>NSFW Warning: This story may contain links to and descriptions or images of explicit sexual acts.</b><p>There were pillows, mattresses, bottles, a couple of cuts of raw meat and even a vacuum. Yes, sometime not …

Consumer Tech

Gene editing technique could transform future

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1246000/1246254_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534399998_6060c357026c8daba02d3c94803ace10<p><b>CRISPR - get to know this acronym. It's good to know the name of something that could change your future.</b><p>Pronounced "crisper", it is a biological …

Genetics

Home networking: Everything you need to know

<b>Editors' note:</b> This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2014, and has been updated frequently with latest information.<p>When it comes to home networking, there's a soup of technical terms, LAN, WAN, broadband, Wi-Fi, CAT5e, just to name a few. If you're having a hard time with these basic …

3 reasons to believe the singularity is near

When Ray Kurzweil published his book <i>The Singularity Is Near</i> in 2006, many scoffed at his predictions. A year before Apple launched its iPhone, …

Singularity

Apple, Facebook and other tech firms urge presidential candidates to support encryption as ‘critical security tool’ and more

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Thirteen U.S. industry groups representing technology companies Amazon, Uber, Apple, Facebook and others are pushing for the next U.S. president to support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and to make it easier to hire high-tech workers from abroad, according to a joint …

Privacy

Siri creators set to unveil AI-based voice assistant

After Apple acquired Siri in 2010, the company worked to integrate it into iOS so it could respond to users’ questions by delivering search results from the Web and relaying information like the weather and displaying sports scores.<p>At Viv Labs, the co-founders of Siri have been working on an even …

Living Rooms

Daily Skimm for May 2nd , 2016

<i>Skimm'd after WHCD weekend...if you just found out about it yesterday, Skimm Ahead is for you</i><p>QUOTE OF THE DAY<p>"Prince George showed up to our meeting …

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