Jorge Casales

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The reason thousands of Swedish people are inserting microchips into themselves

Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards, and even rail cards, into their bodies. Once the chip is underneath your skin, there is no longer any need to worry about misplacing a card or carrying a heavy wallet. But for many …

Singularity

Most Americans say they don’t want help from robots

But they probably will someday.<p>These days, robots can do a range of tasks from cleaning the floor to guarding a building. But the majority of Americans would rather not accept the help, according to a new survey from the Brookings Institution.<p>The survey found that, overall, 61 percent of U.S. adult …

Robotics

Apple Watch may have saved yet another person’s life

The Apple Watch is credited with potentially saving its wearer’s life after 76-year-old man Gaston D’Aquino was recently told to go to hospital after being informed of an unusually high heart rate.<p>Despite feeling fine, D’Aquino discovered that two of his three coronary arteries were blocked, while …

Apple is reportedly removing apps that share your location data with third parties

Apps must not transmit ‘user location data to third parties without explicit consent from the user’<p>Apple has started removing apps from the App Store that violate the company’s policies by sharing location data with third parties without explicit consent, reports <i>9to5Mac</i><i>.</i> The breaches are related to …

Elon Musk's Huge Battery in South Australia Made $1 Million in Profit in Just a Few Days

Fast, clean, reliable.<p>On December 1, Tesla's 100MW battery system went online in South Australia after meeting founder Elon Musk's self-imposed …

Watch: This hypnotic robotic manta ray glides through water silently

Bio-inspired engineering is helping roboticists make hyper-efficient hardware.<p>Manta rays fly through the water on specially adapted wings. It's a …

Uproar Over Stanford Artificial Intelligence Program That Accurately Predicts Gay or Straight Guys From Photos

Results raise questions about new risks AI poses to privacy and safety.<p>Stanford researchers Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang trained an artificial intelligence neural network to predict sexual orientation.<p>Human perception was the "control" tested against an AI that became uncannily accurate at …

Artificial Intelligence

A problem with driverless cars that no one is talking about

The Feb. 26 news article “When driverless cars hit the market, blame for accidents may shift to industry” said University of South Carolina law professor Bryant Walker Smith believes that blame for crashes could move from “the at-fault driver to the automotive industry” in many instances. The …

For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

BOSTON (AP) — Imagine you're behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you're confronted with an impossible …

Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars

By 2025 most of today’s drivers are unlikely to even want to own a car. But will we still have gridlock? Will you need to pass a test? We asked the experts<p>From forecourt to scrapyard, a new car in the UK lasts an average of 13.9 years, which is why if you got one today, it might very well be the …

Automotive Industry

How Electric Vehicles Could End Car Ownership as We Know It

‘Rideables’ are likely to speed up adoption of self-driving technology, turn transportation into a service<p>If I say “personal electric vehicle,” you might think “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” or maybe “exploding hoverboards.” You don’t think global transportation revolution.<p>But in the past few years, with …

Electric Vehicles

As Self-Driving Cars Approach, the Auto Industry Races to Rebuild

When Ford executives started dropping in on Silicon Valley startups a couple of years ago, they were met with less than warm receptions. The stalwart …

NOBEL ECONOMIST: 'I don’t think globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are'

Angus Deaton, who won the Nobel Prize last year for his work on health, wealth, and inequality, told the Financial Times he believes robots are a much greater threat to employment in the US than globalisation.<p>Addressing the theory that Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections was …

THE BEADY EYE ASKS: WILL THERE BE A PLACE FOR GOD IN THE SINGULARITY.

( A seven minute read)<p>In a recent post I asked if artificial intelligence is the breaking point for Capitalism.<p>We have low-grade artificial …

Is Universal Basic Income the Answer to an Automated Future?

As we innovate ourselves away from conventional work and labor, an unlikely question begins to form: How do we feel about free money?<p>First floated by 16th-century philosopher Thomas More as a “cure for theft,” basic income is finding new life 500 years later amid concerns over technology edging …

Right-wing group led by Trump propagandist launches campaign against Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX

A right-wing propaganda group led by one of Donald Trump’s top propagandists recently launched a campaign called <i>‘Stop Elon From Failing Again’</i>. According to their manifesto, the initiative aims to stop Elon Musk from “defrauding” American taxpayers through his companies, Tesla and SpaceX.<p>The effort …

Donald Trump

Do you own the software that runs your Tesla?

When Tesla announced recently that it would make "full self-driving capability" available on new S and X models for a mere $3,000 extra, optimists hailed the development as a watershed moment for consumer technology.<p>But embedded in the press release was a little-noted catch: While customers may use …

A glimpse into the future.

Our children will not own cars.<p>I was getting a bit annoyed as it was now more than 5 minutes since I had called Uber Auto. I’m not usually left …

Autonomous Cars

So Who’s Really Going to Own Autonomous Cars? There’s Four Scenarios.

<i>Above: Mercedes Benz Autonomous Car</i><p>Two mega trends are coming together: The Collaborative Economy and the Autonomous World, which means shared …

Autonomous Cars

Our autonomous future: How driverless cars will be the first robots we learn to trust

In this in-depth report, learn why self-driving cars are inevitable, what the industry is doing about safety, and what it will take to get autonomous …

Insurance Industry

What to Know Before You Get In a Self-driving Car - MIT Technology Review

Outside a large warehouse in Pittsburgh, in an area along the Allegheny River that was once home to dozens of factories and foundries but now has …

How Scared Should I Be of the Singularity?

Maybe extermination by an army of self-aware machines isn't in humanity's future, but that doesn't mean we should be complacent.<p><b>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android</b><p><i>Time for "How Scared Should I Be?" the column that quantifies the scariness of everything under the sun and teaches you how to allocate</i> …

Controversial AI Has Been Trained to Kill Humans in a Doom Deathmatch

Eep.<p>A competition pitting artificial intelligence (AI) against human players in the classic video game Doom has demonstrated just how advanced AI …

A world without work is coming – it could be utopia or it could be hell | Ryan Avent

Robots will eventually do all our jobs, but we need to start planning to avert social collapse<p>Most of us have wondered what we might do if we didn’t need to work – if we woke up one morning to discover we had won the lottery, say. We entertain ourselves with visions of multiple homes, trips around …

The Future

The AI Dividend: Shaping the Future of Civilization

I gave a TEDx talk on the future of thinking machines in California this weekend.The central idea of my talk was that we could be entering an era of a AI Dividend, a prosperity boost to the global economy if we used AI to solve the massive and complex global challenges that face our future. Can we …

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The Future of Smart Home Technology Is Looking Good

Smart home dream has already become a reality for many average Americans. According to one survey, 28 percent of U.S. adults and 47 percent of …

Artificial Intelligence

The new, scary face of auto insurance

Technology in the mobility space has made travel safer, faster and more convenient. The results have been incredible: The Insurance Information Institute found a 33 percent decrease in automobile deaths in the past three years. The same survey found that nine models registered zero fatalities per …

Carsharing

What Happens If Artificial Intelligence Puts Us All Out of Work?

It’s clear that robots are taking over new tasks at an accelerating pace. With the aid of artificial intelligence, homes are being “printed” in …

Artificial Intelligence

‘No Man’s Sky’ is so huge — and popular — players found 10 million virtual species in one night

In a March 2007 TED talk, Edward O. Wilson, the Harvard University scientist famous for studying ants, took to the stage to plead for what he described as a biological moonshot: a catalogue of all the known life forms on the planet.<p>“I wish we will work together to help create the key tools that we …

No Man's Sky