Kyle Haptonstall

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence, According to Facebook

While the idea of artificial intelligence leaves Elon Musk shaking in his boots, Facebook is embracing our supercomputer overlords and building practical business applications to use "deep learning" in our everyday lives.<p>While Stephen Hawking claims artificial intelligence could spell the end of …

Google secures patent for robots with customizable personalities

Imagine a robot-pal who could mimic its owner, a “deceased loved one,” or even a “celebrity.” This sci-fi concept may soon be reality after Google …

Microsoft by the numbers: 100 million Windows 8 licenses and 554,000 pizza slices

Microsoft has some big numbers to share. The company launched a new Web site, featuring the Windows 8 live tiles interface, to display facts about the company.<p>"In the spirit of live tiles, we'll update this site frequently, so you can keep apprised of the progress we're making in our transition to …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Three things you need to understand about 3D printing to talk about it intelligently

Several of the biggest brains in 3D printing joined Quartz for a discussion about the future of the technology at General Assembly in New York City on July 16. Here are the three most interesting things we learned.<p>1. Customization is effectively free with 3D printing<p>The upsides of 3D printing are …