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“We’re summoning the demon”: Elon Musk warns about artificial intelligence

Musk spoke at MIT’s AeroAstro Centennial Symposium, and thinks we should be “very careful” about AI<p>Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, participated in an engaging Q&A last week at MIT's AeroAstro Centennial Symposium.<p>Musk discussed a wide range of topics including the engineering of …

Google's short film examines the science of voice recognition

People used to think it's harder to make computers play chess (or Jeopardy) and do mathematics than it is to make them understand human language. Turns out the opposite is true -- yes, engineers have made great advancements in voice recognition (Siri and Google voice commands are perfect examples), …

These Harvard And MIT Kids Say They've Made NSA-Proof Email

Those who worry that Gmail or the National Security Agency may be rifling through their emails now have a new alternative: ProtonMail, a super-secure email service created by students from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>"It was the Snowden leaks that got us started," …

YouTube’s Sleep Whisperers Are A Sexy Way To Combat Insomnia

How a Dutch social-media star and her strange aural stimuli helped combat my chronic insomnia.<p>I can think of a scant few nights in recent years when …

A UK Surgeon Successfully 3D Printed And Implanted A Pelvis

It was the first transplant of its kind.<p>The patient, who is in his sixties and has remained unnamed, suffered from a rare type of bone cancer called chondrosarcoma. It affected the entire right side of his pelvis.<p>Often leaving patients appearing completely healthy, chondrosarcoma often goes …

Native Union's Jump is a charging cable with a little built-in battery

We've covered a few cool Native Union accessories before, but this one easily beats them all in terms of thoughtfulness. The Jump, which is debuting at CES, appears to be a Lightning or micro-USB cable that goes through a little cable wrapper, which is intentionally designed to fit into your …

NSA program stopped no terror attacks, says White House panel member

A member of the White House review panel on NSA surveillance said he was “absolutely” surprised when he discovered the agency’s lack of evidence that the bulk collection of telephone call records had thwarted any terrorist attacks.<p>“It was, ‘Huh, hello? What are we doing here?’” said Geoffrey Stone, …

Google robots may pose challenge to Amazon drones

<b>Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun hiring staff to develop its own product.</b><p>A spokesman confirmed the effort was being headed up by Andy Rubin, who was previously in charge of the Android operating system.<p>The spokesman was unwilling …

Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Introduces One-Time Password Card

One of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges Mt. Gox announced that it has introduced a one-time password card (hat/tip CoinDesk), a physical product that it is shipping out with immediate effect, as it seeks to beef up security on the platform.<p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's …

Google: self-driving cars safer than professional drivers - Roadshow

<b>Google has said that its data reveals self-driving cars are safer than any human driver on the road.</b><p>Speaking at the RoboBusiness robotics conference …

Charcoal Drawings by Kelly Blevins

Artistic Charcoal Drawings.<p>Kelly Blevins is a Pittsburgh-based artist who combines social stigmas of nudity, politics and philosophies. She creates …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

$24K GPU Matches $1 Million CPU Grid In Risk Performance

HSBC, which has been running its credit value adjustment (CVA) for measuring counterparty risk exposure on a grid, is experimenting with using GPUs to reduce processing time.<p>The Quantitative Risk and Valuation Group (QRVG) found it could accelerate processing times by 30x with two NVIDIA Tesla …

NoFlo Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Help Everyone To Understand And Visualize Code

NoFlo, a company that has built an open-source visual programming tool based on “flow-based programming,” a concept that came out of IBM in the 1970s, is launching a $100,000 Kickstarter campaign today to help build a mainstream version of its development environment and add new programming …