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Sie liebt es zu chatten: Das ist der geheime Facebook-Account von Queen Elizabeth

Zwei Milliarden Menschen verfügen über einen Facebook-Account. Königin Elizabeth aus Großbritannien zählt zu ihnen. Das soziale Netzwerk zählt zum …

Google’s AlphaGo Defeats Chinese Go Master in Win for A.I.

HONG KONG — It isn’t looking good for humanity.<p>The world’s best player of what might be humankind’s most complicated board game was defeated on Tuesday by a Google computer program. Adding insult to potentially deep existential injury, he was defeated at Go — a game that claims centuries of play by …

Computerspiele und Psyche: Wie Computerspieler zu Süchtigen erklärt werden sollen

Computerspiele und Psyche: Wie Computerspieler zu Süchtigen erklärt werden sollen - Golem.de Computerspiele und Psyche: Wie Computerspieler zu …

The inevitable rise of the robocops

<b>(CNN) —</b> Picture: A bleak dystopian future in which humanity is ruled by robots, suppressed by its own creation. Not an original thought, admittedly. Pop culture is filled with examples of robot overlords and android uprisings; of artificial intelligence gone bad.<p>But so far, few -- if any -- of …

Robots

Lyrebird Is An AI That Can Accurately Imitate Any Voice

Even in the best AI interfaces such as Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa, natural-sounding voice emulators have long been an unachievable goal …

Elon Musk Just Unveiled Breakthrough AI Research. Here’s What You Need to Know.

One Smart Bot<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, OpenAI’s newest robot system should leave humanity blushing. Not only can it …

Artificial Intelligence

Singapore gets a gigantic ‘vending machine’ for buying luxury cars

Singapore is a country known worldwide for both a very high cost of living and limited real estate space — that combination makes it hard to imagine a better location for a gigantic vending machine that spits out luxury cars.<p>That’s right, folks. Autobahn Motors, a company that started out selling …

Luxury Lifestyle

MP3 ist jetzt offiziell tot: Das Ende einer deutschen Erfolgsgeschichte

Das Fraunhofer Institut trägt MP3 zu Grabe, indem es ein Lizenzprogramm mit Technicolor beendet. Der Erfolg der Technologie ist beispiellos in der …

Infographic: Inside the Modern Wedding, Where 82% of Couples Create a Custom Hashtag

Late spring is in bloom across the country, bringing with it the unofficial kickoff to wedding season—but if you’ve logged on to Instagram any time …

Weddings

Student designs skyscraper that 3D-prints custom apartments

A Malaysian graduate student has come up with a building frame that dispenses new apartments much like a vending machine does candy bars. Instead of buying a pre-existing apartment in a skyscraper, imagine designing one yourself and the building producing it out of thin air.<p>The Pod Vending Machine …

Skyscrapers

3D printing is yesterday's news. Westworld-style liquid printing is the future

A new printing method developed by MIT Self-Assembly Lab and Steelcase has the potential to change the way we think about design<p>3D printing hasn't …

Engineering

A neuroscientist explains why we can’t see the world objectively—and humanity is better for it

Humans have a primal, biological imperative to maintain the status quo, but seeking out answers to the unknown is also incredibly important to evolutionary innovation.<p>This dichotomy creates all sorts of kerfuffles. We’re taught to rid ourselves of implicit biases that don’t serve society and to …

Creativity

FuckJerry: How a viral Instagram meme account became a marketing agency

When Elliot Tebele started aggregating memes and funny pictures with pal Elie Ballas on Tumblr in 2011, little did he know that his pastime would …

Instagram

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you

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Geek Humor

New A.I. Service Can Realistically Mimic Any Voice

A Canadian machine learning outfit has received ringing endorsements with the voices of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama discussing …

Machine Learning

How a threesomes app penetrated The Washington Post

Employees from <i>The Washington Post</i> were confused when a bot suddenly sent a message to their Slack newsroom, asking them to confess their workplace crushes.<p>Writer Lisa Bonos revealed she was the one who invited the bot, called Feeld, into the chat. Turns out it’s designed to encourage workplace — or …

Washington Post

Face It, Meatsack: Pro Gamer Will Be the Only Job Left

Look at economic data closely and the trends aren’t pretty: People with elite backgrounds are hoovering up an increasing share of new income and …

Gaming

MIT's mobile 3D printer built the largest structure to date

Your next house could be built by a robot. Following the recent success of San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor, a team of MIT researchers have created a mobile autonomous 3D printer of their own. And to prove that the prototype works, the team had it build a 12-foot tall, 50-foot-wide igloo out of …

3D Printing

The inventor of Siri says one day AI will be used to upload and access our memories

Tom Gruber says AI memory enhancement is inevitable.<p>Artificial intelligence may one day surpass human intelligence. But, if designed right, it may also be used to enhance human cognition.<p>Tom Gruber, one of the inventors of the artificial intelligence voice interface Siri that now lives inside …

Artificial Intelligence

Transcribing Audio Sucks—So Make the Machines Do It

A new voice-transcription technology can tell you not only what’s being said, but who is saying it.<p>The software, named Trint, can listen to an audio …

Keith Richards

David Hasselhoff Stars in a New Short Film—and All His Lines Were Written by AI

Last year, an AI named Benjamin wrote a weird and entertaining science fiction short film called <i>Sunspring</i><i>.</i> Now, Benjamin’s back in a new film titled</i> …

Emerging Technology

Ich habe mit dem neuen CSU-Bot gechattet, damit ihr es nicht müsst

Mit allen Mitteln habe ich versucht, mit dem christsozialen Facebook-Roboter ein ernsthaftes Gespräch über Politik und Markus Söder zu führen – und alles, was ich bekam, waren diese lausigen Memes.<p>Mit Chatbots verhält es sich bei der CSU wie mit jeder Form von technischem Fortschritt: Man hängt ein …

#TheHustler: How Gary Vee became the ad industry's lightning rod

GE bigwigs Beth Comstock and Linda Boff had just finished a two-hour breakfast with Gary Vaynerchuk at SXSW in 2012 when they saw Vaynerchuk tweet …

Advertising Industry

Kitty Hawk Flyer: Achtung, dieses Auto geht in die Luft!

Larry Page ist es nicht genug, den Verkehr mit Roboterwagen zu verändern: Mit dem „Kitty Hawk Flyer“ will der Google-Gründer bald abheben. Die …

Ask this Swedish politician anything during his weekly Hearthstone Twitch stream

I’ve written a few articles here on TNW about the importance of legislators understanding and adapting to technology, but one Swedish politician needs no encouragement from me. In his Twitter bio, Rickard Nordin describes himself as “climate and energy policy spokesman with extra interest in …

eSports

Wir müssen Grundrechte im digitalen Zeitalter stärken!

Die rasante Digitalisierung all unserer Lebensbereiche stellt Bürger- und Freiheitsrechte vor zunehmende Herausforderungen. Diese gilt es zu …

How Six Degrees Became a Forever Meme

“Six Degrees of Separation” — John Guare’s play about a wealthy Manhattan couple whose lives are upended by a con artist claiming to be Sidney Poitier’s son — was the toast of the town when it had its premiere in 1990. A mere six months later, Frank Rich wrote in The New York Times that “its title …

Malcolm Gladwell

Erwachsen werden wir später

Der Übergang vom Jugendlichen zum Erwachsenen ist heute längst nicht mehr so kurz und so deutlich wie früher. Tatsächlich liegt noch eine ganze …