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American gun owners are destroying their AR-15s and handguns with saws in the wake of the Florida school shooting

A legal gun owner is going viral for destroying his AR-15 in the wake of the recent mass shooting that claimed the lives of 17 people in Parkland, Florida.<p>On Saturday, Scott Pappalardo posted a six-minute video on his Facebook page. In the clip, Pappalardo can be seen holding an AR-15 semiautomatic …

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You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

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The WIRED Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is overhyped—there, we said it. It’s also incredibly important.<p>Superintelligent algorithms aren’t about to take all the jobs …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans

Humans have officially given their voice to machines.<p>A research paper published by Google this month—which has not been peer reviewed—details a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2, which claims near-human accuracy at imitating audio of a person speaking from text.<p>The system is Google’s second …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Maps will wake you up when you need to get off the bus

Google Maps will make taking the train or the bus in places you're visiting a lot less stressful: according to <i>TechCrunch</i>, the app will soon guide you through every step of a mass transit ride, including telling you when it's time to get off. Once the feature rolls out, you'll apparently find a …

Elon Musk Says Tesla Is Developing Artificial Intelligence: 'Will Be the Best in the World'

Elon Musk is sounding a bit more upbeat about the future of artificial intelligence.<p>When it comes to AI, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has strongly urged …

AGI is the new AI

<b>You're going to hear a lot about AGI this next year. Watch out for hype. Success on varied tasks is the litmus test.</b><p>Machines have achieved some …

IBM Develops Preprocessing Block, Makes Machine Learning Faster Tenfold

International Business Machines’ (IBM) research laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland has developed a new generic preprocessing building block that could …

Here's how to keep the government out of your bitcoin investments

The same day Bitcoin cracked its all-time high above $11,000, the government dealt its first blow to the crypto world…<p>On Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco ordered the popular Bitcoin exchange, Coinbase, to provide the IRS with information on over 14,000 account holders.<p>The taxman noticed …

The Motherboard Guide to Avoiding State Surveillance

A straightforward guide to privacy, messaging, and keeping yourself safe from passive and active surveillance.<p><i>This is excerpted from the Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked, our comprehensive guide to digital security. We recommend you read that entire guide if you are generally looking to</i> …

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System?

To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of</i> Fast …

Aliens are actually immortal robots, and they’re billions of years old, scientist claims

Sorry, UFO fans, aliens are probably not almond-eyed, elf-like creatures with an unfathomable obsession with sticking probes up people’s …

An AI god will emerge by 2042 and write its own bible. Will you worship it?

In the next 25 years, AI will evolve to the point where it will know more on an intellectual level than any human. In the next 50 or 100 years, an AI might know more than the entire population of the planet put together. At that point, there are serious questions to ask about whether this AI — …

Artificial Intelligence

I retired at 37 as a self-made millionaire — here's how I figured out exactly how much I needed to save

You see, last year I put down my 14-year-old cat because he was suffering from congestive heart failure, and then I quit a career that took 15 years to build and retired at 37 (while everyone was telling me I was nuts), and then a four-year relationship ended.<p>All those things happened in three …

Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency

There’s one incredible feature of cryptocurrencies that almost everyone seems to have missed, including Satoshi himself.<p>But it’s there, hidden away, …

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This guy fixed his teeth by 3D printing his own plastic braces for $60

Amos Dudley had braces in middle school, but he didn't wear a retainer like he was supposed to, so his teeth slowly shifted back.<p>He didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a whole new round of braces, so the digital-design major decided to make his own.<p>On his blog, Dudley wrote that he …

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Here’s how one of Google’s top scientists thinks people should prepare for machine learning

People like famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Tesla's Elon Musk have issued dark warnings of a world where computers become so sophisticated, so …

Artificial Intelligence

What humans will look like in 1,000 years

Humans are still evolving, So, where will evolution take us in 1,000 years?<br>Chances are we'll be taller. Humans have already seen a boom in height over the last 130 years.<p>In 1880 the average American male was 5'7''. Today, he's 5'10''.<p>We may also merge with machines that can enhance our hearing, …

Artificial intelligence will replace half of all jobs in the next decade, says widely followed technologist

Robots are likely to replace 50 percent of all jobs in the next decade, according to Kai-Fu Lee, founder of venture capital firm Sinovation Ventures …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Top Technologies for Digital Disruption

Digital disruption is the flip side of digital opportunity. Established companies and startups alike enlist new technologies in the fight to dislodge incumbents, protect entrenched positions, or re-invent entire industries and business activities.<p>To help business and IT executives evaluate emerging …

Artificial Intelligence

Automation Could End Meaningless Jobs—And None Too Soon

What makes your work valuable?<p>Does it fulfill you? Allow you to connect with or help people? Contribute to a greater good?<p>Or does its value come from …

We Just Created an Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously

Mimicking the Brain<p>Developments and advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have been due in large part to technologies that mimic how the human …

Artificial Intelligence

Baidu AI achieves 'zero shot learning' ability using natural language - ExtremeTech

Baidu AI achieves ‘zero shot learning’ ability using natural language<p>By on April 6, 2017 at 11:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

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Let's Take an In-Depth Look at Current Advances in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is one of the most prominent technologies currently being advanced. Not only is it a hot topic for researchers, but the …

Artificial Intelligence

The last job on Earth: imagining a fully automated world | Guardian Animations

Hard Questions on Our Transition to Driverless Cars

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the automobile. In so doing, it will transform much more than that. Given how central automotive transportation is to our cities, commerce, and daily lives, saying that AI will change life as we know it is no understatement.<p>To understand where this new …

Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR

Study calls for billions to fund retraining after pinpointing hospitality, retail, transport and manufacturing sectors and poorest parts of UK as most at risk<p>A leading thinktank has urged the government to spend billions of pounds helping poorly skilled workers in the less prosperous parts of the …

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Why bots aren’t the real AI disruption

The quiet rise of headless AI<p>“Hey Siri, how’s the weather today?”<br>“OK Google, remind me to pay the power bill.”<br>“Alexa, tell me a joke!”<p>Bots are eating …

Learning to Love Intelligent Machines

Twenty years after famously losing to Deep Blue, chess champion Garry Kasparov says that it’s time to embrace AI and its liberating potential<p>It was my blessing and my curse to be the world chess champion when computers finally reached a world championship level of play. When I resigned the final …

Artificial Intelligence