Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Sexbots In The Age of Singularity

What will happen when machines built to love humans become truly intelligent? The buzz around mechanical lovers has led experts such as David Levy, author of Love and Sex with Robots, to predict...

How Many Robots Does It Takes To Replace A Human Job?

Last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he wasn’t worried at all about advancing artificial intelligence taking over jobs anytime soon. In fact, he said, he wouldn’t be worried about it for for...

Who Owns Your Face?

It takes a feast of facial imagery to teach a machine how to recognize an individual person. This is why computer scientists so often use the faces of Hollywood celebrities in their research....

The Facebook Algorithm That’s Watching You

You can tell a lot about a person from how they react to something. That’s why Facebook’s various “Like” buttons are so powerful. Clicking a reaction icon isn’t just a way...

UPS Is Testing Drones That Allows Its Delivery Trucks To Be In Two Places...

Spending all day waiting for a package delivery may one day be a thing of the past. UPS announced today it has successfully delivered a package in Florida using an autonomous...

How To Teach A Car A Traffic Sign

Traffic signs are designed to flag down human drivers, relying on blocky shapes and bold colors to grab our gaze from long distances as we whoosh past at top speed. But...

2017 Will See 8.4 Billion Connected ‘Things’

According to a Gartner forecast, 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide this year — an increase of 31 percent from 2016. The IT research firm expects that number to...

Track Him, Her & The Kids With This Device

Let's be honest: Kids can be a little too easy to lose. Some parents cave and use a safety harness, but who likes to walk their toddlers on a leash? Others...

Odd Despite Getting Jacked: Most American Don’t Worry About ID Theft?

Just over a third of Americans surveyed in a new poll are very concerned about identity theft today, despite several recent large-scale data breaches. About 37 percent of respondents said they were "very concerned"...

Sensors, Connected Things Moving Into Retail

The Internet of Things is moving into retail. Yesterday I wrote here about the retail move to smart shelves, which include small displays for dynamic pricing along with sensors that can tell...

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Apple Is Hiring a Psychologist To Help Siri Have ‘Serious Conversations’

  Apple is on the hunt for a Siri software engineer with a background in counselling or psychology, according to a job listing spotted by CNBC's Christina Farr. The...