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Google Goggles was launched in 2009, an early example of Google's ambition to make the visual world as searchable as the internet. Times have changed... [Read More]
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Third parties are already building Google-powered smart speakers with displays, but will Google itself do the same? A new report from Nikkei suggest the company... [Read More]
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Ask the elderly, toddlers, or the very drunk: walking can be tough. And the times when it is, you need a helping hand to keep... [Read More]
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"If your friends told you to jump off a bridge, would you?" It's a warning you probably heard in childhood, a hypothetical example of... [Read More]
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After months of criticism for failing to enforce its own policies, Twitter has suspended the account of conspiracy account Alex Jones for seven days. Jones'... [Read More]
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A surgeon's training usually consists of being able to watch operations then try them out themselves (under supervision), but cheap VR hardware with haptic feedback... [Read More]
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Step by step, condition by condition, AI systems are slowly learning to diagnose disease as well as any human doctor, and they could soon be... [Read More]
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They've never become the dominant form factor, but tall-and-slim smartphones with screen ratios that add more vertical space are not uncommon. The latest example is... [Read More]
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A growing body of evidence shows that humans readily react to social cues — even when they come from machines. A new study shows humans... [Read More]
AI is often criticized for its tendency to perpetuate society's biases, but it's equally capable of fighting them. Machine learning is currently being used to... [Read More]
Apple has removed podcasts published by Alex Jones and InfoWars from iTunes and the Podcasts app. The company said in a statement it does not... [Read More]
Facebook has removed four pages run by Alex Jones and InfoWars, saying the channels repeatedly broke the social network's rules against hate speech and bullying.... [Read More]
A growing body of evidence shows that humans readily react to social cues — even when they come from machines. A new study shows humans... [Read More]
Robots designed to interact socially with humans are slowly becoming more and more common. They're appearing as receptionists, tour guides, security guards, and porters. But... [Read More]
A number of companies that offer consumer genetic testing, including 23andMe and Ancestry, have pledged to protect customer privacy under a new set of voluntary... [Read More]
Google is reportedly planning to re-launch its search engine in China, complete with censored results to meet the demands of the Chinese government. The company... [Read More]
Nothing in this world — animal or robot — quite comes close to the flexibility and dexterity of the human hand. For engineers at the... [Read More]
What has six legs, four wheels, and two karate-chopping hands? Why, it's Centauro — a new search-and-rescue robot built by researchers from the Istituto Italiano... [Read More]
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been suspended from Facebook for 30 days after violating the site's community guidelines. According to multiple reports, Jones will be... [Read More]
Facial recognition is becoming part of the fabric of everyday life. You might already use it to log in to your phone or computer, or... [Read More]
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