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DeepMind boss admits 'risks' of AI
<p>AI offers huge scientific benefits but also brings risks depending on how it is used, Demis Hassabis, the head of leading British AI firm DeepMind, said.</p>"There's a whole bunch of interesting and difficult philosophical questions ... that we're going to have to answer about how to control these systems, what values we want in them, how do we want to deploy them, what do we want to use them for," he said.
Futurists of the 1950s and '60s predicted that by the 2000s, and airborne robots would be a part of our everyday lives. Instead, we live in a world dominated by live streaming, smartphones
While those forecasters didn't quite get the timing right, they got the technology right. Today, we are
7 Technologies That Are Revolutionizing Ocean Exploration
Cutting-edge tools that will help us understand the most unexplored regions on Earth are the focus of a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History.But the state of sea exploration is changing fast. The dark, high-pressure conditions of the ocean depths that once made research there impossible are now being explored with cutting-edge technology. That new tech and the discoveries to come from it are the focus of a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History called Unseen Oceans.
1. Voice assistants
In four years, the majority of American householdsa voice assistant device like an Amazon Echo or an Apple Homepod. Thanks to the power of artificial intelligence (AI), voice assistants will grow increasingly helpful.
Even today, Amazon releases regular updates to Echo in order to help owners get more from the technology. The company recently reported seeing larger-than-expected gains from its voice assistant, which is whyon the technology.
Voice assistants are making a significant impact in markets across the globe, andthat in the future we will communicate with technology through voice rather than text.
Imagine a world where crushing genetic diseases like Huntington's and cystic fibrosis can be cured. Thanks to
Woman dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving car
A woman died of her injuries after being struck by a Uber self-driving vehicle in Arizona, police said on Monday, and the ride hailing company said it had suspended its autonomous vehicle program across the United States and Canada. The accident in Tempe, Arizona, marked the first fatality from a self-driving vehicle, which are still being tested around the globe, and could derail efforts to fast-track the introduction of the new technology in the United States.At the time of the accident, which occurred overnight Sunday to Monday, the car was in autonomous mode with a vehicle operator behind the wheel, Tempe police said.
CRISPR Cas-9 (an abbreviation standing for "Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats") is a gene-splicing technology capable of finding and removing mutated sections of DNA. Once this material is eliminated,
As a result,
3. Robot assistants
Companies like Boston Dynamics have already developed a wide variety of robot assistants that can be used in factories or on the battlefield. The company originally started as an arm of MIT and has since pioneered the development of intelligent robots that operate effectively in the real world.
Alexa's 'creepy' laugh fixed, says Amazon
Amazon has taken action after users of its digital assistant, Alexa, reported it randomly laughing, leading some to feel "freaked out."Owners of Amazon Echo devices with the voice-enabled assistant had reported hearing it laugh at unexpected moments, with some calling the sound "really creepy.
Knightscope is another company working on a line of robot assistants for security applications. For example, its K5 robot features four cameras and can recognize 300 licenses plates per minute, per camera. It can also detect suspicious networks that may be operated by hackers.
4. Augmented and mixed reality
Just a few years ago, it was unclear whether augmented or mixed reality would take off. Given the fact that tech giants like Apple are investing billions of dollars in augmented reality hardware, it's pretty clear that it's only a matter of time before the tech goes mainstream.
For example, Apple's latest phones are equipped with augmented reality capabilities, and athat the company is working on an AR headset that will replace the iPhone in two to three years.
5. Regenerative medicine
Though it may sound like science fiction, doctors are already producing
Bomb targets police in Pakistan, killing seven people
A bomb blast ripped through a police checkpoint in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing seven people and wounding 18, a rescue official said. Jam Sajjad Hussain, spokesman of a state-run rescue service, told Reuters that his officials had taken seven dead bodies to hospitals."Our rescuers are at work," he said. "They have shifted so far seven bodies."Deputy Inspector General of police Haider Ashraf said the bomb exploded when the police were changing guards at the checkpoint just outside an annual religious congregation, where nearly 80,000 people were in attendance.
One company, Organovo, has developed a printer capable of 3D printing body parts. In time, this new technology will become increasingly mainstream, providing patients with lifesaving organ replacements.
6. Driverless vehicles
Automakers like Tesla, General Motors and Volvo have already developed semi-autonomous vehicles. But self-driving technology is rapidly evolving. General Motorsthat it will launch a car that has no steering wheel or pedals by 2019.
Uber, meanwhile, is leading the push for pilotless flying
7. Reusable rockets
One of the costliest aspects of space exploration is the building of sophisticated and powerful rockets capable of transporting thousands of pounds of equipment into space. The fact that we have figured out how to land rockets — even the large ones— will help to reduce the cost of space travel.
At one point this year, Bitcoin was worth more than $19,000 per coin, and while the value of the cryptocurrency has since declined, a single coin is still worth thousands of dollars.
Samsung Galaxy S10 to feature iPhone X-style 3D-sensing camera
The Samsung S9 and Note 9 won't feature an iPhone X-style 3D-sensing camera, but it looks like the Galaxy S10 willAccording to the report, an Israeli startup called Mantis Vision is currently working with camera module firm Namuga on 3D-sensing camera solutions for Samsung, with the technology intended to feature in the next generation of Galaxy S smartphones.
Cryptocurrency may be controversial today, but it has steadily become increasingly mainstream. Some of the largest hedge funds— which is just the beginning of a cryptocurrency revolution.
Platforms like TrustToken are poised to connect the global trading power of blockchains with real-world assets. On the TrustToken platform, the owners of an asset — a home, a small business or gold — would be able to sell factions of those
Other crypto platforms like HybridBlock are designed to give crypto enthusiasts greater access to silo-trading markets, helping to expand the industry to a new wave of crypto enthusiasts. By offering mobile-friendly products, HybridBlock is providing the Asia market with a new form of crypto education and the tools to execute crypto trades.
9. Quantum computing
The typical computer uses a series of zeros and ones to communicate information. While today's computers are quite powerful, they still have considerable limitations that make it difficult to process challenging machine-learning problems.
Quantum computers rely on quantum bits to carry information. These bits can exist in a state that
While the technology is still in its early stages, companies like Microsoft and Google arein developing supercomputers capable of developing highly accurate predictive models. These models can be used in everything from self-driving cars to marketing campaigns.
10. Artificial intelligence and automation
Some of the world's biggest brands are increasingly turning to automation in order to better serve customers and to reduce costs. Big-box retailers use automated warehouses to sort and ship products, while social media networks use automation to moderate comments, and credit card companies use automation to detect fraud.
For example, Synapse is building a network that gives anyone the ability to contribute his or her data and train automation and machine-learning models. The implications here are massive, because a new AI economy, including decentralized blockchain AI, could change the way businesses operate and learn around the world.
Indeed, it's just a matter of time before that happens.
Putin’s Anti-US Rhetoric Is Heating Up, And We Should Take Him Seriously .
Russia’s economy might be weak, and the country might have demographic problems, but on international standing and regional influence, Putin came to play . We should take him seriously.
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