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Emerging Tech

We’re closer to China’s disturbing ‘Social Credit System’ than you realize

China's new Social Credit System offers a dystopian look at the future of online tracking. But don't think that the same thing isn't happening a bit closer to home. Here's the reason why.
Emerging Tech

From monkey selfies to Intel allergies, here are the 7 weirdest tech lawsuits ever

When technology meets the legal system, things can get pretty weird. From monkey selfies to the evils of autocomplete, here are seven of the strangest tech-themed lawsuits in history.
Emerging Tech

A new bracelet can detect if you’re being attacked, automatically call help

Researchers from the University of Alabama have developed a wearable device that could keep people safe in the face of possible physical assault, or elderly people experiencing a fall.
Emerging Tech

MIT’s new A.I. could help map the roads Google hasn’t gotten to yet

Researchers from MIT CSAIL have come up with a neural network artificial intelligence that can make the manual mapping of the 20 million miles of roadways around the world significantly easier.
Emerging Tech

Mind-reading A.I. algorithm can work out what music is playing in your head

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new dee- learning algorithm that can work out what music a pianist is imagining in his head. Here is how it works.
Emerging Tech

7 ambitious DARPA projects that will help out the military of the future

With a multibillion dollar annual budget and access to some of the sharpest minds around, few research labs can dream of matching DARPA. Here are 7 of the amazing projects they're creating.
Emerging Tech

We’re waiting! 7 technologies that sci-fi films promised us, but aren’t here yet

Cutting edge technology constantly makes us feel like we're living in the future, but there is still science fiction technology we'd love to see in the real world. Here are seven examples.
Emerging Tech

Forget cloning dogs, A.I. is the real way to let your pooch live forever

Researchers from the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence have created a deep-learning A.I. that is designed to mimic the behavior of dogs.
Emerging Tech

Thanks to A.I., there is finally a way to spot ‘deepfake’ face swaps online

Researchers from Germany’s Technical University of Munich have created a deep-learning algorithm that's designed to spot 'deepfake' face swap images and videos online. Here's how it works.
Emerging Tech

This algorithm can hide secret messages in regular-looking text

Researchers at Columbia University have developed a deep learning algorithm that is able to embed and reveal secret message in otherwise ordinary-looking text. Here's how it works.
Mobile

Qualcomm’s new chips aim to give security cameras A.I. smarts

Qualcomm has announced two new chips that will leverage the power of edge computing in IoT set-ups to help make cameras smarter, with enhanced image stabilization light-enhancing smarts, and new A.I. processing units.
Movies & TV

Documentary ‘Do You Trust This Computer?’ free to stream courtesy of Elon Musk

A provocative new documentary from the director of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" that explores the rise of artificial intelligence in society is available to stream for free all weekend, courtesy of A.I.-wary entrepreneur Elon Musk.