31 Mar

“These are the crazy futuristic cars of Roborace, the world’s first driverless racing series”

“Roborace will be the world’s first driverless racing series when it debuts either later this year or early next year, but the organizers have finally unveiled what its custom-made electric cars will look like — and boy do they look wild.”

Read: These are the crazy futuristic cars of Roborace, the world’s first driverless racing series

29 Mar

“Terror attacks create interest and concern about facial recognition tech”

“According to industry experts, terrorist attacks in Brussels will impact the development and deployment of facial recognition technology. Three coordinated bombings occurred last week in the Belgian capital: two at Brussels Airport and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels.”

Read: Terror attacks create interest and concern about facial recognition tech

27 Mar

“I’ve Seen the Greatest A.I. Minds of My Generation Destroyed by Twitter”

“Tay was born pure. She loved E.D.M., in particular the work of Calvin Harris. She used words like “swagulated” and almost never didn’t call it “the internets.” She was obsessed with abbrevs and the prayer-hands emoji.”

Read: I’ve Seen the Greatest A.I. Minds of My Generation Destroyed by Twitter

24 Mar

“First Click: Siri and Alexa aren’t speaking my language”

“You can’t swing a cat in a San Francisco co-working space these days without hitting someone halfway through a passionate article expressing their love for the Amazon Echo, the voice-enabled speaker released by the retail giant in 2014.”

Read: First Click: Siri and Alexa aren’t speaking my language

24 Mar

“Twitter taught Microsoft’s AI chatbot to be a racist asshole in less than a day”

“It took less than 24 hours for Twitter to corrupt an innocent AI chatbot. Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled Tay — a Twitter bot that the company described as an experiment in “conversational understanding.”

Read: Twitter taught Microsoft’s AI chatbot to be a racist asshole in less than a day

22 Mar

“Nixon official: real reason for the drug war was to criminalize black people and hippies”

“The war on drugs: Is it a genuine public health crusade or an attempt to carry out what author Michelle Alexander characterizes as “the New Jim Crow”? A new report by Dan Baum for Harper’s Magazine suggests the latter.”

Read: Nixon official: real reason for the drug war was to criminalize black people and hippies

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