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Orlando confirms it's testing Amazon's facial recognition in public

After the ACLU discovered that Orlando's cops are using Amazon's controversial Rekognition facial detection system, police chief John Mina said they're only testing the ...

2 hours ago from Engadget

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Hey Alexa: Amazon's virtual assistant becomes a personal assistant to software developers

UBC computer scientists have turned Amazon Alexa into a tool for software engineers, tasking the virtual assistant to take care of mundane programming tasks, helping increase productivity and ...

16 hours ago from TechXplore

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Autonomous "RoBoats" now smarter, more agile and 3D-printable

Nobody likes traffic, and while someday soon we might be chartering flying taxis to zip over it, cities like Amsterdam have another alternative – an intricate network of canals. The ...

Wed 23 May 18 from Gizmag

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Researchers devise more effective location awareness for the Internet-of-(many)-Things

Anticipating a critical strain on the ability of fifth generation (5G) networks to keep track of a rapidly growing number of mobile devices, engineers at Tufts University have come up with an ...

12 hours ago from TechXplore

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New technology and app could help endangered primates, slow illegal trafficking

New facial recognition software and app invented at Michigan State University can help protect endangered primates—more than 60 percent of which face extinction.

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Udacity Launches Data Scientist Nanodegree

Udacity has launched a new Data Scientist Nanodegree program. It is at an advanced level and has projects designed by Bertelsmann, Figure Eight, IBM Watson, Insight, Kaggle and Starbucks which ...

16 hours ago from iProgrammer

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Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo explains the Wookiee mask, movement, and mentality

When 31-year-old Finnish actor Joonas Suotamo first stepped into the role of Star Wars’ towering, hairy Wookiee character Chewbacca for 2015’s The Force Awakens, he repeatedly dodged ...

16 hours ago from The Verge

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Study: Guns in Chicago just '2.5 handshakes' away

In one of the first studies to try to map a gun market using network science, researchers used the novel scientific approach to understand how close offenders are to guns in the city of Chicago.

Tue 22 May 18 from Medical Xpress

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An Exponential Law For AI Compute

OpenAI has released an analysis showing that since 2012, the amount of compute used in the largest AI training runs has has grown by more than 300,000x. To put it another way, the computer ...

Wed 23 May 18 from iProgrammer

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