Day: May 9, 2019

2009: NSA Building “HAL” A.I. System, Facebook Now Developing Brain-Machine Interface

2009: NSA Building “HAL” A.I. System, Facebook Now Developing Brain-Machine Interface

Daniel Taylor | Old-Thinker News | Source URL “Think of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the most memorable character, HAL 9000, having a conversation with David. We are essentially building this system. We are building HAL.” – NSA researcher In a little noticed bombshell report by James Bamford in 2009, it was […]

Machine Learning Predicts Kids at Risk of Not Getting Vaccinated

Machine Learning Predicts Kids at Risk of Not Getting Vaccinated

Predictive computer models could prompt physicians to talk with families who are skeptical of vaccines Jeremy Hsu | IEEE Spectrum | Source URL Growing skepticism toward vaccines has sparked a flareup of measles outbreaks affecting New York City neighborhoods, cruise ships, international airports and even Google’s Mountain View headquarters. To help family physicians reach […]

Quayside, Toronto’s Google-linked smart city, draws opposition over privacy, costs

Quayside, Toronto’s Google-linked smart city, draws opposition over privacy, costs

Amanda Coletta Z | The Washington Post | Source URL TORONTO — The Google sister company promised to transform a dilapidated stretch of the Toronto waterfront into the world’s most technologically advanced neighborhood. Quayside would be outfitted with robotic garbage collection, snow-melting sidewalks and self-driving taxibots. Sensors would capture data on […]

Restaurants Are Ignoring Calls From Google’s Smart Assistant

Restaurants Are Ignoring Calls From Google’s Smart Assistant

Victor Tangermann | Futurism | Source Hello, This Is Robot Almost exactly a year ago, everyone was flipping out over Google’s newly announced Duplex feature, which basically pretends to be a human assistant in order to make reservations at restaurants or schedule trips to the hairdresser. But the AI-powered assistant has struggled to win over the […]

Amazon Alexa: Illegally Recording Kids, Privacy Advocates Allege

Amazon Alexa: Illegally Recording Kids, Privacy Advocates Allege

Kristin Houser | Futurism | Source URL Creepin’ On Your Kids On Thursday, 19 consumer advocacy and privacy groups announced plans to file a complaint against Amazon with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The complaint alleges that the version of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker designed specifically for use by kids is illegally collecting data on […]

In China, Surgeons Are Treating Addiction With Brain Implants

In China, Surgeons Are Treating Addiction With Brain Implants

“It controls your happiness, anger, grief and joy.” Victor Tangermann | Futurism | Source URL Deep Brain Deep brain stimulation (DBS), an experimental technology that involves implanting a pacemaker-like device in a patient’s brain to send electrical impulses, is a hotly debated subject in the field of medicine. It’s an inherently […]