Year: 2019

Microphone in noise-cancelling headsets worn by soldiers will send the location of an enemy sniper to the smartphones of troops in real-time – and it could be ready in just two years

Microphone in noise-cancelling headsets worn by soldiers will send the location of an enemy sniper to the smartphones of troops in real-time – and it could be ready in just two years

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Locations of enemy snipers shooting at troops may soon be revealed instantly on the smartphones of the ambushed troops. Cutting-edge audio technology is being developed to use microphones in the ears of the soldiers to track two notable noises from a […]

Swarms of automated drones controlled by AI are set to patrol Europe’s borders using powerful sensors to detect threats and criminal activity under EU plan

Swarms of automated drones controlled by AI are set to patrol Europe’s borders using powerful sensors to detect threats and criminal activity under EU plan

Yuan Ren | The Daily Mail | Source URL Swarms of AI driven robots that can patrol borders from the land, sea and sky could soon be manning Europe’s borders.    A mass network of drones, land vehicles and water crafts is being developed into fully automated surveillance systems with the support […]

AI-powered phone service developed by Nationwide building society will judge you on way the you speak and use phrases it thinks you will find useful, friendly and easy to understand

AI-powered phone service developed by Nationwide building society will judge you on way the you speak and use phrases it thinks you will find useful, friendly and easy to understand

Sean Poulter | The Daily Mail | Source URL Artificial Intelligence (AI) software that forms an opinion of people by the way they speak – in much the same way people do – is being developed by a UK finance firm. The language and vocabulary used by customers who ring […]

Elon Musk’s Neuralink startup raises $39 MILLION as it seeks to develop tech that will connect the human brain with computers

Elon Musk’s Neuralink startup raises $39 MILLION as it seeks to develop tech that will connect the human brain with computers

James Pero | The Daily Mail | Source URL An Elon Musk-backed startup looking to connect human brains to computers has raised most of its $51 million funding target.  According to a report by Bloomberg, Neuralink has raised $39 million of its planned $51 million funding round as per a filing […]

Improve your memory, treat dementia, alleviate depression and ease migraine with a ZAP to the brain

Improve your memory, treat dementia, alleviate depression and ease migraine with a ZAP to the brain

Thea Jordan | The Daily Mail | Source URL Though it may sound like something from science fiction, brain zapping — or neuro-electrostimulation, as it’s known — is already being used to treat a variety of ailments. Researchers at Boston University recently reported that zapping the brains of older people […]

Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices

Privacy Experts, Senators Demand Investigation of Amazon’s Child Data Collection Practices

Sam Biddle | The Intercept | Source URL Last year, a coalition of privacy advocates and child psychologists warned against putting an Amazon Alexa speaker anywhere near your child on the fairly reasonable grounds that developing minds shouldn’t befriend always-on surveillance devices, no matter how cute the packaging. Now, a […]

Amazon is keeping your Alexa data in text form

Victoria Bell | The Daily Mail | Source URL Voice recordings captured by Amazon’s Alexa can be deleted but the automatically produced transcriptions remain in the company’s cloud, according to reports. After Alexa hears its ‘wake’ word, the smart assistant starts listening and transcribing everything it hears. All the voice […]

A medical device company is surgically implanting an unapproved ‘pellet’ in prisoners as part of a ‘pilot program’ to treat addiction

Natalie Rahhal  | The Daily Mail | Source URL A Louisiana prisoner has been implanted with an unapproved ‘pellet’ to treat addiction.  The inmate is soon to be released from a Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) facility and is the first of 10 patients that California-based BioCorRx intends to place the […]

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 […]