Category: Science

Chip implanted in obese people’s brains will zap them when they think about food

Sophie Curtis | The UK Sun | Source URL Six morbidly obese people have agreed to take part in a clinical trial of a brain chip that zaps them when they think about food. The chip, known as a responsive neurostimulation system (RNS), was originally developed by medical technology company […]

The case of the missing tattoos: Altered photo lineup by Portland police draws objection

The case of the missing tattoos: Altered photo lineup by Portland police draws objection

Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Source URL There’s no mistaking the elaborate tattoos that cover Tyrone Lamont Allen’s forehead and right cheek. But when Portland police suspected Allen was involved in four bank and credit union heists, and none of the tellers reported seeing tattoos on the face of […]

Deepfake evidence so realistic ‘innocent people will go to jail’ warns expert

Deepfake evidence so realistic ‘innocent people will go to jail’ warns expert

David Rivers | The Daily Star | Source URL Deepfake material including fabricated evidence will become so realistic it will land innocent people in jail, an expert has warned. Shamir Allibhai, CEO of video verification company Amber, believes content including CCTV and voice recordings will be subject to gross manipulation. […]

The U.S. Army Is Creating Artillery Rounds Guided By AI

The U.S. Army Is Creating Artillery Rounds Guided By AI

C-DAEM will allow artillery units dozens of miles away to destroy moving tanks. Kyle Mizokami | Popular Mechanics | Source URL The U.S. Army is working on a new artillery shell capable of locating enemy targets, including moving tanks and armored vehicles. The shell, called Cannon-Delivered Area Effects Munition (C-DAEM), […]

Imaging Shows Brain Matter Alterations in U.S. Government Personnel Who Served in Cuba

Imaging Shows Brain Matter Alterations in U.S. Government Personnel Who Served in Cuba

Global Health Newswire | Source URL Brain imaging of 40 U.S. government personnel who experienced a host of neurological symptoms after possible exposure of an unknown source while serving in Cuba revealed significant differences in brain tissue and connectivity when compared to healthy individuals, according to a new report from […]

“Intellectual Debt”: It’s bad enough when AI gets its predictions wrong, but it’s potentially WORSE when AI gets it right

“Intellectual Debt”: It’s bad enough when AI gets its predictions wrong, but it’s potentially WORSE when AI gets it right

Cory Doctorow | Boing Boing | Source URL Jonathan Zittrain (previously) is consistently a source of interesting insights that often arrive years ahead of their wider acceptance in tech, law, ethics and culture (2008’s The Future of the Internet (and how to stop it) is surprisingly relevant 11 years later); […]