Category: Technologies

Google’s ‘horrifying’ Duplex AI bot set to come to Pixel 3 phones next month

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL When Google first introduced its phone-calling digital concierge Duplex in May, some thought it sounded too human, while others worried that it would secretly record calls with people. The AI’s first demonstration at a Google Developer conference prompted a massive backlash against the […]

Privacy Violation Alert: Google ADMITS To Changing Phone Settings REMOTELY

Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan | Source URL Google has apologized after admitting to changing the settings on Android users phones remotely and without the phone owners’ permission.  Several Android users noticed their battery saver setting had been activated last week without their consent. Most of the affected posters on Reddit […]

US Air Force to roll out implanted headset device for TEETH dubbed ‘molar mics’ that will allow hands-free radio calls which transmit sound using the jaw bone

The Daily Mail | Source URL The United States Air Force will soon roll out a unique communications system that will be implanted on soldiers’ back teeth.  Sonitus Technologies recently announced their $10million contract with the Department of Defense, which will allow them to continue through their second phase of developing the […]

Are police tracking your movements using your mobile phone? Privacy watchdog to challenge five UK forces in court over their failure to deny they use ‘fake cell towers’ to spy on citizens

Harry Petit | The Daily Mail | Source URL Police forces are being challenged over concerns they are using a controversial snooping technology capable of tracking your every movement via a smartphone. Rights charity are taking five UK police forces to court over their failure to confirm or deny whether […]

Constant Interruptions From Smartphone Can Impact Brain Chemistry, Scientists Say

CBS Philadelphia | Source URL PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Constant interruptions from alerts and messages on your smartphone can impact brain chemistry. It can be hard to concentrate when you’re always being diverted by your phone. It’s a pattern that scientists say creates something they call the switch cost. Research shows […]

A.I. Takes Over Hospital Jobs In London, Implantable Smart Devices In Soldiers, And Growing Organs

Aaron Kesel | Activist Post | Source URL University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and the Alan Turing Institute aim to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients and replace some workers, The Guardian reported. The tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which […]

Nissan’s Car of the Future Will Read Your Brain Waves

The Japanese company will unveil and test its “brain-to-vehicle” technology at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The “B2V” system requires a driver to wear a skullcap that measures brain-wave activity and transmits its readings to steering, acceleration and braking systems that can start responding before the driver initiates the […]

DARPA Wants Brain Implants That Record From 1 Million Neurons

IEEE Spectrum DARPA is known for issuing big challenges. Still, the mission statement for its new Neural Engineering Systems Design program is a doozy: Make neural implants that can record high-fidelity signals from 1 million neurons. Today’s best brain implants, like the experimental system that a paralyzed man used to control a robotic […]

US Government on Verge of Reading Minds

Carey Wedler The Antimedia Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University recently made a scientific breakthrough using machine algorithms to accurately guess what people are thinking. In other words, as the university referred to it, they have “harness[ed] ‘mind reading’ technology to decode complex thoughts.” The researchers report that they can “now use brain […]

US military reveals $65m funding for ‘Matrix’ projects to plug human brains directly into a computer

Mark Prigg The Daily Mail The US military has revealed $65 of funding for a programme to develop a ‘brain chip’ allowing humans to simply plug into a computer. They say the system could give soldiers supersenses and even help treat people with blindness, paralysis and speech disorders The goal […]

The computer that know what humans will do next: Radical system can read body language in real time and even track movements of multiple people

The Daily Mail A new computer code could provide robots the capabilities to better understand the humans around them, paving the way for more perceptive machines, from self-driving cars to surveillance. The new technique allows a computer to understand body poses and movements of multiple people, even tracking parts as […]

This Silicon Valley company wants to ‘make better humans’ through biohacking

Uptin Saiidi CNBC Video Michael Brandt has all the resume highlights that tech entrepreneurs dream of: Stanford grad, ex-Google employee and an Andreessen Horowitz backing for his startup. He’s the co-founder of HVMN (allegedly pronounced “human”) — formerly Nootrobox — which sells subscriptions for monthly boxes of cognitive supplements. The company […]

Laser strike: A high energy laser mounted on a helicopter shoots a target in groundbreaking test

Rayethon Now this is what you call a breakthrough. A high energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter acquired and hit an unmanned target. The test was conducted by Raytheon and the U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office in collaboration with U.S. Special Operations Command at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. […]

Scientists made an AI that can read minds

This new deep learning algorithm can analyze brain scans to predict thoughts. Tom Reagan Engadget Whether it’s using AI to help organize a Lego collection or relying on an algorithm to protect our cities, deep learning neural networks seemingly become more impressive and complex each day. Now, however, some scientists […]