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Category: Technogeddon

Category: Technogeddon

China’s Dragonfly Eye Facial Recognition Can Identify People in Seconds, to Expand Globally

May 17 2019

China’s Dragonfly Eye Facial Recognition Can Identify People in Seconds, to Expand Globally

In China, facial recognition technology — biometric computer applications that automatically identify an individual from a database of digital images…

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Gene Editing: Will It Make Rich People Genetically Superior?

May 16 2019

Gene Editing: Will It Make Rich People Genetically Superior?

At a time when new technology such as gene editing offers unprecedented control over our own biology, the latest wave…

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Microsoft Word’s New ‘AI Editor’ Scolds You for Gendered Language – Makes Your Writing ‘Gender-Inclusive’

May 15 2019

Microsoft Word’s New ‘AI Editor’ Scolds You for Gendered Language – Makes Your Writing ‘Gender-Inclusive’

Microsoft has revealed that next fall, the updated version of its popular Word Online software — which countless millions use…

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Google Has ‘VOODOO Doll Avatar-Like Version of YOU’ – Former Tech Giant’s Design Ethicist

May 15 2019

Google Has ‘VOODOO Doll Avatar-Like Version of YOU’ – Former Tech Giant’s Design Ethicist

Tristan Harris, a former Google design ethicist, says that contrary to popular belief, those eerily hyper-targeted ads for the very…

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WhatsApp Hackers Install Surveillance on Cell Phones Just by CALLING People

May 15 2019

WhatsApp Hackers Install Surveillance on Cell Phones Just by CALLING People

Messaging app discovers vulnerability that has been open for weeks. A vulnerability in the messaging app WhatsApp has allowed attackers…

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CRISPR Used in HUMAN Trials for First Time in the US

May 14 2019

CRISPR Used in HUMAN Trials for First Time in the US

CRISPR just hit another landmark. Last week, the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) confirmed that they have treated two cancer patients…

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The Birth Tissue Profiteers – A Lucrative and Shady Industry

May 13 2019

The Birth Tissue Profiteers – A Lucrative and Shady Industry

Their shoulders and backs and knees were giving out. Pills and steroid injections hadn’t eased their pain. They were scared…

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People ‘BIOHACKING’ Their Bodies with Blood Transfusions to Achieve ‘DIY IMMORTALITY’

May 13 2019

People ‘BIOHACKING’ Their Bodies with Blood Transfusions to Achieve ‘DIY IMMORTALITY’

Anti-ageing science has never been more hyped, with breakthroughs in genetic engineering and drug discovery pushing the boundaries of what…

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Humanoid Robot Crosses Narrow Balance Beam Like a Cakewalk

May 10 2019

Humanoid Robot Crosses Narrow Balance Beam Like a Cakewalk

At first glance, a humanoid robot walking between two platforms across several cinder blocks may look like a simple feat.…

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Scientists Want to Make a Movie Out of Your Dreams and Play Them Back

May 10 2019

Scientists Want to Make a Movie Out of Your Dreams and Play Them Back

In the 1991 apocalyptic sci-fi film Until the End of the World, director Wim Wenders creates a vision of the…

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We Are On the Verge of a No-Win AI Arms Race, Warns NGO

May 10 2019

We Are On the Verge of a No-Win AI Arms Race, Warns NGO

When it comes to deciding to kill a human in a time of war, should a machine make that decision…

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Facebook’s Contract Workers are Looking at Your Private Posts to Train AI

May 9 2019

Facebook’s Contract Workers are Looking at Your Private Posts to Train AI

A new report from Reuters reveals that contract workers are looking at private posts on Facebook and Instagram in order…

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