Fraugster, a Startup That Uses AI to Detect Payment Fraud, Raises $5M

(TECH CRUNCH) – Fraugster, a German and Israeli startup that has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help eliminate payment fraud, has raised $5 million in funding.  By Steve O’Hear Earlybird

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Lego Targets Pre-Mindstorms Minds with its Boost Educational Kit

(TECH CRUNCH) – Boost is an impressive kit. The five on-board building experiences cover a lot of ground, from a robot to a guitar, to quasi Lego “3D printer” that’s

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How Japan’s AI Schoolgirl Fell Into a Suicidal Depression

(RocketNews24) – October 2016 – The Microsoft-created artificial intelligence leaves a troubling message ahead of acting debut.   Back in the spring, Microsoft Japan started Twitter and Line accounts for Rinna, an AI

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Las Vegas Launches the First Electric Autonomous Shuttle on U.S. Public Roads

(TECH CRUNCH) –  Las Vegas, transportation beat reporters can’t quit you; CES was like a car extravaganza, and now you’re launching a self-driving, fully electric shuttle on public streets. By Darrell

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Inside Facebook’s First Efforts to Rain Internet from the Sky

(WIRED) – STANDING ON THE roof of the Facebook lab in Woodland Hills, California, I can’t see the airplane I’m looking for. It’s too small and too far away. So

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Quantum Computing Is Real, and D-Wave Just Open-Sourced It

(WIRED) – QUANTUM COMPUTING IS real. But it’s also hard. So hard that only a few developers, usually trained in quantum physics, advanced mathematics, or most likely both, can actually

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The Next Transportation Secretary Seems Pretty Down With Self-Driving Cars

(WIRED) – IT IS PERHAPS a stretch to call Elaine Chao, President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of transportation, “hip with it.” The Kentucky resident today sat for her fourth

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The Rise of the Robots?

(BBC) – The rise of the robots could be next year’s big story. Ever since the Luddites smashed their first loom, mechanisation has been putting people out of work. But

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Astronaut Charlie Duke Plays Apollo 11 VR on Oculus Rift

(Immersive VREducation) – On Saturday, 18th of July, Apollo 16 astronaut General Charlie Duke attended the opening of the Gateway to Space exhibition in Brussels where we had a virtual

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The Very Human Problem Blocking the Path to Self-Driving Cars

(WIRED) – IT WAS A game of Dots that pushed Erik Coelingh to rethink his entire approach to self-driving cars. Coelingh, Volvo’s head of safety and driver assist technologies, was

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