Graphene’s Sleeping Superconductivity Awakens

(UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE) – Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate

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Microsoft Thinks Machines Can Learn to Converse by Making Chat a Game

(WIRED) – MICROSOFT IS BUYING a deep learning startup based in Montreal, a global hub for deep learning research. But two years ago, this startup wasn’t based in Montreal, and

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Robots Need ‘Kill Switches’, Warn Euro MPs

(SPACE DAILY) – The unstoppable rise of robots in our everyday lives requires urgent EU rules such as “kill switches”, European Parliament members warned Thursday as they passed a resolution

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As Self-Driving Cars Approach, the Auto Industry Races to Rebuild

(WIRED) – WHEN FORD EXECUTIVES started dropping in on Silicon Valley startups a couple of years ago, they were met with less than warm receptions. The stalwart car company was

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Airbus Plans to Test Self-Driven Airborne Taxi by the End of 2017

(TECH CRUNCH) – Airbus is not kidding around about flying cars – the maker of airborne transportation vehicles plans to test out a prototype self-flying small urban transport made for

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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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