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Orwellian artificial intelligence plan to monitor public

Posted in Software on 1st Sep, 2012 04:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The European Union is spending millions of pounds developing Orwellian technologies to scour the internet and CCTV for abnormal behaviour.
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Scanning plan aims to help robots in the home

Posted in Software on 1st Sep, 2012 04:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Humans are being asked to help robots recognise the multitude of objects found in the average home.
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IBM Is Bringing Its Mega Intelligence Watson to Your Smartphone

Posted in Software on 29th Aug, 2012 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
IBM is trying to figure out how to bring the power of its superbrainy Watson to smartphones
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Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged

Posted in Software on 29th Aug, 2012 09:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Now, it might just have the ultimate tool: the technique in a just granted patent could pick out objects in a video, whether they are living or not.
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New Software Could Let Your Touchscreens Work Under Water

Posted in Software on 25th Aug, 2012 08:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Trying to use a touchscreen with wet hands has always been more trouble than its worth, but new technology from Freescale is changing that with new software
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Mountain Lion update improves battery life on Macbooks

Posted in Software on 25th Aug, 2012 08:47 PM
by AlexMuller
While yesterdays 10.8.1 Mountain Lion update did not mention battery improvements, the update does indeed give some Macbook users more battery life
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+4

Self driving cars in 2019, report says

Posted in Software on 24th Aug, 2012 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Autonomous cars will be in showrooms as early as 2019, or maybe even sooner
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$15 million funding for AI software based on the brain

Posted in Software on 24th Aug, 2012 07:12 PM
by AlexMuller
An artificial intelligence company has announced a $15M round of financing for development of machine learning software based on the human brain
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Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder

Posted in Software on 24th Aug, 2012 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Web based programs like Gmail will force people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that will cost more
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Robot learns to recognise itself in the mirror

Posted in Software on 22nd Aug, 2012 07:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Nico is a humanoid robot that can recognise its reflection, a step on the path towards true self awareness.
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+7

Why Im uninstalling Windows 8

Posted in Software on 22nd Aug, 2012 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
As a cruel trick on myself, about a month ago I installed Windows 8 on my main PC to see what it was like. The answer is: abysmal.
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Google Self Driving Car Passes 300,000 Miles

Posted in Software on 17th Aug, 2012 05:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Google employees to start commuting with self driving cars
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What Happens When Our Cellphones Can Predict Our Every Move?

Posted in Software on 14th Aug, 2012 06:25 AM
by AlexMuller
An algorithm that uses tracking data on peoples phones to predict where theyll be in 24 hours. The average error: just 20 meters.
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Why Apple Wont Sue Microsoft Over Surface

Posted in Software on 14th Aug, 2012 06:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Microsoft was offered the licensing deal, and took it.
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Computer vision can now recognize thousands of objects

Posted in Software on 14th Aug, 2012 06:05 AM
by AlexMuller
The field of computer vision has vastly improved since it began in the 1960s
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15 Current Technologies We will Still Be Using in 2030

Posted in Software on 11th Aug, 2012 04:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Back when I was growing up in the 1970s, we fully expected that, by 2012, we would all be driving flying cars to our condos on the moon where robotic butlers awaited
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