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Everyone could soon have the powers of Doctor Octopus

Everyone could soon have the powers of Doctor Octopus

Doctor Otto Octavius may have been a power-mad scientist bent on world domination and the utter ruin of his nemesis, Spider-Man, but the guy had some surprisingly cogent thoughts on prosthetics development. And although mind-controlled supernumerary robotic limbs like Doc Oc’s still only exist in the realm of the Marvel Universe, researchers here in reality are getting pretty darn close …

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Are You Prepared For Artificial Intelligence In The Future Workplace?

Are You Prepared For Artificial Intelligence In The Future Workplace?

In my role as a university professor and corporate trainer, I regularly draw on my study of leadership, teamwork, future trends and career strategies when delivering courses or programs on these topics. Combined with the experience gained from my 20 years as a technology professional in both sales and sales management, this background provides a unique real world perspective on …

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AI Could Make Video Buffering a Thing of the Past

AI Could Make Video Buffering a Thing of the Past

If you’re wondering what artificial intelligence can do for you, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have a pretty compelling answer. They’ve built an AI they say has the potential to eliminate buffering from online videos. The Pensieve system, as the CSAIL team calls it, determines the optimal algorithm to use for delivering video at the …

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B2B platform Releaf helps African businesses by taking the guesswork out of networking

B2B platform Releaf helps African businesses by taking the guesswork out of networking

Ikenna Nzewi, Isaiah Udotong and Uzoma Ayogu, the founders of Releaf is a new B2B marketplace that wants to help African businesses prosper by helping them find partners they can trust. The startup, which is currently taking part in Y Combinator, has signed up about 1,000 businesses since its public launch in Nigeria on August 3. The startup’s three founders—chief …

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12 Companies Making the World a Better Place

12 Companies Making the World a Better Place

The Singularity University Global Summit in San Francisco this week brought brilliant minds together from all over the world to share a passion for using science and technology to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. Solving these challenges means ensuring basic needs are met for all people. It means improving quality of life and mitigating future risks both to people …

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Protect IoT data with FPE to monetize it

Protect IoT data with FPE to monetize it

The volume of highly sensitive personal and IP data is growing exponentially with the rapid adoption of the internet of things. In a recent survey of enterprise IT development and architecture professionals by Database Trends and Applications, 44% of respondents report adoption of IoT, ranging from proof-of-concept stage, to use in one or more lines of business, to IoT being …

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Congressmen call for investigation of FCC cyberattack claims

Congressmen call for investigation of FCC cyberattack claims

The FCC has claimed that the site it uses to collect public comment on its plans to roll back net neutrality rules was taken down by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack instead of crippled by a massive number of commenters brought about by a John Oliver segment on HBO. When pressed for details, the agency denied that it …

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BELONG Dating App Uses Artificial Intelligence To Make You A Personalized Match — And Avoid Flaky People

BELONG Dating App Uses Artificial Intelligence To Make You A Personalized Match — And Avoid Flaky People

Fotolia On August 17, a new dating app launched in San Francisco, CA. It’s called BELONG, and it’s the first smart dating app to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to curate personalized matches and social experiences exclusively for accomplished singles, according to Bahareh Mohammadi, CEO and Founder of BELONG. So, instead of endless messaging back and forth with matches …

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What to know before buying AI-based cybersecurity tools

What to know before buying AI-based cybersecurity tools

These tools have evolved in maturity, and there are ways to conduct due diligence to get past the hype. Some artificial intelligence and machine learning proponents present the technologies as if they were manna from heaven, tools that have the capability to replace humans. And it’s not unusual for mere mention of the term “artificial intelligence” to evoke images of …

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Elon Musk: Why Artificial Intelligence Is More Dangerous Than North Korea

Elon Musk: Why Artificial Intelligence Is More Dangerous Than North Korea

The world was atwitter last week as President Trump crudely took North Korea to task over its nuclear program, a threat that has slowly but surely eclipsed the distractions of our imperialist wars in the Middle East. But according to tech mogul Elon Musk, humans face a far graver threat from something they use in their everyday lives and could …

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