Zuckerberg and Musk are both wrong about ‘AI’

Back in 2015, a group of business leaders and scientists published an "open letter" about how controlling artificial superintelligence might be the most urgent task of the twenty-first century. Signed by luminaries like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, the letter has defined debates over AI in the years since. Bill Gates said in a Reddit AMA that... Continue Reading →

Sense sleep tracker maker Hello is shutting down

Hello, the makers of the bedside sleep tracker Sense, is shutting down as after looking for a buyer, according to a blog post from the company. The news was first reported by Axios, which said the company has laid off most of its employees and sought a buyer of its assets. We’ve also heard that the details... Continue Reading →

A beautiful mind’: First woman to win math equivalent to Nobel Prize dies at 40

Maryam Mirzakhani, among the most brilliant mathematical minds in the world and inspiration to thousands of young women in the discipline, has died at 40 after a battle with breast cancer, Stanford University announced.   Mirzakhani, who died Saturday, was a professor at the school since 2008. In 2014, the Iran native became the first... Continue Reading →

Kobi – the lawnmower robot!

What is Kobi?  Lawn mowing would no longer be a concern. Especially, for the people with a huge backyard. Kobi is a lawn mowing robot with a speed of 2 miles per hour that comes with three different capabilities – mowing your lawn, removing leaves and blowing away the snow. Being an autonomous robot, it can be... Continue Reading →

What is Elon Musk’s Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained.

Elon Musk has started the building revolution for a new train system. Dubbed Hyperloop, it will allow you to get from London to Edinburgh or LA to San Francisco in under 30 minutes. But what is it and how does it work? Good questions. Musk has likened it to a vacuum tube system in a... Continue Reading →

The $40,000 ‘Bug’ Camera Drone Being Tested by the US Military.

The PD-100 Black Hornet 2 is a high-tech camera drone that’s currently being tested by the US military. Unlike consumer drones used by photographers, such as the DJI Phantom or Inspire, the PD-100 is designed to be extremely stealthy: it fits in the palm of your hand, and weighs just 18 grams — about the... Continue Reading →

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