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Yesterday   The field of robotics is going through a renaissance thanks to advances in machine learning and sensor technology. Each generation of robot is engineered with greater mechanical complexity and smarter operating software than the last.

Yesterday   April 20th is a holy day for many who imbibe cannabis. For some, it’s just a great day to watch stoner flicks and smoke herb all day.

2 Days Ago   The Roland Corporation is a global powerhouse in the field of music technology. We interviewed Mr. Jun-ichi Miki, Roland Corporation CEO and Representative Director, to find out how the company continues to drive innovation and customer growth.

2 Days Ago   Lin Classon, Director of Public Cloud Product at managed cloud provider Ensono and former Googler, has spent her entire career attending technology conferences – places where, unlike the public restrooms at most events, women tend to have the toilet all to themselves.

2 Days Ago   When people submit their DNA to companies such as 23andMe for testing, they’re usually not too surprised to find out they have relatives they haven’t met.

3 Days Ago   An international team of scientists recently unveiled a new CRISPR-based tool capable of shredding long portions of targeted DNA strands. The new technique provides advantages over previous methods and could potentially lead to a cure for viral diseases such as herpes and hepatitis-C.

4 Days Ago   Oxford philosopher and founding director of the Future of Humanity Institute Nick Bostrom‘s latest research paper seems to indicate our species could be on a collision course with a technology-fueled super villain.

4 Days Ago   If there’s two things even the closest of families can have a hard time agreeing on, they’re where to eat and what to watch. I can’t help you with the first one.

4 Days Ago   Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Are angels really AIs sent to monitor us on behalf of the programmers responsible for our creation?

5 Days Ago   Winter isn’t coming. At least not for the world of artificial intelligence. Jeff Bigham, program director of the Human-computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon, believes we’ll soon reap the bounties of an AI autumn instead.

8 Days Ago   If you’re lucky enough to be in Italy for Milan Design Week this year, do yourself a favor and check out the world’s first “chair designed using artificial intelligence to be put into production.” With language that specific you know it must be interesting.

8 Days Ago   Highly Recommended is our new series talking about the experience of safely engaging with tech-based entertainment and gadgets while “high.” We hope our frank, open approach to this subject matter will aid in the fight to normalize the legal use of cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes.

9 Days Ago   Israel‘s first attempt at landing an unmanned spacecraft on the Moon today ended in a hard landing after an engine failure caused it to miss its descent window.

9 Days Ago   Google yesterday announced Calendar support via Google Assistant for G Suite customers at its Google Next event. This means employees and students using G Suite accounts will finally be able to edit, update, and check their Calendar using Assistant.

10 Days Ago   Weather alert: be on the lookout for flying pigs. Google‘s new AI Platform looks to make good on the company’s promise to democratize machine learning. Between developing weapons platforms for the military and censored search engines for China, we forgot it was even capable of doing things that were good for humanity.

11 Days Ago   A team of Brazilian astronomers recently determined a giant exoplanet, over thirteen times more massive than Jupiter, is likely responsible for some funky orbital observations of a far away half-dead binary system.

11 Days Ago   A team of scientists from Griffith University in Australia and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore have developed a quantum-powered machine that accurately simulates future outcomes. This research has huge implications at the intersection of quantum mechanics and machine learning.

12 Days Ago   New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s driver recognition pilot program has yielded perfect results: it works zero percent of the time. Congratulations would be in order, but despite this fantastic failure the state intends to continue building it’s privacy-smashing facial recognition program.

12 Days Ago   Apple recently scored the hottest free agent in AI when it managed to lure Ian “The GANfather” Goodfellow away from his highly-salaried perch at Google. His hiring indicates Apple’s placing a higher priority on machine learning technology.

15 Days Ago   HTC unveiled its long-anticipated Viveport Infinity VR gaming service this week. It comes with a $13 monthly ($99 annually) fee and more than 600 titles you can play with unlimited access.

16 Days Ago   A pair of researchers recently developed a method for successfully conducting unsupervised machine learning that closely mimics how scientists believe the human brain works. These biologically-feasible algorithms could provide an alternate path forward for the field of AI.

33 Days Ago   The GravaStar from Zoeao is the weirdest Bluetooth speaker I’ve reviewed, but that’s a good thing. It reminds me of a simpler time – the 1980s – when the characters on TV were often based on popular toys, and not the other way around.

33 Days Ago   Sonarworks, a Latvian startup, is on a mission to make sure everyone hears music the way it’s meant to sound – no matter which model headphones or speakers you’re using.

36 Days Ago   What happens when machines learn to manipulate us by faking our emotions? Judging by the rate at which researchers are developing human-like AI agents, we’re about to find out.

38 Days Ago   IBM‘s figured out how to ignore noisy qubits and run machine learning algorithms in quantum feature spaces. Eureka-cadabra! The age of quantum algorithms is upon us.

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