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[SUNDAY FEATURE] Facial recognition technology is facing a huge backlash in the U.S. but some of the world’s biggest Tech companies are trying to sell it in the Gulf

Posted by   /  June 2, 2019  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Featured News, Science  /  No Comments

BuzzFeed News/ Getty Images Face recognition has been banned in San Francisco and linked by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a rise in global fascism. But it’s being marketed in Dubai, which has spied on hundreds of dissidents, by American and Chinese tech giants By Megha Rajagopalan | BuzzFeed  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As a backlash […]

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Robot umpires are coming to baseball

Posted by   /  May 28, 2019  /  Science, Sports  /  No Comments

Major League Baseball will be watching the robo-ump experiment closely./Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios By Kendall Baker | Axios An electronic radar system called TrackMan will soon be calling balls and strikes in the Atlantic League, an independent East Coast league that has emerged as MLB’s testing ground for new rules and equipment initiatives. Driving the news: […]

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TGen-Ethos study underscores need for setting high standards in veterinary cancer diagnostics

Posted by   /  May 24, 2019  /  Science  /  No Comments

Rapid, accurate cancer test is critical for dogs’ treatment and survival By Steve Yozwiak | TGen Ethos Veterinary Health, Ethos Discovery, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, announced today that they have developed a highly accurate test for the diagnosis of canine lymphoma. In a study published in the Journal of […]

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[REGIONAL NEW] San Francisco is first U.S. city to ban police use of facial recognition technology

Posted by   /  May 15, 2019  /  Regional News, Science  /  No Comments

Backers of the ban say facial recognition threatens civil liberties. /Photograph: Alamy Supervisors vote eight to one to restrict surveillance: ‘We can have security without being a security state’ By Kari Paul and agencies | The Guardian San Francisco supervisors have voted to make the city the first in the United States to ban police […]

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Artificial intelligence can now copy your voice: What does that mean for humans?

Posted by   /  May 15, 2019  /  Science  /  No Comments

Bernard Marr | Linked in It takes just 3.7 seconds of audio to clone a voice. This impressive—and a bit alarming—feat was announced by Chinese tech giant Baidu. A year ago, the company’s voice cloning tool called Deep Voice required 30 minutes of audio to do the same. This illustrates just how fast the technology […]

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Where automation will wipe out the most jobs in the U.S.; risk small for Arizona

Posted by   /  May 11, 2019  /  Science  /  No Comments

The counties in the Midwest hit hardest by previous waves of job-market turbulence will again bear the brunt of the next round of automation-fueled disruptions. By Erica Pandey, Kaveh Waddell | Axios The counties in the Midwest hit hardest by previous waves of job-market turbulence will again bear the brunt of the next round of […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Virgin Galactic announces move to New Mexico’s Spaceport America

Posted by   /  May 10, 2019  /  Science, Transportation  /  No Comments

This file photo shows Virgin Galactic reaching space for the first time during its fourth powered flight from Mojave, Calif. The aircraft called VSS Unity reached an altitude of 271,268 feet, reaching the lower altitudes of space. /Matt Hartman By Kevin Robinson-Avila | Albuquerque Journal Galactic is moving its spaceships and employees to Spaceport America […]

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Phoenix, Tucson among fastest-warming cities in nation since 1970

Posted by   /  April 23, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Science  /  No Comments

Phoenix and Tucson were among 10 cities in the nation that saw their average daily temperatures – daytime and nighttime – rise more than 4 degrees since the first Earth Day in 1970, a new report says. /Photo by Greg Macelroy/Cronkite News By Andrew Howard | Cronkite News Phoenix and Tucson were two of the […]

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Scientists say our brains will connect to computers within decades to form an ‘internet of thoughts’ that will provide instant access to information

Posted by   /  April 13, 2019  /  Science  /  No Comments

By James Pero | Daily Mail.com Forward-leaning scientists and researchers say advancements in society’s computers and biotechnology will go straight to our heads — literally. In a new paper published in the Frontiers in Neuroscience, researchers embarked on an international collaboration that predicts groundbreaking developments in the world of ‘Human Brain/Cloud Interface’s’ within the next […]

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Are we living in a simulation? This MIT scientist says it’s more likely than not

Posted by   /  April 12, 2019  /  Science  /  No Comments

Rizwan Virk/PlayLabs MIT We spoke to an MIT computer scientists about the simulation hypothesis  By Dyllan Furness | Digital Trends What if I told you that physical reality is an illusion and we all live in a computer simulation? That hypothesis, famously probed in the 1999 film The Matrix, is the subject of a new […]

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