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Deep Learning AI Mimics Human Voices In 30 Minutes or Less

Advancements made in artificial intelligence are seemingly announced every single week. Earlier this year, Deep Voice 1 was released by Baidu Silicon Valley AI Lab. That system was received with considerable enthusiasm and hesitation alike, as it generates synthetic human voices through deep neural networks. (As it happens, the end result is quite creepy.) Now that Deep […]

Are Heads-Up Displays the Next Technological Frontier for Autonomous Vehicles?

When automotive technology and heads-up displays come together, interesting things are bound to happen. Heads-up displays could have many benefits for drivers and passengers alike, as might touchscreens. For now, buyers of the Tesla Model 3 can only dream of seeing this technology in their car one day. Heads-up Displays in Cars are Intriguing A […]

Apple is Now on Instagram and You Could be Featured Next

In a surprising move, Apple has just unveiled a new official account on Instagram. While the company already has quite a few accounts for various things, including Apple Music, iTunes, and even Carpool Karaoke, the company did not have an “Apple account”; until now, of course. Apple is now officially on Instagram The official Apple […]

Elon Musk’s OpenAI Destroys Professional Dota 2 Player in 1v1 Game

Many artificial intelligence solutions absolutely demolished gamers in the past. The reigning Go champion will recall those games vividly. It now turns out video games are not safe from AI domination either. A new artificial intelligence solution designed by one of Elon Musk’s startups has defeated the world’s top Dota 2 players. The future of eSports […]

Chinese Social Media Platforms Under Investigation Over Cyber Security Law

Few people will be surprised to learn most of China’s instant messaging services are currently under investigation. The government is investigating these social media networks for potential violations of the country’s cyber security law. The platforms affected include Weibo, WeChat, and Baidu, all three of which serve millions of users every single day. According to […]

10 Ways AI Will Affect Our Lives in 2050, According to Leading Scientist

Dr. Toby Walsh, a leading Australian artificial intelligence (AI) scientist, recently warned about the future that AI will produce. He’s issued a call for discussion about the implementation of guidelines that could limit AI’s influence. In his book, It’s Alive!: Artificial Intelligence from the Logic Piano to Killer Robots, Dr. Walsh tells us how he believes the world […]

Scientists Develop Nanochip That Turns Skin Into Brain Cells

The wonders of modern science know no bounds. Scientists in the U.S. have managed to grow brain cells from skin cells. They are now using tissue nanotransfection — also known as TNT — to grow brain cells on human skin. As a result, the skin can perform different functions, including boosting one’s cognitive abilities. Tissue Nanotransfection is […]

NASA Is Hiring Someone to Defend Our Planet From Aliens

Every kid dreams of becoming an astronaut, but a much cooler position recently opened up at NASA. The agency is looking for a planetary protection officer (PPO), someone who will be in charge of defending the Earth from alien contamination, and who will prevent us from contaminating other worlds we explore. It Pays a Six-Figure Salary As if being […]

NIPS Makes AI Solutions Compete

Most of us wonder what would happen if we pitted different artificial intelligence projects against one another. Competition often leads to more innovation, and thus the result should be good no matter who wins. Dueling AIs are now competing at the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) by learning to walk, manipulate images, and […]

Sweat-Inducing Sensor Could Make Blood Samples Obsolete

Like the humans it serves, wearable technology comes in many different shapes and sizes. While most people utilize this technology for comfort or self-tracking, other manufacturers are interested in collecting sensitive body vitals. A new device of this type has been created which stimulates sweat glands on a small patch of one’s skin. This has the looks of […]

Client Data of 25% of British Banks Sold on Dark Web

Since early 2016, bitcoin has been gaining mainstream acceptance and adoption by consumers, financial service providers, institutional investors, and large-scale conglomerates. Despite this, many analysts and media companies continue to emphasize that the cryptocurrency will likely not have an easy road ahead. As it turns out, there are equal or greater risks inherent in traditional banking that the mainstream media […]

Major Improvements Are Coming Soon to the Tor Browser

The Tor software is a common tool among consumers who prefer to enjoy more privacy while accessing the internet on a regular basis. However, we also know the Tor software is not without its flaws. The developer of this browser has acknowledged that further improvements need to be made. A batch of new features was announced earlier this week. […]