Si Das ist richtig Google’s reportedly building a Duolingo competitor

Google is reportedly going to launch a language learning product named Tivoli later this year. | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Is ‘brain drift’ the key to machine consciousness?

Neuroscientists struggle to understand why "brain drift" occurs across neuroreceptors in laboratory animals. What does this mean for AI? | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Windows 10 has only 4 years left to live (officially)

Microsoft is ending support for Windows 10 on October 14, 2025. | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Hackers have manipulated Twitter’s trending algorithm for years

Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the Twitter trending algorithm that leaves it open to “ephemeral astroturfing." | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Why the dream of truly driverless cars is slowly dying

If you're waiting around to buy your own completely driverless car, you may be waiting a lot longer than everyone originally thought. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Accessible technology is better when it’s built by those who rely on it

Unless you’re blind or know someone who is, you might not know that blind people use the same smartphones as sighted people. In fact, many blind people use touch-screen smartphones every day. The secret is that smartphones have a screen rea | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Strategies every founder should use to defeat their detractors

The 'status quo hero' —  believer in "that’s how it’s always been done" strategy — is a detractor you'll likely face. Here's how you win them over. | Continue reading | 18 days ago

Mathematical brain model may pave the way for more human-like AI

A mathematical model of the brain opens a new door to artificial intelligence systems that can emulate the human mind. | Continue reading | 19 days ago

Germany says ‘JA ’ to fully autonomous vehicles hitting public roads in 2022

Germany has passed a bill that will allow fully autonomous vehicles to hit public roads in 2022. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Understanding Transformers, the machine learning model behind GPT-3

How this novel neural network architecture changes the way we analyze complex data types, and powers revolutionary models like GPT-3 and BERT. | Continue reading | 22 days ago

‘X-ray vision’ tech could soon see through rubble and help save disaster victims

Fast computers, 5G networks and radar that passes through walls are bringing this sci-fi technology closer to reality — and it could help save lives. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Why WhatsApp is dragging the Indian government to court this week

WhatsApp has sued the Indian government in Delhi high court over its new intermediary rules. These rules — which are coming into effect starting today — force chat platforms to find the ” first originator” of a message, endangering end-to-e | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Why NASA is building a gigantic telescope on the far side of the Moon

NASA's Lunar Crater Radio Telescope could help us study the cosmic dark ages - the era following the Big Bang prior to the large-scale formation of stars. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

LA just got America’s first electrified, tech-packed fire truck

Los Angeles' fire department has got America's first electrified fire truck. It's taking it on a national tour. Is this the future of emergency vehicles? | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Military experts fear the Pentagon’s been sucked into the AI hype machine

A pair of military experts recently penned an article with a simple warning to the Pentagon: winter is coming.In this case, said winter is an artificial intelligence winter, and said AI winter is an artificial AI winter.To put it another | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Big mistakes I’ve made in my career as a software engineer

We all make mistakes; it's part of the learning process. But making mistakes doesn't have to be a bad thing as long as you learn from them. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

If you’re planning to reply “FUCK YOU!” or something similar to a tweet, Twitter will make you think twice — literally. Starting today, the social network company is rolling out new prompts that aim you to stop from posting mean replies.Tw | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Signal’s smartass ad exposes Facebook’s creepy data collection

Signal tried to buy "multi-variant targeted" ads on Instagram to show what parent company Facebook knows about its users. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

Apple snaps up ex-Google AI leader who quit in the wake of Timnit Gebru’s firing

Apple has hired former Google AI scientist Samy Bengio, who resigned from the Big G following the controversial firing of ethics researcher Timnit Gebru. | Continue reading | 1 month ago

We should never trust AI to identify our emotions

Emotion recognition technology can hurt people, both by working properly and enabling harassment, and also by not working accurately. Do we really want it? | Continue reading | 2 months ago

We finally know how the FBI unlocked the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

The agency's method for cracking the code, which cost nearly a million dollars, has been a secret until now. And it involved an Australian security firm. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Poll: Employees would rather make less money than go back to an office

A poll found that employees would rather continue working from home after the pandemic settles down than make $30K more in an office | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Everything we know about Apple’s upcoming mixed reality headset

It’s no secret that Apple’s investing in mixed reality. After introducing LiDAR sensors in iPhones and iPad, it seems the company’s readying to release a standalone device in the coming months, Bloomberg reports. The publication’s Mark Gurman noted that the Cupertino-based tech g … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Ex-Google CEO urges US to ignore calls to ban autonomous weapons

An official report created for President Biden and Congress argues that China and Russia would likely defy any global prohibitions on autonomous weapons. | Continue reading | 2 months ago

Google Chrome sucks – here’s why you should stop using it

Once upon a time, Google Chrome was atop the internet browser food chain with its simplistic design, easy access to Google Search, and customizable layout. By contrast, it was lightyears ahead of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which had a separate address bar and Bing (yes, that’ … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

‘no charger’ fine will cost Apple just 0.00007% of its 2020 revenue

Remember when Apple stopped including power bricks with iPhones last year? While the company claimed it was all for the environment, people with who didn’t have chargers were furious they’d now have to buy a separate expensive brick to be able to use their new phones. But while m … | Continue reading | 2 months ago

New particles were found at CERN

This month is a time to celebrate. CERN has just announced the discovery of four brand-new particles at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva. This means that the LHC has now found a total of 59 new particles, in addition to the Nobel prize-winning Higgs boson, since it start … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Who writes better essays: College students or GPT-3?

A new study explores whether GPT-3 can get better grades from professors than a group of recent college graduates and undergrad students. | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Solving Big AI’s Big Energy Problem

It seems that the more ground-breaking deep learning models are in AI, the more massive they get. This summer’s most buzzed-about model for natural language processing, GPT-3, is a perfect example. To reach the levels of accuracy and speed to write like a human, the model needed … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Oppo Find X3 Pro 'Microlens' microscope camera has 60x zoom

Not a year goes by that a phone maker doesn’t try some kind of gimmick with the camera system. But Oppo‘s new Find X3 Pro has a gimmick that’s actually pretty rad: a camera that is practically a microscope. Well, Oppo is calling it a ‘Microlens’ camera, but whatever you call it, … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Adobe officially releases Photoshop for Apple M1, says it’s 50% faster

Adobe today officially unveiled Photoshop for Apple’s M1 chip. According to the company, the ARM-compatible version should deliver “significant performance gains” for users on Apple’s custom silicon. While Adobe has had a beta version of Photoshop for M1 available since November, … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

It might be unethical to force AI to tell us the truth

Until recently, deceit was a trait unique to living beings. But these days artificial intelligence agents lie to us and each other all the time. The most popular example of dishonest AI came a couple years back when Facebook developed an AI system that created its own language in … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Furious AI researcher creates a list of non-reproducible machine learning papers

On February 14, a researcher who was frustrated with reproducing the results of a machine learning research paper opened up a Reddit account under the username ContributionSecure14 and posted the r/MachineLearning subreddit: “I just spent a week implementing a paper as a baseline … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Now Netflix is copying TikTok too

By now we’ve seen that once a new social media format becomes popular, every app wants to copy it. We saw it happen after everyone and their mothers copied Snapchat’s ephemeral Stories, and now we’re seeing it happen with TikTok-style short videos (which themselves are just copie … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

New research indicates the whole universe could be a giant neural network

The core idea is deceptively simple: every observable phenomenon in the entire universe can be modeled by a neural network. And that means, by extension, the universe itself may be a neural network. Vitaly Vanchurin, a professor of physics at the University of Minnesota Duluth, p … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

Experimental Brain Research makes it seem Less Likely we're Living in the Matrix

The evidence we all exist in base reality – or at least a base reality – is starting to pile up. A team of researchers from the US and the UK recently conducted a groundbreaking study into the neurological conditions of two people living without the sense of touch. Most people or … | Continue reading | 3 months ago

After 17 months, India finally restores full 4G coverage in Kashmir

Almost 17 months after the internet was first blocked in Jammu & Kashmir, India is restoring full 4G coverage in the region. The announcement was made official by the government’s official spokesperson Rohit Kansal. 4G mobile internet services being restored in entire J&K @diprjk … | Continue reading | 4 months ago

Simulations show that continuous habitability of earth for 4GY was dumb luck

It took evolution 3 or 4 billion years to produce Homo sapiens. If the climate had completely failed just once in that time then evolution would have come to a crashing halt and we would not be here now. So to understand how we came to exist on planet Earth, we’ll need to know ho … | Continue reading | 4 months ago

GPT3 is the world’s most powerful bigotry generator. What should we do about it?

GPT-3 is, arguably, the world’s most advanced text generator. It costs billions of dollars to develop, has a massive carbon footprint, and was trained by some of the world’s leading AI experts using one of the largest datasets ever curated. And, in spite of all that, it’s also in … | Continue reading | 5 months ago

GPT-3 has ‘consistent and creative’ anti-Muslim bias, study finds

The researchers found that GPT-3 captures a persistent Muslim-violence bias in various uses of the model. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Scientists figured out how to turn black holes into power sources

A group of scientists from Columbia University recently published a paper detailing how humanity could power an off-Earth colony by tapping into one of the universe’s largest and most powerful resources: black holes. The big idea here is that a spinning black hole gives off a cer … | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Scientists figured out how to stop time using quantum algorithms

Everyone’s always talking about traveling through time, but if you ask me the ultimate temporal vacation would be just to pause the clock for a bit. Who among us couldn’t use a five or six month break after 2020 before we commit to an entire new calendar year? It’s not you 2021; … | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Snapchat joins Twitter and Facebook in blocking Trump’s account

Snapchat is now the latest platform to block President Donald Trump‘s account after Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. All these platforms barred Trump from posting new content after his posts were deemed to be inciting violence. “We can confirm that earlier today we locked Presiden … | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Lemurs might hold the key to human hibernation necessary for Mars missions

Science fiction is shifting into reality. With humanity’s plans to return to the moon this decade and further ambitions to travel to Mars in the next, we need to figure out how to keep astronauts healthy for these years-long missions. One solution long championed by science ficti … | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Supercomputer simulation re-enacts the birth of the Moon

The formation of the Moon billions of years ago is cloaked in mystery. Most astronomers believe the young Earth, still cooling off from its formation, was struck by a mars-sized body called Theia, roughly 4.5 billion years ago. As the proto-Moon orbited Earth, it cooled, and gath … | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Kids who head soccer balls are more likely to develop dementia

It is now time for a blanket ban on heading soccer balls until the age of 18, and from then on it should be closely monitored and reduced. | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Humanity’s stuff now weighs more than all living things

Our deficiencies have always driven us, even among our distant ancestors, back in the last Ice Age. Having neither the speed and strength to hunt large prey, nor sharp teeth and claws to tear flesh, we improvised spears, flint knives, scrapers. Lacking a thick pelt, we took the f … | Continue reading | 5 months ago

Are you a happy developer? Depends on where you live

This article was originally published on .cult by Hélène Le Gascoin, Hayley Kuhl, and Emma Tracey. .cult is a Berlin-based community platform for developers. We write about all things career-related, make original documentaries and share heaps of other untold developer stories fr … | Continue reading | 5 months ago