This robotic vacuum's camera could let hackers spy on you


Be careful: Hackers might be watching through your vacuum. Well, they could if you own the Diqee Camera Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, which is made and sold in China. It touts features like an HD 360-degree camera, night vision, and anti-collision sound wave technology. While that's helpful for keeping your house clean, cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies claims the the internet-connected device has two major vulnerabilities. First, hackers can gain access to the vacuum remotely and move the device, which is creepy enough.

The people with dragon legs and electric fingers

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Just because something is practical doesn't mean it has to be unfashionable. See how seven disabled people have "pimped up" the equipment they use every day. Viktorija Radvila's custom-made prosthetic leg cover is adorned with sculpted dragons and crystal beads. She describes it as a "Sunday best" item. "I put this on instead of a necklace or rings if I'm going out and I want to look smart," the 34-year-old Lithuanian, who now lives near London, says.

Why Should You Integrate Machine Learning Into Your Mobile App?


Machine Learning Apps are fast invading into our everyday lives as the technology is progressing towards delivering smarter mobile-centric solutions. Embedding mobile apps with Machine Learning, a promising segment of AI, is spelling out a lot of advantages for the adopting companies to stand out amidst the clutter and rake in sizeable profits. Many organizations are investing heavily in Machine Learning to reap its benefits. Based on a prediction, Machine Learning as a service market will touch $5,537 million by 2023 while growing at a CAGR of 39 per cent from 2017-2023. Machine Learning Applications refer to a set of apps with Artificial Intelligence mechanisms that are designed to create a universal approach throughout the web to solve similar problems.

Report: The 10 most innovative companies in machine learning


Machine learning has swept enterprise technology, using mass amounts of data and algorithms to make predictions. Between improving the retail shopping experience, security functionality, cloud operations, and more, machine learning has infiltrated almost every industry. "Machine learning expands boundaries of the possible, such as detecting fraud, predicting claims, and diagnosing cancer into the cutting-edge of automation and enterprise computing," stated Analytics Insight magazine. In their July 2018 issue, Analytics Insight outlined the 10 most innovative companies in machine learning. Here are the firms that made the list.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Revolutionizing the Physician/Patient Relationship


Kali Durgampudi, VP of Innovation, Mobile Architecture, R&D, Healthcare Solutions, Nuance Communications, Kali currently serves as the vice president of Innovation, Mobile Architecture, R&D – Healthcare Solutions, Nuance Communications where he o... The abundance of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and connected technologies being introduced daily are pushing the limits of innovation and raising expectations with every passing day. Thanks to these developments, particularly in machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), we have already seen some successes in autonomous cars, smart cities and manufacturing that we used to believe could only happen in our Jetsons fantasies. These innovations are also impacting the healthcare industry. While nurses and physicians will never be replaced by "Rosie" in the patient exam room, machine learning and AI are poised to transform the healthcare industry in ways that positively impact physicians and their patients.

The Workplace Powered by AI Has Arrived, and Its Impact on Productivity


Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on ITProPortal and has been republished with permission. The workplace of the future is going to be made up of hyper-connected workers, and AI will play its part in ensuring this outcome. Soon, digital assistants, voice-controlled devices, and huddle rooms will be commonplace in the office. For businesses, this rise in AI assistance will greatly improve workplace collaboration and free up valuable time for employees to undertake more productive activities. Today's tech-savvy employees are well-versed in tech such as live video and instant messenger to connect and collaborate from anywhere in the world.

Boffins mix AI and chemicals to create super-fast lab assistant


Machine learning can help robots perform chemistry experiments faster than fleshy boffins, according to research published in Nature. Researchers have been exploring how algorithms can predict the outcome of chemical reactions for a while, but this project goes one step further and actually uses a real robot to carry out some of the experiments. It doesn't look anything like what you would imagine. There is no humanoid robot on wheels zipping around a lab, or a mechanical arm swishing beakers of colourful liquid. It's a system that contains a series of pumps and reactors all attached to a mass spectrometer, a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, and a infrared spectrometer.

America Needs an AI Strategy. Just Ask Google. National Review


Winston Churchill is quoted as saying, "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -- after they have tried everything else." Washington's grasp of artificial intelligence (AI) demonstrates the point. China has a national AI strategy entailing $150 billion in focused-research spending and military applications. France has an AI strategy with $2 billion in applied-research spending, and a collective-defense model with other NATO allies called the JEDI Collective. The UAE established a separate cabinet-level department, the Ministry of AI, which released its national AI strategy in 2017. "Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind. . . .

10 tech gadgets with a cult following on Amazon—and why they're worth it


If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives. Living in the age of technology is rough. Every day it seems like there's a new product to get behind like a dog treat camera or those hoverboards those kids are riding these days. It can be easy to get lost in the next kickstarter or really not understand what the heck is going on with technology trends.

Dancing marshmallow people and enormous rotating globes - Intel's drone shows wow crowds


Intel Corporation flies 2,018 Intel Shooting Star drones over its Folsom, California, facility, in July 2018. The drone light show set a Guinness World Records title for the most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously. SAN FRANCISCO -- Three years ago, in a hallway at Intel, a small team of people working on drones discussed whether it would be possible to fly one hundred drones over the Robert Noyce Building, Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, and have them form the shape of the company's logo. They didn't plan on pursuing it seriously but it became a pet project for Natalie Cheung, who wondered at the time how they could fly multiple drones with one pilot. Now, Cheung is the general manager of Drone Light Shows at Intel and has helped put on hundreds of choreographed drone shows -- and the drones can make a lot more shapes than just the Intel logo.