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Why bots are not weird anymore

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Whether it's opening Google Maps for directions, shopping on Amazon, or watching movies on Netflix, 2016 was the year that bots truly hit mainstream. This seismic development -- which has critical implications for businesses, consumers, and, indeed, humankind -- is the result of three developments that came to a head in 2016: First, an unprecedented capacity to analyze data; second, a backlash (limited though it was) to protect what data can be analyzed; and third, a welcoming of automation into our lives that we couldn't have fathomed even a few years ago. At this moment, we have more data than ever before. We're creating information at a bewildering pace -- approximately 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily, which is enough to fill 57.5 billion iPads (at 32 gigabytes apiece). Big data is now a given, affecting every industry and function.


2017: Back to the Future with Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

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The amount of data being collected by complex processing devices such as self-driving cars (Tesla and Uber) to simple devices such as shoes and watches, will allow devices to think on their own and only allow humans to pick the options (Sounds like the Terminator movie.


How to see everything Twitter and its advertising partners know about you

The Independent - Tech

Twitter has updated its privacy policy and announced plans to collect more data about its users, and keep hold of that data for longer. However, it's also introduced new tools to let you see what the site and its partners think they know about you and your interests. The micro-blogging site has never been profitable, and is working on changing that this year. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Apple release 'Clips', a Snapchat-like app that could signal its augmented reality ambitions

The Independent - Tech

Apple has released a new app, called Clips, that might have secretly signalled its future ambitions. The app sounds like a piece of fun, and Apple describes it as intended to make it "quick and fun for anyone to create expressive videos on iPhone and iPad". It does that by combining photos and videos into video clips, and letting people share them on Facebook, Instagram or any other social network. But the major feature is what it calls "Live Titles", which are described as "a breakthrough feature that lets users create animated captions and titles using just their voice". The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Facebook tool searches through people's personal information, showing how much site makes public

The Independent - Tech

A new tool shows just how much of people's personal information is made public on Facebook for anyone to see. The utility, which calls itself Stalkscan, claims to offer all the "'public' info Facebook doesn't let you see". It combs through everything that has been made public by a person – which will probably have happened involuntarily – and collects all of it in one place. It does that using only the unique identifier that each profile has. That means that it's possible to do it for yourself, and see what parts of your online life you may have left exposed, but also that anyone in the world can do it to you, too.