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The best streaming boxes and sticks you can buy

Engadget

If you're in the market for a new streaming device, chances are you want to improve your home entertainment experience. Maybe you've been relying on your phone or tablet for binge-watch sessions, or perhaps your TV's built-in operating system just isn't cutting it anymore. Streaming dongles and set-top boxes are ubiquitous at this point, but sussing out the differences between them can be challenging. Plus, they're not the only gadgets that can deliver your latest Netflix obsession to your TV screen. Let us break down all of the streaming device options you have today and give you our picks for the best you can buy.


Mind the Gap: Dialogs on Artificial Intelligence: Episode 2: AI as a Prediction Tool - Business Law Today from ABA

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So far, advances in AI are not bringing us real "intelligence." Rather, these advances are bringing us a key part of intelligence: prediction. This enables businesses to make predictions faster and more precisely to improve their business models and marketplace advantage. In this episode of Mind the Gap, Avi Goldfarb, an economist at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and one of the authors of "Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence," will explain the economics of AI and how it can lead to better and cheaper predictions.


The 7 best soundbars of 2022

ZDNet

What is the best soundbar? The Sonos Arc soundbar is our top recommendation. We distinguished the top contenders through specifications like sound quality, connectivity, voice control, design, inputs, size, price, customer reviews, and more to find the best soundbar for your TV.


Modern Tech Can't Shield Your Secret Identity

Communications of the ACM

Most comic book superheroes have a secret identity, usually to protect their friends and family from retribution. However, today's computer technology would make it impossible for a superhero to maintain their secret identity. Take Spider-Man, who has a habit of diving into an alley to change into costume. However, video cameras are pervasive in New York City, which could easily capture video of him donning his mask. The New York City Police Department operates over 15,000 surveillance cameras,1 but there are thousands more Webcams controlled by residents and commercial entities.


Westworld season 4: everything we know

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Westworld season 4 was confirmed a couple of weeks before the season 3 finale aired in May 2020, suggesting that HBO still has plenty of faith in its big-budget sci-fi drama. "From the western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we've thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of master storytellers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy," said president of HBO programming, Casey Bloys in a company statement. "We can't wait to see where their inspired vision takes us next." Showrunners Nolan and Joy are back to continue their epic tale – based on the 1973 movie directed by Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton – and, going on past form, it's probably best to expect the unexpected. In its third year, the drama took a hard turn away from the android theme park setting at the heart of the first two seasons, spending most of its time in the human world.


Building trustworthy AI: What, why, and how by The Irish Tech News Podcast

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Eco Entrepreneur and Climate Campaigner, Dale Vince, OBE There's a saying that goes, 'don't meet your heroes as they may disappoint', well I pleased to say this wasn't the case when I spoke to green entrepreneur, Dale Vince, OBE for this episode for Irish Tech News Dale is one a what I would call a conscious CEO, where his work focuses on three key areas – energy, transport, and food. In 1995 he launched Ecotricity, the world's first green energy company, which today, powers around 200,000 homes and businesses across the UK with renewable energy from the wind and sun. Dale also owns Devil's Kitchen, which makes vegan school dinners, and his latest business, Skydiamond creates lab grown diamonds from the wind, rain and sun. If that wasn't enough, Dale is Chairman and owner of Forest Green Rovers recognised by FIFA as the "world's greenest football club" and became a United Nations Climate Champion in 2018. He launched his first book, Manifesto in 2020, and is Executive Producer of the Netflix Original documentary, Seaspiracy.


The Robot Brains Podcast: Eric Horvitz of Microsoft on AI for the greater good on Apple Podcasts

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On Episode 15 of Season 2, we're joined by Eric Horvitz, Microsoft's first ever Chief Scientific Officer. His research spans theoretical and practical challenges with developing systems that perceive, learn, and reason. He's the company's top inventor since joining in 1993 with over 300 patents filed. He has been elected Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was a member of the National Security Commission on AI and he also co-founded important groups like the Partnership on AI, a non-profit organization bringing together Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, DeepMind, IBM, and Microsoft to document the quality and impact of AI systems on things like criminal justice, the economy, and media integrity.


New institute to explore AI's role in society, science and emerging technology

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Tristan Glatard, co-director of Applied AI Institute at Concordia University (left) and Fenwick McKelvey, co-director of Applied AI Institute at Concordia University (right).Supplied It wasn't long ago when, for the average person, the words "artificial intelligence" conjured up visions of futuristic fiction – the androids of Blade Runner, say, or Steven Spielberg's A.I. In fact, artificial intelligence is very much here-and-now, and not only with a human façade (think of virtual assistants Siri and Alexa, those smartphone genies ready to do our bidding), but in a myriad of forms. From Google searches to medical diagnoses, Netflix's personalized "Top Picks" to self-driving cars, AI technology has become pervasive. It's predicted that the AI market will contribute as much as $15.7-trillion per year to the global economy by the end of this decade. Its applications will be increasingly integrated into our lives and play a role in shaping our society.


A breakthrough unfolds – DeepMind: The Podcast (Season 2, Episode 1)

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In December 2019, DeepMind's AI system, AlphaFold, solved a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology, known as the protein-folding problem. A headline in the journal Nature read, "It will change everything" and the President of the UK's Royal Society called it a "stunning advance [that arrived] decades before many in the field would have predicted". In this episode, Hannah uncovers the inside story of AlphaFold from the people who made it happen and finds out how it could help transform the future of healthcare and medicine. Thank you to everyone who made this season possible! Find Seasons 1 & 2 on YouTube: http://dpmd.ai/3geDPmL


Neuralink: Ready for chips in your brains? Talking Tech podcast

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Hit play on the player above to hear the podcast and follow along with the transcript below. This transcript was automatically generated, and then edited for clarity in its current form. There may be some differences between the audio and the text. Welcome back to Talking Tech. Do you remember the TV series Black Mirror?