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Jack Ma predicts AI will dramatically reduce our workload

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It's good news for people who find work a drag, as Alibaba founder Jack Ma believes we will work just four hours a day for four days a week by 2047. The Chinese billionaire said he believed people would reap the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and be free to spend more time travelling and less time working. The Chinese billionaire said he believed people would reap the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and be free to spend more time travelling and less time working. It's good news for people who find work a drag as Alibaba founder Jack Ma believes we could work as little as 16 hours a week in three decades time (stock image) 'So when we see something is coming, we have to prepare now.


Amazon strikes again; the dressing room in your house

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Amazon said Tuesday that more than a million pieces of clothing and accessories are eligible and include brands like Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Theory and Levi's, labels that are big names at department stores. Amazon said Tuesday that more than a million pieces of clothing and accessories are eligible and include brands like Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Theory and Levi's, labels that are big names at department stores Prime Wardrobe works this way: Shoppers pick three or more items and then have a try-on period to find the best styles. The app lets users create a personal lookbook, browse your outfits, and use computer vision-based background blur to make your outfits pop. The app lets users create a personal lookbook, browse your outfits, and use computer vision-based background blur to make your outfits pop.


'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina

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Hundreds of Argentine kids like Kaori who were born without limbs are now able to write, play sports and make music thanks to low-cost prosthetic hands devised by Gino Tubaro, a 21-year-old inventor whose work was praised by President Barack Obama during a visit to Argentina last year. In this June 12, 2017 photo, Kaori Misue attends art class in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this May 30, 2017 photo, Gino Tubaro, right, fits a prosthetic arm on Juan Pablo Pelaez in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In this May 30, 2017 photo, Juan Pablo Pelaez stands in Gino Tubaro's workshop, as he waits for a 3D printer to finish a piece for his prosthetic arm, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Study says evaluating someone based looks is pointless

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Researchers found that people's perceptions of potential dates' attractiveness goes up after they have a positive face-to-face interaction - but only for those who were rated mid to low attractiveness based on their photo. Researchers found that people's perceptions of potential dates' attractiveness goes up after they have a positive face-to-face interaction - but only for those who were rated mid to low attractiveness based on their photo The recent study, conducted by researchers at the University of Kansas, investigated how a person's perception changes of person they'meet' on a dating app when they come face-to-face in real life. By rating someone's attractiveness before meeting them diminishes the rater's evaluation of that person afterward, probably because the rater is comparing their conversation partner to all the other potential partners they saw online. The recent study was conducted by researchers at the University of Kansas, who investigated how a person's perception changes of others they'meet' on a dating app to when they come face-to-face in real life.


Amazon's delivery drones could soon live in giant hives

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The hive is designed to accomodate landing and takeoff of unmanned aerial vehicles in urban settings. The patent states: 'There is a growing need and desire to locate fulfillment centres within cities, such as in downtown districts and densely populated parts of the cities. The patent states: 'There is a growing need and desire to locate fulfillment centres within cities, such as in downtown districts and densely populated parts of the cities. The hive is designed to accomodate landing and takeoff of unmanned aerial vehicles in urban settings where there isn't space to build outwards'By locating the fulfillment centres within the cities, items may be more quickly delivered to the growing population of people that live in the cities, as well as the large population of people who work in the cities.'


Half of smart household gadgets vulnerable to hackers

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From devices that order our groceries to smart toys that speak to our children, high-tech home gadgets are no longer the stuff of science fiction. But even as they transform our lives, they put families at risk from criminal hackers taking advantage of security flaws to gain virtual access to homes, a report warns. The team then used the toy pets, which cost as little as £5.99 each, to send commands to the Amazon Echo home hub, using its'voice purchasing' system to order cat food from the online retailer.


Virtual exploration could be the future of space science

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Scientists say humans in orbit could operate robotic systems down at the surface by relying on telepresence, enabling virtual exploration – and, some even say artificially intelligent probes could learn to carry out missions almost entirely on their own. By deploying astronauts to a planet's orbit, such as Mars, humans could control the instruments down below in real-time. And, this would allow them to essentially use a'robotic surrogate' – meaning the researchers could experience the surface environment virtually Curiosity is normally piloted remotely by humans, but signals can take up to 24 minutes to get from Earth to Mars. And, this would allow them to essentially use a'robotic surrogate' – meaning the researchers could experience the surface environment virtually, through the eyes of the robot, and carry out investigations through this vessel.


Watch a Roborace's driverless car zooming around a track

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Roborace CEO Denis Sverdlov said the demonstration was a major milestone in the development of autonomous racing: 'Roborace is the only company in the world right now testing driverless technologies on city streets without a human in the car – this is something truly unique.' These include five lidars, two radars, 18 ultrasonic sensors, two optical speed sensors, six AI cameras, GNSS positioning and a powerful Nvidia Drive PX2 'brain' processor, capable of 24 trillion AI operations per second. Roborace first revealed the stunning 4.8-metre-long (15.7 ft), two-metre-wide (6.5 ft) vehicle at February's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Roborace first revealed the stunning 4.8-metre-long (15.7 ft), two-metre-wide (6.5 ft) vehicle at February's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona The cars include five lidars, two radars, 18 ultrasonic sensors, two optical speed sensors, six AI cameras, GNSS positioning and a powerful Nvidia Drive PX2 'brain' processor, capable of 24 trillion AI operations per second Roborace provides an open AI platform for companies to develop their own driverless software and push the limits in a safe environment.



3D imaging reveals Bryn Celli Ddu was bigger than thought

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Bryn Celli Ddu, or the'Mound in the Dark Grove' has a special feature, which means that on the longest day of the year, a beam of light is cast down the passage, lighting up the chamber Researchers have used ground penetrating radar (GPR) which bounces radar signals from structures beneath the surface such as stones, or the fills of pits to reveal hidden structures. They also used resistivity which involves passing a current through the soil, identifying high resistance structures (like stones in a cairn), and low resistance features (like pits or ditches). Researchers used ground penetrating radar (GPR) which bounces radar signals from structures beneath the surface such as stones, or the fills of pits to reveal hidden structures. Experts used magnetometry which measures tiny variations in the earth's magnetic background caused by buried archaeology Experts believe Bryn Celli Ddu had five wooden posts which were built in the tomb's forecourt during the Mesolithic period.