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Self-Driving Uber In Fatal Accident Had 6 Seconds To React Before Crash

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The NTSB report also noted the pedestrian tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. That information is of limited use ― the Uber should have identified and avoided her either way ― but it does potentially provide insight into why she didn't cross at the crosswalk 360 feet to the north, and why she was unaware of the vehicle until immediately before impact.


Tesla Autopilot Was Engaged During Horrific 60 MPH Crash, Driver Tells Police

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The NTSB is already investigating the Autopilot system in a crash of a Tesla Model X in California in March in which the driver was killed. The NTSB and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are also probing a fiery crash of a Model S earlier this month in Florida that left two teens dead. Officials are reportedly investigating the emergency response to the serious battery fire that occurred.


Boston Dynamics' 'Robot Dog' May Be On Sale Soon

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Marc Raibert, founder of the company Boston Dynamics, which created the robots, made the announcement Friday at the TechCrunch Sessions robotics conference at the University of California, Berkeley. Raibert said the company intends to manufacture 100 SpotMinis this year as a "prelude" to a "higher rate of production" in preparation for selling the product next year. He didn't say how much the robot might cost.


Software In Fatal Uber Crash Reportedly Recognized Woman, Then Ignored Her

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The vehicle was going 38 mph in a 35 mph zone and didn't swerve or slow down as it approached Herzberg, according to the police report from the time. She was taken to a local hospital, where she died of her injuries. Camera footage from inside the car shows the backup driver was distracted and not looking at the road when the accident happened.


Facebook Gets Into The Online Dating Business

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Equally interesting will be how Match Group responds to Facebook's move. The owner of a slew of dating apps including Match, Tinder and OkCupid, among others, Match Group is a leader when it comes to dating communities. But with more than 2 billion monthly users, Facebook could quickly become the leader in the dating market.


Professor Who Sold Facebook Data To Cambridge Analytica 'Sincerely Sorry'

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Kogan told CBS' "60 Minutes" he was "sincerely sorry" for assuming that everyone knew their data was being mined, but didn't care. He was the one who designed the personality quiz that granted access to personal data ― location, gender, birthday and page likes for the person taking the quiz as well as their friends ― on tens of millions of Facebook users.


A Boston Dynamic Robot Has Figured Out Door Levers. Sleep Tight!

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"It will be so much more capable than us -- what will be our job? What will be our life? We have to ask philosophical questions. Is it good or bad?" he said at a conference in Barcelona. "I think this superintelligence is going to be our partner. If we misuse it, it's a risk. If we use it in good spirits it will be our partner for a better life. So the future can be better predicted, people will live healthier, and so on."


Worker Says Colleague Faked Out Her iPhone X's Facial Recognition ID

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Apple hasn't yet confirmed a case of an unrelated adult cracking the phone's facial recognition software, according to the Apple spokesman. The company insists that the probability of a random person accessing someone else's iPhone X using the Face ID passcode is 1 in 1 million, versus 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID. Phil Schiller, Apple's vice president of product marketing, conceded in September: "Of course, the statistics are lowered if that person shares a close genetic relationship with you."


Welcome To The Surveillance State: China's AI Cameras See All

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Loaded with facial recognition technology and artificial intelligence that can keep tabs on people and their activities, the cameras represent a blessing for the security state and a nightmare for privacy advocates, dissidents and anyone else the Chinese government deems a threat.


Elon Musk's Tweet Gives Creepy Insight Into Future Of Humanoid Robots

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The Atlas robot is marketed as the "world's most dynamic humanoid," but even that impressive advancement might soon be eclipsed by artificial intelligence. The Tesla CEO followed up his creepy comment with a warning about the future of leaving such technology unchecked.