UK can lead the way when it comes to AI

AI needs to be built on the principles of ethics, government report says.

It’s Operating Systems Vs. Messaging Apps In The Battle For Tech’s Next Frontier

As mobile devices continue to explore and colonize the technology landscape, their conquests are leading us to a new era, beyond search and apps.Looking to claim the territory previously held by URLs, portals, and even search and apps, the rapid acceleration of mobile interface innovation,

Happy New Year -- Let's Talk About Human Extinction

Stephen Hawking sees the danger of artificial intelligence. So does Elon Musk. Oxford professor Nick Bostrom, head of the Future of Humanity Institute, has written a whole book about it. Even the scientists at Google DeepMind, who are developing artificial intelligence,

Robots Can’t Kill You—and Claiming They Can is Dangerous

If we start holding robots responsible for their actions – and accidents – we let their human designers and operators off the hook.Read more...

What to Expect From Aliens When We Make First Contact

Given the vastness of space, it may only be a matter of time before we make contact with intelligent extraterrestrials. But how might an alien civilization react to such a monumental meet-and-greet, and can we possibly know their intentions? Here’s what we might expect.Read more...

The Ups And Downs Of A Google Broadband Satellite Play

The WSJ has published an article about how Google is planning to invest between $1 billion and $3 billion on low earth orbiting satellites, building on news also reported in The Information and SpaceNews around new hires and Google’s strategy to build out its broadband access business.

Why The Turing Test Is Bullshit

As many reported yesterday, a chatbot has passed the Turing Test , though under some very convenient conditions. The announcement has led some to declare that the age of AI is finally here, but that's nonsense. Here's why the Turing Test is a very poor way of measuring machine intelligence.

Secret Is Working On New Apps, Won’t Shut Down Original Product

Secret Inc. — makers of the”anonymish” app Secret, which lets users post notes to friends, friends-of-friends, or those in their vicinity without revealing their identities — crashed through the highs and lows of startup life in the last year, 

Looking ahead: Designing for in-car HMI

In Part 3 of this 5-part series we looked at the present and the past — in this section we look ahead into the near future of in-car HMI development.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/09/looking-ahead-designing-car-hmi/

Algorithms Are Replacing Unions As The Champions of Workers

So when I look around the world today and observe who are the next champions of workers, I surprisingly don’t see them where you would normally expect. Unions were once the bastions of progressive improvements for labor,

TechStars London Demo Day 2014: Meet The 11 Startups (And Our Picks)

Today in an old music hall turned art house movie theatre in the East End of London, TechStars presented its London DemoDay, three months after the group was announced. The startups presenting ran the gamut from B2B to consumer, education to e-commerce and social networking.

Oracle slammed for underpaying women and minorities

Company alledgedly saved $400 million by paying women and people of colour less.

UK schools unequipped to teach a digital future

Teachers believe technology helps with learning, but many don't feel confident using it

McAfee finds entirely new ransomware strain

Anatova is asking for DASH.

Over half of PC software is out-of-date

In many cases, the operating system itself is outdated.

Universities lead the way in public sector cloud adoption

Educational institutions are enjoying the scalability and agility cloud provides.

2018 hacks indicate importance of threat detection

Companies continue to fail to detect anomalous network activity, but it’s not often this kind of activity has been going on for so long without being flagged.

Why a ‘single-pane’ work experience is critical for enterprise success

Less is more when it comes to employee engagement, which is why businesses should consider implementing strategies that pull disparate systems into one destination.

VR vs AR: Which will become the dominant technology?

VR and AR are both transformative technologies, with applications in various industries like entertainment, education, healthcare, science and business.There are, however, some key differences in applications and how they work.

Five ways you could get your company into trouble without realising it

Simple things like writing a password on a piece of paper or clicking on an unknown link on an email could expose the organisation to a wide range of financial or reputational risks.

Why we should not fear calling people ‘resources’

For some, referring to people as resources doesn’t sit comfortably – they feel it dehumanises individuals and undervalues the qualities that make them unique.

如约而至:苹果 CarPlay 将亮相日内瓦车展

威锋网 3 月 3 日消息,今天苹果公司发布新闻稿表示,旗下新的 iOS—汽车整合功能 CarPlay 将在日内瓦国际汽车展(3 月 4 日)正式亮相。

2013款HTC One将于5月底更新Sense 6.0

HTC One M8 在采用全新的金属材质,双摄像头的同时在系统软件上还搭载了全新的 Sense 6.0 系统,只不过 Sense 6.0 仅限于 HTC One M8,其他的 HTC 机型都暂时不支持。

亚马逊或在本月宣布3D智能手机

亚马逊周三公布了一则视频(如上,YouTube),画面中一群人对一个未公开展示的设备赞美不已。亚马逊很可能在6月18日的发布会上宣布视频中的设备——3D智能手机。

US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

An anonymous reader writes in with news about proposed rules regarding mapping technology used in cars.Many are in favor of rules that prevent texting while driving,

把创意"玩坏"!如何做一个牛X的创意人?

提到创意,大概很多人脑中会迸发出各种各样的好创意的案例来。麦当劳《坐摇椅的宝宝》的广告,其中宝宝在看到与看不到麦当劳标识的变化给人印象深刻。

零售商为何抵制苹果支付?手续费引发不满

美国不少的零售商店明确说不支持Apple Pay,对于零售商而言难道没有好处吗?为什么他们要抵制苹果的支付服务呢?尽管苹果的Apple Pay是一种便捷的移动支付方式,但还是有不少零售店拒绝使用。

This Lego BMW Isetta is so damn cute

Of Steve Urkel fame, the Isetta has to be one of the most recognizable cars in history. I see them at car shows and though I am floored at the complete lack of safety at that time I still coo at the cuteness of the thing.

美国网购星期一销售额同比增8.7% 增速放缓10个百分点

北京时间12月2日消息,据彭博社报道,随着消费者在线购物时间更加分散,美国网购星期一的销售额增速也出现放缓。IBM发布的报告显示,今年美国网购星期一的销售额同比增长8.7%,不及去年的18.7%增速。

做安全智能芯片的握奇,现在也要做智能手表了

说起“握奇”这家公司,很多人或许会陌生,但它却渗透到了我们生活的许多方面。

如何优雅地进行海淘?先在社区中逛逛再说

中国的中产阶级的最新生活方式是什么?——买买买!不仅要在国内买,还要买到国外去。但是如何更快捷方便的买到国外的商品?

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