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My workspace today: Farla keeps me company while I’m decorating the sleeves of her blouse with some embroidered flowers.

Farla is my 1/3 Resinsoul Ai. She is with me over a year now and for this “woodland” project I’ve done so far: modded her legs and horns in a woodgrain effect; made her a mossy wig; made her some panties, a blouse, 2 skirts and an underbust corset.


Enjoy a 360º view from the 78th floor with Watson.  

But you don’t need to take the stairs. KONE and Watson are working together to fix elevator breakdowns, before they even happen. For 300 million office workers a day, that means a smoother ride, with fewer unplanned ‘stops’ along the way.

See how they do it -> 


2 college students built a tool to fight fake news on Facebook using artificial intelligence

  • In the past year, fake news has become a rampant problem on Facebook.
  • So two Berkeley college students, Ash Bhat, 20, and Rohan Phadte, 19, have taken things into their own hands.
  • In late April, the two computer science majors built a Facebook Messenger bot that, when fed a link, will tell you whether the article in question is or isn’t “fake news.” Read more (5/18/17)

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When you spend a lot of time reading articles on the upcoming automation jobpocalypse, you’ll see one statistic cited above all others, and that absolutely seems worth panicking about. Unemployment crept above 20 percent during the worst part of the Great Depression. 47 percent unemployment would spell the end of our civilization. If these headlines are correct, we’re 20 years away from unimaginable change. But those headlines – and the study contained in them – don’t tell the whole story.

First off, those researchers are only claiming that 47 percent of all current jobs will be automatable within 20 years. But that automation doesn’t happen in a vacuum. For example, the authors of that study make a point about how computer algorithms are increasingly doing the work of lawyers and patent attorneys. But rather than leading to a vast unemployment crisis for paralegals, the field is expected to grow by 8 percent through 2024. Computers are capable of doing a lot of the work paralegals used to do, which means their employers are able to offer more services, for less, to more customers than ever before. For the foreseeable future, paralegals will get to keep paralegalin’.

“What happens when you automate something? You make it cheaper, you make it better-quality, and that drives up consumer demand.” That’s Professor Jim Bessen, a lecturer at Boston University who studies the “economics of innovation.” He authored a comprehensive study on how automation impacts jobs. He argues that computers tend to increase employment in most fields, and I am almost 75 percent certain he’s not an agent of Skynet.

Computers Won’t Take Your Jobs, They’re Creating New Ones


The artificial intelligence boom is here. Here’s how it could change the world around us.

  • A future with highways full of self-driving cars or robot friends that can actually hold a decent conversation may not be far away.
  • That’s because we’re living in the middle of an “artificial intelligence boom” — a time when machines are becoming more and more like the human brain.
  • That’s partly because of an emerging subcategory of AI called “deep learning.” It’s a process that’s often trying to mimic the human brain’s neocortex, which helps humans with language processing, sensory perception and other functions
  • From allowing us to be understand the Earth’s trees to teaching robots how to understand human life, deep learning is changing our world. Read more (5/26/17)

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Tech billionaires convinced we live in the Matrix are secretly funding scientists to help break us out of it
Some of the world’s richest and most powerful people are convinced that we are living in a computer simulation. And now they’re trying to do something about it. At least two of Silicon Valley’s tech billionaires are pouring money into efforts to break humans out of the simulation that they believe that it is living in, according to a new report.

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