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Do you want a black box AI deciding whether you live or die?

We may already feel cozy about artificial intelligence making ordinary decisions for us in our daily life. From product and movie recommendations on Netflix and Amazon to friend suggestions on Facebook, tailored advertisements on Google search result pages and auto corrections in virtually every app we use, artificial intelligence has already become ubiquitous like electricity or running water. But what about profound and life-changing decisions

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The EU maintains an amazing list of myths about the EU

While browsing through the EU‘s massive online presence - you know, for fun - we came across a pretty interesting website run by the European Commission‘s representation in the UK. The website is called Euromyths A-Z index and, like the name implies, has a list of debunked misconceptions ranging from semi-plausible to the absurd - surprisingly coupled with a five-star rating system. The list mostly focuses on myths that UK citizens mi

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These are the 10 essential skills that will land you a job in digital media

The digital media industry is booming, and digital marketing is becoming a necessity for any company or startup today. Digital marketing positions span the gamut, ranging from search engine optimization and web analytics to digital strategist and content marketing. According to a report from Forrester Research, ‘the U.S. digital marketing spend will near 120 billion by 2021 and investment in paid search, display advertising, social media ad

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IBM and Unity are teaming up to bring Watson‘s AI to VR and AR games

IBM and Unity today announced a partnership to bring Watson‘s AI functionality to the world‘s most popular gaming engine, with built-in VR/AR features. The IBM Watson Unity SDK, available for free on the Unity Asset store, gives Unity developers access to the Watson suite of AI functions. This means millions of developers can now integrate AI into VR and AR games, with relative ease, directly within the game engine. Popular games like

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Cryptocurrency exchange BitGrail contemplates exit scheme on Twitter

Things rarely get more blatant than this. Days after losing roughly 195 million worth of users‘ cryptocurrency, sketchy exchange desk BitGrail appears to be contemplating its next step: filing for bankruptcy or launching the platform all anew. The man behind the exchange desk loosely identified as developer Francesco Firano, but more commonly known under his pseudonym ‘The Bomber‘ took to Twitter to ask users for advice on how

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Cryptocurrency news 2/19/2018 President‘s day edition

Oh say can you see, by the dawn‘s early Litecoin, something something about America, joke! Litecoin forked up their own blockchain So Litecoin cash allegedly launched, but it didn‘t really because they‘re actually yet to launch a wallet. Despite that, Yobit, a really untrustworthy exchange, rewarded people with ‘Litecoin cash‘ despite there not being an actual LCC blockchain that exists. As of writing this Litecoin

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Google‘s AI can now predict heart disease just by scanning your eyes

As if Google doesn‘t already have its fingers in enough pies, the company is now taking aim at cardiovascular disease with the help of machine learning. In a paper published in Nature‘s Biomedical Engineering journal(PDF), the search giant‘s health subsidiary Verily detailed a method to predict risks of heart diseases that uses by scanning the rear interior wall of your eye. When photographed with the aid of a microscope and cam

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Google‘s Tez app for India now pays your utility bills with one tap

Google has updated its Tez payments app for users in India with the ability to pull up your bills from a number of local service providers and settle them with just a tap. The company announced that the new functionality was in the works back in December 2017, when it announced that Tez was set to cross 12 million users in the country. When it launched in September last year, it only supported peer-to-peer payments via the national Unified Paymen

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Shady cryptocurrency project brings on Steven Seagal for added shadiness

Actor Steven Seagal could be the harbinger of the ICO apocalypse. Seagal today announced his involvement with ‘Bitcoiin,‘ an upcoming token that looks a lot like Bitcoin, but is built on the Ethereum blockchain. Hollywood actor Steven Seagal has become a believer of Bitcoiin2Gen (B2G), the Hollywood action star will be representing the leading cryptocurrency, Bitcoiin2Gen, as a brand ambassador. Glossing over the fact the press releas

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Create your own AI-powered voice assistant with Matrix Voice

The Matrix Voice development board is a Raspberry Pi add-on you can use to build your own voice assistant. I got my hands on a review unit to see if someone who is ‘code illiterate‘ could make something out of it. Some people have an affinity for programming and development. I‘m not one of them. I‘ve written about DIY Alexa projects before, but I‘ve never had the opportunity to make my own. On first glance it seemed

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