Rise of the racist robots- how AI is learning all our worst impulses

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There is a saying in computer science: garbage in, garbage out. When we feed machines data that reflects our prejudices, they simulate them. Does a horrifying future await people forced to live at the compassion of algorithm? In May last year, a stunning report claimed that a computer program used by a US court for […]


Fifty apps that are reinventing mobile gaming

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Solve a assassination mystery, grow a tree, spend the working day as a sailor, be a spider mobile developers are rethinking everything Innovation is an overused and abused word in the technology industry but if you strip it down to the basic principle of new ideas, its clear that theres a lot of it going […]


World’s lamest cyborg? My microchip isn’t cool now- but it could be the future

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Olivia Solon felt more key fob than RoboCop after get implanted with a microchip to stimulate contactless buys. But the future could hold much more I took two deep breaths, then a tattooed piercer called Andy stabbed me in the fleshy part of my hand between the forefinger and thumb, injecting a tiny microchip encased […]


Hear, boy? Pet translators will be on sale soon, Amazon says

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Retailer backs futurologists assert that devices conversing in canine will be available in, ruffly speaking, a decade Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah, as Dr Doolittle once sang what a neat achievement that would be. Well, Amazon has revealed that the animal-loving doctors ambition might not be entirely fantasy. Pet translators that […]


Algorithms outperformed us. But we still prefer human fallibility | Rafael Behr

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As technology becomes ever smarter, we cling to a comforting divide between people and machines, writes Guardian columnist Rafael Behr There are no monuments to Ned Ludd. This may be because there is no certainty that the man whose name was adopted by insurrectionary textile workers at the start of the 19 th century actually […]