New services from Facebook and Google extend the reach of facial recognition. Do people still find it creepy?
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Fears that an obscure feature coming to Apple’s mobile browser will kill the ad industry appear overblown.
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Computers have never been good at answering the type of verbal reasoning questions found in IQ tests. Now a deep learning machine unveiled in China is changing that.
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Quantum cryptography can only become successful if somebody can generate quantum random numbers at the rate of tens of billions per second. Now Chinese physicists say they’ve done it.
Picking the most creative paintings is a network problem akin to finding super spreaders of disease. That’s allowed a machine to pick out the most creative paintings in history.
Siri, Apple’s Digital Assistant, will attempt to figure out what you want before you want it.