Fitted with three-axis accelerometers and short-range wireless transceivers, these blocks can sense the location of other blocks and recognize when they’re being moved. This makes their color displays well suited for games. Pushing two blocks together might let a game character jump from one screen to the next, or shaking a block could make it generate tiles for a puzzle game in which points are scored when the blocks are arranged to form a particular pattern.
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Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
Video: Geoffrey Hinton talks about the “existential threat” of AI
Watch Hinton speak with Will Douglas Heaven, MIT Technology Review’s senior editor for AI, at EmTech Digital.
Doctors have performed brain surgery on a fetus in one of the first operations of its kind
A baby girl who developed a life-threatening brain condition was successfully treated before she was born—and is now a healthy seven-week-old.
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