The Tech Troubles Behind Hawaii’s False Missile Alert
On Saturday, Hawaii incorrectly warned citizens of a missile attack via their phones.
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AI Beats Humans at a Reading Comprehension, But It Still Doesn’t Truly Comprehend Language
While Alibaba and Microsoft may have developed AIs that outperform humans at a comprehension test, there are still tough natural language challenges facing machines.
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And the Award for Most Nauseating Self-Driving Car Goes to …
In many ways this year’s CES looked a lot more like an autonomous-car show than a consumer electronics show.
There were announcements aplenty from the likes of Ford, Baidu, Toyota, and others about self-driving vehicles, upcoming driving tests, and new...Read the full story →
Why Canada Looks like the Next Bitcoin-Mining Haven
Some of the world’s biggest cryptocurrency-mining operations are eyeing a move to Canada, tempted by cheap electricity and a cool climate.
This Is What Your Dashboard of the Future Looks Like
There’s no steering wheel in this car. That’s because GM hopes the modified Chevrolet Bolt will be able to cruise the streets by itself as soon as next year.
AI Could Diagnose Your Heart Attack on the Phone—Even If You’re Not the Caller
An AI that listens in on 911 calls in Denmark will diagnose heart attacks, from voices and other background sounds, better than dispatchers can.
How it works: When someone calls for an ambulance in Copenhagen, an AI assistant called Corti will be listening… Read more
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Facebook Promises to Build a “More Meaningful” News Feed
The firm will show fewer viral hits and more content from people you know in an overhauled version of its News Feed.
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Gene Therapy Could Make Cancer Care More Unequal, and This Map Shows Why
Two new cancer treatments have shown miraculous cures, but if you happen to live in Arkansas or Montana, or a handful of other rural states—let alone outside the U.S.—you’ll have to travel hundreds of miles to get them. And it’s by no means certain that...Read the full story →
Y Combinator Will Give You $1 Million to Try to Cure Aging
The famed startup incubator Y Combinator put out a call for companies that want to increase human longevity and “health span.”
Who they want: Founders with new ideas for treating old-age diseases like Alzheimer’s, “but we will also consider more radical… Read more
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South Korea’s Cryptocurrency Trading Ban Is No Done Deal
The government of South Korea is considering a ban on cryptocurrency trading, but it’s by no means guaranteed to come into effect.
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