Elon Musk facing growing chorus of critics on 'evil' artificial intelligence

Despite Elon Musk’s continued warnings, evil machines won’t take over the world, two experts said this week.

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Will robots soon replace teachers in the classroom?

Inspirational teachers of the future will be intelligent machines rather than humans, according to a British university vice chancellor.

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Microsoft Makes Windows 10 Creators Update Available to All


Microsoft is making the Creators Update available to all qualifying machines, while simultaneously reorganizing how it delivers updates across the Windows and Office ecosystems.

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Best Laptops for Video Editing

Dell XPS 15 Video Editing laptops

While dedicated workstations are still the most efficient machines for video production, it’s now quite common for editors to use laptops to get work done; here are the best ones to buy.

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Robots bring apple picking into the 21st century

Few things are American than apple pie, and a new technique that utilizes machines and technology has set out to make apple harvesting more efficient and less daunting on humans.

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Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen


Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.1 updates on machines running the latest hardware. One developer has had enough, and is releasing a patch to help users get around this artificial blockade.

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Atari 8-bit fans: this is your next read

Atari book Breakout

Atari 8-bit computers are the first machines that truly bridged the divide between video game players and home computer enthusiasts. Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation is the first book to cover what made Atari’s groundbreaking computer line great.

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What Do the Academy Awards, AWS and AI Have in Common?

As the tug of war between humans and machines escalates, we’ve become witnesses on nearly a daily basis to events that suggest there won’t be an ultimate winner or loser in this existential battle for survival and supremacy. Just take two little human mistakes that recently received worldwide attention because of the power of today’s technology to magnify their impacts on a global scale. The first was the mistake made by a senior partner at PwC, who was assigned to hand an envelope to an actor tasked to announce the best picture of the year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84363.html?rss=1

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Turing Learning breakthrough: Computers can now learn from pure observation

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Soon, the machines really might be watching your every move — and, for the first time, independently making sense of what they see.

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Rise of the machines? The danger of autonomous weapons

It’s a common theme in science fiction – machines rising up against their human masters. But it could be a real threat, warn researchers at the recent World Economic Forum. Unlike today’s drones, which are still controlled by human operators, autonomous weapons could potentially be programmed to select and engage targets on their own.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/21/rise-machines-danger-autonomous-weapons.html

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Soft Machines claims its cutting-edge VISC CPU cores can outperform Intel, ARM in performance per watt

Soft Machines has released new data on its VISC (Variable Instruction Set Computing) architecture, including performance data on how it should compare against current Intel and ARM CPUs. The company claims it can offer dramatic improvements in performance per watt by virtualizing the CPU itself.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/222516-soft-machines-claims-its-cutting-edge-visc-cpu-cores-can-outperform-intel-arm-in-performance-per-watt

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Mystery drone flights over Madrid palace leave Spanish royals puzzled

With quadcopters and similar flying machines landing on people’s wish lists with ever greater frequency, we probably shouldn’t be surprised that they seem to be turning up unannounced at more and more locations, on some occasions causing confusion, annoyance, and even outright alarm.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/20/mystery-drone-flights-over-madrid-palace-leave-spanish-royals-puzzled/

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IBM's 'MobileFirst for iOS' apps to get cloud services boost with new Box partnership

International Business Machines and cloud collaboration firm Box on Tuesday announced a new partnership that will see an integration of resources and technology lead to intuitive enterprise class products, including IBM’s MobileFirst for iOS apps for Apple devices.

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Apple will replace some faulty 3TB iMac hard drives under new repair program

Apple on Friday announced that some iMac owners whose machines are equipped with a 3-terabyte hard drive may be eligible to have their drive replaced free of charge, as those drives “may fail under certain conditions.”

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The real 'Terminator?' Chinese scientists create liquid metal machine

It’s the rise of the machines – a Chinese research team has developed shape-shifting, liquid metal machines. No, this isn’t the idea for a new “Terminator” sequel. Scientists from both the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University’s medical school discovered that their liquid metal is able to “eat” materials and use energy from that to propel itself forward.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/30/real-terminator-chinese-scientists-create-liquid-metal-machines/

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