Are You Ready for a RoboCEO?


Here’s a disturbing thought: A RoboCEO powered by artificial intelligence — possibly based on IBM’s Watson — could be running some companies within the next decade. Not every company will warm to the idea, to be sure, but it’s conceivable that the practice could begin. Are you ready to work for a RoboCEO? Though it seems farfetched, this idea has started to bubble to the surface, with leaders like Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma apparently taking it seriously. As any technological leap, there’s quite a bit of both good and bad around AI.

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The 5 Most Important Announcements at Google I/O 2017

At I/O 2017, Google announced new products powered by machine learning, some big improvements to Assistant and Google Home, and it offered up a glimpse of the future of Android in your car.

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The body's own charged molecules could power pacemakers, say researchers

Engineers have designed a new power source for pacemakers. Powered by this biocompatible supercapacitor, live-saving medical implants could be less toxic, and last last longer, meaning fewer invasive surgeries.

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First zero-emission hydrogen train to begin operations in Germany

The world’s first hydrogen powered, emission-free train is set to go into service in Germany in 2017 — a ground-breaking innovation that could signal the phasing out of heavily polluting, diesel-powered trains.

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Razer ups the ante in its fight to keep VR open with upgraded HDK2 headset

Razr OSVR HDK2 Headset
Razer’s new HDK2 provides Oculus-level quality for $200 less and is powered by an open software platform.

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GoDaddy Offers Small Businesses a Place in the Cloud


GoDaddy on Monday launched a pay-as-you-go cloud platform along with applications powered by Bitnami. The tools, Cloud Servers and Cloud Applications, are designed to help small businesses — individual devs, tech entrepreneurs and IT professionals — quickly build, test and scale cloud solutions. Provisioning takes 54 seconds or less, GoDaddy said. Bitnami is a library for open source server application deployments, and the partnership will provide users with one-click installation for CRM, CMS and e-commerce applications.

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Hilton taps IBM's Watson supercomputer for new robotic concierge

Hilton Worldwide has teamed up with IBM to pilot “Connie,” a robot hotel concierge powered by the tech giant’s Watson supercomputer.

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Going green: Navy vessels head to Asia powered by cattle fat

The first Navy warships partly powered by biofuels will launch today from San Diego, as part of the service’s long-running efforts to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and derive almost half its energy from alternative sources by 2020.

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Apple invents active shutter system to protect iPhones from liquid, contaminants

Article Image An Apple patent application published Thursday details methods of implementing a powered shutter system that automatically blocks access to speaker, microphone and other iPhone and iPad port openings, protecting the sensitive components within.

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'Smart shoe' devices could charge up as you walk

The next generation of wearables could be powered by an unlikely energy source: you. Two new devices that fit inside the sole of your shoe can harvest energy from your movements as you walk or run, and then use that energy to power sensors and other electronics.

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Apple may shun Intel for custom A-series chips in new Macs within 1-2 years

Mac buyers in 2016 and beyond could have the option of purchasing a machine powered by Apple’s A-series processors, which currently sit at the heart of the iPhone and iPad, according to KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo.



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Nvidia’s Tegra K1 comes to the US in Google’s 3D depth-sensing Tango tablet

Google's Project Tango devkit tablet, front and back
The first device powered by Nvidia’s new Tegra K1 SoC to hit the US will be Google’s Tango tablet devkit. The K1 is notable for being the first mobile SoC to include a “desktop-class” GPU (a cut-down 192-core Kepler). The Tango tablet follows on from the Tango smartphone, which Google showed off back in February. The first K1-powered tablet, when it arrives later this year (probably soon), will set you back a grand total of $1024 — but that’s a small price to pay for a mobile walk-around device with advanced 3D sensing and mapping capabilities.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/183816-nvidias-tegra-k1-comes-to-the-us-in-googles-3d-depth-sensing-tango-tablet

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IBM unveils Power8 and OpenPower pincer attack on Intel’s x86 server monopoly

IBM Power8 die shot, high res
IBM has taken the wraps off the first servers that are powered by its monstrously powerful Power8 CPUs. With more than 4 billion transistors, packed into a stupidly large 650-square-millimeter die built on IBM’s new 22nm SOI process, the 12-core (96-thread) Power8 CPU is one of the largest and probably the most powerful CPU ever built. In a separate move, IBM is opening up the entire Power8 architecture and technical documentation through the OpenPower Foundation, allowing third parties to make Power-based chips (much like ARM’s licensing model), and to allow for the creation of specialized coprocessors (GPUs, FPGAs, etc.) that link directly into the CPU’s memory space using IBM’s new CAPI interface. You will not be surprised to hear that Nvidia, Samsung, and Google — three huge players among hundreds more who are beholden to Intel’s server monopoly — are core members of the OpenPower Foundation. The Power8 CPU and the OpenPower Foundation are the cornerstones of a very big, well-orchestrated plan to finally put an end to x86’s reign, and place a fairer, more powerful architecture at the head of the server table.

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