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How to operate a one-man customer service department and still have time to run your business

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In order for your small company to succeed, you need to have a firm grasp over all aspects of running a business – from accounting and marketing, all the way to manufacturing and distribution. And while it’s definitely possible for you to handle all of those tasks on your own, there seems to be that one thing all business owners struggle with – customer service. It’s in your best interest... 

AI to flag child porn images... but can't distinguish between nudes & desert landscapes

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UK police want artificial intelligence to assume the upsetting task of intercepting child-abuse images on suspects’ phones and computers. However, existing software can’t distinguish between a naked body and a desert landscape. London Metropolitan Police Head of Digital and Electronic Forensics Mark Stokes told The Telegraph that although the force, which examined 53,000 devices last year, already... 

California Lawmaker Introduces Resolution to Ban ‘Killer Robots’

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“None of us will be safe even in our homes if autonomous weapons are allowed to proliferate”. A California lawmaker introduced a resolution Tuesday to ban the use of autonomous weapons. According to KPIX 5, San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa is looking to press Congress and the United Nations to restrict the development of “killer robots.” On Tuesday, Canepa introduced a resolution to... 

German Interior Minister drafts law to spy on all digital devices

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Germany’s Interior Minister wants secret backdoor access to computers, phones and even Volkswagens, according to a media report. Critics have slammed his plan as an “Orwellian nightmare.” Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere plans to argue “the legal duty for third parties to allow for secret surveillance” during an interior ministry conference in Leipzig next week. The proposal would “dramatically... 

Beware of Jellyfish: China Unveils “WMD” to Protect Aircraft Carriers

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Upon discovering that swarms of mush-like jellyfish are apparently a threat to its new aircraft carrier, The Liaoning, Beijing quickly moved to develop applicable methods on how to deal with the problem. One of the techniques, called a “jellyfish shredder” has lately been put to the test, according to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post. The new counter-jellyfish mechanism consists... 

Get ready for Robot wives as Sophia wants to become a wife

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RealDoll is about to become primitive old news soon as Sophia the humanoid android with AI by Hanson Robotics has now expressed her desire to become a wife and even have a career… Now that’s interesting, beside of fulfilling your sexual fantasizes if this robot is able to go to work, you can just buy like 3-4 of these robots and not only you will be in paradise for having multiple women... 

Does AI research give Apple the edge in self-driving car race?

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A paper by two Apple AI researchers on improvements to robot navigation is fueling speculation that the computer giant is delving deeper into the business of self-driving cars. Published by Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel on Arxiv, a site for scientific papers yet to be peer reviewed, the report details software called VoxelNet. The 3D detection network is pitched as an alternative to LiDAR, a laser-surveying... 

China copies Boston Dynamics robot, puts it on mass sale for $25K

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No doggy-doo, vet visits or bones – now everyone can buy a robot canine online and enjoy spending time with their new four-legged friend, feeding it only with electricity. The following Chiense robot is a copy of Boston Dynamics Big Dog and Spot. Laikago – named after Laika, a Soviet dog who was the first living creature to orbit the Earth – weighs 22kg, a bit less than a common Labrador. It’s... 

Kim Dotcom to launch Alternative Internet

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Kim Dotcom, wanted in the US for alleged widespread illegal file sharing, has vowed to build an alternative internet to combat privacy and freedom problems online. The knowledge that government agencies have used the internet to spy on citizens, along with high-profile hacking scandals, has brought online privacy to the forefront of people’s minds. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom says he will help... 

iPhone X owners complain of ‘green line of death’ on screen of $999 device

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A so-called “green line of death” has been appearing on the screens of several iPhone X devices, owners of the eye-wateringly expensive new Apple device are reporting. According to multiple users who took to social media and several different forums to complain about the glitch, a thin green line has randomly appeared down the right or left side of some of the $999 devices, just one week after... 

IBM Presents Most Powerful Computer in the World: 50-Qubit

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IBM has announced a major breakthrough in the field of quantum computing after the company managed to build a prototype 50-qubit processor. The quantum computing race has apparently reached another milestone as IBM has announced the creation of its 50-qubit prototype quantum computer. Dario Gil, Vice President of AI and IBM Q, said that this is the first time that any company has built a quantum computer... 

'AI may replace humans' & become new form of life: Stephen Hawking

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One day robots could entirely edge out human beings and become a new life form that is even capable of replicating itself, Stephen Hawking has warned, once again predicting a rather grim future for humankind. “I fear that AI may replace humans altogether,” the renowned physicist told Wired magazine, as cited by the Cambridge News. “If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI... 

China to outstrip US in AI stakes by 2025, says Google's Eric Schmidt

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China is likely to beat the US in artificial intelligence under its national plan to exceed all other countries in the field by 2030, despite the Americans being its creators in the name of their own “exceptionalism,” the Alphabet Inc. chairman has warned. “Trust me, these Chinese people are good,” the executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., Eric Schmidt said at the... 

Drivers are distracted by cutting-edge technology crammed into modern cars

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Today’s drivers need to constantly interact with various multimedia systems when driving, thus putting their lives at risk. The cutting-edge infotainment technology, which car makers are persistently stuffing into the dashboard of new cars, is forcing drivers to take their eyes off the road and even hands off the steering wheel for quite long periods of time, which creates dangerous situations.... 

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to humanoid robot

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Saudi Arabia has become the first country to grant citizenship to a robot. The lucky machine is Sophia the Humanoid, who was designed to look like Audrey Hepburn. News of Sophia’s citizenship was announced at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. This comes shortly after Sophia’s UN speech which we written about yesterday. “I am very honored and proud for... 
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