Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech:

Photo:: John MacDougall: (Getty Images:) Microsoft’s turning its back on its: scientifically suspect: and ethically dubious: emotion recognition technology:. For now, at least. In a major win for privacy advocates sounding the alarm on under-tested and invasive biometric technology, Microsoft announced it’s planning to retire its so-called “emotion recognition” detection systems from its Azure Face … Read more

Crypto Investor’s Vision For The Future Of Games Sparks Mockery:

: For some, it’s a vision of utopia. For a thousand more, it’s unmistakably a dystopia. But it’s really just: a speculative LinkedIn post: about the potential future of “blockchain” gaming, which has gone viral across multiple social media platforms when folks started mocking what they see as its offensively absurd predictions. The main character … Read more

Ingenious Underwater Drone Can Transition to Flight in Less Than a Second:

Robots have traditionally been purpose-built to perform a single, very specific task, but researchers from Beihang University are taking a much different approach with a new robotic drone: that can operate underwater just as easily as in the air, and it features a clever, nature-inspired trick for maximizing its range. When you think of robots, … Read more

Ingenious Underwater Drone Can Transition to Flight in Less Than a Second:

Robots have traditionally been purpose-built to perform a single, very specific task, but researchers from Beihang University are taking a much different approach with a new robotic drone: that can operate underwater just as easily as in the air, and it features a clever, nature-inspired trick for maximizing its range. When you think of robots, … Read more