Category Archives: Technology

Life In The “New Farm” Belt

We know the farm belt is in crisis, President Donald Trump’s trade war is magnifying some of the toughest farm conditions since the crisis that bankrupted thousands of farmers in the 1980s — and threatening a constituency crucial to his … Continue reading

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Theranos – Silicon Valley’s Greatest Disaster

Damn, those “blood pricks” of Silicon Valley!

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China’s AI News Anchors

Scary real if not a deep fake…  Or just fake. Xinhua's male #AI anchor can now broadcast news in a standing position, with more body language pic.twitter.com/2YZLouhYnN — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 20, 2019 China's Xinhua News Agency on … Continue reading

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Can free-cash handouts help society? | The Economist

This is not going away. Listened to a Ray Kurzweil podcast the other night.  He said UBI will be ubiquitous by 2030.

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Nonlinear Thinking: Augmented Robotics

Stunning! This device ensures that you never throw your back out. pic.twitter.com/MST2mEpntR — Digital Trends (@DigitalTrends) February 4, 2019  

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Inside China’s High-Tech Dystopia – Bloomberg

In part three of Hello World Shenzhen, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance heads out into a city where you can’t use cash or credit cards, only your smartphone, where AI facial-recognition software instantly spots and tickets jaywalkers, and where at least … Continue reading

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Future of Artificial Intelligence

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Smartphones Could Tell All The Food You Buy

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The Best of CES 2019 – Engadget

Oops, we made a mistake! Impossible Burgers are plant-based, not a lab-grown meat. Read more: https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/10/b…

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Pols Warn Of “Deep Fakes”

Don’t say we didn’t warn you, “Deep fakes could become a potent tool for hostile powers seeking to spread misinformation,” wrote Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, in a letter to Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence. … Continue reading

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