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The world’s first Gattaca baby tests are finally here

November 19th, 2019 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

The DNA test claims to let prospective parents weed out IVF embryos with a high risk of disease or low intelligence. Anxious couples are approaching fertility doctors in the US with requests for a hotly debated new genetic test being called “23andMe, but on embryos.” The baby-picking test is being offered by a New Jersey […]

Google files patent for using A.I. to track a baby’s body and eye movements

September 17th, 2019 at 12:48 am » Comments Off

In a patent application published this week, Google indicated it’s looking into how artificial intelligence can be used to watch for abnormal behavior in babies. The system would consist of eye tracking and motion detection and could alert a parent if anything is out of the ordinary. Google’s hefty investment in artificial intelligence might be […]

Bosch’s electric stroller tech helps carry your baby uphill

September 11th, 2019 at 2:48 am » Comments Off

It’s connected to your phone, too. It’s not just grown-ups that might appreciate electrified transport. Bosch has unveiled an “eStroller” system that uses dual electric motors and sensors to not only reduce the effort involved in carting your young one around, but prevent the stroller from going in unexpected directions. It’ll automatically study the road […]

Italy wants to treat phone addicts like drug addicts and send teens to rehab

August 6th, 2019 at 11:09 am » Comments Off

A politician from Italy’s hard-right governing party is pushing legislation to combat teens’ “addiction” to their phones. The bill proposes courses in schools and a public awareness campaign, plus “re-education” in health centers for worst-case scenarios. Oxford psychologist Andrew Przybylski said the proposed law was a bad idea, and pointed to tech “addiction boot-camps” in […]

World’s population will continue to grow and will reach nearly 10 billion by 2050

July 23rd, 2019 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

There has been tremendous growth in the size of the world’s population in the last half century. Global population was around 3 billion in 1960. By 1987, in less than three decades, it had surpassed 5 billion and there were around 7.6 billion people in the world in 2018. This growth varies greatly across regions. […]

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