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Beijing police are using facial-recognition glasses to identify car passengers and number plates

March 15th, 2018 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

A promotion video shows an actor wearing LLVision facial recognition smart glasses during a demonstration at the company’s office in Beijing, China February 28, 2018. Beijing police began testing facial-recognition glasses last week. They appear to be similar to those first used by police in a Henan railway station last month.

Preparing for the economic impact of artificial intelligence

March 13th, 2018 at 12:32 am » Comments Off

Should governments start taxing robots as a way to prepare for a future of mass unemployment brought on by technology?

China is ‘weaponizing capital’ — and it’s keeping the head of the US Navy awake at night

March 8th, 2018 at 10:18 am » Comments Off

China has pursued numerous commercial and infrastructure deals around the world in recent years. Critics see this as a Chinese effort to extent its influence abroad. These financial maneuvers are a source of concern for many — including the head of the US Navy.

Venezuela’s own oil-backed cryptocurrency is available for presale today

March 2nd, 2018 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Venezuela launched the presale of its own cryptocurrency, the petro, today. There are currently 82 million tokens available, which the government plans to follow with an initial coin offering (ICO) launch in a month. It’s the world’s first sovereign cryptocurrency, built on the Ethereum blockchain and intended in part to save the country from wild […]

These are the world’s most miserable economies

February 20th, 2018 at 4:27 am » Comments Off

Rising prices are more of a threat to the global economy this year than joblessness, according to Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which sums inflation and unemployment outlooks for 66 economies. Venezuela, South Africa seen as world’s unhappiest economies Thailand, Singapore remain ‘least miserable’ in rankings

Illegal drone use over New York City is steeply rising

February 17th, 2018 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

Within a single year, illegal drone sightings in New York City have increased by 68 percent. When New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vowed to establish the state’s first drone-testing corridor, this is probably not what he had in mind. New York City has seen an increase in illegal drone use of 68 percent from the […]

The newest weapon for the U.S. Marine Corps is a fleet of quadcopter drones.

February 13th, 2018 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Each squad in the Marine Corps will soon have a new member — a quadcopter drone that will be used in everything from training to surveillance to battlefield assaults. The Marines purchased more than 800 drones at the end of 2017 and now they’re rolling out quickly to every squad in the service, according to […]

Robots are coming for financial services jobs first

February 13th, 2018 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

  City jobs will be lost to automation earlier than those in the wider job market, new research reveals. The first wave of automation arriving in the next two to three years will hit financial and professional services hardest compared to other industries, according to the analysis of more than 200,000 jobs across 26 counties […]

World leaders just decided that the next step in AI is augmenting humans

February 12th, 2018 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Think that human augmentation is still decades away? Think again.

Chinese police are using facial-recognition glasses to scan travelers

February 10th, 2018 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Railway police have begun using facial-recognition eyewear to catch criminals. In tests the glasses identified faces within 100 milliseconds.

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