Bribes and shakedowns. Days in hideaways without food. For many fleeing violence in Central America, this is what thousands of dollars gets them on the journey to the United States. MATAMOROS, Mexico — Shortly before dawn one Sunday last August, a driver in an S.U.V. picked up Christopher Cruz at a stash house in this border city near the […]
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A Waymo self-driving vehicle is parked outside the Alphabet company’s offices where its been testing autonomous vehicles in Arizona. New study calls on Goverment to take active role in making most of opportunities present. As many as 100,000 high-end direct and indirect jobs could be created in Ireland by 2030 as driverless cars become the […]
China’s social credit system has blocked people from taking 11 million flights and 4 million train trips
The social credit system in China has blocked people from taking more than 11 million flights and 4 million train trips. The social credit system is used to punish citizens for bad behavior with numerous blacklists preventing them from traveling, getting loans or jobs, or staying in hotels, and even by limiting internet access.
The SEC is scrutinizing Ether, second only to bitcoin in value, to determine if it should be considered a security; the decision could affect other digital currencies launched through initial coin offerings. The second most valuable cryptocurrency behind bitcoin, Ethereum, is under regulatory scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is considering whether […]
A woman holds the report of the Jo Cox Commission on December 15, 2017 in Batley, England. The report has highlighted that the UK should appoint a “minister for loneliness.” Tracey Crouch knows what it’s like to feel frighteningly alone. After giving birth to her first child, Freddie, in 2016, the British lawmaker says that […]
The cameras, which have been rolled out in 40 cities, work by capturing a two-second film of a honking car. The police analyze the footage to determine whether drivers who honked had a fair reason to do so — if not, they could receive a $16 fine. This may be the first step to link […]
As robotic police head out on the street of Dubai, we look at the technology that’s set to revolutionise law and order. Visitors to Dubai’s busy shopping arcades may be surprised to find themselves under the protection of a humanoid police robot. Though it has no mouth, the expressionless bot communicates in Arabic and English, […]
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.
Should governments start taxing robots as a way to prepare for a future of mass unemployment brought on by technology?
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.