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China develops porn-detection helmet that reads brain waves for censorship purposes

Sep 24, 2022

WTF?! China, always at the forefront of Orwellian surveillance technology, has created a device that detects when someone is watching pornography, a pastime that has been illegal in the country since 1949. As reported by the SCMP (via Hackaday), China uses a combination of AI bots and human appraisers, called Jian Huang shi, most of whom are women, to search the web for images and decide if they contain explicit content deemed illegal. But tiredness and overexposure mean even these safeguards ...read more

Self-Driving Cars Work Better With Smart Roads

Sep 24, 2022

Enormous efforts have been made in the past two decades to create a car that can use sensors and artificial intelligence to model its environment and plot a safe driving path. Yet even today the technology works well only in areas like campuses, which have limited roads to map and minimal traffic to master. It still can’t manage busy, unfamiliar, or unpredictable roads. For now, at least, there is only so much sensory power and intelligence that can go into a car. To solve this problem, we ...read more

Building the future of robotics

Sep 24, 2022

Hello and welcome to a special edition of Equity! Today, Alex sat down Brian Heater, a long-tenured TechCrunch denizen, our hardware editor, podcast extraordinaire, and genial chap. He also put together a really neat robotics-focused event that we’re hosting next week. The event is online, and free, which means that everyone can come and hang (that means you!) The confab was also a good excuse to snag time with Heater, and have a bit of a natter about robotics, how the self-driving hardware s ...read more

Calibre 6 offers full text search, better ebook management

Sep 24, 2022

It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories: Library Management E-book conversion Syncing to e-book reader devices Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form Comprehensive e-book viewer Content server for online access to your book collection What's New New features Full text search: Add a button to re-index a book, useful if the book's contents have been changed outside calibre Search queries now support quoting using "docstrings" for e ...read more

Analysts estimate single digit growth for all retailers during Prime Day sales

Sep 24, 2022

Amazon’s annual sales event Prime Day delivered more than $12 billion in sales, according to third-party estimates. The retailer hosted the popular shopping event in the U.S. and in more than 15 other countries worldwide on July 13-15. This was the first Prime Day event under the new CEO Andy Jassy, who took over Jeff Bezos last year after the Amazon founder stepped down. The company was bullish on its Prime Day results and said it was the “best ever” mentioning that consumers across the ...read more

Instagram introduces paywall for creators to monetize content through subscriptions

Sep 24, 2022

Instagram has started rolling out exclusive features for creators. Now, creators will be able to post exclusive content and Reels, only for subscribers These new features are aimed to assist creators in earning a stable income. Earlier this year Instagram started testing ‘Subscriptions’ for creators. Now a tweet by Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram revealed that creators using Instagram Subscriptions will be able to lock reels and posts behind a paywall for subscribers. Besides this ...read more

Autonomous Drones Challenge Human Champions in First “Fair” Race

Sep 24, 2022

Watching robots operate with speed and precision is always impressive, if not, at this point, always surprising. Sophisticated sensors and fast computing means that a powerful and agile robot, like a drone, that knows exactly where it is and exactly where it’s going can reliably move in highly dynamic ways. This is not to say that it’s easy for the drone, but if you’ve got a nice external localization system, a powerful off-board computer, and a talented team of roboticists, you can perfo ...read more

GeekWire 200 update: Check out which Pacific Northwest startups are moving up the rankings

Sep 24, 2022

The top ten GeekWire 200 startups at the end of 2021 and in the third quarter of 2022. The latest update to the GeekWire 200 rankings shows four newcomers to the top 10 and several startups making big moves up the list. Our index ranks the Pacific Northwest’s top privately-held startups. It is derived from our broader list of more than 1,100 tech startups with headquarters in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and British Columbia. The rankings are generated using a weighted algorithm tha ...read more

Meta's Make-A-Scene uses AI to create digital imagery from text

Sep 24, 2022

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has developed a new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based research concept that will let people use text and simple sketches to generate digital imagery. The concept called ' Make-A-Scene ' will enable new forms of AI-powered creative expression while putting creators and their visions at the centre of the process, the social media giant wrote in a blogpost. "Make-A-Scene empowers people to create images using text prompts and freeform sketches. Prior image- ...read more

Video Friday: Robot Arms for the ISS

Sep 24, 2022

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We also post a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months. Please send us your events for inclusion.IEEE CASE 2022: 20–24 August 2022, MEXICO CITYCLAWAR 2022: 12–14 September 2022, AZORES, PORTUGALANA Avatar XPRIZE Finals: 4–5 November 2022, LOS ANGELESCoRL 2022: 14–18 December 2022, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALANDEnjoy today’s videos! GITAI will demons ...read more