Could big tech companies be holding the keys to our thoughts?

Elon Musk: hopes to trial a brain chip next year to help people with paralysis.Credit:AP Musk’s implant consists of thousands of flexible thread-like electrodes that are inserted, robotically, via a small incision in the skull into the outer layer of the brain. It’s called a brain-computer interface and harvests the same electro-encephalogram (EEG) signals as the Chinese kids’ headsets, albeit […]

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New York financial regulator approves Bakkt trust license

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bakkt Trust Co LLC has been granted a license to operate as a limited liability trust company, the New York State Department of Financial Services said on Friday. Bakkt is a cryptocurrency platform affiliate of Intercontinental Exchange Inc (ICE.N), which also owns the New York Stock Exchange. A trust company is technically different from a bank […]

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AI trained to detect hate speech online found to be racist

Hate speech on platforms like Twitter and Facebook will be tackled by a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and human reviewers. Big Tech executives have claimed that machine learning, which already monitors the torrent of content uploaded 24-7, will eventually be able to flag the vast majority of hateful or violent speech. Two new studies, however, conclude that AI trained […]

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These robotic shorts will boost your endurance when running

Scientists have developed a revolutionary new lightweight exosuit that can boost walking and running. The high-tech suit, which potentially could be worn by first responders like firefighters and rescue workers navigating challenging terrain, weighs 11 pounds and is made of textile components that attach to a user’s waist and thighs. “This breakthrough study gives us a glimpse into a future […]

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