At the very least, the quip was emblematic of the company’s boundless ambition.
Over the past decade, Facebook has ceased to be just a “social network”, adding and honing a never-ending array of features to make itself indispensable to users.… Read More
If you believe the greatest minds alive today, artificial intelligence (AI) could be set to make humans obsolete. Professor Stephen Hawking goes as far as saying, “the development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”
The inaugural Australian Industry Report, released in December by the federal government, suggests up to half a million jobs – many of them tertiary educated white collar jobs – are at risk of automation, ranging from accountants to supermarket cashiers, secretaries, bank tellers and even pharmacists.… Read More
Zuckerberg and his Facebook shareholders make huge amounts of money by partnering with what are known as “data brokers.”
Bruce Schneier, a data security expert, defines data brokers as entities which:
“collect demographic information: names, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, gender, age, marital status, presence and ages of children in household, education level, profession, income level, political affiliation, cars driven, and information about homes and other property.… Read More
From the dystopian writings of Aldous Huxley and HG Wells to the sinister and apocalyptic vision of modern Hollywood blockbusters, the rise of the machines has long terrified mankind.… Read More
A Pearson spokesperson said, “We do not use personal student data to sell or market Pearson products or services. The data is entrusted to us as a part of our work with schools and institutions and is guarded by federal and state laws. … Read More
Churches around the world have started to secretly keep tabs on their congregants with facial recognition software.
Around 30 churches from countries such as the US, Indonesia, India, and Portugal have started to use Churchix, a specialized program designed for religious institutions by an American-Israeli company called Face-Six, RT reported on Tuesday.… Read More
Ulfberht was like a Medieval luxury brand for swords—but unlike your Gucci purse, the swords were of such high quality they were almost … mystical.… Read More