Why A.I. companies are paying random strangers to take videos of themselves doing mundane tasks

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Wired’s Tom Simonite tells us about the bizarre odd jobs he’s performed for A.I. startups, from lying facedown on the carpet to pretending to buy groceries. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Artificial intelligence shows unprecedented detail in global fishing activities

Researchers are learning more than ever before about the effects humans are having on global fish stocks, thanks to advances in satellite technology and computer software. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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How many new drugs rely on government-funded science? All of them

There’s public science in every single new drug. That was the surprising answer to a U.S. senator’s question about how government-funded research is benefitting citizens. But it took a year to come up with More...

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By admin On Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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'Tiny trash' a big problem for Canada's shorelines

Small pieces of plastic and foam topped the list of types of litter found along Canada’s shorelines during cleanups last year, beating out the usual winner — cigarette butts. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Neanderthals, not humans, created these cave paintings in Spain

From the murky depths of Spanish caves comes a surprising insight: Neanderthals created art. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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SpaceX launches experimental Starlink internet satellites

SpaceX has launched a Spanish satellite and two experimental internet-beaming satellites into space. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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SpaceX launches PAZ satellite LIVE

The Falcon 9 rocket lifts satellite to low-Earth orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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More than half of federal government scientists still feel muzzled, poll finds

More than two years after the election of a federal government that says it wants scientists to speak freely, more than half of federal scientists responding to a new poll say they still don’t feel they can. Powered More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Parking spots of the future being tested in Stratford, Ont.

Stratford has launched a new smart parking pilot project that aims to pave the way for the future of parking in the city. Powered by WPeMatico  More...

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By admin On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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DNA technology used to sketch mother of baby found dead in Calgary dumpster

Police have hired a U.S. DNA technology firm to create a possible likeness of the mother of a baby found dead in a Calgary dumpster on Christmas Eve. Police will give an update on the case at 10:30 a.m. MT. Watch More...