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Fake-News-Generating AI Deemed Too Dangerous for Public Release

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Throughout human history, automation has supplanted humans in one industry after another. In the past, it was sawmills and food processing, and now it looks like trucking and cashiers could be next. However, there might be another employment casualty in the future. Your friendly neighborhood fake news writer could be out of a job if

NASA Designs HAMMER Spacecraft to Deflect or Nuke Dangerous Asteroids

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Humanity might not be safe even if we tackle challenges like global climate change and perpetual war. An asteroid could fall out of the sky and knock us back into the stone age, or worse, end our brief reign on this planet. NASA and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) are working on a new

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Marc Andreessen has said software is eating the world. Maybe it’s not eating the world, but every day, software becomes ever more important for the functioning of the world as we know it. The complexity of that software also keeps growing, with new bugs popping up like multi-headed hydras in systems we expect to “just

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After months of stubborn resistance, Facebook has finally caved to pressure from users and officials around the globe: it will begin experimenting with ways of filtering its news content for so-called “fake news.” These are the outlets that cynically push elaborate conspiracy theories like “Pizzagate,” and much more straightforward lies like fake Pope-quotes, while also attempting to hide their nature by mimicking the style and naming scheme of traditional news

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[embedded content] Alleged doughnut licker Ariana Grande is still struggling with temptation, according to her sultry new single. In “Dangerous Woman” — the title track off the singer’s upcoming third album, released late Thursday night — the 22-year-old Florida native sings about a unnamed enticer that has her riled up. “Somethin’ ‘bout you makes me feel like a dangerous woman,” Grande throatily belts out the catchy chorus. “Somethin’ ‘bout, somethin’

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Share This article When the film studios and gaming industries began their brief flirtation with 3-D technology a few years back, there was a small (but occasionally raucus) debate over whether or not 3-D glasses and technology were somehow bad for people. Now with VR technology rapidly maturing, we’re seeing similar warnings and discussions over safety. As with 3-D, some of this is common sense, and some of it’s a

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vertigo comics “Red Thorn #1” is out now from Vertigo Comics. Artist Isla is drawing the wrong type of attention. In “Red Thorn #1,” Isla is in Glasgow following the trail of her missing sister whose mysterious disappearance has cast a shadow on her life. Aside from trying to unravel her sister’s history, she is also dealing with her powers: She can make real anything she sketches. That includes creating

'Herbal Viagra' is dangerous

There are two issues with “herbal Viagra”: the herbs and the Viagra. First, there’s the herbs. People gravitate to medicines with this word on them because they want to stay away from medicine. But when you mix in alcohol, it can become completely toxic. Indeed “herbal Viagra” is a bit of an oxymoron. You’re getting the herb and you’re getting the Viagra. But you don’t know what else you’re getting.