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Baby wears camera for 18 months to teach language to AI

While ChatGPT had the entire internet to train on, researchers have tried limiting an AI platform’s data input to only that which a newborn has. Surprisingly, the AI learned to recognize objects just as well as the baby.
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From The Simpsons to reality: Apple Vision Pro’s 15 minutes of fame

Once predicted in an episode of ‘The Simpsons,’ the Apple Vision Pro has taken the internet by storm, demonstrating its seamless integration into the lives of many.
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Amazon launches virtual shopping assistant Rufus

In need of shopping advice while browsing Amazon’s vast marketplace? Rufus, an “expert shopping assistant,” is here to help.
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3D printer arrives to space to recycle garbage

ESA confirms metal 3D printer has successfully arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) to print metal objects in space for the first time.
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$2000 headbands promote lucid dreaming

AI has tapped into all recesses of modern society – but now, it can harness your subconscious mind while you sleep.
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TikTokers losing access to Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish songs

TikTok users will no longer be able to create videos with songs from Taylor Swift, Jon Batiste, boygenius and other Universal Music Group artists as the soundtrack, as contract negotiations between the two companies have collapsed.
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Apple Vision Pro apps offer 3D bonanza

Over 600 new apps timed to coincide with launch of tech giant's long-awaited AR/VR headset.
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Spider-silk-inspired electrode “wraps around heart”

Invention could pave way for devices aiding nerve repair, enhancing wound closure, and reducing scars.
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Proofpoint lays off 280 workers as tech cuts jobs

The cybersecurity company is cutting around 280 jobs worldwide, or 6% of its total workforce of 4,500, according to local media reports in Israel.
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Digital watermarking and the future of online trust

With half the world’s population invited to vote this year, and fears mounting over deepfakes and other fabricated narratives being circulated to sway elections, now is probably a good time to be running a digital watermarking company.
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China’s Xreal raises another $60M to challenge Vision Pro, Quest

Chinese startup Xreal said it secured $60 million in the latest “strategic” investment round aimed at increasing the production of AR glasses set to compete with Apple Vision Pro and Meta Quest 3.
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Biased predictive policing funded by US gov, lawmakers say

A cadre of Democratic lawmakers are demanding the federal government stop funding predictive policing systems due to their racist and discriminatory algorithms.
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MSCHF tests copyright limits with streaming project

The Brooklyn-based art collective MSCHF turns the macOS Terminal app and Windows Command Prompt into a text-based movie-streaming experience.
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Robot taught to read braille twice as fast as humans

Researchers train a robotic sensor to read braille at 315 words per minute – roughly double the speed of average human readers.
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Musk: Neuralink succeeds at first human brain implant

Elon Musk said his brain chip start-up Neuralink successfully completed its first ever human trial to implant its experimental wireless brain-computer interface and the patient is doing well.
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Brits losing faith in Netflix after price hikes

Despite rising sales around the world, Netflix has taken top spot in the UK for being the streaming platform that Brits most want to delete.
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Baidu AI will power Samsung Galaxy S24 in China

Samsung’s first AI-powered smartphone will run on Ernie Bot in China, which was developed by the Chinese tech giant Baidu as its answer to ChatGPT.
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Former Microsoft exec launches new AR headset

The Almer Arc 2 headset will allow users to connect remotely “as if they were physically present.”
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George Carlin’s estate files lawsuit against Dudesy

Dudesy is under fire from George Carlin's estate as the creators of the AI-generated stand-up comedy special “George Carlin: I’m Glad I’m Dead” are served with a lawsuit.
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Mars helicopter mission ends over rotor damage

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, the first to fly on another planet, has damaged one of its rotor blades while on a mission on the Red planet, forcing the craft to the ground for good.
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