Should Robots Have Legal Rights?

Are we becoming legally reckless when it comes to Robots and AI? Three recent developments in robotics and artificial intelligence are raising eyebrows among even the most optimistic of futurists and simultaneously intensifying concerns harbored by AI alarmists. Robots being granted legal rights Last October in Saudi Arabia, Sophia—a robot created by Hanson Robotics—was granted honorary citizenship during a presentation at the Future...

There Is No God and Computers Will Overtake Humans!

Stephen Hawking has said that there is no God and computers will overcome humans in next 100 years. The 73-year-old turned down impression of a God in a discussion by declaring that science is capable OF explaining the initiation of everything. When asked by Spanish newspaper El Pais if researchers should ever believe in God, Hawking replied: “I use the...

Here’s What Dating In The Digital Age Looks Like 2018

With a vast array of apps and online matchmaking services available to the lovelorn, dating in 2018 can turn into something like a daily job. Among the 29 percent of respondents who have used online dating apps or services in a Jan. 18-20 Morning Consult poll of 2,204 U.S. adults, 53 percent say they log into them at least once a...

“Diamond and “Silk” Are Headed To Capitol Hill

House Republicans have invited “Diamond” and “Silk,” two conservative video bloggers who were deemed “unsafe” by Facebook after becoming online sensations, to testify next week about allegations of conservative bias online. The hearing, set for Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee, comes as Republicans accuse Facebook, Google and Twitter of favoring the liberal points of view popular in Silicon Valley...

A.I. Is Turning Real People Into Animated Art

Nijigenka (二次元化) is Japanese for “2D-ification.” It’s a term for when artists take photos of people and turn them into anime characters. But now researchers are starting to have A.I. do the image-to-image translation. At a recent workshop about deep learning in Tokyo, a researcher from Fudan University gave a presentation on creating anime characters with artificial intelligence. Researchers are using...

Comedian/Actor Jim Carrey Says: Delete Your Facebook Account ASAP!

Delete your account. That's what Jim Carrey says Facebook users should do, as the actor looks to pull the mask off fake news. The star of "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and "The Mask" said on Twitter on Tuesday that he's dumping his Facebook stock and deleting his page because the social media giant profited from Russian interference in the U.S. presidential...

Here’s The Full List of 161 New Emoji Icons Coming in 2018

  The new list of Emoji icons for 2018 has been revealed, and it includes 161 new characters. Many of the characters are simple variations on one design, but with different skin tones, genders, and hairstyles. The new icons will appear on phones sometime in August or September of this year. This year’s Emoji update heavily emphasizes race and gender...

Are People Who Don’t Use Facebook More Productive?

Quitting Facebook (or at least, wanting to quit Facebook) is all the rage these days. We asked a panel of experts in networking, productivity, and workplace communication what you could give up, or gain, when you do. Dr. Ben Waber, CEO and co-founder of Humanyze, a people analytics company that measures communication patterns “In general, there’s no hard data showing that people who are on Facebook...

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook Is ‘OK’ With You Accessing Porn On Your iPhone

Tim Cook doesn’t have the same problem with porn that Steve Jobs did.During a recent interview, Cook made it clear that he feels comfortable with people using their Apple devices to check out, err, adult materials online. The Apple CEO was talking about accessing adult websites through Safari during his recent interview with MSNBC. That’s something that has been possible...

This Smartphone App Is Developed for Super Bowl Security

Smartphone application to help with security efforts during the Super Bowl. Police in charge of guarding fans at the Super Bowl  have a new tool to help them keep crowds safe during the 10 days of festivities in Minneapolis this year. It's an app called, FieldWatch, that will help give police tactical awareness. Securonet developed the app at the request of...