Automaker Porsche Is Planning On Making A Car That Can Fly

Porsche is studying flying passenger vehicles but expects it could take up to a decade to finalize technology before they can launch in real traffic, its head of development said on Tuesday. Volkswagen’s sports-car division is in the early stages of drawing up a blueprint of a flying taxi as it ponders new mobility solutions for congested urban areas, Porsche R&D...

Disney Uses Black Panther Success to Donate to STEM Education In The Hood

Of all the incredibly cool things in the recent Black Panther film, one of the coolest is Letitia Wright’s portrayal of T’Challa’s extremely tech-savvy teenage sister Shuri. The film has been making a lot of noise since its debut, helping IMAX break February box office records. Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said himself that Black Panther is a “masterpiece of moviemaking,… sparking discussion, inspiring people...

Tech This Out: Google Assistant Will Soon Be Able To Speak Multiple Languages

Google Assistant is about to give the term multilingual a whole new meaning. In a few months the tech giant's digital assistant will be able to help a broader range of people around the world by learning new languages, the company announced Friday. "Android users are all around the world, so from the start, our goal has been to bring the Assistant to as many...

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...

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...

Things Just Got Ugly: Uber vs Google

An epic court battle between Uber and a Google spinoff, centered on the alleged theft of self-driving car technology, began with accusations of sinister plots and other devious behavior lobbed in both directions. In opening arguments Monday, lawyers for Google’s former autonomous car unit Waymo likened Uber to Rosie Ruiz, one of the most notorious cheaters in sports history. Waymo...

This Start Up is Creating Artificial Skin To Disrupt Animal Testing

Tucked away in a corner of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University is a laboratory no bigger than 60 square meters. The space that houses DeNova Sciences may look small, but it packs a big dream: to eliminate animal testing in the cosmetics industry. So how does this David plan to take down such a Goliath? By creating in-vitro human skin, or...

Facebook’s Algorithm Change Could Affect How Cops Speak to Citizens

Facebook has already become a critical communications tool for police and fire departments as well as local governments across the United States. Immediately after a 15-year-old started shooting a handgun inside his western Kentucky high school last week, the state’s police turned to Facebook to warn and inform the greater community. The first post was shared by users more than 6,000 times, and throughout...

Tech This Out: ‘Human Uber’ Lets You Pay Someone To Live Your Life For You

Someone can dress as you and walk around – all while you lounge at home with your laptop A new "human Uber" could let you pay someone to live your life for you. Japanese researcher Jun Rekimoto has developed a special screen that can be strapped to a person's face and allow them to live on your behalf. By dressing up as...

When You Play This Song Backwards, You Can Hear Satan. Play It Forwards, and It Hijacks Siri, Alexa

Speech recognition systems seduced by masked messages Computer science boffins affiliated with IBM and universities in China and the United States have devised a way to issue covert commands to voice-based AI software – like Apple Siri, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana – by encoding them in popular songs. They refer to these tweaked tunes, which issue mostly inaudible...