According to Business Insider, Airbus reports it already has the technology to fly planes without pilots. The issue stopping them is regulators and public perception.
[Christian Scherer, Airbus's chief commercial officer] said: "This is not a matter of technology — it's a matter of interaction with the regulators, the perception in the traveling public."
"When can we introduce it in large commercial aircraft? That is a matter we are discussing with regulators and customers, but technology-wise, we don't see a hurdle."
With the hardware requirements to create fake videos available to most consumers, the creation of fake videos is proliferating and it is getting harder and harder to determine what is real and what is not.
Deepfakes are videos and images that have been digitally manipulated to depict people saying and doing things that never happened. Most deepfakes use artificial intelligence to alter video and to generate authentic-sounding audio. These clips are often produced to fool viewers, and are optimized to spread rapidly on social media.
In Das Grüne Reich (the Green Realm) we watch as the Green Party wins the elections in Germany and turns itself into a dictatorship without mercy.
Deutschland in der nahen Zukunft: Die Grünen sind an der Macht und haben eine Diktatur der Verbote errichtet. Doch im Untergrund kämpft ein Mann gegen den autoritären Ökologismus. Willkommen im Grünen Reich.
On Nautilus, Barclay Bram looks at the invasive power of WeChat on the lives of its citizens.
People are regularly arrested for messages they send in “private” group chats.
Vice warns of how future credit scores will be based on AI and social media behaviour, giving a whole new way to evaluate people.
More recently, credit companies have started to use machine learning and offer "alternative credit" as a way to reduce bias in credit scores. The idea is to use data that isn't normally included in a credit score to try and get a sense for how trustworthy someone might be. All data is potential credit data, these companies argue, which could include everything from your sexual orientation to your political beliefs, and even what high school you went to.
Quartz reports how Hong Kong protesters avoided using their smart cards in fear of being…114More
In this video by Thoughty2 , Arran Lomas explains how the sun works, what fusion is, how it works, and why it's coming.
Fusion request the most perfect conditions to take place. I mean it is like to create the sun, in miniautre, on planet earth, in a box. That's not going to be easy.
According to ZDNet BoxBot is a new company focusing on autonomous last-mile deliveries. Recently emerged from stealth, the goal of the company is not only to manage distribution centres, but also to manufacture its own delivery vehicles.
The Boxbot logistics system also includes an automated local hub where packages are received, sorted, and prepped for delivery, along with a fleet of street-based driverless vehicles. Boxbot envisions the hubs situated close to residential neighborhoods. By shipping products to them in anticipation of orders, retailers can conceivably offer fast, low-cost shipping for a fraction of the price, cutting into Amazon's massive lead.
James Anderson, a Harvard University professor of atmospheric chemistry, notes that we only have five years to save ourselves from climate change before we hit irreversible feedbacks. Professor Anderson is known for determining the effect of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) on the ozone layer.
"Can we lose 75-80 percent of permanent ice and recover? The answer is no."
The answer is no in part because of what scientists call feedbacks, some of the ways the earth responds to warming. Among those feedbacks is the release of methane currently trapped in permafrost and under the sea, which will exacerbate warming. Another is the pending collapse of the Greenland ice sheet, which Anderson said will raise sea level by 7 meters (about 23 feet).
Ivan says he knows of at least 100 people who are actively developing 3D-printed gun technology, and claims thousands are taking part in the network.
The group uploads CAD files to different media-hosting services underpinned by blockchain. Ivan claims their groups AR15 model is far superior to anything in the public domain.
By itself, the fake Rolex Daytona does almost everything right, to the point of using the same steel as the real thing for its case and bracelet, actual ceramic in the bezel surrounding the watch face, and a near-perfect replica of the Rolex’s mechanical movement inside. Where it falls apart is when you really start to study the fit and finish of the fake. Rolex still relies on skilled craftspersons for many parts of its manufacturing process, resulting in highly polished finishes and smooth detailing, which the mass-produced fake is lacking. The details are subtle, but even the lettering on the watch face looks a…
Quick Fix is an art installation by Belgian-based artist Dries Depoorter that, for the cost of just a few coins, allows you to get likes and followers on a vairety of social media accounts. As the name implies, this is a criticism of our addiction to social media.
“Quick Fix “is easy to use. Choose your product, pay and fill in your social media username. You receive the like or followers just a few seconds later. The accounts that like or starting to follow you are fake accounts.
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|“Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all.”|
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