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Neon’s ‘artificial human’ avatars could not live up to the CES hype

Neon’s ‘artificial human’ avatars could not live up to the CES hype

According to Neon creator and STAR Labs boss Pranav Mistry: "Neons will integrate with our world and serve as new links to a better future, a world where 'humans are humans' and 'machines are humane.'" That makes them sound like digital conversation partners, where interactions would approximate real humans. The mission seems to be a…
WTF Is an Artificial Human and Where Did They Come From? – Gizmodo

WTF Is an Artificial Human and Where Did They Come From? – Gizmodo

Photo: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo)Neon is the name of the company and also the name of its only product—if you can call it that. I’m told a Neon is a living entity, but it doesn’t have a physical body. I’m told a Neon is computationally created, but it’s not an AI assistant. So what the fuck…
The Neon ‘artificial human’ presentation at CES 2020 was a trainwreck – Android Authority

The Neon ‘artificial human’ presentation at CES 2020 was a trainwreck – Android Authority

Why do I have to complete a CAPTCHA? Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. What can I do to prevent this in the future? If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to…

Human Rights at a Global Crossroads – Robert Tibbo and Edward Snowden at 36C3

WebM DASH DASH is an adaptive-bitrate HTTP-based streaming solution that is (unlike existing proprietary solutions such as HLS) internationally standardized. Support for DASH in open source software such as ffmpeg is still pretty rough, so consider this a technology-preview, it's not yet a stable solution. Please report your experience to @c3voc.
First human ancestors to leave Africa died out in Java, scientists say

First human ancestors to leave Africa died out in Java, scientists say

The last known resting place of Homo erectus, one of the most successful human ancestors and the first to walk fully upright, has been traced to a floodplain near the longest river on the Indonesian island of Java. A dozen partial skulls and two shinbones, discovered in a bonebed near the Solo river in the…
80% of US accepts that there’s a human role in climate change

80% of US accepts that there’s a human role in climate change

Welcome to reality — Partisan gap on climate change is mostly due to older male conservatives. John Timmer - Nov 25, 2019 5:42 pm UTC One of the stranger aspects of the post-factual era is that basic aspects of reality have become partisan issues. Exhibit A of that problem is climate change. In the US…
Human patient put in suspended animation for the first time

Human patient put in suspended animation for the first time

The technique is officially called "emergency preservation and resuscitation" (EPR) and is being tested at the University of Maryland Medical Center on patients that arrive with acute trauma, such as a stab wound or gunshot. Given the nature of their injuries, these patients would normally have a survival rate of less than five percent.With EPR,…
Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules

Feds Pin Uber Crash on Human Operator, Call for Better Rules

The Uber self-driving car crash that killed a pedestrian in March 2018 was the fault of the vehicle’s operator, who wasn’t paying attention at the time and was likely looking at her cell phone, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined. But the safety watchdog didn’t end the blame game there. At a board meeting…
Human Head Studios is closing, but everyone’s been offered jobs at Bethesda – PC Gamer

Human Head Studios is closing, but everyone’s been offered jobs at Bethesda – PC...

Home News RPG Rune 2 (Image credit: Human Head) Human Head Studios, the developer of the original Prey, is shutting down. It's been around since the late '90s, but action RPG Rune 2, which launched on the Epic Games Store yesterday and was meant to be due out on Steam next year, will be its…

Human Readable Magazine

The use of the right data structure that is adequately suited for the complexity of a problem is one of the attributes that distinguishes experienced developers from the rest. After several years of plying my trade as a software engineer, I assumed I had at least encountered most of the consequential data structures in the…

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FBI warns US citizens that connected televisions can provide hackers a...

Is your TV watching you? FBI warns US citizens that connected televisions can provide hackers a window into their homes — encouraging owners to stick TAPE over their smart TV camerasSmart TVs are internet-connected devices that support apps and streamingMany come with built-in cameras, microphones and facial recognition softwareHackers can use such TVs to spy…

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