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Our collective facepalm has gotten so bad AI researchers are dedicating time to it

 OK, perhaps the events of the last few months have only moved the needle a bit, but the fact remains that we take a heck of a lot of pictures of ourselves with our hands covering our faces. And it turns out that’s a fairly serious problem for facial recognition. Read More

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May Mobility is a self-driving startup with a decade of experience

 May Mobility is a startup making its official debut at Y Combinator’s demo day on Monday, focused on offering autonomous driving technology that companies with commercial fleets will be able to use in the near-term, not a decade from now. But the startup, while young, actually has a decade of experience, thanks to a team that’s been working on autonomous tech since the third… Read More

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Online hate crime to be treated the same as face-to-face crime in the UK

 Sometimes the most obvious solutions might be the best. While the US wrings its hands over what to do with online haters and abusers on social media, other countries have a more direct approach: throw the book at them. That’s effectively the UK’s new approach, which will now treat online ‘hate crime’ as seriously as offences carried out in real life. The UK’s… Read More

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Trump’s sun staring eclipses good solar safety sense

 Donald Trump wore proper safety glasses to look at the solar eclipse that crossed the U.S. today – at least at first. Near the end of his viewing, the President seems to have forgotten why he was wearing those stupid glasses to begin with, since he took them off and stared directly at the astral bodies, which is not advised as intelligent by anyone, eclipse or no eclipse. Trump’s… Read More

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In-memory database provider Redis Labs raises 44M

 Redis Labs, a database company that specializes in in-memory databases, said today it has raised $44 million in a funding round led by Goldman Sachs. Redis Labs is like other typical open-source based database companies, where it offers the technology for free while charging for an enterprise tier. It’s a bet that while anyone can build something on the technology, the company will have… Read More

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