‘Citizen AI’: Teaching artificial intelligence to act responsibly

GUEST: Researchers at Mt. Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine in New York at have a unique collaborator in the hospital: Their in-house artificial intelligence system, known as Deep Patient. The researchers taught Deep Patient to predict risk factors for 78 different diseases by feeding it electronic health records from 700,000 patients. Doctors now t…Read More

Terror list in 2014, French citizen in 2015? Twitter blames Paris for failing to stop Trebes gunman

France’s Twittersphere is mourning the death of the officer who swapped himself for hostages during the supermarket siege, speculating that the tragedy might have been avoided if authorities had monitored suspected extremists. Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame volunteered to take the place of hostages to save the lives of people inside a supermarket in the town of […]

Yet another security vulnerability afflicts India’s citizen database

India’s Aadhaar database is a national system that contains personal data and biometric information on over 1.1 billion Indian citizens. While joining is technically voluntary (for now, at least), enrollment has become necessary for things like opening bank accounts and applying for loans, filing tax returns and buying or selling property. But Aadhaar has been […]

Rose McGowan Docu-Series ‘Citizen Rose’ Premieres This Month

A five-part docu-series focused on actress Rose McGowan will debut on E! later this month. McGowan, who appeared in films such as Scream, Jawbreaker and Grindhouse was one of the first actresses to come forward with sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The new series, titled Citizen Rose, will go behind-the-scenes of McGowan’s life. In addition to the new […]

Jury finds Mexican citizen not guilty of murdering San Francisco woman Kate Steinle

A Mexican man on trial for the murder of a San Francisco woman has been found not guilty. The death of Kate Steinle figured prominently in the debate on immigration, with President Donald Trump referencing it as an argument for a crackdown. On Thursday afternoon, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 45, was found not guilty of […]

World’s 1st robot citizen wants her own family, career & AI ‘superpowers’

Sophia, the first robot to be awarded citizenship in the world, has said she not only wants to start a family but also have her own career, in addition to developing human emotions in the future. In an interview with The Khaleej Times at the recent Knowledge Summit, Sophia shared her thoughts on the future […]

Colin Kaepernick named GQ ‘Citizen Of The Year,’ not quoted in article

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:47 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 17:48 Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who instigated the NFL anthem protests, has been named GQ magazine’s ‘Citizen Of The Year’ for 2017. In 2013, Kaepernick appeared in a GQ photoshoot as one of the NFL’s most talented players after leading his […]

How ‘Citizen Housewives’ Made Food Cheaper and Safer

Today’s shoppers take many features of the modern supermarket for granted: Ground beef is sealed with see-through plastic, prices are clearly labeled on the shelves and known before checkout, and expiration dates are clearly indicated on packaging. But without grassroots organizing by women throughout the 20th century against rotting ingredients, high food prices, and indecipherable […]

Tired of waiting, Star Citizen guild gets a $45,000 refund

Enlarge / $ 45,000 seems a small price to pay for scenes like this… if that game ever actually comes out, that is. Children that were born when Star Citizen was first announced are now approaching Kindergarten, but the extremely ambitious space simulation is currently struggling to get its third alpha version into backers’ hands. […]

Star Citizen developer wants to use your face for in-game chat

Soon, you won’t have to rely on just yelling or typing in all-caps to express yourself in-game. Faceware Technologies is teaming up with Cloud Imperium Games to bring facial animation to Star Citizen. The new Face Over Internet Protocol (FOIP) feature uses webcams to detect expressions and project them onto players’ avatars. Faceware will also be […]