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Chinese Police Arrest Man for $15 Million Bitcoin…

“A man in China has been arrested for reportedly conning $15 million worth out of 50 investors after claiming he had a reliable supply of Bitcoin mining machines” writes Rebecca Campbell for livebitcoinnews.com. Zhang is in his 20s and is reported to have written in online posts that he had a reliable supply of Bitcoin mining machines.In April, Chinese police also seized 600 Bitcoin mining machines following reports of irregular electricity use.At the time, market values for a Bitcoin mining machine were around 30,000 yuan, or $4,600.News of this comes…

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Marketing will never be done by robots, tech marketer says

“Speaking on a panel at the event, he said: “Is it going to replace human beings?” writes Lucy Handley for cnbc.com. For Raja Rajamannar, chief marketing officer at Mastercard, AI can replace a substantial part of repetitive tasks or data analysis.”Marketing will never be done by robots,” John Travis, Adobe’s vice president of brand marketing, told CNBC. “And… instinct, emotion, all of that which marketers we always talk (about), is more important than ever.”. Speaking on a panel at the event Tuesday, Procter & Gamble’s Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard…

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Google Is Training Machines to Predict When a Patient Will Die

“Hospitals, doctors and other health-care providers have been trying for years to better use stockpiles of electronic health records and other patient data” writes Mark Bergen for bloomberg.com. Google is treading carefully when it comes to patient information, particularly as public scrutiny over data-collection rises.A deeper dive into health would only add to the vast amounts of information Google already has on us.But current methods of mining health data are costly, cumbersome and time consuming.For its recent research, the internet giant cut deals with the University of California, San Francisco,…

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Xiaohuanggou, maker of smart garbage recycling machines that pay users cash based on the weight of the garbage, raises ~164M Series A

“It places smart garbage recycling machines close to residential areas, hotels and business centers” reports chinamoneynetwork.com. Chinese online smart recycling platform Xiaohuanggou announced that it has raised a RMB1.05 billion (US$163.67 million) series A round from Beijing-headquartered asset management firm Zhongzhi Enterprise Group. Source: chinamoneynetwork.com Share This:

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Has technology evolved beyond our control?

“As a result, we understand less and less about the world as these powerful technologies assume more control over our everyday lives” writes James Bridle for theguardian.com. Our technologies are extensions of ourselves, codified in machines and infrastructures, in frameworks of knowledge and action.The network – us and our machines and the things we think and discover together – demands it.It also meant that hackers who gained access to the then inadequately secured machines could read their owner’s Gmail passwords. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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APPLE to undercut law-enforcement tool for cracking iPhones…

“SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices” writes Joseph Menn for reuters.com. This also could spur sales of cracking devices, as law enforcement looks to get more forensic machines closer to where seizures occur.Apple and most private security experts argue that government contractors and others can usually find means of cracking devices.These companies have marketed their machines to law enforcement in multiple countries this year, offering the…

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Apple to undercut popular law-enforcement tool for cracking iPhones

“SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday it will change its iPhone settings to undercut the most popular means for law enforcement to break into the devices” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. This also could spur sales of cracking devices, as law enforcement looks to get more forensic machines closer to where seizures occur.Apple began working on the USB issue before learning it was a favorite of law enforcement.Apple and most private security experts argue that government contractors and others can usually find means of cracking devices. Source:…

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People kicking these food delivery robots is an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots

“Heinla told Business Insider that while most people like the robots, there are a few who take exception” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. The company behind tiny food delivery robots has admitted that people are kicking its machines — and it’s an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots.A source told Business Insider in 2016 that a member of the public once attempted to rip the flag from one of the robots that was out on a delivery.It makes 22-inch tall robots that roll along the…

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Nvidia launches Isaac robot platform with Jetson Xavier robot processor

“The Nvidia Jetson Xavier developer kit, which includes the Isaac robotics software, will be priced at $1,300, with early access starting in August from distributors worldwide” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. This robotics software consists of the Isaac software development kit (SDK),or tools that let users develop robotics algorithm software and runtime frameworks with fully accelerated libraries.Next, AI, in combination with sensors and actuators, will be the brain of a new generation of autonomous machines.Nvidia launched its Nvidia Isaac robot platform today to power the next generation of autonomous machines,…

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