Facebook is paid by you and you do like

In recent years, the most popular social media tool in the world, has faced many difficulties. One of them, and perhaps the most important, is the inability to convince users that their personal data are enclosed by a firewall and not shared with companies, governments and secret services. The scourge of the “Cambridge Analytica” scandal Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Apple wants to teach Siri not to… overhear its users

Apple seems ready to temporarily stop a worldwide program that allows third-party contractors to hear recorded requests from Apple product users to popular digital assistant “Siri”. The reason that seems to have led Apple to this move is that third parties choose to listen to the conversations and questions that “Siri” users ask, without their Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Robotic walking stick for people with mobility problems

Researchers at Columbia University in the City of New York have created a robotic walking stick that can help older people and people with mobility problems. The team, led by Sunil Agrawal, a professor at Columbia Engineering, demonstrated for the first time the benefits of using an autonomous robot that can walk beside a person Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Android 10: Google “breaks” tradition in the names of its operating systems

A long tradition of names for versions of its Android operating system has broken Google: So far, the company has given different versions of pastry names (“Android Oreo”, “Android KitKat”, “Android Gingerbread” and so on). However, this is changing to the new version as Android Q becomes “simply” Android 10. “Our team of engineers have Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook wants to read the human mind

‎For some time now, Facebook has ceased to know just where we are, who we are with and what we do.‎‎ It is not enough to ‎‎recognize our personal preferences and activities‎‎. These may be known ‎‎by any technological application based on our likes‎‎, to ‎‎whom we follow and communicate and what we buy‎‎. Also Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Russian humanoid robot Fedor ready to be launched to the International Space Station

A Russian humanoid robot named Fedor performs the final tests and prepares to launch at the International Space Station, from Baikonur Cosmodrome on August 22, with a Soyuz rocket carrying the unmanned Soyuz craft MS-114 along with the robot.‎ Fedor (Final Experimental Demonstration Research) is about 1.83 meters high, weighs 105 kg and can lift Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Robot-“MacGyver” makes its own tools

Researchers at Georgia Tech’s “Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning (RAIL)” successfully trained a robot to create its own basic tools by combining objects. This development is an important step towards more ‘intelligent’ machines capable of producing advanced tools that could be useful in hazardous environments. The whole “philosophy” is reminiscent of television’s “MacGyver” the hero Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Yes; Facebook listens and transcribes users’ voicemails

New scandal upsets Facebook Inc. after revealing that it was transcribing audio clips sent by users through the colossus services. A report in the financial newspaper Bloomberg reports that the company is paying thousands of outside partners to transcribe the voicemails of users. Some of these employees, who spoke anonymously in the newspaper -so as Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Artificial intelligence predicts which films will succeed and which not

The anxiety of the actors, director and production company about whether their film will do well in the box office when it is released may be diminished in the future, as artificial intelligence promises to reduce uncertainty (and) in this area. On the other hand, some films will probably never be shot if the forecast Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Plato: Uber researchers’ smart interactive systems platform (led by Greek)

“Plato” is the name of the platform for intelligent interactive systems developed by Uber artificial intelligence researchers in the US, led by a Greek scientist. Smart interactive systems have been significantly developed in recent decades, with the most prominent example being the smart personal digital assistants (type “Siri” or “Cortana”), which tend to become essential Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …