New Tech Could Let Alexa Listen Before You Even Say Her Name

Alexa may be eavesdropping a little longer if new Amazon technology is developed. The e-retail giant has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describing a technology to allow the Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices to capture what you say before a so-called wake word – like “Alexa” – is even spoken, BuzzFeed More...

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By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Reports: Facebook Working on Curious Robots That Learn on Their Own

Facebook is unveiling AI research that is working on touchy-feely robots that can learn tasks through trial and error, reports say. “Much of our work in robotics is focused on self-supervised learning, in More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Ex-Air Force Aide: Pentagon’s UFO Interest Not About Aliens

Despite new rules being developed by the U.S Navy for personnel to report “unidentified aircraft,” the Pentagon is not really hip to the idea aliens are visiting planet Earth, a former science More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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Nukes Could Save Earth From Asteroid Strike

The future use of nuclear weapons could be to save mankind from a run-in with an asteroid, a recent essay claims. Writing for The Conversation, James A. Green, a professor of public international law at England’s More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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UFO Researcher Stanton Friedman Dead at 84

Nuclear physicist and famed UFO researcher Stanton Friedman has died at 84, the CBC reports. Friedman, who devoted his life to researching and investigating unidentified flying objects, was credited with bringing More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
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San Fran Bans Govt’s Use of Facial-Recognition Software

Tech-savvy San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in the United States to approve a ban on the government’s use of facial recognition technology, The Hill reports. The measure passed in an 8-1 More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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Experts Study How to Detect Deepfake Videos of Candidates

Digital forensic experts are studying mannerisms of the 2020 presidential candidates over concerns of doctored videos created to mislead voters, The Hill reports. One professor at the University of California, More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Report: US Testing Robot-Manned Drones to Fly Alongside Fighter Jets

The U.S. military is testing whether human pilots can trust robot wingmen during complex air combat maneuvering in an aircraft dogfight, Defense One reports. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Air More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Experts Comb Through DNA of Possible Lock of Da Vinci Hair

A whitish-blond lock of hair that might be from Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci went on display Thursday at a museum in his Tuscan birthplace as historians comb through 500-year-old DNA. “This lock remained More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
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Buzz Aldrin Calls on Humans to Colonize Mars

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, is calling on the United States to turn its focus to landing humans on another celestial body: Mars. In an opinion piece for The Washington Post, the 89-year-old More...