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MIT building A 1 Billion Dollar AI College

Massachusetts Institute of Technology will not just look to churn out single-discipline artificial intelligence graduates, but work to integrate machine learning into other fields — whether that’s history, politics, chemistry, or anything else. The college will equip students and researchers in any discipline to use computing and A.I. to advance their disciplines and vice-versa, as well as to think critically about the human impact of their work

Farms Run By Robots!

A company called Iron Ox created a fully autonomous farm in San Carlos, California. The hydroponic, indoor farm relies on two robots to plant, care for and harvest all its produce. One of the robots is 1,000 pounds and about the size of a car. It picks up the trays of plants and transports them around the greenhouse. A second machine, a robotic arm, is responsible for all the fine manipulation tasks, like seeding and transplanting.”

Husband Divorces Wife After Seeing Her On Google maps With Another man

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The man was planning a route ahead of a drive when he spotted an image of his wife sat on a bench stroking the hair of another man with his head in her lap.

Taken by a Google camera car in the Peruvian capital city of Lima, the shocked husband said the photo caught his attention after the woman pictured appeared to be wearing the exact same clothes his wife owned. The wife was photographed with her lover on a bench by the city’s Puente de los Suspiros de Barranco (Bridge of Sighs of the Ravine).

It dates back to 2013, but the man angrily confronted his wife with the evidence of her past infidelity. And the couple, whose names have not been revealed, later divorced after the woman admitted to having had an affair.

The man recently shared the photographs on Facebook where they made a big impression on users.

The husband was planning a route on Google Maps when he spotted a familiar face (Image: CEN/GoogleMaps)

The couple divorced after she admitted to having an affair (Image: CEN/GoogleMaps)

 

 

Nestle Wants Your DNA To Provide You With Healthy Snacks

Former Nestle chief Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has said personalised diets and 'individual nutrient cocktails' are the future of nutrition

Former Nestle chief Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has said personalised diets and ‘individual nutrient cocktails’ are the future of nutrition ( Rex Features )

Nestle, the world’s largest food company, has joined the trend for personalized nutrition with a blend of artificial intelligence, DNA testing and the modern obsession with Instagramming food.

The program, that began in Japan, could provide the Swiss company with a wealth of data about customers’ wellness and diet as it pivots towards consumers who are seeking to improve their health and longevity.

In Japan, some 100,000 users of the “Nestle Wellness Ambassador” program send pictures of their food via the popular Line app that then recommends lifestyle changes and specially formulated supplements. The program can cost $600 (£463) a year for capsules that make nutrient-rich teas, smoothies and other products such as vitamin-fortified snacks.

The company is trying to figure out the algorithm between the test results and the genetic information and what they recommend as a solution.

 

They’re Now Working On Driver less Airplanes

This version of the ApusDuo is just a fraction of the planned final craft, which will...
This version of the ApusDuo is just a fraction of the planned final craft, which will have a 91.9 ft wingspan and be able to stay aloft for up to a year(Credit: UAVOS)

They’re a step closer to having high-altitude, long-endurance, autonomous aircraft soaring through the skies. UAVOS has now announced that a prototype of the company’s High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) ApusDuo aircraft has completed the first stage of flight tests.

As the name suggests, these HAPS aircraft are designed to occupy the space between drones and satellites, soaring to altitudes as high as 20,000 m (65,600 ft). From that vantage point, they’re able to monitor the environment in the atmosphere and back on the ground, beam internet or radio communications over long distances, or perform military surveillance operations. The Airbus Zephyr is one such project, and until recently Facebook had been trialing a program called Aquila that was designed to beam high-speed internet to the world.

Banksy’s Artwork Renamed

Bansky, Love is in the Bin, 2018. Sold for £1,042,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s.

Days after Banksy shocked the world by shredding his canvas Girl With Balloon (2006) with a built in shredder immediately after it sold for $1.3 million at Sotheby’s, the artist announced that the canvas and the frame it is still stuck in now comprise a new work, called Love is in the Bin (2018). The new work has been granted a certificate by Pest Control, Banksy’s authentication body, and will be on display at Sotheby’s New Bond Street saleroom this weekend.

“Banksy didn’t destroy an artwork in the auction, he created one,” Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s Head of Contemporary Art, Europe, said in a statement. “Following his surprise intervention on the night, we are pleased to confirm the sale of the artist’s newly-titled Love is in the Bin, the first artwork in history to have been created live during an auction.”

The auction house also confirmed that the winning bidder from Friday night is proceeding with the purchase, but did not reveal the identity of the buyer, just that it is a “female European collector and a long-standing client of Sotheby’s.”

Pentagon Hacked Too!

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Defense Travel System Hacked, Employee Credit Card Info Stolen

The hack of the DoD’s automated booking and travel site, the travel records and credit card information of as many as 30,000 military members and government civilian employees were stolen. Every service member must use the Defense Travel System to book official travel to schools, conferences, and other training away from their home station. This latest one appears to be the fault of a contractor, who at this time remains unnamed. The results could be wide-reaching though, as both military and civilian workers were affected.

It appears that hacking has become easy.

Last year, the hackers at DEF CON showed how easy it was to crack into voting machine software and hardware.

August 10, teams in three age ranges, 8-11, 12-14 and 15-16, let loose on replica American government websites that report election results. In elections in the Ukraine and Ghana, these were hacked to spread confusion about the voting process and its results – and the village’s organizers hope the youngsters can do the same with US-style tech. They even had some five year olds hacking

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