Uber Buys a Mysterious Startup to Make Itself an AI Company

Wired News - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 1:00pm
Uber is trying to move way beyond ride-sharing. The post Uber Buys a Mysterious Startup to Make Itself an AI Company appeared first on WIRED.
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EU Threatens Twitter And Facebook With Possible 'Hate Speech' Laws

Slashdot - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 12:30pm
An anonymous reader quotes Gizmodo: On Sunday, the European Commission warned Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube and Microsoft that if the companies do not address their hate speech problems, the EU will enact legislation that will force them to do so. In May, those five companies voluntarily signed a code of conduct to fight illegal hate speech on their platforms within 24 hours... But on Sunday, the European Commission revealed that the companies were not complying with this code in a satisfactory manner. "In practice the companies take longer and do not yet achieve this goal. They only reviewed 40 percent of the recorded cases in less than 24 hours," a Commission official told Reuters. The Commission's report found that YouTube responded to reports of harassment the fastest, and unsurprisingly, Twitter found itself in last place. "If Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft want to convince me and the ministers that the non-legislative approach can work, they will have to act quickly and make a strong effort in the coming months," Jourova told the Financial Times on Sunday.

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'The Glass Universe': How Women 'Computers' Measured the Stars

Space.com - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 12:01pm
In the mid-19th century, women worked at the Harvard College Observatory as human computers, studying photographic plates of stars and unveiling some of the most fundamental discoveries of our universe.
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Say Hello to WIRED’s Stunning Photo Site

Wired News - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 12:00pm
More photos. More stories. One incredible new display. The post Say Hello to WIRED’s Stunning Photo Site appeared first on WIRED.
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In Sunday Sketching, Christoph Niemann Tells the Brutal Truth About the Creative Process

Wired News - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 12:00pm
WIRED Logo Click to share this story on Facebook Click to share this story on Twitter Click to email this story Click to comment on this story. (will open new tab) © 2016 Christoph Niemann For years, Christoph Niemann spent every Sunday conducting a drawing experiment. The artist, whose illustrations have appeared in dozens of […] The post In Sunday Sketching, Christoph Niemann Tells the Brutal Truth About the Creative Process appeared first on WIRED.
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How One Composer Turns Science Into Serious Drama

Wired News - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 12:00pm
Scientific topics, like love triangles or bank heists, are all about drama, emotions, and humans---and that's what chords and chromatics are all about. The post How One Composer Turns Science Into Serious Drama appeared first on WIRED.
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Cantina Talk: Those Rogue One Reshoots Were Kind of a Big Deal

Wired News - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 12:00pm
And by "big deal" we mean "probably quite expensive and time-consuming." The post Cantina Talk: Those Rogue One Reshoots Were Kind of a Big Deal appeared first on WIRED.
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What Tangled Web: Galaxy's Messy 'Threads' Star in New Pic

Space.com - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 11:56am
A striking new image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures an extremely detailed view of the galaxy NGC 4696 and the tangled, thread-like filaments stretching from its bright galactic core.
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Cassini Probe Will Have Busy Final Year at Titan

Space.com - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 11:55am
Saturn's moon Titan is being used by scientists to better understand the Earth's atmosphere. One day, it could give scientist a clue about the likelihood of non-Earthlike lifeforms evolving in the universe.
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18 Boho-Chic Gifts for the Hipster in Your Life

Wired News - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 11:04am
What to buy for the back-to-land, cooler-than-thou, anti-establishment hipster in your life? The post 18 Boho-Chic Gifts for the Hipster in Your Life appeared first on WIRED.
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Dive Into the Serene, Magical World of the Humpback Whale

Wired News - Mon, 05/12/2016 - 10:00am
Not even Dory got this close. The post Dive Into the Serene, Magical World of the Humpback Whale appeared first on WIRED.
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