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Amazon’s facial recognition technology, called Amazon Rekognitition, is a growing part of that tech giant’s portfolio. Unlike Amazon Prime or Whole Foods, however, it remains largely removed from public awareness. That may change dramatically in the coming months if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has his way.

At a recent Alexa conclave in Seattle, Bezos stated […]

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These days, it seems like the media is constantly publishing stories about the imminent arrival of self-driving vehicles and their exciting benefits to motor vehicle safety, urban planning, and productivity. A study by two UK professors published just this month predicts that driverless vehicles will even be used as cheap mobile […]

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Intelligent machines are becoming an ever-present reality in almost every aspect of our lives. From asking Alexa about the weather to asking Siri to call mom, these machines are streamlining decision-making for an increasing number of aspects of our lives. Streamlining promotes efficiency, which is a persistent policy consideration to determine how well the judicial […]

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Welcome Our New Robot Overlords

On November 12, 2010 By

The U.S. Air Force is looking for a next-generation fighter jet to replace its current F-22 Raptor. In addition to (or in lieu of) conventional weapons, the Air Force is interested in non-kinetic (lasers, electromagnetic pulse generators) weapons and and remote functionality. Remote piloting removes the greatest limitation on current jets — […]

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Still Waiting for a DeLorean Time Machine. . .

On October 15, 2010 By

When one thinks of futuristic modes of transportation, especially those portrayed in science fiction movies and TV shows, there is a decided trend in what people believe/hope personal transport will look like in the future. Our media portrayal of the future seems to predict hover cars, spaceships, and cars that can […]

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I'll Take Artificial Intelligence for $1000, Alex

On June 23, 2010 By

As if Jeopardy! contestants weren’t already feeling the heat from competitors like Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, the show is now poised to add a new twist to the panel of competitors, at least temporarily. Watson, a supercomputer developed by IBM to be the world’s most advanced […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On April 19, 2010 By

In the news…

Doctor charged in connection with Michael Jackson’s death, Conrad Murray, refuses to negotiate a plea; legal team begins developing defense strategy.

Rapper Jay-Z sues David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox over name of Dominican nightclub.

Truth in Caller ID Act of 2010 makes it a crime […]

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