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Researchers find people are more receptive to social robots during the pandemic

RESEARCHERS FIND PEOPLE ARE MORE RECEPTIVE TO SOCIAL ROBOTS DURING THE PANDEMIC

In a preprint study, researchers present evidence that perceptions of social robots are changing for the better as a result of the...

Quibi's troubled launch was compounded by a drop in mobile video viewing

QUIBI'S TROUBLED LAUNCH WAS COMPOUNDED BY A DROP IN MOBILE VIDEO VIEWING

Quibi launched a mobile video platform for users on the go just as people were suddenly going nowhere. An Adobe streaming report reveals...

 
 
 
Why it's time to change the conversation around synthetic media 

WHY IT'S TIME TO CHANGE THE CONVERSATION AROUND SYNTHETIC MEDIA 

Synthetic media has become synonymous with deepfakes, but it also presents a lot of exciting opportunities.

How the pandemic is influencing robotics research

HOW THE PANDEMIC IS INFLUENCING ROBOTICS RESEARCH

The pandemic makes physical experimentation with robots practically impossible. Here's how some roboticists have adjusted to the new...

 
 
 
Intel's chip architects promise innovations despite setbacks

INTEL'S CHIP ARCHITECTS PROMISE INNOVATIONS DESPITE SETBACKS

Intel's top chip engineers gave a briefing on Tuesday about the company's approach to designing its family of chips under the banner...

Keeper Security raises $60 million to protect companies from data breaches

KEEPER SECURITY RAISES $60 MILLION TO PROTECT COMPANIES FROM DATA BREACHES

Keeper Security, a startup developing encryption and data breach prevention solutions for businesses, has secured $60 million in venture...

 
 
 
Uber could stop ride-hailing service in California if court ruling takes effect

UBER COULD STOP RIDE-HAILING SERVICE IN CALIFORNIA IF COURT RULING TAKES EFFECT

Uber could shut down its ride-hailing operations in California if a ruling that blocks it from classifying its drivers as contractors...

Research shows natural language benchmarks don't measure AI models' general knowledge well

RESEARCH SHOWS NATURAL LANGUAGE BENCHMARKS DON'T MEASURE AI MODELS' GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WELL

Researchers find evidence that popular benchmark data sets do a poor job of measuring natural language models' general knowledge.

 
 
 
Google uses crowdsourced photos to recreate landmarks in 3D for AR/VR

GOOGLE USES CROWDSOURCED PHOTOS TO RECREATE LANDMARKS IN 3D FOR AR/VR

Researchers have updated a neural rendering technology with the ability to distinguish 3D structures from lighting, using landmark...

UC Berkeley's Niloufar Salehi on restorative justice in social media

UC BERKELEY'S NILOUFAR SALEHI ON RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN SOCIAL MEDIA

UC Berkeley assistant professor Niloufar Salehi is exploring how to apply restorative justice to social media platforms as part of...

 
 
 
Locomation completes public road trial of semi-autonomous truck convoy tech

LOCOMATION COMPLETES PUBLIC ROAD TRIAL OF SEMI-AUTONOMOUS TRUCK CONVOY TECH

Locomation, an autonomous truck startup headquartered in Portland, successfully completed its first on-road program transporting commercial...

Gong raises $200 million to surface sales insights with AI

GONG RAISES $200 MILLION TO SURFACE SALES INSIGHTS WITH AI

Gong.io, a startup applying AI to sales call analysis, has raised $200 million in venture capital at a $2.2 billion valuation.

 
 
 
Twitter rolls out new reply controls to combat trolls

TWITTER ROLLS OUT NEW REPLY CONTROLS TO COMBAT TROLLS

In an effort to make Twitter seem less like a cesspool, the company is rolling out new settings that allow all users to control who...

Qualcomm wins U.S. antitrust lawsuit appeal over chip licensing

QUALCOMM WINS U.S. ANTITRUST LAWSUIT APPEAL OVER CHIP LICENSING

A controversial U.S. antitrust lawsuit over allegedly anticompetitive Qualcomm licensing terms appears to be over after the chipmaker's...

 
 
 
Daybreak Games acquires Cold Iron Studios, saving the next Alien game

DAYBREAK GAMES ACQUIRES COLD IRON STUDIOS, SAVING THE NEXT ALIEN GAME

Daybreak Games has acquired Cold Iron Studios, which is making a PC and console game set in the Alien universe.

NeuralCam Live uses ML to turn iPhones into ‘smart' computer webcams

NEURALCAM LIVE USES ML TO TURN IPHONES INTO ‘SMART' COMPUTER WEBCAMS

After bringing Google Night Sight-like functionality to iOS, NeuralCam now has an app that lets Macs stream live, deep learning-filtered...

 
 
 

TEAM LIQUID REWARDS ESPORTS FANS WITH LIQUID+ PLATFORM

Team Liquid unveiled Liquid+, a fan engagement platform that rewards the company's esports fans for engaging with players such as watching...

Rainway's streaming service will make it easier to install games on any launcher

RAINWAY'S STREAMING SERVICE WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO INSTALL GAMES ON ANY LAUNCHER

Rainway announced today that its streaming service will add a new feature making it possible to install games from different PC launchers...

 
 
 
How Women Invest will target female founders with $10 million fund

HOW WOMEN INVEST WILL TARGET FEMALE FOUNDERS WITH $10 MILLION FUND

How Women Invest has raised a $10 million venture capital fund to disrupt the status quo and invest in startups created by female founders.

Pinterest expands lipstick Try on feature to over 10,000 shoppable shades

PINTEREST EXPANDS LIPSTICK TRY ON FEATURE TO OVER 10,000 SHOPPABLE SHADES

Pinterest's augmented reality liptstick Try on feature now covers over 10,000 shoppable shades discoverable across 48 million beauty...

 
 
 



LIVE: Attorneys from Breonna Taylor's family speak about meeting with...

LIVE: Attorneys from Breonna Taylor's family speak about meeting with attorney general

Attorneys for the family of Breonna Taylor are holding a news conference Thursday to discuss the meeting they had with Kentucky's attorney general. Read more ...

AMC theaters, 5 in KC area, to reopen next week with 15-cent movie tickets

AMC theaters, 5 in KC area, to reopen next week with 15-cent movie tickets

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US workers file under a million jobless claims for first time since March

US workers file under a million jobless claims for first time since March

Some 963,000 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as new jobless claims fell below 1 million for the first time since March. Read more ...

Trump announces peace deal between Israel, United Arab Emirates

Trump announces peace deal between Israel, United Arab Emirates

President Trump on Thursday announced a historic peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that would pave the way for full normalization of relations between... Read more ...

Trump says Israel & UAE to restore diplomatic ties, deal said to delay...

Trump says Israel & UAE to restore diplomatic ties, deal said to delay annexing of Palestinian land

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U.S. says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

U.S. says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

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Here are the 13 power players in VP pick Kamala Harris' inner circle. If Joe...

Here are the 13 power players in VP pick Kamala Harris' inner circle. If Joe Biden ousts Trump in November, her longtime allies could land White House jobs or other key roles

Political stock in Kamala Harris' orbit soared when Joe Biden picked the California senator as his running mate. A former 2020 presidential candidate herself and a relative... Read more ...

Bail set for former police union head accused of abusing child

Bail set for former police union head accused of abusing child

A former president of the Boston Police Union was charged with sexually abusing a child. Read more ...

2020 Fantasy Football QB Rankings: Can anyone battle Lamar Jackson, Patrick...

2020 Fantasy Football QB Rankings: Can anyone battle Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes for top quarterback spots?

There isn't much debate over the top two quarterbacks in fantasy football, but plenty of studs and sleepers have cases to be in the top 10. See our full list of 2020 fantasy QB... Read more ...

For the first time in 5 months, new weekly unemployment claims are under 1...

For the first time in 5 months, new weekly unemployment claims are under 1 million

Another 963,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Department of Labor said. Read more ...