Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook has been experimenting with AIs that negotiate with each other The newspapers have a scoop today – it seems that artificial intelligence (AI) could be out to get us. “‘Robot intelligence is dangerous’: Expert’s warning after Facebook AI ‘develop their own language’”, says…

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Image copyright Cyberint Image caption TradeRoute has seen its illegal listings rise following the demise of AlphaBay Trade on several of the dark web’s illegal markets has boomed since two major players were shut by the authorities last month, according to research carried out for the BBC. The US and…

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Warning: Contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7. If there’s one thing that’s stressed time and time again in the Game of Thrones world, it’s that history isn’t linear. It’s circular. The consequences of different character’s actions catch up with them, old lines of dialogue echo through time, and…

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Image copyright Getty Images British Gas will increase electricity prices by 12.5% from 15 September, its owner Centrica has said, in a move that will affect 3.1 million customers. Gas prices are unchanged, but the average annual dual-fuel bill for a typical household on a standard tariff will rise by…

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Environmental technology is breaking out of its shell and transforming into what is becoming today’s new buzzword: sustaintech, a combination of cleantech and smarttech. What does the emergence of sustaintech mean? It signals that we are witnessing how disruptive innovations are breaking down the long-standing status quo of sustainability originating from…

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By 2040, we think fifth-level, autonomy-enabled mobility will be available as a service for the majority of the transportation needs of urban consumers. In other words, 70% of the urban population wouldn’t need to own cars because they would be available on-demand through their favorite app.  Although several power players like…

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Once a week, Kevin Kelly, Claudia Dawson, and I send out a weekly newsletter that gives you 6 brief personal recommendations of cool stuff. We have 11,821 subscribers. Here’s issue #54. Get the Recomendo weekly newsletter a week early by email. Getting good stuff on craigslist: This brief, succinct blog post has…

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Image copyright Reuters Author JK Rowling has apologised for incorrectly accusing Donald Trump of ignoring a disabled boy. A video emerged that appeared to show the US president refusing to shake the boy’s hand at the White House. “How stunning, and how horrible, that Trump cannot bring himself to shake…

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Image copyright HBO Image caption An upcoming Game of Thrones script was allegedly stolen A group of hackers claims to have stolen the script for a forthcoming Game of Thrones episode and other data in a breach at entertainment firm HBO. The group says it has 1.5 terabytes of the…

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