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Why it's totally unsurprising that Amazon's recruitment AI was biased against women

Chip Somodevilla / Getty ImagesAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon abandoned a project to build an AI recruitment tool, which engineers found was discriminating against female candidates. Dr Sandra Wachter, an AI researcher at Oxford University, told Business Insider that the gender bias was hardly surprising. You feed an AI with garbage and it will spit […]

Emerging Tech

Kill it before it lays eggs! Crazy 32-leg robot moves like a cyborg sea urchin

[embedded content] We’ve written about one-legged, two-legged, four-legged and even six-legged robots, but researchers from Japan’s Keio University and the University of Tokyo have gone way, way further with their latest project: A 32-legged robot. Called Mochibot, the spherical robot moves by telescoping its individual legs, thereby pushing it wherever it needs to go. When […]

Gaming

These best iPad Pro games

Even the best video game consoles don’t offer the same combination of freedom and power as the iPad Pro. In addition to the massive library of available titles (many of which you can download in just a few minutes), you get a big, beautiful screen with excellent touch controls and the ability to play anywhere, […]

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Facebook says millions of users had phone numbers, search history and location data stolen in recent hack

Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images) Brian Fung Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition October 12 at 2:46 PM An online attack that forced Facebook to log out 90 million users last month directly affected 29 million people on the social network, the company said Friday as it released […]