The Cosmic Crisp apple is poised to take over grocery store shelves: It lasts for up to a year but costs double other brands

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Source: MSN The Cosmic Crisp apple is ready to shoot for the stars. Washington apple growers hope the Cosmic Crisp, a new breed of apple that can supposedly stay fresh for 10 to 12 months in the refrigerator, takes over the global market. Farmers have planted more than 12 million Cosmic Crisp trees in the …

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‘Nerd,’ ‘Nonsmoker,’ ‘Wrongdoer’: How Might A.I. Label You?

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Source: The New York Times ImageNet Roulette, a digital art project and viral selfie app, exposes how biases have crept into the artificial-intelligence technologies changing our lives. When Tabong Kima checked his Twitter feed early Wednesday morning, the hashtag of the moment was #ImageNetRoulette. Everyone, it seemed, was uploading selfies to a website where some …

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How Amazon Rekognition helps in the fight against some of the worst types of crime

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Source: Amazon Emerging technologies give law enforcement new tools to combat sex trafficking and other abuses. A detective sits at a computer with a victim’s picture taped to the screen as he scrolls through pages of online ads looking for a visual match. That’s how police investigators described for researchers at Carnegie Mellon University how …

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12 Ways Airports Are Secretly Manipulating You

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Source: Pocket Next time you fly, pay close attention to the airports, their design may be more intentional than you think. Over the years, airports have evolved from bare-bones transportation hubs for select travelers to bustling retail centers for millions. They’re being designed to both complement and influence human behavior. Everything from the architecture and …

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Facebook is building tech to read your mind. The ethical implications are staggering.

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Source: Vox Our brains are perhaps the final privacy frontier. Facebook wants to create a device that can read your mind — literally. It’s funding research on brain-machine interfaces that can pick up thoughts directly from your neurons and translate them into words, the company announced in a blog post last week. The short-term goal …

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China has started a grand experiment in AI education. It could reshape how the world learns.

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Source: MIT Technology Review In recent years, the country has rushed to pursue “intelligent education.” Now its billion-dollar ed-tech companies are planning to export their vision overseas. Zhou Yi was terrible at math. He risked never getting into college. Then a company called Squirrel AI came to his middle school in Hangzhou, China, promising personalized …

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