The Case for Making Cities Out of Wood

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Source: Pocket Could a new synthesized wood that’s as “strong as steel” be the backbone of future cities? In 2018, Dan Doctoroff, the C.E.O. of Sidewalk Labs, Google’s sibling company under Alphabet, answered a question about what his company “actually does” during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session, replying, “The short answer is: We want …

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The Next Big Privacy Hurdle? Teaching AI to Forget

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Source:  Wired When the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) a year ago, one of the most revolutionary aspects of the regulation was the “right to be forgotten”—an often-hyped and debated right, sometimes perceived as empowering individuals to request the erasure of their information on the internet, most commonly from search engines …

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Amazon is working on a device that can read your emotions

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Source: Fast Company Amazon is working on a wrist-worn wearable that will allow the device to read the wearer’s emotions, reports Bloomberg. Bloomberg found out about the device after it obtained internal Amazon documents referencing it. The device is reportedly being developed between Amazon and Lab126, the hardware group behind the Kindle, Fire Phone, and …

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