Facebook Shuts Down AI System After It Continued To Communicate In A Language Humans Can’t Understand

Facebook Shuts Down AI System After It Continued To Communicate In A Language Humans Can’t Understand

This is why we can’t have nice things. Did you ever have the feeling that people are talking behind your back, but you can’t quite make out what they’re saying? Imagine for a minute if instead of people, there were artificial intelligence (AI) bots plotting and scheming in the background — and to make matters worse, they’ve been communicating in their own language.

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Report: Capcom Preparing More Switch Games After Ultra Street Fighter II Success

Report: Capcom Preparing More Switch Games After Ultra Street Fighter II Success

During its latest financial report brief, Capcom revealed Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers sold above the company's expectations. As a result, the company plans to start preparing more Switch titles. As The Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki reports, the updated, $40 port of Street Fighter II (which was a decent one) sold over 450,000 copies during the first quarter of the financial year, according to the company. In its official earnings report, the company says the game "made an excellent start and proved to be a smash hit."

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Sex robot more popular at brothel than REAL prostitutes

Sex robot more popular at brothel than REAL prostitutes

Austrian local media reported the unusual story of "Fanny", a sex doll which has become the top-selling superstar of the "Kontakthof" brothel in capital Vienna. It left Austrian newspapers wondering what men see in Fanny, which costs 80 EUR (£71.60) for an hour to rent. At the weekend, we revealed the first pictures inside a new sex robot factory making human-like dolls.

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100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream

100x faster, 10x cheaper: 3D metal printing is about to go mainstream

Desktop Metal – remember the name. This Massachussetts company is preparing to turn manufacturing on its head, with a 3D metal printing system that's so much faster, safer and cheaper than existing systems that it's going to compete with traditional mass manufacturing processes.

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Netflix is carrying $20 billion in debt. Can it keep borrowing its way to success?

Netflix is carrying $20 billion in debt. Can it keep borrowing its way to success?

The digital streaming giant plans to continue burning cash to fuel original productions and subscriber growth. When Netflix was founded, the Internet was young, DVDs were popular and no one considered watching a movie streamed online. Twenty years later, Netflix’s transformation from an underdog DVD-by-mail service to Hollywood powerhouse — one that has redefined how TV and movies are produced and consumed — has been remarkable.

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Putin Signs Controversial Law Tightening Internet Restrictions

Putin Signs Controversial Law Tightening Internet Restrictions

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed controversial legislation prohibiting the use of Internet proxy services — including virtual private networks, or VPNs — and cracking down on the anonymous use of instant messaging services. The law on proxy services, signed by Putin on July 29 and published by the government on July 30, was promoted by lawmakers who said it is needed to prevent the spread of extremist materials and ideas.

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The World’s First Autonomous Ship Will Set Sail In 2018

The World's First Autonomous Ship Will Set Sail In 2018

A Norwegian container ship called the Yara Birkeland will be the world’s first electric, autonomous, zero-emissions ship. With a capacity of up to 150 shipping containers, the battery-powered ship will be small compared to modern standards (the biggest container ship in the world holds 19,000 containers, and an average-size ship holds 3,500), but its launch will mark the beginning of a transformation of the global shipping industry. This transformation could heavily impact global trade as well as the environment.

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