Let’s destroy Bitcoin

  In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto served the world an entirely new kind of currency. It was one that people could move over the internet instantaneously and nearly free of charge. Issued and distributed not by a central bank but by its own users, it drew the drapes...

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Aibo, le chien robot de Sony, fait son retour au CES 2018 après dix ans d’absence

  Le petit chien de Sony dopé à l'intelligence artificielle, qui ne sera malheureusement disponible qu'au Japon à partir de janvier 2018, s'est dévoilé au CES 2018. Présentations. Cet article a été réactualisé dans le cadre du CES 2018. Vous vous en souvenez ? Aibo, le chien robotique que vous...

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Robot inventors are on the rise. But are they welcomed by the patent system?

Artificial Intelligence is now capable of performing tasks that have historically required human ingenuity, such as composing musicals, conducting orchestras, generating innovative ideas and drafting patent applications. This progress has the potential to improve efficiency and make savings across all industries. But as detailed in...

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With this tool, AI could identify new malware as readily as it recognizes cats

  From ransomware to botnets, malware takes seemingly endless forms, and it’s forever proliferating. Try as we might, the humans who would defend our computers from it are drowning in the onslaught, so they are turning to AI for help. There’s just one problem: machine-learning tools need...

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Google’s new AI scans thousands of books to answer your questions

  Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur? Google now has a way to convene that kind of forum—in half...

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Disrupting business models is not enough. We need tech innovation too

  We hear the word “innovation” all the time. It has become such a buzzword that we forget what it means. For some people, innovation means building the next Facebook. For others, it’s a new way to cook an omelette. For the purposes of this article,...

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Cette IA est capable d’interpréter des contrats plus rapidement que les meilleurs avocats

Une expérience a été menée pour juger de la rapidité d'une intelligence artificielle par rapport à celle des avocats américains. La conclusion est que celle-ci pourrait bien les épauler dans un certain nombre de tâches quotidiennes. Les machines vont-elles bientôt tous nous remplacer ? Aux États-Unis,...

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How France and India can unleash the power of “frugal innovation”

According to a recent Gallup International Association poll, French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are rated as two of the most favoured world leaders. They have a historic opportunity to use their huge popularity and goodwill at home and abroad to heal...

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The Blind Counselors Helping People Face Themselves in the Dark

Like most psychological counselors, Wang Yanlong invites his clients to enter his office, sit down, and talk about their issues. In his case, however, the room is pitch-black. As Wang is blind, the lack of light doesn’t affect him. His clients, on the other hand,...

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What it felt like to visit the most tech-centric Olympics ever

Drones patrolling stadiums. Robots offering visitors directions and water. VR that lets you hurtle headfirst down an ice track. Welcome to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, where emerging technologies seem to be everywhere. South Korea is trying to use the event to highlight its leadership in...

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