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Human smugglers operate as 'independent traders,' study finds

Latest research shows a lack of overarching coordination or the involvement of any "kingpin"-style monopolies in the criminal operations illegally transporting people from the Horn of Africa ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Business booms for privacy experts as landmark data law looms

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Business is booming for software and privacy experts as companies across the globe spend millions of dollars to comply with a landmark European data protection law, ...

4 hours ago from Reuters Technology

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AI, virtual reality make inroads in tourism sector

A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative ...

Sun 21 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Microsoft researchers build a bot that draws what you tell it to

If you're handed a note that asks you to draw a picture of a bird with a yellow body, black wings and a short beak, chances are you'll start with a rough outline of a bird, then glance back ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Morality algorithm lets machines cooperate and compromise better than humans

Over the past year, it's become pretty clear that machines can now beat us in many straightforward zero-sum games. A new study from an international team of computer scientists set out ...

15 hours ago from Gizmag

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Diversifying the blockchain

 “The consensus is that because blockchain is so niche and it’s mostly early adopters who come from tech and finance, that it’s actually less diverse than those industries ...

22 hours ago from TechCrunch

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With ‘Wolves in the Walls,’ the ex-Oculus team at Fable Studio makes its debut

 Wolves in the Walls, directed by Pete Billington and premiering today at Sundance, is the unique product of a tight scrappy team of pioneering creatives with most of them sharing a common ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from TechCrunch

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Your eyebrows can be the furry caterpillars of your dreams with this AR app

If you’ve ever wondered what you’d look like with thicker eyebrows (or maybe even no eyebrows), there’s a new web app from Benefit Cosmetics that lets you try on the eyebrows of your ...

20 hours ago from The Verge

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Court Software No Better Than Mechanical Turks at Predicting Repeat Crime

Humans who looked at just two variables performed just as well as commercial software that examined 137

Wed 17 Jan 18 from IEEE Spectrum

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An algorithm for refugee resettlement could boost employment and integration

The global refugee crisis has ignited debate in nearly every country that has seen an influx of refugees and asylum seekers. In most countries, the conversation surrounding refugees has tended ...

Thu 18 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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