Archive For The “VR, AR, and “Reality”” Category

‘Firefox Reality’ Web Browser Now Available On Oculus, Viveport & Daydream – VRScout

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https://vrscout.com/news/firefox-reality-vr-ar-web-browser/

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For Some Prisoners On The Cusp Of Freedom, Virtual Reality Readies Them For Release | CPR

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http://www.cpr.org/news/story/for-some-prisoners-on-the-cusp-of-release-virtual-reality-readies-them-for-freedom

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China’s Chilling ‘Social Credit System’ Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It’s Already Switched On

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“According to China’s Communist Party, the system will “allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step”.

To pull this off, the unprecedented scheme will harness the immense reach of China’s technological infrastructure: some 200 million CCTV cameras, according to a report by Australia’s Foreign Correspondent.

The idea is these ever-watchful eyes will be hooked up to facial recognition systems, and cross-checked with financial, medical records, and legal records – with the whole apparatus regulated and interpreted by advanced, big-data-crunching AI networks.”

https://www.sciencealert.com/china-s-dystopian-social-credit-system-science-fiction-black-mirror-mass-surveillance-digital-dictatorship

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Facebook begins using ‘International Fact-Checking Network’ to monitor users

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A Facebook spokeswoman said the company’s efforts to fact-check video and photos will rely on technology but also human reviewers who work for groups certified by an organization called the International Fact-Checking Network.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-start-fact-checking-photos-videos-1536867288

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Future elections may be swayed by intelligent, weaponized chatbots – MIT Technology Review

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Our research at the Computational Propaganda Project studies the myriad ways in which political bots employing big data and automation have been used to spread disinformation and distort online discourse.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611832/future-elections-may-be-swayed-by-intelligent-weaponized-chatbots/

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Brains tricked into ‘feeling’ life-like sensations using VR

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“Amputees can be tricked into ‘feeling’ life-like sensations from robotic limbs using virtual reality headsets, according to new research.”

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“This is what Mind Control looks like.” by @Robs18

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“This is what Mind Control looks like.” by @Robs18

https://gab.ai/a/posts/31089309

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Sex robot human clones: Chinese firm using 3D printers to make copies | Daily Star

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“AN INNOVATIVE Chinese sex robot company is scanning full people to create 3D printed cyborgs replicas “developed from a real human”.”

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/717872/sex-robot-doll-human-clones-3d-printer-ds-doll-replicas-video

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The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops

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“The Next-Generation Non-Surgical Neurotechnology, or N3, program aims to combine the speed and processing power of computers with humans’ ability to adapt to complex situations, DARPA said. In other words, the technology would let people control, feel and interact with a remote machine as though it were a part of their own body.”

 

https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2018/07/pentagon-wants-bring-mind-controlled-tech-troops/149776/

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Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

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“Last year, Burger King caused a stir with an online ad that purposely asked ‘O.K., Google, what is the Whopper burger?” Android devices with voice-enabled search would respond by reading from the Whopper’s Wikipedia page. The ad was canceled after viewers started editing the Wikipedia page to comic effect.

A few months later, the animated series South Park followed up with an entire episode built around voice commands that caused viewers’ voice-recognition assistants to parrot adolescent obscenities.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/technology/alexa-siri-hidden-command-audio-attacks.html

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