Creepy AI robot named Ai-Da learns to paint

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The creators of the technology have worked to let it paint in a capable, humanoid way. Ai-Da has become the first AI robot that has not only been created to look humanoid (still often called creepy, despite its realism), but also to paint in a way that could be considered artistic. While the creators worked hard to make it a highly capable robotic artist, that wasn’t the main point. The goal of the AI robot, according to those creators, is to draw society’s attention to the development of robotics and…

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Brain.Space EEG helmet heading to International Space Station

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The wearable technology will test the way neurological changes happen in low Earth orbit. Brain.Space, an Israeli tech start-up, has developed a helmet that will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to measure the neurological impact of being in low Earth orbit. The helmet will be tested in the ISS’ US segment once the Axiom-1 private astronauts are aboard. The Axiom-1 astronauts are slated to stay on the ISS for a 10-day mission. The Brain.Space helmet will be one of a total of thirty experiments that will be…

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Canadian province launches QR code to report human trafficking

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The new quick response barcode was created help people to identify and report the crime. The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has launched a new QR code to help people to learn more about how to recognize and report instances of human trafficking. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the province announced the new quick response barcode. The announcement was made on February 22, which was the second annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) explained that the new QR code will be added to posters…

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AR Experiences are on their way to local landmarks via Snap

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The social media giant has made a new move in letting users experience the augmented reality world. Snap has announced that it is making a new move into the world of augmented reality with AR experiences that will let local landmarks be converted into something entirely new. Creators will be able to use the feature to transform local landmarks into something different in the digital sphere. Yesterday, Snap unveiled its new software tool called Custom Landmarkers, which makes it possible for users to construct 3D models out of physical locations.…

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Gaming technology giants suspend sales in Russia and refuse the ruble

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Firms suspending the sales include Microsoft, Ubisoft, Activision Blizzard and Epic Games, among others. Gaming technology giants including Microsoft, Epic Games, Activision Blizzard and Ubisoft have announced that they are suspending sales and services in Russia in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Those firms are joining a longer list of tech and digital entertainment companies that have already done so. Netflix, CDPR and EA Games had already announced that they would be boycotting Russia over its illegal war on Ukraine. “Today, we are announcing that Activision Blizzard will…

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