Artificial intelligence robot sailed Mayflower boat across the Atlantic

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The AI powered ship was crewless and followed the historic journey of the original Mayflower. A boat called the Mayflower powered by an artificial intelligence robot has recreated the original sailing ship’s 1620 journey across the Atlantic. The heads of the project were confident that the AI would accurately sail along the 400-year-old route. The ship didn’t have a crew and will sail autonomously the entire way, steered only by artificial intelligence. The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) successfully travelling along a 2,700-mile route from Plymouth, UK to Halifax, Canada, arriving…

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Amazon removes Kindle digital product purchases from its Android apps

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The online marketplace made the move in response to the Google Play Store’s billing policy. Amazon has announced that it has already started removing the option for Kindle digital product purchases from its Android apps including Shopping, Audible, Music and Prime Video. The company has started notifying customers that they will need to make their purchases on the website. Amazon has stopped kindle digital product purchases through its various Amazon apps in response to Google’s Play Store billing policy. The change first rolled out on its Shopping and Prime Video…

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Social media stocks drop $135 billion following Snap profit warning

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The platform’s shares tanked by 43 percent following the announcement it made. Snap Inc. recently issued a profit warning, causing social media stocks to lose over $135 billion in market value. The sector is already struggling with halted user growth and worries over rate hikes. Following the announcement, Snap’s own shares fell by the largest intraday decline it ever experienced. In fact, the 43 percent dive the Snap share took brought it below its $17 initial public offering price from 2017. That selloff eliminated nearly $16 billion of the company’s…

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VR headset restricts breathing for more accurate environment simulation

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Salzburg University researchers have developed the gadget to create more realistic scenarios. While a VR headset that restricts breathing doesn’t sound like much of a feature, it was created on purpose to help provide a more realistic experience to the wearers. The device, which is called AirRes, was developed by researchers from Salzburg University. The AirRes VR headset attachment is shaped somewhat like a snorkel. It was developed to control how much air the wearer can breathe. According to the researchers behind it, it could help to make the experience…

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Artificial intelligence used to develop an enzyme to quickly break down plastic waste

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The goal of the research is to help the world overcome its growing struggle with plastic trash. Artificial intelligence is playing a considerable role in conducting research into the technology being sought to help overcome the plastic waste crisis around the world. The AI has been used to help develop an enzyme that will break plastic down in weeks, not years. Plastics are used for everything from kids’ toys, toothbrushes, toiletries and food packaging, among many other things. Due to the cost of recycling, among other factors, only a tiny…

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