AI as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

[ad_1] A robot stands on stage during the “Mahler Unfinished Project” at the Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria Can artificial intelligence turn out symphonies to match one of the greats of classical music? That was the question posed by one unusual orchestra performance in the Austrian city of Linz on Friday, in which Gustav Mahler’s […]

Good News! Xiaomi reportedly working on opt-out switch for MIUI Ads

[ad_1] Xiaomi users have had a beef with MIUI ads for the longest time. Xiaomi’s custom UI sitting over Android is stuffed with ads, be it in home screen widgets or system apps such as calendar, weather, video, settings, etc. The problem got worse with the release of MIUI 10, especially for users in India. […]

New technologies can be a force for good in Africa if they're developed from the ground

[ad_1] Technology companies are pushing to lead the AI drive in Africa. Credit: Wikimedia Commons Sub-Saharan Africa is at a point where new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) could present both opportunities and threats to development. But civil society, governments and international organisations need to make sure that everyone benefits from these technologies—not just […]

Amazon pays warehouse workers to say good things on Twitter. The campaign is getting backlash online

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Select workers at Amazon warehouses—or fulfillment centers—are part of a campaign to tweet positively about their employer as a response to criticisms about working conditions. The campaign, which began last August, sparked renewed criticism after a Twitter back-and-forth between one user and accounts that appear to be from Amazon warehouse […]

Solar panels cast shade on agriculture—in a good way

[ad_1] Researchers test the heat and moisture under the solar panels to study the cooling relationship between the crops and panels. Credit: Greg Barron-Gafford Imagine you are a farmer struggling to keep up with production demands because of the increasingly stressful climate. Or perhaps you are a producer of renewable energy struggling with dramatic heat […]

Are automated email responses a good idea? Let me get back to you on that! | Hadley Freeman | Global

[ad_1] Last week I got an email from my boss about a recent piece I’d written on Donald Trump’s penis (just out here doing the family name proud). Surprisingly, it was a kind email as opposed to a notification of the termination of my employment for besmirching the paper of CP Scott with wisecracks about […]

Emilia Clarke Had a Good Reason for Saying No Way to Fifty Shades of Grey

[ad_1] Emilia Clarke passed on Fifty Shades of Grey over nude scenes. Clarke famously bared all while portraying Daenerys in the first few Game of Thrones seasons. The hit HBO series became known for its nudity amongst actresses, and to a lesser extent, actors too. However, it started to backfire when it became one of […]