Threat of mass shootings give rise to AI-powered cameras

[ad_1] In this July 30, 2019, photo, Paul Hildreth, emergency operations coordinator for the Fulton County School District, works in the emergency operations center at the Fulton County School District Administration Center in Atlanta. Artificial Intelligence is transforming surveillance cameras from passive sentries into active observers that can immediately spot a gunman, alert retailers when […]

How governments can halt the rise of unfriendly, unstoppable super-AI

[ad_1] Governments could encourage the integration of human and artificial intelligence. Credit: sdecoret/Shutterstock The invention of an artificial super-intelligence has been a central theme in science fiction since at least the 19th century. From E.M. Forster’s short story The Machine Stops (1909) to the recent HBO television series Westworld, writers have tended to portray this […]

Qantas Airways profits lower after oil prices rise

[ad_1] Qantas said the outlook for the airline was ‘mixed’, with weakness in the domestic tourism market and flat corporate travel demand Qantas Airways posted a 6.5-percent fall in annual net profit Thursday, attributing the slide in earnings to higher oil prices and a weaker Australian dollar. Despite record revenues, the Australian flag carrier said […]

The rise of messaging apps in retail

[ad_1] Collaboration software company Slack’s New York Stock Exchange listing has been one of the most eagerly anticipated technology offerings of 2019. With Slack’s messaging services entrenched in multiple sectors, including retail, where it counts the likes of Benefit Cosmetics, Intu Digital and Walmart-owned as customers, there are high hopes about its future growth […]

Knights of Ren Confirmed to Return in Rise of Skywalker

[ad_1] The Knights of Ren have been officially unveiled. New images from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker confirm their mysterious return as J.J. Abrams gives them direction. Star Wars fans have been waiting since 2015’s The Force Awakens to see the villainous characters make an appearance again. The Last Jedi seemed like the most […]

Star Wars 9 Vanity Fair Photos Reveal Luke’s Return and the Epic Rise of Skywalker

[ad_1] We’ve got a ton of brand new images from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that are very revealing. Disney and Lucasfilm have been keeping an especially tight lid regarding details of the third and final installment in this sequel trilogy. They didn’t even reveal the official title until the trailer dropped at Star […]