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V.25 No.39 | 09/29/2016

The Daily Word in Demons, Murder and Temple Toilets

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A massive meteor smashed into Australia, and it was caught on video!

So, Disney lied (surprise). Meerkats are not sweet and cute. They are the mammal most likely to be killed by their own kind.

A 200-year-old pub was unearthed beneath Manchester, England. No one knew it was there.

Holy shit. So an ancient Judean king installed a stone toilet in one of his competitor's temple's. Classy.

Breathe easy, y'all. Researchers with IBM, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet have teamed up and finally made an AI ethics board.

Here we go: The Catholic Church needs more exorcists, due to a reported rise in demon possessions. Obviously, we need a university-level exorcist training school. (That's not a cheap joke by me. They actually said that!)

V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016

The Daily Word in Horse Sense, Cuss Words and Hypnotic Breast Enlargement

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Want to see a real life Transformer? A Turkish company converted a BMW into one. Watch the video, bro.

A report from Applied Animal Behaviour Science says that horses understand symbols and are apparently self aware. Within 14 days, 23 horses learned how to express if they were cold and wanted a blanket by touching a series of three symbols held by researchers.

So, back in the '90s there was this dude offering breast enlargement through hypnosis. Results were mixed.

It's been driving you crazy for years: Why do some monkeys have blue balls?

This sounds like a great idea: Asteria, the wearable virtual assistant who will actually have a conversation with you. It records all the things you do, and then uses that data to relate with you on a more personal level. Because feeding a machine your most private information is way better than making friends with real people.

Linguist Benjamin Bergen just released his book What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves, which discusses why cuss words are awesome, and why saying them feels good. Fuck, yeah, it does!

V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

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The Daily Word in super humans, robot humans and synthetic humans

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"A school must not treat a transgender student differently from the way it treats other students of the same gender identity." What a concept.

Native Americans face some of the highest rates of suicide, poverty and sexual assaults.

Pfizer drugs no longer allowed to be used in lethal injections.

Puerto Rican superhero? Yes, please.

What if your TA was a robot? Wonder no more.

Humans created with synthetic genome could become a reality.

What's up, Friday the 13th.

V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014

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The Daily Word in shootings, protests and computers.

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The latest mass murder was in Las Vegas.

The world’s oldest man died.

A giant octopus shut down London traffic.

A woman was knocked out by a hawk.

The latest breakthrough in artificial intelligence is a computer that claims to know everything but doesn’t know anything.

There’s a new world record in tree hugging.

Some kids ate dog treats.

Tracy Morgan remains in critical condition.

Newlyweds killed each other in a car crash.

All 13 protesters are banned from City Hall.

There was a deadly hit-and-run at 1st and Iron.

The throat-slasher was on drugs.

Raymond Herrera nearly died in the desert.

Happy birthday, Michael J. Fox.

Susan, Sam and Constance: Thanks for the links!