Daily Archives: February 15, 2019

Facebook Is Negotiating a Record Multi-Billion Dollar Fine for Its Privacy Problems: Report

https://gizmodo.com/facebook-is-negotiating-a-record-multi-billion-dollar-f-1832633623 Facebook is in active negotiations to resolve the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation into the company’s privacy failures, according to a new Washington Post report, talks that could result in a multi-billion dollar fine or a heavyweight court battle. The … Continue reading

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Elon Musk-backed AI Company Claims It Made a Text Generator That’s Too Dangerous to Release

https://gizmodo.com/elon-musk-backed-ai-company-claims-it-made-a-text-gener-1832650914 Researchers at the non-profit AI research group OpenAI just wanted to train their new text generation software to predict the next word in a sentence. It blew away all of their expectations and was so good at mimicking writing … Continue reading

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Video Of A Real-Life Robotech Mecha Transforming

https://geekologie.com/2019/02/video-of-a-real-life-robotech-mecha-tran.php This is a shaky video of a Macross (english adaptation Robotech) VF-1S mecha transforming at a previous Beijing Comic Convention. The all-metal 1/9 scale model was created by artist Sun Shiqian and transforms back and forth from its two … Continue reading

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Rivian EV truck maker gets big money from Amazon

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/02/15/amazon-invests-in-rivian-ev-truck-maker/ While Amazon was shocking New York this week by ditching its plans to place a second headquarters there, it has been spending lavishly on another front: the automotive sector. U.S. electric pickup truck maker Rivian Automotive on Friday announced … Continue reading

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