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  • Elon Musk's secretive Neuralink has an event next week
    July 12, 2019

    Elon Musk is CEO of so many companies, it’s hard to keep track. So if you forgot about Neuralink, we won't hold it against you.  The secretive AI company, whose ultimate goal is to meld human mind with machine, was profiled in an (excruciatingly) detailed report by WaitButWhy's Tim Urban in April 2017, and after that it was two years of (mostly) nothing.   This will change Tuesday, July 16, as Neuralink is holding an event in San Francisco to "share a bit about what we've bee …

  • Facebook's AI crushes professionals in six-player poker
    July 12, 2019

    An artificial intelligence bot, created by researchers at Facebook and Carnegie Mellon, can beat human poker professionals in a six-player, no-limit Hold'em game, Facebook announced Thursday.  Pluribus, as the AI bot is called, has "decisively" won against a number of pros, including two World Series of Poker Main Event winners.  The details on how the researchers have managed to make Pluribus so good at multiplayer poker — a notoriously hard problem in AI — are in a new paper pub …

  • Scrubbing dishes sucks. Luckily, this robot will do it for us.
    July 11, 2019

    Dishcraft is on a mission to automate dishrooms in commercial kitchens. Their robot solution uses AI and computer vision to check for dirt, rinse, and scrub dishes.  More than a hundred years after Josephine Cochrane invented the first dishwasher, Linda Pouliot, Dishcraft's CEO, talks about why it's time to completely automate dishwashing – at least in restaurants. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Robot, Automation, Dishwasher, and Tech

  • Google Nest video doorbell is on sale for $40 off at Walmart
    July 11, 2019

    TL;DR: Snag the Google Nest smart video doorbell from Walmart for $189. It's normally $229, so that's a $40 savings. If you’re anything like us, you start tracking a package right after receiving an order confirmation email. And nothing is more frustrating than missing a package, or, even worse, having it stolen. With the Google Nest smart video doorbell you’ll never miss a package or visitor again.  With motion and sound alerts, the Google nest detects and sends alerts whenever someon …

  • Get a Google Home Mini and Chromecast together for $60
    July 10, 2019

    TL;DR: The clutch Google Home Mini and Chromecast Smart TV Kit is on sale for $60, saving you $14 (or $24, if you bought them separately at full price).  When you get home from a long day at work, the only thing you want to do is flop on the couch — even digging for the TV remote or choosing a streaming app is too much of a task. Make being lazy even easier and grab a Google Home Mini and Chromecast Smart TV Kit, regularly $74 but on sale for $60 at Walmart. (There's even free next-day deli …