God of War: The single dad opening gaming up to new emotions

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The God of War franchise is back and has made some major changes to its iconic lead character Kratos. No longer simply angry, violent and focused solely on revenge – the son of Zeus is now struggling with being a single parent. Source: BBC Technology News Date: May 3rd, 2018 Link to video: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/newsbeat-43828831/god-of-war-the-single-dad-opening-gaming-up-to-new-emotions Discussion 1) Why is… Read more »

Will Robots Take My Job?

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In 2013 Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne of Oxford University published a report titled “The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?”. The authors examine how susceptible jobs are to computerisation, by implementing a novel methodology to estimate the probability of computerisation for 702 detailed occupations, using a Gaussian process classifier. According… Read more »

What to Do With Your Old Laptop

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If you’ve got an old laptop collecting dust in your home, you’re not alone. In a survey conducted last spring by the Consumer Reports Survey Group, a quarter of the members who had purchased multiple laptops since 2014 confessed to letting one of those devices linger under the roof—unused—after it had been replaced. And that… Read more »

Machine-learning promises to shake up large swathes of finance

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MACHINE-LEARNING is beginning to shake up finance. A subset of artificial intelligence (AI) that excels at finding patterns and making predictions, it used to be the preserve of technology firms. The financial industry has jumped on the bandwagon. To cite just a few examples, “heads of machine-learning” can be found at PwC, a consultancy and… Read more »

MPs call Facebook on the carpet to answer a question: can it be trusted?

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  After introducing the two witnesses from Facebook on Thursday, the chair of the privacy committee lamented the fact that neither of them was Mark Zuckerberg.  “I think we were, and myself as chair, disappointed that Mr. Zuckerberg declined our request,” Conservative MP Bob Zimmer said with a sigh. “And I’d say we don’t take that lightly.”  “Our CEO does… Read more »