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AIs have a problem with seeing something for the first time. Facebook says their AI had a problem detecting NZ shooting video because for first time it was from first-person POV. Link.

My prediction: Greater than 50% of US consumers (majority) won’t see 5G coverage — defined as 20Gbps and 1 ms latency — until 2023 earliest. Probably 2025. Link.

A legendary designer works with AI to design a minimal chair. The teamwork is known as a centaur. Link.

The world’s foremost electric car manufacturer is not Tesla, but BYD, in China. They started out making batteries, now make cheap electric cars. Running fast for the big prize. Link.

“While China has some 18,000 miles of high-speed rail, the U.S. has wasted, I think, $3 trillion on military spending. Since 1979 China has not wasted a single penny on war, and that’s why they’re ahead of us. In almost every way,” says Jimmy Carter. Link.

Paying for cyberwar with stolen Bitcoins. Link.




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