Facebook, Google, and Microsoft team up to pacify fears about AI

Five of the world’s largest technology companies have come together to shed light on the ongoing development of artificial intelligence. The entities involved are Facebook, Google and its DeepMind subsidiary, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM, and the group’s new nonprofit organization will grow to include a number of AI research groups …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda will host Saturday Night Live on October 8th

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will host Saturday Night Live on October 8th with musical guest Twenty One Pilots. It seems like a perfect fit given Miranda’s experience with live performance, political humor, musical satire, New York City culture, and Donald Trump skewering. Miranda has been vocal about his disdain for the Republican presidential …

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Battlefield 1's creators want you to make your own war stories

Battlefield 1‘s new trailer for its single-player mode promises a story of brotherhood, betrayal, and big explosions, set against the backdrop of World War I. But that’s not the only story developer DICE wants to tell with its upcoming shooter, senior producer Aleks Grondal tells me. “A lot of the secret …

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Amazon's newest Fire TV stick comes with an Alexa-enabled remote

Amazon just announced that it’s releasing a new streaming media player for the fall, just as its competitors are also readying new video streaming boxes and sticks. The new Amazon Fire TV streaming media stick has a quad-core processor, an upgrade from the dual-core processor in the last stick; supports …

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