Fingerprints generated by artificial intelligence

An algorithm capable of creating realistic enough fingerprints to fool electronic readers has been developed by researchers at New York University. The fingerprints generated by the artificial intelligence system are so well designed that they can fool an electronic reader once in five, even if…

“Facebook has a problem with blacks,” says former employee

A former Facebook employee on Tuesday lamented the under-representation of black people in the social network teams, saying they were subject to remarks and derogatory behavior by other employees. Mark Luckie, himself a black man, posted a message on his Facebook page that he sent…

Imminent arrival of InSight probe on Mars

On Sunday, at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angelewas preparing, to make the final course adjustments to maneuver the landing gear and allow it to land on Monday on the red planet. If all goes according to plan, InSight, which completes a journey…

Privacy: beware of smart toys for kids

Smart toys connected to the Internet can be fascinating, but they are not without risk, warns Option consommateurs as the holiday season approaches. The organization devoted to consumer protection has just completed a research report, unveiled on Tuesday, entitled “Children under listening: the protection of…

“Old” algorithm beats modern StarCraft opponents

An algorithm created from old artificial intelligence methods triumphed against other technically more advanced programs last weekend at a StarCraft competition in Edmonton. Despite recent advances in artificial intelligence, the “old” SAIDA has demonstrated its relevance by winning 95.91% of its 2590 matches of StarCraft: Brood War . This…

Danger in Colgate toothpaste chemical?

In 1997, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved triclosan for use in Colgate Total toothpaste. Its purpose was to help prevent gum disease. A Freedom of Information Act request from the National Resources Defense Council just resulted in the release of FDA documents in…