Soft Robotic Glove; VR and Reality; and more [Weekly Computing Newsletter]

June 18, 2015

Weekly Computing Newsletter

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A Robot That Lets Your Hands Do the Grasping

The latest in assistive technology is a lightweight glove that helps patients with limited mobility grab and pick up objects.

 

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A Plan to Navigate Virtual Reality and Reality Simultaneously

Occipital wants to interrupt virtual-reality scenes with what’s coming at you in real life to prevent surprises and spills.

 

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Will Advances in Technology Create a Jobless Future?

We’re in the midst of a jobs crisis, and rapid advances in AI and other technologies may be one culprit. How can we get better at sharing the wealth that technology creates?

 

 

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Oculus’s Consumer Headset Comes Closer to Real Life

Oculus reveals its first consumer virtual-reality headset, Oculus Rift, and hand controls for interacting with digital objects and making gestures.

 

 

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Software That’s Self-Driving When Necessary

One software startup is taking a different approach to the automation of driving.

 

 

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Can Magic Leap Do What It Claims with $592 Million?

To make its prototype augmented-reality goggles a product, Magic Leap will have to scale up silicon photonics—something heavyweights like Intel have struggled to do.

 

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Google DeepMind Teaches Artificial Intelligence Machines to Read

The best way for AI machines to learn is by feeding them huge data sets of annotated examples, and the Daily Mail has unwittingly created one.

 

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Deep Learning Machine Beats Humans in IQ Test

Computers have never been good at answering the type of verbal reasoning questions found in IQ tests. Now a deep learning machine unveiled in China is changing that.

 

 

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Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending June 13, 2015)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

 

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World's Fastest Quantum Random Number Generator Unveiled in China

Quantum cryptography can only become successful if somebody can generate quantum random numbers at the rate of tens of billions per second. Now Chinese physicists say they’ve done it.

 

 

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Seven Must-Read Stories (Week Ending June 13, 2015)

Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.

 

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