nexxworks’ Best of the Web - week May 15 to 21
HE HUIFENG - SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
In China’s most innovative city, Shenzhen, two US-educated Chinese scientists have found a way to turn part of God’s Eye into reality – if the authorities allow them to insert a tiny chip into surveillance cameras.
EDD GENT - SINGULARITY HUB
The human-machine mind meld is just around the corner if you believe the buzz coming out of Silicon Valley these days. But neuroethicists worry the technology poses a threat to the last bastion of privacy, our innermost thoughts, and have suggested tweaks to our fundamental human rights to protect that privacy.
TOM SIMONITE - MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
AI software that can help make AI software could accelerate progress on making computers smarter. "This is a very exciting development,” Sundar Pichai tells MIT Technology Review. “It could accelerate the whole field and help us tackle some of the most challenging problems we face today.”
Apple recently obtained a permit to begin testing autonomous vehicles. For some, this will confirm long suspected beliefs that Apple has been getting into the transportation game. While nothing is yet confirmed, this can only support the idea that autonomous vehicles are here and here to stay.
PHILIP PERRY - BIG THINK
A new 3D printed “Bionic Skin” developed at the University of Minnesota, is a stretchable, electronic fabric, which would allow robots to gain tactile sensation. “The possibilities for the future are endless,” professor Michael McAlpine said.
STEVEN VAN BELLEGHEM - YOUTUBE
Every Friday, Steven Van Belleghem spoils you with a Weekly in which he presents a selection of news you cannot miss out on. In this week's episode Steven reveals stories on the Google Lens, Instagram filters, Tencent surprising the market and much more. Enjoy!