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A Start-Up Bets on Human Translators Over Machines - NYTimes.com - That human edge in decoding what things mean is what a computer scientist turned entrepreneur, Luis von Ahn, is betting on. His start-up, Duolingo, which opened to the public on Tuesday, proposes to put armies of language learners to work translating text on the Web. Projects Call, Languages Learners, Computers Scientists, Design Articles, Interactive Design, Call Duolingo, Scientists Turn, Development Recaptcha, Human Translation
A New Chip Functions Like a Brain, IBM Says. A schematic showing the layout of the new processor, named TrueNorth. Credit IBM. - NYTimes.com
[Jaron] Lanier believes that if we continue on our present path, where we think of computers as passive tools, instead of machines that real people create, our myopia will result in less understanding of both computers and human beings, which could cause the demise of democracy, mass unemployment, the erosion of the middle class, and social chaos.
It's not hard to see the parallels between early mainframe computers and the first prohibitively expensive, functionally-limited robots. Surely, robots will see a similar progression over the next few decades, becoming increasingly slick, affordable, smaller, ubiquitous, and capable of just about anything.
Companies are developing software to analyze our fleeting facial expressions and to get at the emotions behind them.
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