Douglas Rushkoff on “Team Human” and fighting for our place in the future

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The ethics of technology is not a competition. But if aliens happened to descend upon our planet right this moment, Arrival-style, demanding to speak with our top tech ethicist, Douglas Rushkoff would be a reasonable option. Rushkoff — a prolific writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker once named by MIT as “one of the world’s ten leading intellectuals,” […]

Leapwork raises $10M for its easy process automation platform, plans US expansion

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Most work involving computers is highly repetitive, which is why companies regularly have developers write code to automate repetitive tasks. But that process is not very scalable. Ideally, individuals across an entire business would be able to create automated tasks, not just developers. This problem has created a new category called process automation. Startups in […]

I asked the US government for my immigration file and all I got were these stupid photos

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“Welcome to the United States of America.” That’s the first thing you read when you find out your green card application was approved. Those long-awaited words are printed on fancier-than-usual paper, an improvement on the usual copy machine printed paper that the government sends to periodically remind you that you, like millions of other people, […]

Talk all things robotics and AI with TechCrunch writers

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This Thursday, we’ll be hosting our third annual Robotics + AI TechCrunch Sessions event at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. The day is packed start-to-finish with intimate discussions on the state of robotics and deep learning with key founders, investors, researchers and technologists. The event will dig into recent developments in robotics and AI, which startups […]

Parrot’s latest drone targets professionals with a thermal camera

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The last several years have seen an interesting pivot for Parrot, from bluetooth headset/speakers to drones. The company’s ANAFI line is probably one of the best positioned products to go head to head with DJI’s successful Mavic line, but the company’s looking to take things a bit further by moving beyond hobbyists/consumers. The system’s primary […]

Original Content podcast: Making sense of the surreal terrors in Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’

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Jordan Peele fans who go to his latest film “Us” hoping to find another “Get Out” may be disappointed: Where Peele’s directorial debut lent itself to straightforward political allegory, the follow-up feels murkier and stranger. “Us” is a nightmarish journey into a world invaded by sinister doppelgangers. The film does, eventually, offer a rationale for […]

This little translator gadget could be a traveling reporter’s best friend

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If you’re lucky enough to travel abroad, you know it’s getting easier and easier to use our phones and other gadgets to translate for us. So why not do so in a way that makes sense to you? This little gadget seeking funds on Kickstarter looks right up my alley, offering quick transcription and recording — plus music playback, like an iPod Shuffle with superpowers.

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