AI Equal With Human Experts in Medical Diagnosis, Study Finds – This Week in Tech – 09/29/2019

AI Equal With Human Experts in Medical Diagnosis, Study Finds

Artificial intelligence is on a par with human experts when it comes to making medical diagnoses based on images, a review has found…


China Unveils 500 Megapixel Camera That Can Identify Every Face in a Crowd of Tens of Thousands

Chinese scientists have developed a 500 megapixel facial recognition camera four times more detailed than the human eye that can identify individuals from crowds of tens of thousands in streets or at sports stadiums…


Facebook Is the Most Popular Social Network for Governments Spreading Fake News and Propaganda

Despite its efforts to crack down on fake news, Facebook continues to be the global platform of choice for political parties and governments to spread disinformation and shape public opinion, according to a new report from the University of Oxford…


Boston Dynamics’ Scary Quadruped Robots Are Now Roaming the World Free

Boston Dynamics has announced that Spot — its quadruped robot — is now available for sale for any company with good ideas. You know, like tweaking that AI brain, adding a poisonous dart launcher and have them hunt trespassing humans like on that Black Mirror episode…


Portable Electronics: A Stretchable and Flexible Biofuel Cell That Runs on Sweat

The potential uses for wearable electronic devices continue to increase, especially for medical and athletic monitoring. Such devices require the development of a reliable and efficient energy source that can easily be integrated into the human body. Using “biofuels” present in human organic liquids has long been a promising avenue…


First Fully Rechargeable Carbon Dioxide Battery Is Seven Times More Efficient Than Lithium-Ion and Carbon Neutral

Lithium-carbon dioxide batteries are attractive energy storage systems because they have a specific energy density that is more than seven times greater than commonly used lithium-ion batteries. Until now, however, scientists have not been able to develop a fully rechargeable prototype, despite their potential to store more energy…


Improved Galaxy Fold Feels More Durable but Comes With 19 Pieces of AT&T Bloatware for $2,000

I’ve spent several hours so far with the new and improved Galaxy Fold, and it definitely seems fixed. For one, Samsung has made a ton of improvements to this smartphone in terms of durability. The company is also going above and beyond with dedicated customer service for this luxury product…

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