Four children have been shot after a gunman opened fire at a graduation party in Philadelphia, America, killing at least one. Police say the injured children are aged between 15 and 17, while the other four victims are adults, according to CBS Philly. A gunman sprayed bullets into a crowd of around 60 people in what is believed to have been a targeted attack, NBC Philadelphia reports. Early reports state that a man in his 20s has been killed in the shooting. The other adult victims were also in their 20s, NBC claims. The injured children are not suffering from life-threatening wounds, Fox 29 reports. Police have not yet arrested anyone and are looking for CCTV footage and witnesses. … [Read more...] about One dead and seven injured
Robots that can learn to see by touch are within reach, claim researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Really. In a newly published paper that’ll be presented next week at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in Long Beach, California, they describe an AI system capable of generating visual representations of objects from tactile signals, and of predicting tactility from snippets of visual data. “By looking at the scene, our model can imagine the feeling of touching a flat surface or a sharp edge,” said CSAIL PhD student and lead author on the research Yunzhu Li, who wrote the paper alongside MIT professors Russ Tedrake and Antonio Torralba and MIT postdoc Jun-Yan Zhu. “By blindly touching around, our [AI] model can predict the interaction with the environment purely from tactile feelings. Bringing these two senses together could empower the robot and reduce the data we might need for tasks … [Read more...] about MIT CSAIL’s AI can visualize objects using touch
Twitter has been around quite a while, and the team behind the social network are always looking to bring new features that users will want to use. While the platform can’t quite figure out how to ban hate speech, or deal with reports of inappropriate behaviour in a timely manner (or at all, sometimes), some of these new features will be pretty welcome. Here’s a list of some of the new features Twitter has been working on: Avoid spoilers: Winter is here and with it comes a mind-boggling list of binge-worthy series being released this week. There is nothing worse than opening the internet to a minefield of all kinds of spoilers. Never fear, as you can now mute certain keywords and mentions from appearing in your timeline. Mute words like ‘Gilead’, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’, or ‘Big Little Lies’ to live a calm, spoiler free existence. Retweet with GIFS or images Has a Tweet ever made you lost for words? A picture says a thousand words … [Read more...] about Here’s some new Twitter features you might not be aware of
Rethinking how we use urban spaces could help tackle an unaffordability crisis in many cities. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email 17 June 2019 Would you ever set up home in someone else’s garage? Or let a stranger move in to yours?More and more people are asking, “why not?”Let’s consider just how hard it’s becoming for people to afford housing in big cities. From Berlin to Singapore to Stockholm, rents have soared. And forget buying: research last year showed that 40% of young adults in England, for example, can’t afford to buy even the cheapest homes in their area – even with just a 10% deposit.Could living in a converted garage be an answer?Maybe. In … [Read more...] about Garages – the new affordable houses?