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Beres Marrast

Christ Follower, Full-time husband, Physical Therapist and part-time tech enthusiast for the fun of it.

Should We Fear or Celebrate Artificial Intelligence?

For all the promise and controversy surrounding gains made in artificial intelligence, the research involved still has a long way to go. So much so that many of the fundamental ideas and definitions of such technologies are still being developed. AI as we know it is pretty much a part of our …

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SpaceX Announces Private Passenger Flight Around the Moon for Art’s Sake

Just this year alone, SpaceX has successfully launched at least 17 rocket missions to date. These missions include launches to place satellites in orbit, multiple missions to resupply the international space station, and even a test launch putting a Tesla Roadster into earth’s orbit. Despite the legal issues Elon Musk is currently facing, SpaceX is still …

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Older Technology May Have Its Advantages

You may recall back in late 2014 when Sony Pictures was the target of a vicious hack that exposed everything from full-length unreleased films to private emails and employee personal information. The hack ultimately forced Sony pictures to shut down both their internet servers and landlines to address the problem. …

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CryptoConcurrency Startup Donates $29 Million to U.S. Public Schools

Back in March, San Francisco based blockchain company, Ripple partnered with classroom crowdfunding charity Donorschoose.org, donating 29 million dollars and completely funding more than 35,000 teacher projects posted on the site, reaching more than 16,500 public schools nationwide. The donation is currently the largest single digital currency donation to any charity. A good bit of secrecy prior to …

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Pentagon Partners with Google for AI Powered Military Drone Program

The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) and the push toward more autonomous uses of technology have already seen success in the commercial space. It’s no surprise then that military application of these technologies is a huge priority for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).  It has recently come to light that the DoD …

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SpaceX Launches Tesla Roadster Into Space

While Elon Musk is no stranger to ambitious endeavors, his most recent undertakings are literally out of this world. Musk’s private spacecraft company, SpaceX, has already had three successful rocket launches this year alone. Current 2018 launches include two launches to place three satellites (two of which are part of SpaceX’s plan to have …

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Messenger App Telegram May Launch Their Own Cryptocurrency

The privacy-focused messenger, Telegram is allegedly planning to take a huge step into the cryptocurrency world with their own blockchain platform and digital currency. While no one on the Telegram team has officially confirmed or denied it, many details including a short primer and more technical whitepaper detailing the plan have been …

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Media Execs Team Up to Combat “Fake News” With AI and Blockchain Technology

Former CNN president and chief operating officer, Greg D’Alba and former CNN senior vice president Charles Theiss have co-founded a news technology venture that will look to completely change the way news is currently reported. The plan is to combine blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to both automate and authenticate breaking news to minimize human …

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Snowden’s New App Turns Old Android Phones Into Surveillance Devices

Prominent NSA contractor turned whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has recently released a new app in collaboration with the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Guardian Project.  The app is described as “an open source security system for journalist and human rights defenders.” The app, Haven, uses all the sensors in modern smartphones (everything from the accelerometer to the …

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Wikipedia Co-Founder to Bring Blockchain to Online Encyclopedia Everipedia

Dr. Larry Sanger, Co-founder of Wikipedia, has joined online encyclopedia Everipedia as their new Chief Information Officer. The move comes with the intention to place the entirety of their online knowledge base on the EOS blockchain (an Ethereum-based blockchain with a focus on making decentralized applications easy to implement and scale). Originally started …

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