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San Francisco says it will use AI to reduce bias when charging people with crimes

San Francisco is announcing a "bias mitigation tool" that uses basic AI techniques to automatically redact information from police reports that could identify a suspect's race. It's designed to be a way to keep prosecutors from being influenced by racial bias when deciding whether someone gets charged with a crime.

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Opinion | Japan's fate could be everyone else's, too

If you want a peek at the future, try looking at Japan. It's a sobering exercise. Here's how economist Timothy Taylor, managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, describes the country's outlook: "[Japan] is facing a situation of a declining population and workforce, and the share of the population that is elderly is on the rise.

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Nation's first hydrogen fuel cell ferry to cart commuters across San Francisco Bay in early 2020

ALAMEDA - Creators of the nation's first hydrogen fuel cell ferry always dreamed that if they built the zero-emission vessel, commercial interest would soon follow. It didn't take long. SW/TCH (pronounced "Switch"), a New York-based investment company, announced Wednesday - two months before the boat even touches the San Francisco Bay - it would be the first to test the technology in commercial, commuter service beginning as early as 2020.

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Lab-Grown Dairy Could Soon Become the Food of the Future

Lab-grown meat is getting a lot of attention along with plant-based meat substitutes. Technology is driving the industry toward providing alternatives to conventionally produced food products. Dairy proteins may be the next product produced in a lab, for use in fluid "milk" production and processed dairy products like yogurt and cheese, to name a few.

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Tesla's new Solar Roof V3 will be same price as shingle roof and electric bill, says Elon Musk - Electrek

Elon Musk is suggesting that the new version of Tesla's solar roof tiles will be even less expensive and it will roughly be the equivalent of the cost of a comp shingle roof and the electric utility bill, which the solar roof will slash through solar energy generation.

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Stromspeicher: Kann Vulkanstein die Speicherlücke schließen?

Immer mehr Strom kommt aus Windrädern und Solaranlagen. Das Problem: diese Energie auch zu speichern. Der erste Elektrisch-Thermische-Energie-Speicher in Hamburg könnte helfen. In Hamburg ist aus der Idee, in Steinen Energie in Form von Wärme zu speichern, der weltweit erste Energiespeicher dieser Art entstanden.

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Laser Destroys Cancer Cells Circulating in the Blood

Tumor cells that spread cancer via the bloodstream face a new foe: a laser beam, shined from outside the skin, that finds and kills these metastatic little demons on the spot. In a study published today in Science Translational Medicine, researchers revealed that their system accurately detected these cells in 27 out of 28 people with cancer, with a sensitivity that is about 1,000 times better than current technology.

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America's renewable energy capacity is now greater than coal

America's coal industry has already been left in the dust by natural gas. Now it's under immense pressure from the renewable energy boom.

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Israel's Aidoc gets third FDA nod for AI tools for radiologists

Israel's Aidoc, which provides artificial intelligence tools for radiologists, said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared its product for triage of cervical spine fractures.

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German Home Receives Federal Prize for Outstanding Innovative Achievements

The management team of Hörmann Solartechnik, a solar installation firm based in Zusmarshausen (Germany), also uses 100% solar energy for its personal use. The Hörmann family has just fulfilled its dream of building its own energy self-sufficient home using only solar power, powered by Q CELLS.

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Why Japan isn't afraid of robots

Last week, the consulting firm McKinsey released its latest report on the future of work, this time in relation to women. It described how robots are performing human tasks at an accelerating rate - and dolefully warned that "160m women could lose their current jobs to automation" in the next 12 years.

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Fusion-Powered Spacecraft Could Be Just a Decade Away

(Image: © Elle Starkman/PPPL Office of Communications) Fusion-powered spacecraft may not be just a sci-fi dream for much longer. The Direct Fusion Drive (DFD) engine could take flight for the first time in 2028 or so, if all goes according to plan, the concept's developers said.

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Text-based Editing of Talking-head Video (SIGGRAPH 2019)

SIGGRAPH 2019 Paper. Read below for important ethical considerations. Project page: https://www.ohadf.com/projects/text-based-editing/ My webpage (with this and other related projects): https://www.ohadf.com/ Abstract: Editing talking-head video to change the speech content or to remove filler words is challenging.

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Why Nuclear Fusion Really is Coming Soon

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How an electric car can make money

The new cars being tried out in Porto Santo can sell solar power electricity back to the island grid.

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