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From: Julius Wong5/29/2019 8:43:46 PM
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How a ‘Smart’ Trash Bin Can Transform City Garbage Collection

wsj.com

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From: Julius Wong5/30/2019 7:15:04 AM
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Police Unlock AI's Potential to Monitor, Surveil and Solve Crimes

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From: Julius Wong5/31/2019 6:58:26 PM
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How Tech Giants Get You to Click This (and Not That)

Design tactics, known as dark patterns, are aimed at prompting users into actions that benefit the company but not necessarily the user

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From: Julius Wong6/1/2019 8:47:30 AM
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Amazon’s Plan to Move In to Your Next Apartment Before You Do

The tech giant has figured out a way to get millions of its smart speakers into homes without consumers lifting a finger, as property managers bring in Alexa to manage tenants

wsj.com

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From: Julius Wong6/2/2019 8:43:47 AM
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How medical 3D printing could solve the shortage of organ donations

marketwatch.com

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To: Julius Wong who wrote (2527)6/2/2019 9:53:13 AM
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Good video generally but the title is a bit misleading. They barely mention 3d printing of organs, instead focusing on technologies that are already in use or very close to being used.

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From: Julius Wong6/4/2019 9:03:24 AM
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A Glass Battery That Keeps Getting Better?

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From: Julius Wong6/6/2019 9:40:05 PM
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How to Keep Thieves From Stealing Your PIN at the ATM

‘Skimmers’ put cameras near the machines to capture your information. But there are ways to protect yourself.

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From: Julius Wong6/7/2019 8:37:15 PM
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'Pumping heart patch' ready for human use

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From: Glenn Petersen6/9/2019 10:00:22 AM
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Do DNA databases deter crime and limit recidivism?

by Tyler Cowen
Marginal Revolution
June 7, 2019 at 1:04 pm

Anne Sofie Tegner Anker, Jennifer L. Doleac, and Rasmus Landersø tell us yes:

This paper studies the effects of adding criminal offenders to a DNA database. Using a large expansion of Denmark’s DNA database, we find that DNA registration reduces recidivism within the following year by as much as 43% and it also increases the probability that offenders are identified. We thereby estimate the elasticity of crime with respect to the detection probability to be -2.7, implying that a 1% higher detection probability reduces crime by more than 2%. We also find that DNA registration makes offenders more likely to find employment, enroll in education, and live in a more stable family environment.
Via Ilya Novak (and others).

marginalrevolution.com

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