China’s over-50s love WeChat and can’t get enough chicken soup for the soul

By elderly, News Analysis, society, technode, Tencent, WeChat

Fascinating details of internet use among the over 50s have emerged, including how they access the internet, what they’re listening to online, and even how they arrange dances in public squares. This growing demographic has some serious skills but also faces unique problems ranging from fraudsters to simply topping up their phones. Tencent has co-produced […]

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‘Robotic Habitats’ imagines a self-sustaining AI ecosystem

By 3d-printing, AI, art, dc motors, engadget, entertainment, gear, installation, noumena, robotichabitats, robots, selfsustaining, society, thebigpicture, thenewbigpicture, video

As artificial intelligence advances at an unprecedented pace, we tend to see its arrival in emotional terms — usually, either excitement or fear. But Noumena, a collective of designers, engineers and architects, is looking at AI and robots mo…

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China’s most popular apps are also helping find the country’s missing people

By Alibaba, ByteDance, Features, government, Missing persons, smartwatch, society, technode, Toutiao, Tuanyuan

Jinri Toutiao is now the single biggest finder of missing people in China. Since incorporating the functionality in February 2016 until mid-December 2017, the news recommendation app helped find 4,126 missing people. And it’s not the only app helping the authorities locate people. Several of the most popular apps in China have the additional function […]

China’s most popular apps are also helping find the country’s missing people originally appeared on TechNode

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