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January 27, 2018

The rise of AI and the decline of privacy

Above, video from the Chinese firm SenseTime demonstrating an AI surveillance system in real time.

Remember when "Minority Report" was just great sci-fi?

[via The Verge]

January 27, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Snapshots from one of America's last pencil factories

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Above, editing pencils. They're sharpened at both ends, one of which makes red marks, the other blue.

Below, graphite extrusions collected for recycling. Life imitates art: shades of Jasper Johns.

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Below, graphite pencil cores cooling after being dipped in heated wax.

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Below, a pencil sandwich headed for shaping: a woodworking machine will cut the individual pencils into their desired shape — round, hexagonal, or otherwise.

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Below, pencils are sharpened by rolling them across a high-speed sanding belt.

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[via the New York Times]

January 27, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Currency Earrings

Banknoteear

From the website:

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Support the economy by flashing the world's major currencies on your ears.

Made of laser-cut acrylic.

Black or white.

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$35 CAD.

 

January 27, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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