Today’s Tech Sightings:
Some, but not all virtual reality (VR) headgear cause wearers to experience nausea and motion sickness even with higher frame rates and lower latency. But according to Fast Company, the Mayo Clinic hospital has developed algorithms that can trick the VR user’s brain into split-second synchronization between physical stimulation and the virtual environment.
One-third of 24,143 people surveyed in 24 countries strongly believe the anonymous online network, the Dark Web, should be shut down. Another 35 percent were inclined to agree even after being told that the network, accessible only with the Tor web browser, protects the identity of dissidents and political and human rights activists. The report, conducted by Ipsos, was commissioned by the Center for International Governance Innovation.
A Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) team is getting ready to take on Google’s AlphaGo, the AI program that recently defeated South Korean Go champion Lee Sedol. Go is a complex, ancient Chinese board game that involves strategy and intuition. According to China’s state-owned Shanghai Securities News, scientists from the country’s Computer Go team will issue a challenge to AlphaGo by the end of the year.
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