Today’s Tech Sightings:
Munin, an underwater robot, has been making an in-depth exploration of Scotland’s famous Loch Ness. Scientists undertook the mission to investigate an underwater trench said to house the nest of the fabled Loch Ness monster. So far, it has managed to find some film equipment. But the leader of the Loch Ness Project, Adrian Shine, said no trench – or monster lair – were found. Scientists, however, are eager to see what else Munin will discover in the murky depths of Loch Ness.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used the company’s F8 annual developer conference to outline a 10-year plan to take online social interaction to the next level. The plan includes letting users interact with artificially intelligent bots on Messenger to get services and news. Zuckerberg also envisions a future where users can interact with virtual representations of people and objects.
A survey in Britain of more than 4,000 adults reports that 18.1 percent of British women and eight per cent of British men have been stalked. More than one in three stalking victims are also harassed online.
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