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Who to kill? The dilemma of driverless cars – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on June 24th, 2016.

Driverless cars hold the promise of safer transport. But how should they react when loss of life appears inevitable? Should a car swerve to miss a pedestrian on the road, even if doing so would kill the passenger? What if it was two people on the road? Or ten people? New US research, published in […]

Stuff Technology: Google ‘evangelist’ sees web, brain implant link

Peter Griffin posted in on August 24th, 2009.

Vint Cerf, vice-president of Google, is visiting New Zealand to speak at a conference on the looming lack of web addresses.  He is also widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of the internet, and has been talking about his visions for the internet’s future. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Vint Cerf, vice-president […]

Google to track flu outbreaks with search data

Dacia Herbulock posted in on June 4th, 2009.

Google announced today the launch of new flu tracking websites for New Zealand and Australia. By monitoring flu-related search queries, the company has found they are able to approximate the actual spread the disease in close to real-time. To create the New Zealand site, Google’s team used historical data from the WHO National Influenza Centre […]

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