Don’t Welcome the Robot Overlords Just Yet

In today’s Five for Wednesday: fooling artificial intelligence, signal-boosting smartphone cases, and privacy apps.

  1. It turns out that computer vision is pretty easy to fool, and artificial intelligence produces a lot of false positives. Humans are likely safe for a good number of years.
  2. Smartphone cases that provide extra battery life are commonplace; here’s one that claims to boost your cell signal.
  3. It’s pretty easy to imagine what will be in the smart homes of the future, but the operating system controlling it all? That’s far from clear.
  4. Some really cool new technologies, many of them Internet of Things-related, are being introduced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
  5. Concerned about online privacy? Here’s a roundup of some of the best encrypted communication, anonymous browsing, and theft protection apps.

Joseph Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a User Experience Designer for the Center for REALTOR® Technology.

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