The Scarlet Briefing 8/5

via Australian Synchrotron; National Gallery of Victoria

The Scarlet Briefing

Every week, the team at Scarlet shares what we consider the most compelling news in A.I., digital assistants and technology that affects and helps the lives of humans. Here are this week’s picks.

  • This new neural network attempts to tell if you’re being sarcastic online. But can it really? (TechCrunch)
  • New advances in X-ray technology enabled researchers to reveal a hidden, painted-over face underneath Degas’ “Portrait of a Woman.” (Australian Synchrotron)
  • Does the future of hacking belong to bots? The first security bot vs. security bot challenge took place, with no humans required. (WIRED)
  • For those who want a street’s-eye view of Olympic venues in Rio, Google has created immersive maps to take you inside the action. (Google)
  • An emerging human-robot partnership centers around the creation of art — and both will benefit. (TechCrunch)
  • Pokemon GO is old news. Try your hand at NASA’s Mars rover-driving game, developed to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Curiosity’s landing. (Popular Science)
  • A famous statue of Zeus was destroyed in 5 A.D. Now a 3D printed version gives the ancient statue a new life. (CNET)

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