Monthly archives: April, 2018

CIA plans to replace spies with AI

Human spies will soon be relics of the past, and the CIA knows it. Dawn Meyerriecks, the Agency’s deputy director for technology development, recently told an audience at an intelligence conference in Florida the CIA was adapting to a new landscape where its primary adversary is a machine, not a foreign agent. Meyerriecks, speaking to …

Study: This is how long it takes adults to make new friends

In a landmark study, a University of Kansas professor now believes he knows why making friends as an adult is just so difficult. Short answer? Time. The study: Published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Associate Professor of Communications Studies, Jeffrey Hall, found that it takes about 50 hours to cement a friendship …

Boeing HorizonX co-leads funding round for Morf3D additive manufacturing startup

Morf3D’s R&D Innovation Center is aimed at advancing the state of the art in additive manufacturing. (Morf3D Photo) The latest addition to Boeing’s venture-capital portfolio is Morf3D, a California startup that focuses on aerospace applications for 3-D printing. Boeing HorizonX Ventures is a co-leader of the Series A investment round, announced by the companies today. …

TLDR: We can’t make this stuff up — MIT student orders pizza with his mind

[Editor’s Note: TLDR is GeekWire’s daily news rundown, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today’s update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube for every episode, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.] Today’s featured stories MIT student wows ’60 Minutes’ by surfing the internet and ordering pizza — with his mind Amazon …