caption You’d smile too if your net worth were in the ballpark of $11.5 billion. source REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Elon Musk may be the CEO of two different companies, but he still makes time to game. As the head of Tesla Motors, Musk is leading the rebirth of all-electric vehicles. At SpaceX, he’s steering a company whose mission is to “revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.” And that’s not to mention that he oversees SolarCity, a company focused on making solar energy commonplace that Tesla bought last year. But when he’s not busy transforming transportation, space travel, and energy use, Musk plays video games. Well, he does lots of other things, but video games are one of those things. Heck, he’s even putting video games into Tesla’s cars! As it turns out, Musk has excellent taste in games. Here are some of his favorites, which we gleaned from a Reddit AMA … [Read more...] about Elon Musk loves video games — here are his favorites
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By Sarah DeWeerdt, SpectrumJun. 22, 2018 , 8:00 AM Originally published on Spectrum The Research on Autism and Development (RAD) Laboratory is located in a Tetris-like maze of brown wooden buildings, not far from the main campus of the University of California, San Diego. The lab itself is a nondescript warren of small beige rooms. But everything else about it is extraordinary. The first clue is a T-shirt one of the lab’s young interns wears on this sunny day in April, featuring the RAD Lab’s motto: “We play mind games.” One of the newer recruits, 20-year-old Naseem Baramki-Azar, sports a “Super Mario Bros.” shirt. A half-dozen other lab members huddle around computer screens displaying none of the usual fare of charts or spreadsheets: Instead, they’re hard at work making cartoon moles pop out of molehills, or fat spaceships careen toward the top of a computer screen. The lab’s director, Jeanne Townsend, and associate … [Read more...] about Can science-based video games help kids with autism?
source YouTube/Marvel Entertainment If you enjoyed Spider-Man’s role in the new blockbuster film “Avengers Infinity War,” there’s good news: Spider-Man has a new video game coming out later this year for the PlayStation 4, and you can even unlock Spidey’s “Infinity War” costume in the game. It’s a great little tie-in across Marvel’s films, comic books, and video games, of a kind that fans would love to see more of. Of course, there have been plenty of Marvel games before, but only the upcoming “Spider-Man” game looks like a suitably modern and fitting tribute to the character as we know and love him today. This got us thinking: What if Marvel Games, currently a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, could do for video games what Marvel Studios did for film? Here are 14 other Marvel Cinematic Universe characters besides Spider-Man that deserve their own modern video game treatments: Thor, … [Read more...] about Marvel should do for games what it did for movies — here are 14 superheroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that deserve their own video games
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I'm about to start a session with Woebot, billed as the first chatbot clinically shown to improve symptoms of depression and anxiety. And I'm skeptical. Chatbots do everything these days, from helping people manage bank accounts and practice language skills to keeping them company when they can't sleep. But can an AI really get into my head the way a therapist would? Turns out Woebot, created by a Stanford University psychologist, is more about getting me into my own head -- and teaching me to better manage the chatter in there. Using brief daily conversations, mood tracking, curated videos and word games, the new bot relies on principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a short-term, goal-oriented treatment that aims to rewire the thoughts that negatively affect how we feel. "I'll help you recognize patterns because … (no offense) humans aren't that great at that," Woebot counsels me over Facebook's Messenger app, adding a winkie emoji to the end of the sentence. … [Read more...] about Depressed? Anxious? Woebot AI wants to help you help yourself