December 4, 2021 In ​​, -anyos

These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems

An endless variety of virtual creatures scamper and scuttle across the screen, struggling over obstacles or dragging balls toward a target. They look like half-formed crabs made of sausages—or perhaps Thing, the disembodied hand from The Addams Family. But these “unimals” (short for “universal animals”) could in fact help researchers develop more general-purpose intelligence in…

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Fraud-Accused South African Bitcoin Trader to Turn Himself Over to Police: Report

Sandile Shezi, the young South African bitcoin trader who is facing fraud charges, has denied allegations he scammed shareholders in his Global Forex Institute. Shezi: Shareholders Signed Up for Education, Not Investments Despite his rejection of the allegations, a spokesperson for the country’s police told the Sunday Times newspaper that Shezi has agreed to turn…

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Climate-Friendly Investment Funds Are a Scam

Read enough financial news these days and you’ll see a lot of stories about “ESG investing,” which stands for “environmental, social, and governance.” The trend is meant to encourage, broadly, socially responsible and environmentally friendly investing, rather than a pure focus on how much money an investor earns. At the most basic level, ratings firms…

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Scams cost victims more than €15 million in first 7 months of year, report finds

Scam artists conned Irish people out of more than €15 million in the year to the end of July with fraudulent activity jumping by almost 80 per cent as criminals sought to maximise their profits from the fear and uncertainty caused by Covid-19. Victims were tricked out of an average of €5,300 by criminals with…

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NFT Buyers Scammed As ‘Creator’ Bails, Who Could Possibly Have Seen This Coming?

Image: OpenseaWhile NFTs are themselves one giant scam, there is room for lesser scams within the whole, and this week has provided us with one of the funniest examples to date. More than 4,000 NFTs in the “Evolved Apes” offering have been sold since they first went on sale a week ago, according to Vice.…

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