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Deadly crash raises questions about Uber self-driving system

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Video of a deadly self-driving vehicle crash in suburban Phoenix shows a pedestrian walking from a darkened area onto a street …

Australian and Canadian AI experts call for autonomous weapons ban

Terminating Terminators<p>In two letters addressed to the heads of state in Australia and Canada, hundreds of experts in the field of artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Could Hijack Brain-Computer Interfaces and Take Control of Our Minds

Brain-computer interfaces (BCI), such as those being developed by Elon Musk’s Neuralink startup, risk being hijacked by a rogue artificial …

Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier this month, research …

Genetics

Commander of Naval Fleet to Be Relieved of Duty Following Collisions

WASHINGTON — After ordering a rare suspension of ship operations worldwide, the Navy plans to relieve the commander of the fleet that has sustained four collisions in Asia and the deaths of more than a dozen sailors this year, an American official said Tuesday.<p>Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin, the head …

Rowing

Top Navy admiral orders fleetwide investigation following latest collision at sea

SEOUL — The Navy’s top admiral on Monday ordered a fleetwide review of seamanship and training in the Pacific after the service’s fourth major accident at sea this year, a collision of the USS John S. McCain off Singapore that left 10 sailors missing.<p>The accident, which occurred Monday east of the …

Rowing

Asian stocks mostly lower on growing unease over North Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks are mostly lower as investors ponder escalating tensions over North Korea's nuclear ambitions.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's …

Tillerson dials back rhetoric after Trump's North Korea 'fire and fury' threats

<b>(CNN) —</b> US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has sought to allay fears of a military confrontation with North Korea after President Donald Trump warned he could unleash "fire and fury" on the pariah state.<p>Tillerson defended Trump's comments but said there was no sign that the threat level from North …

North Korea

Intel and Microsoft’s latest investment binge shows AI land grab is intensifying

Intel and Microsoft have been on something of an artificial intelligence (AI) investment binge of late, with the chip and software giants announcing a slew of deals this week via their respective VC arms — Intel Capital and Microsoft Ventures.<p>Perhaps the most notable of these was Element AI, which …

Elon Musk wants to link computers to our brains to prevent an existential threat to humanity

Elon Musk is a busy guy.<p>He's developing electric vehicles, self-driving cars, tunnel-boring infrastructure technology, and re-usable rockets (with the goal of getting humans to Mars).<p>Given Musk's ambitiousness, it's not totally surprising that he is also launching a company that will look into ways …

Terrifying AI learns to mimic your voice in under 60 seconds

When it comes to personal privacy and overall security, we often think of passwords, fingerprints, and even our own faces as being the keys that …

Mission Impossible

That Crazy Plan to Refreeze The Arctic Is Actually Getting a Trial Run in Switzerland

We're gonna need more snow machines.<p>Back in February, physicists announced an outlandish plan to 're-freeze' the Arctic, by installing 10 million …

There's a New Prediction for the Singularity: 2047

In 30 years, the singularity will happen and artificial intelligence in all the smart devices and robots will exceed human intelligence.<p>That was the …

Singularity

The AI is Always Watching

My phone can now understand me but it’s still an idiot when it comes to understanding what I want. We have both the hardware capacity and the …

For IBM’s CTO for Watson, not a lot of value in replicating the human mind in a computer

“Everybody and their mother is out to create their own specialized voice-activated devices,” IBM fellow and CTO for its Watson project Rob High told me during an interview at MWC. IBM, of course, doesn’t offer a direct competitor to Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa, but the company hopes that …

Artificial Intelligence

How workforces can prepare for software stealing our jobs

Sergio Monsalve Contributor<p>Sergio Monsalve is a partner at Norwest Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Bridging The Gap Between Education And The Future Workforce<br>• CFO Role Shifts From Number Cruncher To Business Leader<p>It’s time to face facts: Employees throughout the world are are …

President* Trump Addresses "Long-Simmering Racism and Every Other Thing That's Going On"

Try to make sense of this statement.<p>On Wednesday, the president* of the United States and the Prime Minister of Israel held a joint press conference. This was one of the questions and one of the answers.<p>Q: Mr. President, since your election campaign and even after your victory, we've seen a sharp …

In the Trump era, Canada can be a beacon for innovators

<i>E. Richard Gold is associate dean (graduate studies) and James McGill Professor, McGill Faculty of Law, senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a retired technology lawyer.</i><p>Innovation is less about technology than it is about people and institutions. This is the …

How to analyze customer feedback and make it actionable

In part one of our best practice guide to understanding customer feedback, we looked at how to analyze and understand the types of feedback most …

Putin says Russia works to develop new weapons

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is working to develop new weapons to ensure a global strategic balance, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.<p>Putin, speaking to …

Floating wave-powered desalination buoy cuts price of clean water production in half

While still in university, Chris and Justin were determined to find an alternative to existing desalination plants that devour energy and spit …

US stocks slip; real estate falls and banks climb

NEW YORK (AP) — After a brief rally, U.S. stocks are again turning mostly lower Wednesday afternoon as real estate companies skid. Apple is sliding …

Could Climate Change Cause The Next Financial Crisis?

A leading U.K. banker thinks that a fossil fuel bubble could be similar to the housing bubble in 2008.<p>If nations around the world follow through on commitments to limit climate change, fossil fuel companies could find themselves with a lot of “stranded assets” on their balance sheets.<p>Oil, gas and …

Global Citizen Festival performers you won't want to miss

This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival, which encourages people to take action toward the goal of ending extreme …

Music

Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby booked, released on bond

<b>Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) —</b> Hours after a prosecutor accused her of "unlawfully and unnecessarily" shooting an unarmed man dead in the middle of a street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Officer Betty Shelby turned herself in early Friday.<p>Shelby, who's charged with manslaughter, was booked into the local county …

Justice

Syria ignores Kerry and launches an offensive to recapture Aleppo

BEIRUT — Violence surged in Syria on Thursday as Syria’s government made it clear it has no intention of abiding by U.S. calls for the restoration of the failed U.S.-Russian cease-fire deal.<p>Late Thursday night, the Syrian army announced the launch of an offensive to recapture the rebel held eastern …

Middle East

The FBI looked into suspected bomber Ahmad Rahami in 2014 and found no ‘ties to terrorism’

NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged Rahami, who remained hospitalized after a shootout with police, with four counts, including bombing and attempted bombing of a public place.<p>Earlier on Tuesday, the FBI had acknowledged that more than two years before the bombings in New York and New …

Extremism

Attorneys of boy shot by Columbus officer seek witnesses

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a policeman said Friday they want to hear from witnesses, because the police version of events "might not be true."<p>Meanwhile, a 19-year-old who said he was the boy's friend told a newspaper that Tyre King had a …

Black Lives Matter

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids