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A massive AI partnership is tapping civil rights and economic experts to keep AI safe

When the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society was announced in September, it was with the stated goal of educating the public on artificial intelligence, studying AI’s potential impact on the world, and establishing industry best practices. Now, how those goals will …

Artificial Intelligence

Robots will destroy our jobs – and we're not ready for it

Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon perform most of the work done by humans but 80% also believe their jobs will be unaffected. Time to think again<p>The McDonald’s on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn’t look all that different from any of the fast-food …

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The tumultuous 2016 campaign is in a sudden limbo

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The most dramatic and unpredictable presidential election in decades is suddenly slipping into a strange state of suspended animation.<p>Donald Trump and his team, facing widening deficits in the polls, insist the Republican nominee can still win. But he and his allies seem to be …

Machine learning versus AI: what's the difference?

Thanks to the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become much more widespread …

Stephen Hawking: AI will be 'either best or worst thing' for humanity

Professor praises creation of Cambridge University institute to study future of artificial intelligence<p>Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence will be “either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity”, and praised the creation of an …

Artificial Intelligence

It's Time to Start Blaming Careless Note 7 Owners for Fires, Too

I remember the second I learned that the Galaxy Note 7 was starting to get banned from airports. I was on a plane, and I just remembered that I had …

Samsung may have a Galaxy 7 Edge problem, too

SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung has an exploding phone problem, and it isn't just the Galaxy Note 7.<p>So claims a California man in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New Jersey last week. Daniel Ramirez says a Galaxy S7 Edge badly burned his right leg when it burst into flames in late May.<p>Ramirez, who was …

The Galaxy Note 7 recall might just be the beginning for Samsung

The Galaxy Note 7 recall is one of Samsung’s biggest mishaps in history. But is it a signal that there might be something wrong with more of …

Samsung officially recalls Note 7 after US agency weighs in

It's official. If you've still got a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you've got to hand it over.<p>The US Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced an official recall for all Note 7 phones sold in the country before September 15. The group said "consumers should immediately stop using and power …

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Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept.

The Democratic presidential nominee hits the road after her party’s national convention.<p>Hillary Clinton loses to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.<p>A sports executive who was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and whose firm paid Bill Clinton millions of dollars in consulting fees …

Google echoes Amazon's Echo, opens new virtual-reality door

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google wants to play an even bigger role in managing people's daily lives, while also nudging them into an alternate …

Google's Echo competitor will reportedly be called Google Home

Unveiled tomorrow, released in the fall<p>Google will unveil an Amazon Echo competitor called Google Home tomorrow, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. It's not stated exactly what form the device will take — a speaker seems like a reasonable guess, but it's only ever referred to as a "voice-activated …

What to expect from Google I/O

Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, kicks off Wednesday, offering a small glimpse into the inner workings of the world's largest company. While the broader event is very focused on the in-the-weeds, practical improvements Google is making to its software and hardware, there are likely …

The Latest: Google seen ahead in some areas, no so in others

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) —<p>The Latest from Google's software conference (all times local):<p>1:45 p.m.<p>Google is catching up to competitors Facebook, …

Google I/O 2016 Could Bring Android VR And An Amazon Echo Competitor

Here's what to expect from the show<p>Google's annual developer conference I/O (short for "input/output" in computer science lingo) is set to take place this year in Palo Alto, California from <b>Wednesday, May 18, through Friday, May 20</b>. And with the arrival of the conference comes the possibility of new …

Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’

A new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end

Artificial Intelligence

Dear first-generation sex robot ...

It appears we're on the brink of a robo-sexual revolution. Some have claimed that you'll be, like the selfie, a socially derided mainstay by 2025. Other, more conservative, estimates posit that having sex with you will be either commonplace or more popular than human-on-human sex by 2050. Whatever …

Chinese firm DJI leads new 'drone age'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Time and time again we hear that distinctive buzz.<p>It seems these days, anyone -- with a few hundred dollars to spare -- can be a proud owner of a small, recreational unmanned aircraft.<p>And when you hear that telltale hum, it's more than likely from a camera drone made by China's DJI.<p>The …

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Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

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Police May Be 'Reluctant To Engage' In Viral Video Age, DEA Chief Says

<b>This story was updated at 2:15 p.m. ET Thursday</b><p>The acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration said the police may be "reluctant to engage" for fear "rightly, or wrongly, that you become the next viral video," adding a new voice to the debate over public scrutiny of law …

Election Day: Bevin wins in Kentucky, Ohio rejects pot

<b>(CNN) —</b> Matt Bevin, the controversial Kentuckian who attempted to dethrone Sen. Mitch McConnell last year and has vowed to eliminate the state's Obamacare programs, orchestrated a remarkable political comeback on Tuesday to win the state's governorship.<p>In an upset victory by a surprisingly large …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

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FAA Urges Drone Registration Task Force to 'Think Outside the Box'

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has urged a task force to "think outside the box" as it ponders ways to set up a national registration system for recreational drones.<p>Tuesday was the first day of a three-day meeting of the task force, which has been asked to come up with recommendations by Nov. …

Ex-OKC officer's lawyer questions accusers in rape trial

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The 13 women who have accused a now-fired Oklahoma City police officer of sexually victimizing them have holes in their stories …

This guy taught a robot to write clickbait and the results are beautiful jibberish

What happens if you take a sophisticated, artificially intelligent software programme, feed it 2 million clickbait news articles, and then ask it to write its own?<p>You get something a lot like Click-o-Tron.<p>It's the brainchild of Lars Eidnes, a software developer from Norway, and is an experiment in …

How World Of Warcraft lets players put a price on their time

<i>Special Topics In Gameology</i><i>explores a specific corner of the gaming world in a miniseries of articles. The current theme is commerce, in which we</i> …

Opinion: These dividend stocks might work best when the Fed raises interest rates

What will you do, as an investor, when official interest rates rise?<p>That question is growing in importance as the central bank’s Federal Open Market …

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Computer scientists aren't safe from AI

Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters<p>Step aside "Terminator" — moviemakers looking to make accurate dystopian movies should instead take cues from "The Grapes of Wrath."<p>That's because robots won't take our lives — they're more likely to take our livelihoods.<p>And it's looking more and more likely that these …

10 stocks you should have bought the last time the Fed raised interest rates

There’s plenty of speculation about whether the Federal Open Market Committee will raise interest rates on Thursday.<p>If the Federal Reserve’s policy …

Interest Rates