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lxle (#1) 8 days ago
news.sky.com - A riot control robot that can zap people with an electrical charge has been unveiled in China. Hailed as the country's first "intelligent security robot", it has an "electrically charged riot control tool" and an SOS button for people to notify police. It can navigate autonomously, and uses on-board cameras to analyse situations. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 9 days ago
bloomberg.com - A group of companies including Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Ford Motor Co. and Uber Technologies Inc., are forming a coalition to advocate for safety regulations for self-driving cars and help bring them to American roads." The group, which also includes Volvo Cars and Lyft Inc., aims to work with lawmakers, regulators and the public to “realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles,” according to a statement Tuesday. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 13 days ago
https://theintercept.com - Over the past seven years, Google has created a remarkable partnership with the Obama White House, providing expertise, services, advice, and personnel for vital government projects. Precisely how much influence this buys Google isn’t always clear. But consider that over in the European Union, Google is now facing two major antitrust charges for abusing its dominance in mobile operating systems and search. By contrast, in the U.S., a strong case to sanction Google was quashed by a presidentially appointed commission. As the interactive charts accompanying this article show, Google representat Discuss
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lxle (#1) 13 days ago
thehill.com - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has increasingly used his perch atop his massive social media platform to speak out on political issues — including immigration reform, the Syrian refugee crisis and solidarity with the Muslim community. While Zuckerberg's veiled shot last week at Donald Trump’s call for a wall on the Mexican border was a rare entry into the presidential debate, the Facebook creator has regularly made his views known on debates of the day. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 19 days ago
express.co.uk - A LEADING scientist involved in the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has warned that it could rise up against us and end humanity within decades. Chris Bishop, of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, has joined a growing list of experts, including Elon Musk and Professor Stephen Hawking, who have expressed their concerns about the threat of AI to the human race. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 20 days ago
thehill.com - Employees reportedly wondered whether they have a "responsibility" to stop Trump. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 20 days ago
gizmodo.com - “Facebook can promote or block any material that it wants,” UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh told Gizmodo. “Facebook has the same First Amendment right as the New York Times. They can completely block Trump if they want. They block him or promote him.” Zuckerberg loves cheap immigration labor therefore blocking Trump wouldn't be far fetched. Discuss
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lxle (#1) 23 days ago
hosted.ap.org - "It does raise concerns for prosecutors," said Peter Henning, a law professor at Wayne State University and a former federal prosecutor. "If it's a close case, how am I to judge whether to pursue charges when the president has said he doesn't think there's anything there? I don't think it will prejudice any decision but it certainly gives the appearance of that." Discuss
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