Noted artificial intelligence skeptic Elon Musk, co-founder of driverless car pioneer Tesla Motors and space exploration firm SpaceX, is attempting to combat the rise of AI with the launch of a new venture, Neuralink. The business aims to facilitate the interface of human brains and computers.
UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the country’s intelligence agencies should have access to the encrypted content of messaging applications as it would help them prevent terror attacks. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with Dr. Heather Anson, a consultant at the UK's law firm specializing in data protection, privacy and cyber security.
The government of Luxembourg is set to join the Irish government in challenging the European Commission over a US$13.5 billion tax ruling over tech giant Apple, in a landmark case that is being watched by many other multinationals.
Disgruntled Windows 10 users are taking Microsoft to court, alleging problems caused by the operating system's upgrade demonstrate it was negligently designed, that Microsoft fraudulently failed to disclose its defects, and the upgrade is unfit for purpose - just the latest scandal to engulf the controversial operating system.
Is there a large planet at the fringes of the solar system awaiting discovery, an orb astronomers have dubbed Planet Nine? Many believe so - and Australian National University (ANU) researchers have taken to a crowd science platform to solicit help from the public in finding it.
Norway's Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, which is already home to the eponymous Global Seed Vault, is poised to get another 'doomsday' depository. Data files will be safely stored for posterity inside an abandoned coalmine in the mountainside near Svalbard's capital Longyearbyen for at least 500 years.
The UAE city of Dubai will use "cognitive computing," in performing a number of operations in the government and private sector in order to improve operational effectiveness, local media reported Tuesday.
A House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform found last week that the FBI’s Next Generation Identification program, which utilizes facial recognition software, was more likely to misidentify African-Americans as suspects in crime.
Troubled US rideshare company Uber has resumed its autonomous vehicle program, after shutting down its test vehicles following a high-profile car crash in Arizona over the weekend.
The skies over Israel may soon meet Optimus, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of operating without human assistance.
Evidence points to an ancient tsunami on Mars that cataclysmically altered the young planet approximately 3 billion years ago. This lays credence to the theory that Mars was once a watery world.
Good news for vampires and those with bloodborne illnesses alike. British researchers have announced a major breakthrough in the manufacturing of red blood cells for transfusions. The new technique requires far fewer stem cells, allowing for much wider-scale and sustainable red blood cell manufacturing.
UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd has demanded tech firms construct backdoors into messaging applications, ending "completely unacceptable" end-to-end encryption, which offers terrorists a "place to hide." However, critics have suggested Rudd's orders suggest a lack of understanding of how encryption works, and would amount to breaches of privacy.
Czech pilot Pavel Březina assembled his own gyroplane, and as soon as the vehicle received permission to participate in road traffic, its creator piloted his flying car to Prague’s main square to have a cup of coffee.
Beleaguered US rideshare company Uber has halted its aggressively touted autonomous vehicle program, following a high-profile car crash in Arizona.
An escalator ascending through four floors in a busy Hong Kong mall suddenly reversed direction and sped up, sending riders tumbling out the bottom.
Next month, California will host an unprecedented display of high-tech military ship-to-shore landing drills aimed at boosting the capability of the Marine Corps to storm a beach.
The US Air Force’s super-secret Boeing X-37B mini space shuttle just broke its own orbital record of 674 days in space. The landing date for the apparatus remains undetermined.
Google, Facebook and other social media websites that rely on advertising revenue are in the midst of a major media backlash that could result in legal ramifications, as extremist material keeps showing up next to sponsor-related content, drawing the ire of citizens and lawmakers alike.
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