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Elon Musk, Other Artificial Intelligence Experts Call for Global Ban on Killer Robots

Tesla boss Elon Musk, and more than 100 other leading artificial intelligence experts internationally, are calling for the United Nations to ban autonomous weapons. “Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare,” the group wrote in an... Continue Reading →

Robotic Workers Most Prevalent Among Japanese Companies

Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds - 1,500 a minute, to be exact - on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory... Continue Reading →

Technology Companies Banning Hate Groups

Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store. Gab had already been unavailable in Apple's store, though it remains accessible on the web. The... Continue Reading →

New Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet Concept is a 20-Foot-Long Electric Convertible

At a private estate on Pebble Beach Golf Course in Carmel, Calif., Mercedes-Benz unveiled its latest concept car: the Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet. Like the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept that the company unveiled prior to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance... Continue Reading →

Hands On With Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone

Here it is, then — the smartphone from Andy Rubin, the father of the Android operating system. Called Essential Phone and made by Essential, Rubin's startup, the new device is a thing of sheer and utter beauty, and I'm quickly... Continue Reading →

In Wake of Charlottesville, Apple CEO Tim Cook Pledges $1 Million to Groups Fighting Racism

Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly pledged to donate $1 million each to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League as he urges employees to be “unequivocal” about the recent violence in Charlottesville. In a note to company... Continue Reading →

Hyundai Plans to Launch New Fuel Cell SUV That Will Travel Farther

Hyundai Motor said Thursday it plans to launch early next year a second-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that will travel more than 580 kilometers (360 miles) between fill-ups under Korean standards. If delivered as promised, the new fuel cell vehicle... Continue Reading →

Facebook Shuts Down Group Used by Trump-supporting Employees After People Started Harassing Each Other

Facebook shut down an anonymous online group for employees in late 2016 after it was increasingly used to talk about Donald Trump and other US presidential candidates. While initially pitched in 2015 as a way for employees to voice their... Continue Reading →

Apple, LinkedIn, and Twitter Denounce Neo-Nazis; Spotify Bans ‘White Power’ Music

Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane. Following the... Continue Reading →

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