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open The show Musk go on: Tesla defies Silicon Valley coronavirus lockdown order, keeps Fremont factory open 63
open Yes, true, fusion reactors don't work quite yet, but, er, maybe AI can help us stop our experiments from imploding 26
open Eight-core 3.8 GHz CPU. 12 TFLOPS GPU. 1TB NVME SSD. 16GB RAM. Not a half-decent workstation, it's the new Xbox 40
open One whole day: That's how long Facebook's COVID-19 content moderation went without a mess 12
open Come back, AI. All is forgiven: We know we've mocked you in the past, but we need help analyzing 26,000 papers on COVID-19, coronaviruses 11
open TensorFlow gets its quantum of solace, lid lifted on 'all-seeing crime-detecting' AI upstart, and more 7
open European electric vehicle sales surged in Q4 2019 but only accounted for wafer-thin slice of total car purchases 96
open Uncle Sam stonewalls probe into its secretive airport facial-recognition technology. Now the ACLU is suing 8
open AI startup accuses Facebook of stealing code designed to speed up machine learning models on ordinary CPUs 37
open The Internet of Things is a security nightmare reveals latest real-world analysis: unencrypted traffic, network crossover, vulnerable OSes 41
open Think your smartwatch is good for warning of a heart attack? Turns out it's surprisingly easy to fool its AI 37
By JDX
open Clearview said to be chasing every mugshot taken in the US over the last 15 years to paste into its facial-recog system 28
open Chips that pass in the night: How risky is RISC-V to Arm, Intel and the others? Very 92
open AI-predicted protein structures could unlock vaccine for COVID-19 coronavirus... if correct... after clinical trials 23
By RandyC
open Computer, deactivate self-destruct system requirement, says Sonos... were it on a starship in space, and not a smart-speaker slinger 46
By fobskid
open After 16 years of hype, graphene finally delivers on its promise – with a cosmetic face mask 107
open If you're wondering how Brit cops' live suspect-hunting facial-recog is going, it's cruising at 88% false positives 92
open Gartner vision quest sees Microsoft, Google and IBM nipping at Amazon Web Services' heels in cloud AI 6
open What could power an early-warning system for harmful radiation storms in Earth's Van Allen belts? AI? Let's see, say Los Alamos boffins 9
By Tom 7
open Brexit Britain changes its mind, says non, nein, no to Europe's unified patent court – potentially sealing its fate 125
open Honeywell, I blew up the qubits: Thermostat maker to offer cloud access to 'world's most powerful quantum computer' within months 28
open First MWC, then GDC, now Nvidia's GPU conference is online-only as coronavirus spreads in Silicon Valley 11
By Korev
open Drones must be constantly connected to the internet to give Feds real-time location data – new US govt proposal 99
open Retailers, banks, unis and high schools used controversial law enforcement facial-recog software – and more 4
By Rich 11
open Quantum compute boffins called up to get national UK centre organised for some NISQy business 27
By streaky
open Never thought we'd write this headline: Under Siege Steven Seagal is not Above The Law, must fork out $314,000 after boosting crypto-coin biz 41
open Hacker swipes customer list from controversial face-recog-for-Feds Clearview. Its reaction? 'A part of life' 19
open Data science pusher Dataiku hooks arms with NATO on battlefield AI contract 4
By HildyJ
open It's Terpin time: Bloke who was SIM jacked twice by Bitcoin thieves gets green light to sue telco for millions 63
By Twanky
open Dear makers of smart home things. Yeah, you with that bright idea of an IoT Candle. Here's an SDK from Amazon 12
open Revolut-won: British banking app gets half a billion bucks in backing, seeks to subvert today's market incumbents 28
open 'I give fusion power a higher chance of succeeding than quantum computing' says the R in the RSA crypto-algorithm 91
open How many times do we have to tell you? A Tesla isn't a self-driving car, say investigators after Apple man's fatal crash 247
open Good news, everyone: The US military says it will be ethically minded about how it develops AI 48
By ILLQO
open London's top cop dismisses 'highly inaccurate or ill informed' facial-recognition critics, possibly ironically 141
open Talk about making a rod for your own back: Pot dealer's seized €54m Bitcoins up in smoke after keys thrown out with fishing gear 67
open Hey, remember Microsoft's IoT Linux gear? After two years, Azure Sphere is finally here 5
open Google gets woke on gender in Vision API, Amazon happy to sell its facial recognition code to foreigners, and more 17
open London's Metropolitan Police flip the switch: Smile, fellow citizens... you're undergoing Live Facial Recognition 77
open Researchers trick Tesla into massively breaking the speed limit by sticking a 2-inch piece of electrical tape on a sign 191
open How's this for a crossover? Scumbag scammed victims with fake gem mines – then pivoted to fake crypto-mines 6
open VCs warn: Pumping millions into an AI startup? You mean, pumping millions into Azure, AWS or Google Cloud... 7
open Ring in the changes: Mandatory two-factor authentication, login alerts, targeted ads opt-out after punters voice privacy gripes 30
By VTAMguy
open One man is standing up to Donald Trump's ban on US chip tech going to Huawei. That man... is Donald Trump 84
open Microsoft to bravely defend US democracy for a slack handful of voters in Fulton, Wisconsin 32
open Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a flying solar panel: BAE Systems' satellite alternative makes maiden flight in Oz 76
By adam 40
open Please check your data: A self-driving car dataset failed to label hundreds of pedestrians, thousands of vehicles 31
open Good news: Neural network says 11 asteroids thought to be harmless may hit Earth. Bad news: They are not due to arrive for hundreds of years 81
open Can AI-enhanced virtual sports presenters do the job? It's a big ask 93
open Talk about high tech: Tens of thousands of Cali marijuana convictions to go up in smoke, thanks to algorithms 17

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