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open Crypto-upstart subpoenas Glassdoor to unmask ex-staff believed to be behind negative reviews. EFF joins the fray 37
open Report on AI in UK public sector: Some transparency on how government uses it to govern us would be nice 24
By Tail Up
open Fake docs rock real docs: Ex-Wall St guy accused of conning medics out of £27m for bogus cryptocurrency fund using faked paperwork 26
By Grooke
open Startup Mycroft AI declares it will fight 'patent troll' tooth and nail after its Linux voice-assistant attracts lawsuit 41
open Oh good, the FTC has discovered acqui-hires... American watchdog to probe decade of Big Tech takeovers 13
By RobHib
open Crazy idea but hear us out... With robots taking people's jobs, can we rethink this whole working to survive thing? 163
open Meet Clippy 9000: Microsoft brags about building Earth's largest AI language model, refuses to let it out of the lab 47
open Arm gets edgy: Tiny neural-network accelerator offered for future smart speakers, light-bulbs, fridges, etc 9
By Rol
open Beware, Tesla might take away your car's autopilot if you buy its vehicles from third party dealerships – plus more news 89
open EU we go again: Commission takes aim at Qualcomm over 5G antitrust concerns for radio frequency front end chips 12
open Robbing-some Caruso and pal lived life of luxury using victims' millions in crypto-Ponzi scam, say prosecutors 20
By ThatOne
open Facebook mulls tagging pics with 'radioactive' markers to trace the origin of photos used to build image-recog AI 43
open Google, YouTube, Twitter tell face-rec upstart Clearview to stop harvesting people's content – that's their job 13
open Boss planning to tear you a new one? Google Glass is back: Weird workwear aimed at devs, but on sale to all 30
By Kiwi
open And now, here's Cli-Mate 9000 with the weather... Pattern-recognizing neural network tries its hand at forecasting 13
By tfb
open This AI is full of holes: Brit council fixes thousands of road cracks spotted by algorithm using sat snaps 119
By itzman
open Swivel on this: Spinning Surface Hub 2X module may not be happening after all 3
open AI snatches jobs from DJs and warehouse workers, plus OpenAI and PyTorch sittin' in a tree, AI, AI, AI for you and me 24
open Two startups enter, one leaves: Intel kills off much-delayed Nervana AI training chip, pushes on with Habana 7
open Will Asimov fix my doorbell? There should be a law about this 162
By Criggie
open Facebook coughs up $550m to make AI photo tagging lawsuit vanish. How ever will it survive on that $17.9bn left over? 14
open In your face short sellers! Tesla goes two quarters in a row without losing money 34
By Avg_Joe
open Google says its latest chatbot is the most human-like ever – trained on our species' best works: 341GB of social media 55
open US government grounds drone fleet (no, not the military ones with Hellfire missiles) over Chinese espionage fears 22
By Kned
open Top tip: Using AI to detect alien civilizations is dangerous because if it spots anything, even just a blurry blob, people are going to go nuts 24
By Twanky
open Ding-dong. Who's there? Any marketing outfit willing to pay: Not content with giving cops access to doorbell cams, Ring also touts personal info 41
open Calling all, um, 'general AI' practitioners: Blighty needs you for public sector glory 9
open Virtual reality is a bonkers fad that no one takes seriously but anyway, here's someone to tell us to worry about hackers 55
open Little grouse on the prairie: IBM's AI facial-recognition training dataset gets it in trouble... in Illinois 19
open Mysterious face-recog AI startup Clearview sued, capabilities questioned after scraping billions of web pics 22
open Well, well, well. Internet-of-Things speaker biz Sonos to continue some software support for legacy kit after all 60
open This episode of Black Mirror sucks: London cops boast that facial-recog creepycams will be on the streets this year 87
open Amazing peer-reviewed AI bots that predict premature births were too good to be true: Flawed testing bumped accuracy from 50% to 90%+ 18
open If the words 'new', 'AI', 'for', 'the', 'physical', 'world', 'accelerate' and 'Facebook' scare you, click this headline 16
open Rugby legend Will Carling tells El Reg: Techie stats bods will love this year's Six Nations 33
By koswix
open SAP co-CEO: I'm leavin' on a jet plane... Davos knows that I'll be back again...Oh babe, I hate to go (back to work) 13
By fobobob
open A-high: Prototype drug squad bot to patrol Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, etc for dodgy ads for opioids 19
open Remember that Sonos speaker you bought a few years back that works perfectly? It's about to be screwed for... reasons 277
open How a Kaggle Grandmaster cheated in $25,000 AI contest with hidden code – and was fired from dream SV job 101
By ThatOne
open Image-rec startup for cops, Feds can probably identify you from 3 billion pics it's scraped from Facebook, YouTube etc 50
open Europe mulls five year ban on facial recognition in public... with loopholes for security and research 42
open Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide, muaha... Boffins build laser-eyed intelligent cam that sorta sees around corners 23
By Mo64
open The dream of a single European patent may die next month – and everyone is in denial about it 51
By zoobab
open Facial-recognition algos vary wildly, US Congress told, as politicians try to come up with new laws on advanced tech 10
open Behold the Internet of Turf: IoT sucks waste energy from living plants to speak to satellites 30
open UC Berkeley told to cough up $5m in compensation to comp-sci, engineering students recruited to teach classes 23
open AI of the needle: Here's how neural networks could detect nighttime low blood-sugar levels using your heart beat 45
open Microsoft wields ML to catch child predators, city drops 7-year facial-recognition experiment after no arrests... 15
open Flying taxis? That'll be AFTER you've launched light sabres and anti-gravity skateboards 201
open OpenAI's GPT-2 secret life as a pawn star: Boffins discover talkative machine-learning model can play chess 8


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