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open Robocop needs reboot, $200m for AI research, UK govt knowingly deployed racist passport system – plus more 43
open From Libra to leave-ya: eBay, Visa, Stripe, PayPal, others flee Facebook's crypto-coin 139
open Oh dear... AI models used to flag hate speech online are, er, racist against black people 163
open Criminalise British drone fliers, snarl MPs amid crackdown demands 145
open 2001 fiction set to be science fact? NASA boffin mulls artificial intelligence to watch over the lunar Gateway 41
open Second MoD Airbus Zephyr spy drone crashes on Aussie test flight 41
open Uncle Sam punishes China for abusing Uyghur Muslims – by blacklisting top AI surveillance companies 32
By S1lver
open Talk about a calculated RISC: If you think you can do a better job than Arm at designing CPUs, now's your chance 41
By adam 40
open Online deepfakes double in just nine months, scaring politicians – and fooling the rest of us 48
open Google causes more facial-recog pain, machine learning goes quantum ­– and how to lose a job if an AI doesn't like your face 42
open Tetraplegic patient can now move his four limbs with the help of a badass neuroprosthetic suit 34
By hatti
open How much is your face worth? Google thinks a $5 Starbucks gift card should be good enough 20
open The Reg strokes a talon across the HoloLens 2 and Surface Hub 2S 2
open Astronaut Tim Peake reminds everyone about the time Excel mangled his contact list on stage at Microsoft AI event 70
open This won't end well. Microsoft's AI boffins unleash a bot that can generate fake comments for news articles 114
open Spin doctors: UPS gets permission to expand drone delivery fleet in the US 20
open Hate Verilog? Detest VHDL? You're not the only one. Xilinx rolls out easier-to-use free FPGA programming tools after developer outcry 20
open Chinese sleazeball's 17-year game of hide-and-seek ends after drone finds him on mountain 33
By hj
open In 21st-century tech dystopia, smart TV watches you, warns Princeton privacy prof 37
open Why build your own cancer-sniffing neural network when this 1.3 exaflop supercomputer can do if for you? 8
open Computer says no: An expression-analysing AI has been picking out job candidates for Unilever 60
open Facial recognition at festivals, stupid shoplifting algorithms, Google shares data to kill off deepfakes 17
By Rol
open Amazon, maker of racist and sexist facial recog, to suggest regulations for facial recog systems 16
open Sussex Police gives up on £790k Gatwick drone shutdown probe 37
open YouTuber charged loads of fans $199 for shoddy machine-learning course that copy-pasted other people's GitHub code 53
open Reach out and touch fake: Hand tracking in VR? How about your own, personal, haptics? 8
open Oh cool, Alibaba's first home-grown AI chip. Oh wait, it's only for its own cloud servers... for now 8
open Every dog has its day – and this one belongs to Boston Dynamic's four-legged good boy Spot 48
By corbpm
open Vimeo's Clippy-for-video-bumpf app 'breaks biometric privacy law by slurping thousands of faces without consent' 15
open Alarmingly, Facebook needs more first-person shooter footage, US Energy dept buys AI-training chips, and more 8
open Those furious gun-toting Aussies were just a glitch. Let's try US drone deliveries, says Wing 74
open World's largest heap of untreated nuclear waste needs more bots to cart around irradiated crap 70
open It's possible to reverse-engineer AI chatbots to spout nonsense, smut or sensitive information 26
open Imagine if Facebook could read your mind: Er, I have some bad news for you... 114
open Five NHS trusts do DeepMind data deal with Google. One says no 7
open IBM cuts ribbon on quantum computing centre wherein a 53-qubit monster lurks 26
open We trained an AI to predict how bad a forest fire will be. It's just as good as a coin flip! 16
open MPs call for 'immediate' stop to facial recog in UK as report underlines bias risks in 'pre-crime' algos used by coppers 29
open Robot Rin Tin Tin can rescue you from that collapsed mine shaft 19
open If Syria pioneered grain processing by watermill in 350BC, the UK in 2019 can do better... right? 47
By TRT
open This image-recognition roulette is all fun and games... until it labels you a rape suspect, divorcee, or a racial slur 49
open You can trust us to run a digital currency – we're Facebook: Exec begs Europe not to ban Libra 58
By DavCrav
open UK.gov's smart meter cost-benefit analysis for 2019 goes big on cost, easy on the benefits 162
open Boffins build AI that can detect cyber-abuse – and if you don't believe us, YOU CAN *%**#* *&**%* #** OFF 49
open Face-recognizing cop body cams hit another hurdle, genderless voice assistants, and more 8
open 700km on a single charge: Mercedes says it's in it for the long run 211
open And the teeny-tiny bottle of AI whisky goes to... 16
open France says 'non merci' to Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency 42
open Do you want fr-AI-s with that appy-meal? McDonald's gobbles machine-learning biz for human-free Drive Thrus 35
By NicX
open The gig (economy) is up: New California law upgrades Lyft, Uber, other app serfs to staff 87

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