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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
open #MeToo chatbot, built by AI academics, could lend a non-judgmental ear to sex harassment and assault victims 21
open Not so easy to make a quick getaway when it takes 3 hours to juice up your motor, eh Brits? 216
open Psst. Wanna brush up your supervillain creds? Get a load of this mini submarine 59
By batfink
open Mainstream auto makers stuff in more self-driving tech: 8% of new Euro cars have Level 2 smarts 58
open Facebook pushing for facials and fighting deepfakes while US Army learning AI ethics 3
open Apple programs Siri to not bother its pretty little head with questions about feminism 68
open Be still, our drinking hearts: Help Reg name whisky beast conjured by Swedish distillers and AI blendbot 137
open 'I radically update my course module almost every year to keep up with the rate of change' 5
By JohnFen
open The time a Commodore CDTV disc proved its worth as something other than a coaster 200
open Oops, wait, yeah, we did hand over photos for King's Cross facial-recog CCTV, cops admit 48
open Stalking cheap Chinese GPS child trackers is as easy as 123... 456 – because that's the default password on 600k+ of these gizmos 32
open China remains in pole position for electric vehicle uptake despite cuts to subsidies 21
By IGotOut
open Q. If machine learning is so smart, how come AI models are such racist, sexist homophobes? A. Humans really suck 64
open Suspected crypto-coin crook collared after emailing apology note to the cops rather than victim – shock claim 22
open Welsh police use of facial recog tech – it's so 'lawful', rules High Court 41
open Tempted to play with that Chinese Zao app for deep-fake frolics? Don't bother if you want to keep your privacy 29
By Dan 55
open Tesla Autopilot crash driver may have been eating a bagel at the time, was lucky not to get schmeared on road 159
By Kiwi
open YouTube's radicalizing Alt-right trolls and Facebook's recruiting new language boffins 78
By LeeLynx
open The top three attributes for getting injured on e-scooters? Having no helmet, being drunk or drugged, oddly enough 123
open Lab grown stem cells emit brain waves like newborns – and boffins build robot worm to slither through heads 20
open Apple says sorry for Siri slurping voice commands of unsuspecting users 41
By Danny 2
open Army Watchkeeper drone flopped into tree because crew were gazing backwards 98
open A carbon-nanotube RISC-V CPU blinks into life. Boffins hold their breath awaiting first sign of life... 'Hello world!' 27
By Tom 7
open Bloke who claimed he invented Bitcoin must hand over $5bn of e-dosh in court case. He can't. He's waiting for a time traveler to arrive 72
By Alien8n
open The Tell-Tale Heart! Boffins build an AI that can tell your sex using just your heartbeat 34
By JulieM
open Electric cars can't cut UK carbon emissions while only the wealthy can afford to own one 361
By jzl
open Audible hasn't even launched its AI-powered book subtitles and publishers have already fired off a sueball 62
By Roland6
open YouTube algorithms mistake sparring robots for animal cruelty, gamers snooped on via Xbox AI, and more 11
open More on that monster Cerebras AI chip, Xilinx touts 'world's largest' FPGA, and more 31
open Got a burning desire for a Hololens 2.0? Microsoft insists its math coprocessor won't be too hot for headgear 9
open Electric vehicles won't help UK meet emissions targets: Time to get out and walk, warn MPs 529
open Don't trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, boffins warn: Zuck & Co know that hash is king 74
open Moore's Law isn't dead, chip boffin declares – we need it to keep chugging along for the sake of AI 20
open Can Amazon's AI really detect fear? Plus: Fresh deepfake video freaks everyone out again 31
open UK.gov has £12m to help kick-start quantum techs that could be 'adopted at scale' – which is pretty niche, if we're honest 16
By phuzz
open 'Deeply concerned' UK privacy watchdog thrusts probe into King's Cross face-recognizing snoop cam brouhaha 42
open Truckers, prepare to lose your jobs as UPS buys into self-driving tech 78
open 'Hey Google, remind Greg the locks have been changed, and he should find a new place to live. Maybe ask his mistress?' 101
open Ohio state's top legal eagle just made it harder for the FBI, ICE, cops to snoop around its DMV DB for people's faces 12
By stiine
open If bigger seats and nicer nosh in British Airways' First Class still aren't enough, would sir like to wear some VR goggles? 22
open WeWork filed its IPO homework. So we had a look at its small print and... yowser. What has El Reg got itself into? 81
By Steve K
open J'accuse! Amazon's Rekognition reckons 1 in 5 Californian lawmakers are crims in ACLU test 61
By defiler
open It's official – Google AI gives you cancer ...diagnosis in real time: Neural net can spot breast, prostate tumors 27
open Yet another reminder: When a tech giant says its AI listens to you, it means humans listen to you. Right, Facebook? 32
By Mooman
open Cryptocurrency lovers slip US watchdog $7m to make claims of ripping off investors, other rule breaking simply vanish 3

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