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Airbus Zephyr: Solar-powered ‘pseudo-satellite’ takes flight

Aerospace giant Airbus has unveiled a solar-powered solution for stratospheric satellite-like services. The Zephyr High Altitude Psuedo-Satellite (HAPS) was shown off for the first time...

Facebook buys Bloomsbury AI to tackle fake news

NEWSBYTE Facebook is buying artificial intelligence startup Bloomsbury AI in a bid to combat fake news, according to a report by TechCrunch. The social network...

California passes landmark data privacy act. GDPR for USA?

The citizens of Silicon Valley have won round one of a battle against Google and Facebook, as California introduces new state data privacy laws,...

Facebook using machine learning to fight fake news

Facebook has announced a raft of measures to prevent the spread of false information on its platform. Writing in a company blog post on Friday, product manager...

Microsoft adopts GDPR worldwide, supports “fundamental right” to privacy

Apple follows suit with new privacy portal. Microsoft has announced that it is extending the privacy rights cast into law by GDPR in Europe to...

The Great Firewall: China looks to AI to censor online material

Much is made of the ability of artificial intelligence to automate monotonous tasks. Powered by machine learning algorithms, bots can churn through huge amounts...

Facebook sets up blockchain/crypto exploration team

Facebook has set up a small, high-powered team to explore the potential of blockchain technology, recode reports. Given the many potential uses of decentralised, cryptographic ledgers,...

White House ‘AI for American Industry’ summit hosts Amazon, Facebook, Google

Representatives from 38 major US companies, including Microsoft, Intel, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Ford, will gather at the White House today for an AI...

Facebook trained AI with 3.5 billion hashtagged Instagram photos

3.5 billion Instagram photos and their corresponding hashtags were used to train Facebook's machine learning algorithms, the social network has disclosed. The images and 17,000...

Facebook developing chips for AI and own-brand IoT devices

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat before Congress like a besuited rabbit in 100 senators’ headlights, he was famously asked by Orrin Hatch how...

Facebook & Microsoft pledge not to aid government cyber attacks

Over 30 technology companies have signed a new accord, promising to protect all customers – citizens and businesses – from government or state agency...

Apple hires Google AI chief to head machine learning | Analysis

Apple has hired John Giannandrea, Google’s former head of search and artificial intelligence, as its new head of machine learning and AI strategy. Before joining...
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