Computing And Information Technology

What happens when the robots sound too much like humans?

May 9, 2018

A computer assistant that makes convincingly human-sounding phone calls wowed a crowd of Google enthusiasts, but is it ethical?

Walmart makes a $16 billion bet on India's booming economy

May 9, 2018

Walmart gains direct access to shoppers in India's booming economy with $16 billion stake in online retailer Flipkart

How Google aims to simplify your life with AI

May 9, 2018

Google showcases AI advances at its big conference

The Latest: Some Android features not coming to Samsung

May 8, 2018

Some of the features Google is announcing won't be coming to Samsung phones

VW's Audi unit reports new diesel software irregularities

May 8, 2018

Volkswagen's Audi unit says it has discovered new engine software irregularities in some of its diesel models and has halted deliveries of those cars to dealers

Microsoft launches $25M program to use AI for disabilities

May 7, 2018

Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities.

The Latest: Microsoft CEO says 'privacy is a human right'

May 7, 2018

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says "privacy is a human right" and internet users should be in control of their data

Report: Millions of tweets spread anti-Semitic messages

May 7, 2018

A study by the Anti-Defamation League has found millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter

Trial set for Latvian accused of running malware operation

May 6, 2018

Jury selection is set to begin in Virginia in the trial of a Latvian man accused of running a hacking operation offering malware products and services to cybercriminals

Robot fast-food chefs: Hype or a sign of industry change?

May 3, 2018

Robots can't yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but a new restaurant in Boston is employing what it calls a "never-before-seen robotic kitchen" to cook up ingredients and spout them into a bowl

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