Elon Musk facing growing chorus of critics on 'evil' artificial intelligence

Despite Elon Musk’s continued warnings, evil machines won’t take over the world, two experts said this week.

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Hackers use security utility to lock Macs in blackmail scheme

The “Find My X” service for Apple’s various devices is being co-opted by hackers to lock various systems and handsets in order to demand a Bitcoin ransom payment for their unlocking.

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Tesla Working With AMD on Self-Driving Car Processor

AMD has talked for years about getting into the AI and deep learning game. It looks like the company has made good on those plans, with a new custom chip built specifically for Tesla.

The post Tesla Working With AMD on Self-Driving Car Processor appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/256171-tesla-working-amd-self-driving-car?source=Computing

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Artificial Intelligence, Smart Speakers and You


The AI speaker war is now being waged, and it is escalating. Today you can choose between Amazon Echo and Google Home. Harman Kardon’s Invoke is coming this fall. By the end of the year, Apple’s HomePod will be competing in the market, and Samsung has indicated it will join the fray as well. With all these choices, how can you determine which smart speaker is right for you? Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home are the first generation of products in this new smart speaker and AI marketplace. They both do a good job — some of the time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84827.html?rss=1

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US Navy to use Xbox controllers on highly sophisticated submarines

Virginia-class submarines, equipped with some of the U.S. Navy’s most highly advanced and sophisticated technology, will soon be using Xbox 360 controllers to operate the periscope.

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Amazon 'reviewing' website after suggesting bomb-making materials to customers

Amazon said it’s “reviewing” its website algorithm after it reportedly suggested bomb-making materials to customers after they made purchases.

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Finally Oracle


Oracle showed some very good numbers in its latest earnings announcement. As it begins its second year of aggressive cloud promotion, the company overall is showing significant year-over-year improvements, thanks to its turn to cloud infrastructure, applications and platforms. Yet when read right, the numbers announce the end of the beginning of the end as much as they announce the end of the beginning. Oracle is the last major software vendor to adopt the cloud as its primary medium, and there’s no doubt about its direction.

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Rumor: Intel Has Pushed 10nm Cannon Lake Back to 2018

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Intel’s new 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs may be delayed back into 2018, but the sourcing for this rumor is pretty dubious.

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Facebook revamps policies after anti-Semitic ad targeting scandal

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced the social networking giant would strengthen its ad targeting policies after a recent scandal which let ad buyers target anti-Semitic categories.

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Apple acknowledges cellular connectivity problem in new watch

Apple Inc. acknowledged problems with cellular connectivity in its newest smartwatch, raising questions about the device’s most significant feature days before it goes on sale in stores in the U.S. and other countries.

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iPhone X's hottest new feature might come to every new iPhone next year

Apple’s 2017 iPhone lineup is particularly interesting because it features devices with completely different authentication schemes.

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AWS to Sell Cloud Services by the Second


Amazon Web Services on Monday unveiled a new per-second pricing plan for EC2 instances and EBS volumes, which will take effect Oct. 2. The new pricing for Elastic Compute Cloud and Elastic Block Storage used with EC2 instances will allow greater flexibility and efficiency for customers wanting to expand their use of cloud computing data, AWS said. When EC2 launched in 2006, the only way to pay for the service was in one-hour increments, recalled Jeff Barr, chief evangelist at AWS.

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Apple Watch Series 3 LTE doesn't work, and Apple just admitted it

Reviews of Apple’s new LTE-enabled Apple Watch finally hit the web this morning, three days before the official product launch, and there seems to be something of a theme amongst them.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/apple-watch-series-3-lte-doesnt-work-and-apple-just-admitted-it.html

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Oops! Amazon mistakenly sends out baby registry emails following glitch

Amazon mistakenly sent out emails to some of its users telling them a gift from their non-existent baby registry had been purchased.

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Intel, Waymo Are Working on Self-Driving Cars

Intel and Waymo have been working on self-driving car technology in secret for nearly a decade. Now that the technology is moving towards being available in consumer products, the two companies are going public with their own work.

The post Intel, Waymo Are Working on Self-Driving Cars appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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