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Google forms an external council to foster 'responsible' AI

Google is joining Facebook, Stanford and other outfits setting up institutions to support ethical AI. The company has created an Advanced Technology External Advisory Council that will ...

24 minutes ago from Engadget

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Versatile AbleChair lets wheelchair users rise, recline, stand and lay down

The traditional wheelchair has proven an invaluable tool in bringing mobility to millions upon millions of people, but they unfortunately do limit occupants to one position. The team ...

17 hours ago from Gizmag

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European Parliament adopts copyright reform in blow to big tech

The European Parliament on Tuesday adopted controversial copyright reforms championed by news publishers and the media business, but punishing tech giants that lobbied against it.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Facebook blocks more accounts over influence campaigns

Facebook said Tuesday it shut down more than 2,600 fake accounts linked to Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo and aiming to influence political sentiment in various parts of the world.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Uber Ride Pass Expands To 16 New Cities

Uber introduced its Ride Pass monthly subscription service to make riders cheaper in October last year. It was launched in five cities initially and provided subscribers with flat rates on ...

1 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Google is rolling out AMP for Gmail to let you shop and fill out forms without leaving your inbox

A year after Google announced it would begin supporting AMP in Gmail, the company is now releasing a beta to the general G Suite audience. AMP for Gmail is designed to make emails ...

3 hours ago from The Verge

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Facebook is free, but should it count toward GDP anyway?

For several decades, gross domestic product (GDP), a sum of the value of purchased goods, has been a ubiquitous yardstick of economic activity. More recently, some observers have suggested that ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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BBC blocks its content from Google Podcasts app, Assistant - CNET

Fans of BBC podcasts are out of luck for now.

5 hours ago from CNET

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YouTube is stepping away from expensive originals, will instead invest in music and gaming

Sources familiar with the matter tell Bloomberg that YouTube is no longer fielding pitches for expensive scripted shows. Casualties of the decision include the comedy “Overthinking with Kat ...

Mon 25 Mar 19 from Techspot

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Hello Alfred launches new platform to reach more buildings and improve accessibility

Hello Alfred — the startup that assigns in-home assistants to take care of your recurring chores and tasks — has announced the launch of a new service tier that will provide more properties ...

5 hours ago from TechCrunch

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