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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2019, file photo Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles as it prepares to accelerate its use of artificial intelligence technology on the battlefield. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Pentagon adopts new ethical principles for using AI in war

Feb. 24, 2020 4:23 PM EST

The Pentagon is adopting new ethical principles as it prepares to accelerate its use of artificial intelligence technology on the battlefield. The new principles call for people to "exercise appropriate levels of judgment and care" when deploying and using AI systems, such as those that scan aerial imagery to...

In this Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 photo, Kyle Martin, a worker at HealthMap, a system using artificial intelligence to monitor global disease outbreaks, mines health data to keep the system up to date in a work area at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston. Early warnings of an emerging epidemic, some of them collected by HealthMap, showed AI's potential for giving global health experts a head start when bureaucratic hurdles and language barriers might get in the way. A screen behind displays a world map with colored dots marking cases of the disease known as COVID-19. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite

Feb. 20, 2020 10:27 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the humans lacked in sheer speed, they more than made up in finesse. Early warnings of disease outbreaks can help people and governments...

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen looks at the invention 'Do you Speak Robot?' at the AI Xperience Center at the VUB (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) in Brussels, Tuesday, Feb. 18. 2020. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool Photo via AP)

EU proposes rules for artificial intelligence to limit risks

Feb. 19, 2020 11:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union unveiled proposals Wednesday to regulate artificial intelligence that call for strict rules and safeguards on risky applications of the rapidly developing technology. The report is part of the bloc's wider digital strategy aimed at maintaining its position as the global...

In this Jan. 20, 2020, photo, people walk in front of SoftBank store in Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. said Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 its profit for last quarter dropped amid worries about the perceived risk of its investments into companies like WeWork.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

SoftBank's profit drop amid WeWork worries, Sprint approval

Feb. 12, 2020 3:02 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp. said its profit for the last quarter dropped amid worries about the perceived risk of its investments into companies like WeWork. Tokyo-based SoftBank said Wednesday its profit for the October-December quarter stood at 55 billion yen ($500...