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AI-powered Mayflower, beset with glitch, returns to England

Jun. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

PLYMOUTH, England (AP) — The Mayflower had a few false starts before its trailblazing sea voyage to America more than 400 years ago. Now, its artificial intelligence-powered namesake is having some glitches of its own. A sleek robotic trimaran retracing the 1620...

Want a job? Employers say: Talk to the computer

Jun. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

A day after her interview for a part-time job at Target last year, Dana Anthony got an email informing her she didn't make the cut. Anthony didn't know why — a situation common to most job seekers at one point or another. But she also had no sense at all of how the...

Robotic ship sets off to retrace the Mayflower's journey

Jun. 15, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Four centuries and one year after the Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England, on a historic sea journey to America, another trailblazing vessel with the same name has set off to retrace the voyage. This Mayflower, though, is a sleek, modern...

Behind in quantum computer race, Germany gets boost from IBM

Jun. 15, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — IBM on Tuesday unveiled one of Europe's most powerful quantum computers in Germany, boosting the country's efforts to stay in the race for what's considered a key technology of the future. Quantum computers use subatomic particles to get around the...

European ministers vow to protect reporters, free expression

Jun. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Ministers from 47 Council of Europe member states have agreed to seek new regulations to protect freedom of expression online and in news media amid growing concerns that artificial intelligence may be used to curtail the right, officials said Friday. ...

Senate passes bill to boost US tech industry, counter rivals

Jun. 08, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Tuesday that aims to boost U.S. semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China. The 68-32...

Biden's AI czar focuses on societal risks, preventing harm

Jun. 03, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

Computer scientist Lynne Parker made breakthroughs in getting robots to work together so they could perform difficult missions, like cleaning up after a nuclear disaster, waxing floors or pulling barnacles off a ship. Her job now is getting the U.S. government working...

Accelerator aims to grow tech companies in East Tennessee

Jun. 03, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee System are partnering with Techstars to launch a startup accelerator that aims to grow 30 technology companies over three years. Techstars’...

In post-pandemic Europe, migrants will face digital fortress

May. 31, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

PEPLO, Greece (AP) — As the world begins to travel again, Europe is sending migrants a loud message: Stay away! Greek border police are firing bursts of deafening noise from an armored truck over the frontier into Turkey. Mounted on the vehicle, the long-range acoustic...

Stellantis, Foxconn team up to make cars more connected

May. 18, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Carmaker Stellantis and Taiwan’s Foxconn on Tuesday announced plans to develop a jointly operated automotive supplier focusing on technology to make vehicles more connected, including artificial intelligence-based applications and 5-G communications. ...