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MI6 spy chief says China, Russia, Iran top UK threat list

Nov. 30, 2021 08:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — China, which is increasingly flexing its muscles around the world, is one of the biggest threats to Britain and its allies, and a “miscalculation" by Beijing could lead to war, the head of the U.K.'s foreign intelligence agency said Tuesday. MI6 chief...

UK spies seek help from tech firms against cyber threats

Nov. 29, 2021 19:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s spies must give up some of their deep-rooted secrecy and seek help from tech firms to combat fast-moving cyber threats, the head of the U.K’s foreign intelligence agency says. MI6 chief Richard Moore says the agency has to “become more open...

NYC aims to be first to rein in AI hiring tools

Nov. 19, 2021 08:11 AM EST

Job candidates rarely know when hidden artificial intelligence tools are rejecting their resumes or analyzing their video interviews. But New York City residents could soon get more say over the computers making behind-the-scenes decisions about their careers. A bill...

Amazon-sponsored artwork that 'learns' debuts at Smithsonian

Nov. 17, 2021 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The artificial intelligence at the heart of a new art exhibit, “me + you,” does not judge you necessarily, but it does analyze and interpret what you have to say. Sponsored by Amazon Web Services, the sculpture by artist Suchi Reddy listens to what...

Australia aims to protect, promote critical technologies

Nov. 17, 2021 04:33 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday announced a new plan to protect and promote technologies critical to the national interest, in a challenge to China’s emerging dominance in key strategic fields. The initial focus would...

Company's aerial photos, data helps farmers manage fields

Nov. 14, 2021 00:03 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis-based IntelinAir Inc. sees a big business opportunity in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to help farmers keep tabs on their fields. The company, which was founded in 2015 in the Los Angeles area, moved its...

Facebook to shut down face-recognition system, delete data

Nov. 02, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid growing concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others. “This change will represent one of...

University of Minnesota helping to predict climate change

Oct. 31, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is participating in a new $25 million project that will reduce uncertainties in climate change projections using artificial intelligence (AI) technology. More accurate climate change projections may help policymakers and...

Facebook grilled by UK lawmakers making online safety rules

Oct. 28, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers grilled Facebook on Thursday over how it handles online safety as European countries move to rein in the power of social media companies. Facebook's head of safety said the tech giant supports regulation and has no business interest in...

US intel warns China could dominate advanced technologies

Oct. 22, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials issued new warnings Friday about China’s ambitions in artificial intelligence and a range of advanced technologies that could eventually give Beijing a decisive military edge and possible dominance over health care and other essential sectors in America. ...