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White House proposes tech 'bill of rights' to limit AI harms

Oct. 08, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

Top science advisers to President Joe Biden are calling for a new “bill of rights" to guard against powerful new artificial intelligence technology. The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday launched a fact-finding mission to look at facial...

Swiss-backed project aims to avert new 'Cold War' in science

Oct. 08, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s foreign minister says concerns about a “new Cold War” over science and technology are a major reason behind the creation of a new think tank that looks out for future advances and development — so that the whole world can benefit, not just rich countries....

Pentagon restarts 16 advisory boards after 7-month pause

Sep. 02, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has agreed to restart 16 defense advisory boards, after halting activity by all the panels in February and essentially purging a number of members who were appointed in the final days of the Trump administration. Pentagon...

Broadway to require vaccinations, masks for audience members

Jul. 30, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theatergoers will need to prove they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 and masks will be required when theaters reopen in the coming weeks, producers announced Friday. Audience members will have to wear face coverings and show proof they are fully...