Latest Artificial intelligence News

Computer programmer admits role in Kansas cyberattack threat

Oct. 21, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say a computer software engineer has admitted threatening cyberattacks against websites that criticized a Wichita attorney's work. VIRAL Artificial Intelligence co-founder David Dorsett pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of making extortionate threats via the internet. The...

IU alum gives IU $60M for an artificial intelligence center

Oct. 19, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University alumnus who founded a technology company has donated $60 million to IU for the creation of an artificial intelligence center. ServiceNow founder Fred Luddy made the donation, which is the second-largest private gift IU has ever received. ServiceNow is a cloud...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

Oct. 17, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstrations in the Serbian capital....

Google touts privacy options, but still depends on your data

Oct. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it? The tech company has had a complicated relationship with user information in the past. Google's latest steps offer consumers some additional protections,...

The Latest: Google shows off new phone, other devices

Oct. 15, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Google's new hardware announcement (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Google is unveiling a new Pixel phone with an updated camera and an emphasis on artificial intelligence features. The company also announced new wireless headphones and a new laptop at an event Tuesday in New...

MIT reviews partnerships with blacklisted Chinese tech firms

Oct. 11, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is reviewing relationships with Chinese artificial intelligence companies hit with a U.S. export ban. The U.S. Commerce Department this week blacklisted 28 Chinese organizations, including AI firms SenseTime and iFlytek which have research...

AP Explains: Streaming of German synagogue attack on Twitch

Oct. 10, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The attacker who killed two people in a shooting at a German synagogue livestreamed the assault on Twitch, a video service owned by Amazon. It was one of the first violent attacks streamed on the service, which is best known for letting people watch others play competitive video games....

Software engineer to change plea in Kansas cyberattack case

Oct. 10, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A computer software engineer accused of plotting cyberattacks on websites criticizing a Wichita attorney's work has notified the court he plans to change his plea. A docket notation on Wednesday in U.S. District Court says VIRAL Artificial Intelligence co-founder David Dorsett is set...

AP Explains: Meet Twitch, Amazon's live-streaming video site

Oct. 9, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The attacker who killed two people in a shooting at a German synagogue live-streamed the assault on Twitch, a video service owned by Amazon. It was one of the first violent attacks streamed on the service, which is best known for letting people watch others play competitive video games....

EU's top regulator for Big Tech looks to use stronger action

Oct. 8, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The EU's powerful antitrust chief said Tuesday she's weighing up stronger measures to curb anticompetitive behavior because huge fines that she has levied on tech multinationals aren't working. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager didn't offer specifics on possible actions she's...