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SpaceX delivers 'mighty mice,' worms, robot to space station

Dec. 8, 2019 9:10 AM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made an early holiday delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing muscle-bound “mighty mice,” pest-killing worms and a smart, empathetic robot. The station commander, Italy's Luca Parmitano, used a large robot arm to grab onto the Dragon...

AP Interview: New Zealand PM aims to limit spread of hate

Dec. 5, 2019 2:40 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s prime minister said she will do all she can to stop a man accused of killing 51 Muslim worshippers from spreading his message of hate at his trial, while she hopes artificial intelligence will one day stop such attacks from being broadcast online. In an...

Nissan invests in production to prepare for electric age

Nov. 28, 2019 2:47 AM EST

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan is investing 33 billion yen ($303 million) in its flagship auto plant in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture in a first rollout of a production system geared toward electric vehicles. Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President Hideyuki Sakamoto said Thursday that manufacturing...

Clarification: Health Care-Artificial Intelligence story

Nov. 26, 2019 2:33 PM EST

In a story Nov. 24, The Associated Press reported that an artificial intelligence program featuring a talking image of the Greek philosopher Aristotle is starting to help University of Southern California students cope with stress. The program’s designers recently removed that image based on student...

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work

Nov. 25, 2019 12:42 PM EST

The watch towers, double-locked doors and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there “to prevent escapes.” Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the dominant Mandarin language and follow strict rules on everything down to bathing and using the toilet,...

In a first, IBM’s computer debater faces off against itself

Nov. 22, 2019 11:41 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — The chamber hushed as the debate got underway at the Cambridge Union and the teams launched into their carefully crafted opening statements. The topic - whether artificial intelligence would do more harm than good - was something each side had a big stake in because both were...

Google’s do-good arm tries to make up for everything else

Nov. 19, 2019 10:48 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Google’s head of philanthropy says the company is having “a lot of conversations” internally amid worries about the tech giant’s bottomless appetite for consumer data and how it uses its algorithms. Vice President Jacqueline Fuller wouldn’t comment on...

India, Germany agree to boost industrial cooperation

Nov. 1, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Germany agreed on Friday to enhance cooperation in tackling climate change, cybersecurity, skill development, artificial intelligence, energy security, civil aviation and defense production. The two countries signed several agreements, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying...

Dubai displays tech reputation with global robotics contest

Nov. 1, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Seeking to bolster its image as a forward-looking metropolis, Dubai hosted the largest-ever international robotics contest this week, challenging young people from 190 countries to find solutions to global ocean pollution. Event organizers say their selection of Dubai as...

'It's a fine target': Census bureau to fight misinformation

Oct. 26, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Worried about internet trolls and foreign powers spreading false news, census officials are preparing to battle misinformation campaigns for the first time in the count's 230-year history. The stakes are huge. Who participates in the 2020 census count could influence how U.S. congressional...