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The quest to build a machine that can understand or learn anything that a human can began as a public service at OpenAI, one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence labs. But four years after its founding,...
The U.S. military is taking facial-recognition software to a new level. The next generation of the technology will be portable and able to identify individuals from distances of as much as a kilometer away,...
President Trump is seeking to bring his “America First” posture to artificial intelligence, as the White House seeks billions in federal money to defend the country’s No. 1 position in the field from global competitors including China.
New chip designs that handle more artificial intelligence tasks on tiny devices like sensors and cameras are promising faster speed and more privacy — and may help the world cut down on the increasing need for energy-gorging...
The battle over facial-recognition software has entered the classroom. A New York school district began using the technology a few weeks ago to monitor the grounds at its eight schools, the New York Times...
ByteDance raised the stakes in its streaming rivalry with Tencent, with the first-ever premier of a free film on its social media platforms, which was seen more than a half-billion times during the Lunar New Year. 
Facebook, apparently deciding fake posts about the coronavirus are a bigger risk than misleading political ads, is moving to stem the rising flow of misinformation spreading on its network about the epidemic. The world’s...
The man who devised the legal strategy that killed Gawker is pitching a paid, invitation-only social network to top tech, business and academic leaders.Aron Ping D’Souza, who helped early Facebook investor Peter Thiel sue Gawker into bankruptcy,...
The United Nations failed to disclose a huge data breach that began last summer and compromised dozens of servers, staff records, health insurance and commercial contract data. Because of its diplomatic immunity, the UN...
Donald Trump’s re-election campaign spent almost $20 million on Facebook advertising in 2019, alarming Democratic rivals, as the campaign takes advantage of the social media platform’s relatively lax political ad restrictions. The money paid...
Facial-recognition technology threatens “the precious liberties that are vital to our way of life” and its use should be suspended by the U.S. government, privacy and civil rights organizations said this week.The U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties...
Network security behemoth Cloudflare may have to rethink its policy of taking on all customers after a report highlighted that the company is helping protect domains that host child pornography. Cloudfare’s Content Delivery Service...
Tencent is feeling challenged by ByteDance, grabbing every opportunity to go after the TikTok publisher.  In the latest salvo, China’s Tencent is buying Norwegian games developer Funcom, owner of popular games including Conan Exile,...
A startup is making a profit off the photos you post on Facebook by using them for a facial recognition app. Clearview AI has collected over three billion images from the Internet to develop...
The European Union is considering banning facial-recognition software in public areas for up to five years so privacy issues surrounding artificial intelligence can be sorted out, a report from Reuters says. The move is...
Artificial intelligence’s potential to revolutionize our lives is attracting record amounts of cash.Last year, 1,356 AI-related startups in the U.S. raised a record $18.5 billion, according to the National Venture Capital Association. That was more than the...
Comcast Corp. is putting a full-court press on its competition as investors and startups discover new opportunities in the increasingly tech-driven sports arena.  The media giant has launched SportsTech, an accelerator focused on emerging...
Those multitudes of pinned images -- crafts, wedding gowns, fingernails and appetizers -- are pushing Pinterest into the social media stratosphere. The online image board company has surpassed Snapchat in users to become the...
Facebook is taking the fight against fast-growing Chinese video app TikTok to one of the hottest markets in the world for downloads.The U.S. social media giant plans to launch its short-video sharing app Lasso in India, most...
Facebook sparked fresh criticism over how much influence it may have on elections with a new policy that enables users to better control what ads they see but doesn’t limit how political ads are targeted.New features will...
You’ve seen them on Facebook and other social media -- posts by uber-fit people doing super-athletic things. You may want to look away, as it seems those photos and blurbs may not be great for your relationships...
During World War II, Morse code operators would tell who sent a message based on the sender’s unique typing style, similar to identifying a person’s handwriting. TypingDNA has updated that idea by developing a...
Another gold rush was unleashed in California this week with the passage of the state’s consumer privacy law, which has sent startups scurrying for a piece of the estimated $55 billion expected to be spent by companies...
Chinese internet giant Baidu is now the world’s leader in a critical AI segment for understanding human language, dethroning Microsoft and Google. Baidu, China’s biggest search engine, got the “highest ever score” in a...
Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is using a previously unknown company he started for his campaign’s digital ads, adding another angle to concerns about the many ways tech and social media companies may be secretly influencing elections.The existence...
There’s no shortage of media pundits this time of year gazing at their crystal balls to divine what the next decade will bring, but the reality is that nobody can predict what technology and innovation will look...
Less than two months before the Iowa caucuses, U.S. news is under increasing threat from people looking to disrupt the upcoming presidential election cycle with misinformation and confuse voters, an investigation by Columbia University researchers shows.
Pandora is moving slowly with its voice technology that permits listeners to interact with ads, but not because it has any doubts consumers actually want to have a conversation with a snack advertisement. Pandora,...
A billionaire libertarian, responsible for co-founding PayPal and bankrupting Gawker Media, may have Mark Zuckerberg’s ear as the Facebook CEO navigates policies on accepting political advertisements.    Peter Thiel, Facebook board member and its first...
Twitch’s early move into video game streaming is paying off, with Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Disney failing to dislodge the Amazon unit from its top position.  Twitch isn’t only defending its No.1 standing --...
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