British email prankster fools White House officials into replying

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Man used emails to trick Anthony Scaramucci and pose as Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus and Eric Trump A suspected British prankster appears to have conned White House officials including Anthony Scaramucci into replying to him after pretending in email correspondence to be several different members of the Trump team. The man, who goes by the […]

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We need robots to have morals. Could Shakespeare and Austen help? | John Mullan

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Using great literature to teach ethics to machines is a dangerous game, says professor of English literature John Mullan When he wrote the stories in Isaac Asimov imagined a world in which robots do all humanitys tedious or unpleasant jobs for them, but where their powers have to be restrained. They are programmed to obey […]

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Hear, boy? Pet translators will be on sale soon, Amazon says

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Retailer backs futurologists claim that devices conversing in canine will be available in, ruffly speaking, a decade Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah, as Dr Doolittle once sang what a neat achievement that would be. Well, Amazon has revealed that the animal-loving doctors ambition might not be entirely fantasy. Pet translators that […]

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Rise of the machines: who is the internet of things good for?

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The long read: Interconnected technology is now an inescapable reality ordering our shopping, monitoring our cities and sucking up vast amounts of data along the way. The promise is that it will benefit us all but how can it? In San Francisco, a young engineer hopes to optimise his life through sensors that track his […]

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I sent a compromising message to the wrong person. How will I ever recover?

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The realisation you misdirected a sensitive message is among the worst feelings technology can induce. Have faith one day it will be a great anecdote I accidentally sent a compromising message to the worst person possible!!! HELP ME. Everyone has made this mistake even the Greatest of All Time. Serena Williams pregnancy announcement on Snapchat […]

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Innovation in AI could see governments introduce human quotas, study says

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Report predicts rise in robotics will usher in industrial revolution 4.0 altering working practices and legal frameworks Innovation in artificial intelligence and robotics could force governments to legislate for quotas of human workers, upend traditional working practices and pose novel dilemmas for insuring driverless cars, according to a report by the International Bar Association. The […]

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