• AI set to upend melody making

      AI set to upend melody making

      The use of AI will undoubtedly lead to the revolution of music composing, but robots will not replace humans in the art of making melodies. Or at least that is the opinion of Francois Pachet, a scientist, composer and the director of the Spotify Creator Technology Research Lab.

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    • Google amassed private health data on millions of people

      Google amassed private health data on millions of people

      Google has tapped a partnership with one of the US’ largest health care systems to advance its healthcare software services offerings. To achieve that, however, it has collected and analysed the personal health information of millions of Americans across 21 states, without informing them in advance or asking for their consent, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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    • Greece, China sign 16 deals during Xi’s visit in Athens

      Greece, China sign 16 deals during Xi’s visit in Athens

      China and Greece agreed on Monday to push ahead with a €600 million investment by COSCO Shipping into Greece’s largest port, Piraeus, as part of efforts to boost its role as a hub in rapidly growing trade between Asia and Europe. The agreement, part of 16 trade deals signed between Greece and China, came during an official visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Athens on Monday. The deals aims to deepen bilateral cooperation on sectors ranging from transport, investments and agri-food products, to crime prevention and culture.

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    • Saudi Aramco stock offering to launch 17 November

      Saudi Aramco stock offering to launch 17 November

      After years of delay and false starts Saudi Aramco announced in a prospectus Saturday that its much-anticipated initial public offering will begin on 17 November, ending on 28 November for individual investors and on 4 December for institutional investors. Then a final share price is to be determined on 5 December.

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    • EU-Singapore trade agreement to enter into force on 21 November

      EU-Singapore trade agreement to enter into force on 21 November

      The EU-Singapore trade agreement will enter into force on 21 November after being endorsed last week by the Member States, the EU press service reported. Under the deal, Singapore will remove all remaining tariffs on EU products. The agreement also gives new opportunities for EU services' providers, among others in sectors such as telecommunications, environmental services, engineering, computing and maritime transport.

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    • ECB to consider issuing public digital currency

      ECB to consider issuing public digital currency

      The ECB should consider issuing a public digital currency, according to an EU draft document seen by Reuters. The text also urges the bloc to develop a common approach to cryptocurrencies, including ban on projects deemed too high-risk. The move is a reaction to the Facebook plans to introduce its Libra digital currency, met with hostility by global regulators.

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    • China, France sign deals worth $15bn

      China, France sign deals worth $15bn

      French President Emmanuel Macron capped his second visit to China, which started in Shanghai on Monday, with a slew of deals worth more than $15bn in total and discussions on trade and the Iranian nuclear issue, with the French leader saying he also raised human rights issues with the Chinese president. Both sides also united on climate after US withdraws from Paris pact, declaring that it was "irreversible".

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    • Microsoft invents glass that stores data

      Microsoft invents glass that stores data

      Solutions for storing data are always needed and now - even more than ever. Tech innovations such as fast data speeds like 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will let you download better quality shows and games than before, while the phone in your pocket can record 4K clips and take plenty of pictures, which usually require frequent backups.

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