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    • The Goethe-Institutes in S.Europe kick off cross-genre conversation over AI and ethics

      The Goethe-Institutes in S.Europe kick off cross-genre conversation over AI and ethics

      Over 150 specialists in the field of artificial intelligence, ethics, art, law and technologies took part on Thursday in the virtual kick-off event of the project EthicAI - a joint initiative by the Goethe-Institutes in Ankara, Athens, Bucharest, Sarajevo, Sofia and Zagreb, aimed at exploring the intersections of AI and ethics and provoking a critical, multidisciplinary dialogue on the topic through a series of open lectures and panel discussions.

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    • Sony to spend $18.4bn on strategic investments over next 3 years

      Sony to spend $18.4bn on strategic investments over next 3 years

      Sony Group said on Wednesday it will spend 2 trillion yen ($18.39bn) over the next three years on strategic investments, including a push to expand subscribers to its gaming and entertainment services. Company's main aim is to accelerate investments in mobile and online services henceforth expanding the number of consumers directly connected to its services to 1 billion people from 160 million.

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    • Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps

      Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps

      While the concept of “deepfakes,” also known as an AI-generated synthetic imagery, has been decried primarily in connection with involuntary depictions of people, the technology is dangerous (and interesting) in other ways as well. Most recently, for instance, researchers have shown that it can also be used to manipulate satellite imagery to produce real-looking - but totally fake - overhead maps of cities.

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    • Amazon's new Echo Show smart screen moves with you

      Amazon's new Echo Show smart screen moves with you

      It follows you around the room. No matter where you walk, the screen will stay pointed at you, like a pair of eyes in some haunted picture. Yes, your suggestion is probably right - we are talking about the new Echo Show 10 - Amazon's latest gadget that has created a new concept for its smart speakers with displays, which have mostly remained unchanged for years.

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    • UK Darktrace eyes $4bn London IPO

      UK Darktrace eyes $4bn London IPO

      UK cyber security company Darktrace backed by tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch announced it was launching an estimated $4 billion London listing, Reuters reported. The main objectives linked to the IPO plans were tied to securing new funds to accelerate product development and strengthen its balance sheet. Darktrace was founded in 2013 in the university city of Cambridge. It uses AI to understand IT networks and detect attacks by identifying unusual behaviour.

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    • Microsoft buys AI company Nuance for some $16bn

      Microsoft buys AI company Nuance for some $16bn

      Microsoft is reportedly trying to lure and buy Nuance Communications, which is known for helping Apple develop the artificial intelligence for its virtual voice assistant, Siri. The reports have suggested that Microsoft is offering Nuance a $16bn buyout to get the company from its original management and incorporate its technology for the big tech.

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    • Ford to run cars on Android from 2023 on

      Ford to run cars on Android from 2023 on

      Ford will use Android, Google Maps and Google's voice-activated assistant as its standard digital equipment in cars from 2023 onwards, dpa reports. As part of new partnership announced on Monday, Google is also to become the central provider of cloud services for the US car giant, while infotainment features in Ford cars will be tied together by Android Auto as an operating system.

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