AI takes on humans in marathon poker game

AI takes on humans in marathon poker game

Image copyright Rivers Casino Image caption Dong Kim is a professional poker player who will take on the AI An unusual poker game is taking place in Pittsburgh, pitting human players against an artificial intelligence program. The goal is to see if a computer can beat four of the best players in the variant of […]

Google confirms end of internet drone project

Google confirms end of internet drone project

Image copyright AP Image caption Titan’s solar-powered drones were able to fly at high altitudes for long periods Google has confirmed it has closed its internet drone project Titan, three years after it bought the business. The drones were designed to bring the internet to remote rural areas, complementing its Loon project – a similar […]

Rudy Giuliani to lead Trump’s cybersecurity team

Rudy Giuliani to lead Trump’s cybersecurity team

Image copyright AP Image caption Mr Giuliani says he wants to bring together government and corporate and technology leaders President-elect Donald Trump has picked former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to form a team of private sector cybersecurity experts. Mr Giuliani, once a leading contender for secretary of state, said Mr Trump would meet […]

Xiaomi chief says mobile phone firm grew too quickly

Xiaomi chief says mobile phone firm grew too quickly

Image copyright WANG ZHAO Image caption Chief executive Lei Jun said the firm needed to “slow down” Chinese mobile phone giant Xiaomi has said it will not disclose how many handsets it sold in 2016 after claiming it had grown “too fast”. The world’s fourth largest phone marker shipped 71 million devices in 2015 – […]

MEPs vote on robots’ legal status – and if a kill switch is required

MEPs vote on robots’ legal status – and if a kill switch is required

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The robot revolution is set to touch every aspect of society, says the EU report MEPs are to vote on the first comprehensive set of rules for how humans will interact with artificial intelligence and robots. The report makes it clear that it believes the world is on the cusp […]

Net providers to begin sending ‘pirate’ emails

Net providers to begin sending ‘pirate’ emails

Image copyright Kodi Image caption The letters will not tackle the use of software add-ons for Kodi that allow pirated content to be watched UK ISPs are to start sending “educational letters” to customers identified as downloading copyright material without paying for it. It is part of the UK government’s attempt to crack down on […]

MEPs vote on robots’ legal status – and if a kill switch is required

MEPs vote on robots’ legal status – and if a kill switch is required

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption The robot revolution is set to touch every aspect of society, says the EU report MEPs are to vote on the first comprehensive set of rules for how humans will interact with artificial intelligence and robots. The report makes it clear that it believes the world is on the cusp […]

Net providers to begin sending ‘pirate’ emails

Net providers to begin sending ‘pirate’ emails

Image copyright Kodi Image caption The letters will not tackle the use of software add-ons for Kodi that allow pirated content to be watched UK ISPs are to start sending “educational letters” to customers identified as downloading copyright material without paying for it. It is part of the UK government’s attempt to crack down on […]

Net providers to begin sending ‘pirate’ emails

Net providers to begin sending ‘pirate’ emails

Image copyright Kodi Image caption The letters will not tackle the use of software add-ons for Kodi that allow pirated content to be watched UK ISPs are to start sending “educational letters” to customers identified as downloading copyright material without paying for it. It is part of the UK government’s attempt to crack down on […]

GCHQ backs cybersecurity start-ups in new Cheltenham hub

GCHQ backs cybersecurity start-ups in new Cheltenham hub

Image copyright GCHQ Image caption The start-up hub is in Cheltenham, where GCHQ is based The UK’s intelligence agency GCHQ is backing a new hub for tech start-ups in a rare glimpse into its approach to cybersecurity. Among the companies is a firm using artificial intelligence to monitor workplace behaviour and another running decoy computers […]