Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more sophisticated every year, what would it mean for humans if it one day achieves true consciousness?
Tech and retail giants Amazon, Apple and Google are among 25 companies not doing enough to meet their own pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, a new report finds.
A once-arcane piece of communications law has become a political flashpoint, with both Republicans and Democrats calling for it to be amended or eliminated.
After raking in $24.8 million in the second quarter, the South Bend, Ind., mayor looks to the tech world for more.
A handful of tech companies that started out as tiny startups have grown into some of the biggest corporations in the world. But have the likes of Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon gotten too big?
More than half of Americans are unwittingly included in facial recognition systems nationwide.
A senior official at the CIA’s Korea Mission Center is leaving the agency to work for Google in Asia, according to two sources directly familiar with the matter, marking the second high-ranking employee to leave the division amid high-level talks between U.S. and North Korean officials on denuclearization.
Social media companies are already deleting propaganda from foreign actors. A new report says they also need to erase false content that originates in the United States.
“Almost every question has a misunderstanding embedded in it,” tweeted Nicholas Thompson, editor of technology magazine Wired. “It’s making my head explode.”
In the past year, a growing outcry against harassment and abuse has toppled dozens of men from power, but less attention has been paid to the institutional scaffolding that allowed those men to gain and keep power in the first place.
More than 1,000 Google employees and contractors in Asia and Europe staged brief midday walkouts on Thursday, with more expected to follow at offices worldwide, amid complaints of sexism, racism and unchecked executive power in their workplaces.In a statement late Wednesday, the organizers called on Google parent Alphabet Inc. to add an employee representative to its board of directors and to internally share pay equity data. They also asked for changes to Google’s human resources practices intended to make bringing harassment claims a fairer process.Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in a statement that “employees have raised constructive ideas” and that the company was “taking in all their feedback so we can turn these ideas into action.”Hundreds of workers filed out of its European headquarters in Dublin shortly after 11 a.m. local time, while organizers shared photographs on social media of hundreds more leaving Google offices in London, Zurich, Berlin, Tokyo and Singapore. (Reuters)See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.
This week President Trump said — without providing evidence — that Google’s search engine was hiding “fair media” coverage of him. ….results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good.
Self-driving cars are involved in fewer crashes on average than vehicles with only a human driver, a study released on Friday by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute shows. The study was commissioned by Alphabet Inc’s Google unit, which has reported a series of minor crashes involving its self-driving fleet. It looked only at Google’s fleet of more than 50 self-driving cars, which has logged 1.3 million miles in Texas and California in self-driving mode.
Ford unwrapped a bundle of tech news this morning to kickoff the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, from putting Apple Carplay and Android Auto in its vehicles to a competition for building mobile drone bases in pickups. But it left out the big news: a deal with Google on self-driving cars.
While last-minute snags could yet delay a formal announcement, Ford Motor Co. and Google are planning to reveal the details of an extensive new partnership during a news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.
Google and Ford will create a joint venture to build self-driving vehicles with Google’s technology, a huge step by both companies toward a new business of automated ride sharing, Yahoo Autos has learned.
Google makes it easy to pull up just about any information that’s available, but some psychological researchers think it comes with a cost. The “Google effect,” as one team dubbed it, is our tendency to forget information that can be easily looked up. Now a new study adds a new layer to the question of what effects our endless Google-searching might have on us: There’s a chance it’s making us overconfident about stuff we don’t know as well.
Hustling to bring cars that drive themselves to a road near you, Google finds itself somewhere that has frustrated many before: Waiting on the Department of Motor Vehicles. Before granting that permission, California regulators want Google to prove these cars of the future already drive as safely as people. The Department of Motor Vehicles was supposed to write precedent-setting rules of the road by last Jan. 1. Google says no on both.
The Abarth has all the exterior zip and brio that the Google car lacks. If the Google car looked like this, as opposed to the Toon Town reject it does, no one would be able to mock it.
Revealed: The most-searched baby names around the country. (Photo: KidStock/Getty Images) After the recent birth of a certain little princess sparked a fresh wave of baby-name buzz, Google has revealed the top-searched baby names for boys and girls by state. STORY: 7 Things New Parents Should Keep in Mind About Baby Names The most-searched boy names are Michael, James, and Avery, while the most popular girl searches are Elizabeth, Olivia, and Emma. (The report reflects searches between March 2014 and March 2015 for “meaning of [insert baby name here]” and “common baby names.”)
“Left unchecked, if artificial intelligence reaches cognition … it will be fueled by some of the most inhumane impulses of humanity.”
“Now is the time to stop and think — before our technology outstrips us once again.”
“I don't want to talk about sentient robots, because at all ends of the spectrum there are humans harming other humans.”
“Minds can take different forms … We should avoid reducing questions about AIs to ‘Can AIs think and feel like us?’”
“To identify sentience, or consciousness, or even intelligence, we’re going to have to work out what they are.”