EU countries’ stance on AI rules draws criticism from lawmaker, consumer group

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Reuters UK

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU countries on Tuesday agreed a common position on draft artificial intelligence rules ahead of negotiations with EU lawmakers to thrash out the details, but drew criticism for not adequately addressing the issue of facial recognition. The European Commission proposed the AI rules last year, seeking to catch up with China and the United States in a technology used in smartphones, computers, self-driving cars, online shopping and advertising, and factories. The draft rules need to be hashed out with EU countries and EU lawmakers next year before they can be… Read More “EU countries’ stance on AI rules draws criticism from lawmaker, consumer group”

Watch: Flying robots are picking fruit in Israel

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Euronews (English)

Meet the fruit pickers of tomorrow. An Israeli start-up is replacing farmhands with flying robots who do the picking themselves. It’s a futuristic sight: an orchard bursting with fake fruit and the buzz of flying robots rather than birdsong filling the air. The robots fly around and pick fruit straight off the trees, depositing them in a bin. That makes life easier for farmers, may cut food prices and the work more cost-effective, according to Israeli start-up Tevel. Working alongside robots could contribute to burnout and fears over losing your job, new study findsRobots may be better at spot… Read More “Watch: Flying robots are picking fruit in Israel”

B-21 Rolls Out!

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Plane and Pilot Mag

By Plane & Pilot The United States Air Force has unveiled the Northrup-Grumman B-21 Raider in a ceremony in Palmdale, California. The B-21 is said to be the first sixth-generation stealth bomber, leapfrogging a few fifth-generation aircraft, including the Lockheed-Martin F-22 and F-35 fighters. It’s reportedly more capable in numerous respects than any bomber in the World, though what exactly those capabilities are remains a mystery. Launched in 2011, the B-21 was so designated because it’s the first new bomber of the 21 century. It’s been dubbed the Raider in honor of the Doolittle Raiders of… Read More “B-21 Rolls Out!”

Managing an Increasingly Risk-Averse Regulatory Environment

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CIO

Risk management and mitigation is a high priority for CEOs and other senior executives worldwide — including CIOs and cybersecurity executives. The fact is, it’s impossible to separate risk from technology implementations and the potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities they present. One of thebiggest challenges of risk management, as it relates to IT, is the emergence of a growing number of government and industry regulations regarding data privacy and security. The difficulty of complying with all the regulations — particularly for heavily regulated organizations such as financial services fi… Read More “Managing an Increasingly Risk-Averse Regulatory Environment”

Managing M&A Risk: How Endpoint Visibility Could Deliver Critical Advantage

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Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity hit a record high in 2021 of more than $5 trillion in global volume. While the market has certainly slowed this year, it remains on par with pre-pandemic levels — quite a feat at a time of business uncertainty and inflation. But when it comes to corporate deal-making, risk lurks around every corner. The potential for overpaying, miscalculating synergies and missing potentially serious deficiencies in a target company is high. With so much at stake, information is power. But while plenty of focus is centered on gathering financials, reviewing contracts, pic… Read More “Managing M&A Risk: How Endpoint Visibility Could Deliver Critical Advantage”

New on DVD: Female fighters join cinematic battlefield in ‘The Woman King’

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Tribune News Service

A historical epic based on the real-life Agojie woman warriors of the Dahomey Kingdom tops the DVD releases for the week of Dec. 13. “The Woman King”: Starring Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch and John Boyega, this action-filled drama follows a brutal battle for freedom from slavery in 19th-century West Africa. “The violence enacted by these women warriors is delightfully graceful and inventive … but make no mistake, it is bone-crunchingly vicious and devastatingly effective too,” writes Tribune News Service critic Katie Walsh in her review. “This isn’t just the first time we’ve seen … Read More “New on DVD: Female fighters join cinematic battlefield in ‘The Woman King’”

Target, Walmart, and Rite Aid All Have the Same (Growing) Problem

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The Street

By Veronika Bondarenko Big-box retailers say the issue has been getting worse and is cutting into profits. Over the last year, drugstore shoppers in certain cities may have noticed some changes to everything from shampoo and laundry detergent to $2 bags of candy — many of the items that one could previously pick up and bring to the register are now under lock and key that can only be opened by calling over a store attendant. Despite some customer protests over the optics and the inconvenience, drugstores like Walgreens (WBA) – Get Free Report, CVS (CVS) – Get Free Report and Rite Aid (RAD) – … Read More “Target, Walmart, and Rite Aid All Have the Same (Growing) Problem”

Golf Reacts To The Tiger, Charlie Woods Video

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The Spun

By Daniel Bates In a recent sit-down with legendary golfer Tiger Woods and his son, Charlie, the 15-time major champ spoke on the joys of parenting and the bonding he and Charlie have been able to have through their shared passion of golf. Though Woods notes their experiences wouldn’t be any less meaningful had his son chosen a different path. I’m supporting him wherever he wants to go… then, obviously, providing opportunities for that direction. As a parent, our job and responsibility is to provide opportunity and support. It’s been fun that he’s taken a passion to something that I’ve enjoy… Read More “Golf Reacts To The Tiger, Charlie Woods Video”

Analysis-G7 Russian oil price cap evolves from revenue squeeze to market anchor

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Reuters UK

By David Lawder and Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When U.S. officials first floated the idea of capping Russian oil export prices in response to a planned European embargo in March, they pledged to squeeze revenues to Russia’s war machine, while avoiding a devastating oil price spike. But keeping Russian oil on the market and global prices low soon became the bigger priority as oil prices jumped, people familiar with the mechanism’s evolution and energy analysts said. The $60-per-barrel price limit on seaborne crude imposed by G7 democracies and Australia on Monday bears that out, lin… Read More “Analysis-G7 Russian oil price cap evolves from revenue squeeze to market anchor”

As chatbot sophistication grows, AI debate intensifies

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Relaxnews

By STEFANI REYNOLDS / AFP California start-up OpenAI has released a chatbot capable of answering a variety of questions, but its impressive performance has reopened the debate on the risks linked to artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. California start-up OpenAI has released a chatbot capable of answering a variety of questions, but its impressive performance has reopened the debate on the risks linked to artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The conversations with ChatGPT, posted on Twitter by fascinated users, show a kind of omniscient machine, capable of explaining scientific con… Read More “As chatbot sophistication grows, AI debate intensifies”