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Elon Musk among 116 AI types calling on UN to nobble robo-weapons before they go all Skynet

Open letter to UN warns of 'weapons hacked to behave in undesirable ways'

Qualcomm slurps Uni of Amsterdam AI spinoff Scyfer

More software smarts for 'AI you can take with you'

Smyte might brighten fraud plight: How machine-learning can be used to thwart crooks

Analysis Security works better when you write your own rules

Not another Linux desktop! Robots cross the Uncanny Valley

Machine Learning meets human response

How are you feeling today? Don't tell us, save for it this handy emotion-detection code

Now computers can sense anger from more than furious button mashing

Revealed: The secret CEO texts that tell the tale of Uber-Waymo's self-driving tech spat

Analysis Court docs give insight into execs' relationship

Taken a while but finally here's the first proper smart-home gizmo

Comment And it's a light bulb from Ikea

Are Asimov's laws enough to stop AI stomping humanity?

Data, and who has it, is the real concern

Raising minimum wage will raise something else: An army of robots taking away folks' jobs

Low-skill workers are under threat either way, it appears

Dismayed by woeful AI chatbots, boffins hired real people – and went back to square one

Analysis Amazon Turk serfs have their own problems

Toyota, Intel, Ericsson team to get cars talking to the cloud

Plan new networking and compute architectures, plus 'topology-aware storage'

OpenAI bot bursts into the ring, humiliates top Dota 2 pro gamer in 'scary' one-on-one bout

Updated BAH GAWD!

Firmware update blunder bricks hundreds of home 'smart' locks

Automatic over-the-air upgrade will knacker front-door gear for at least five days

Real talk: Machine learning is not there yet. Some assembly required

So you wanna get into AI? Get ready for a lot of handholding and coddling

On the interactive web conference, nobody will hear you are a dog

Cisco's WebEx to gain sound-screening powers so you clam up at noisy moments

StarCraft. Intel's 100 robo-rides. Nvidia's license to print money. Your Friday AI roundup

Like a boozy fry-up. Or maybe not. Maybe we have too much booze on the brain

At last, a kosher cryptocurrency: BitCoen

Have we reached peak blockchain yet?

Please virtualize my reality before asking me to goggle at a fake one

VR's killer app is shared simulations of closed spaces, not immersive entertainment

Speaking in Tech: Do I need some weird thing listening to me in my house all the time?

Podcast Alexa, Qualcomm, Google Voice and more

For fork's sake! Bitcoin Core braces for another cryptocurrency split

BTC client software set to reject SegWit2x nodes

Smart streetlight bods Telensa nearly double full-year revenues

Firm also moved production from Asia back to Wales

Britons ambivalent about driverless car tech, survey finds

But the one we do want is to summon them via an app

A sarcasm detector bot? That sounds absolutely brilliant. Definitely

We're really, really, really big fans of this one. Oh yes

The Next Big Thing in Wi-Fi? Multiple access points in every home

Opinion It's all a bit of a mesh. Oh and expect a patent battle

Apple pulls massive HomeKit chip U-turn to keep up with Amazon Echo and Google Home

Analysis Blink and you'd have missed surprise news

Si vous comprenez ces mots, vous êtes français ou l'intelligence artificielle de Facebook

Finally, Zuck's lot get neural-network-powered translation

3D Robotics open-sources its Solo drone control software

Let your children run wild and free

Off-messenger: Chinese chatbot ain't no commie

IM app QQ 'adjusting' bots that revealed unpatriotic sentiments

Uber drivers game Uber's system like Uber games the entire planet

App cabbies push back against controlling black-box computers

In the red corner: Malware-breeding AI. And in the blue corner: The AI trying to stop it

Feature Behind the scenes of infosec's cat-and-mouse game

Grab a fork! Unravelling the Internet of Things' standards spaghetti

'Just switch it on and watch it connect.' Yeah, right

No vulns. No hardwired passwords. Patchable. Congress dreams of IoT: Impossible Online Tech

We all want totally secure gear. And flying cars. And $1m. And...

Facebook pulls plug on language-inventing chatbots? THE TRUTH

Far be it from us to lecture journos on overreacting but cripes – calm down

Go fork yourself: Bitcoin has split in two – and yes, it's all forked up

Bitcoin Cash is the New Coke of cryptocurrency

This surf-and-turf robot swims using ribbon-like fins. And it's floated for US Navy approval

Feature Undulating propulsion system makes waves, useful for amphibious missions

UAV maker swipes at sponsor of opaque Qinetiq drone study

Don't take our name in vain, DJI veep tells trade union

Zuck sucks up upstart Ozlo so it can stop sucking at chatbots

Facebook hits the acqui-hire button to boost its instant-messaging assistant

Autonomous driving in a city? We're '95% of the way there'

Goal is 'Level 5', where vehicle reacts like human-driven one

Chess champ Kasparov, for one, welcomes our new robot overlords

DEF CON I’d like to remind them that as a trusted TV personality, I can be helpful in rounding...

Boffins throw Amazon Alexa on the rack to extract hidden clues

Investigators can look forward to better thumbscrews for making digital assistants squeal

Amazon 'mulls' deeper health tech invasion with stealth skunkworks

Analysis E-marketplace giant looks to levy Alexa success for consumer healthcare

MCubed: Early bird tickets offer ends on Monday

Real savings on artificial intelligence

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