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DeepMind boffins brain-damage AI to find out what makes it tick

All that effort and they still aren't sure how it works

Go park yourself: Brit firm flashes self-parking car tech

Plus: who gets priority at unmarked junctions. We know you care about this

AI software that can reproduce like a living thing? Yup, boffins have only gone and done it

Talk about telling your code to go screw itself

Fog off! No more misty eyes for self-driving cars, declare MIT boffins

Auto autos prevented from being blinded by the elements – using the power of statistics

Magic Leap bounds into SF's Games Developer Conference and... disappears

GDC Our intrepid reporter tries to track down mystery tech

Facebook opens up Big Basin Volta plans to share the server wealth

AI hardware plans up for grabs

IBM claims its machine learning library is 46x faster than TensorFlow

Analysis Big Blue claims POWER9 kit with beastly GPUs gives Google Cloud a thrashing

2 + 2 = 4, er, 4.1, no, 4.3... Nvidia's Titan V GPUs spit out 'wrong answers' in scientific simulations

Fine for gaming, not so much for modeling, it is claimed

HPE burns offering to Apollo 6500, unleashes cranked deep learning server on world+dog

Faster GPUs, more FLOPS

No, Sierra Leone did not just run the world's first 'blockchain election'

Blockchain voting outfit ran its own count, but only as an observer

UK's London Gatwick Airport boasts of driverless vehicle trial

On the ground... and for staff only, that is

British Level 4 driverless pods are whizzing along ... er, a London path

Here's what happened on the Drive of the Machines

Trump blocks use of Venezuelan Petro cryptocoins in the US

No Maduro funbux stateside, declares White House

Bitcoin's blockchain: Potentially a hazardous waste dump of child abuse, malware, etc

Boffins warn of legal risks from arbitrary data distribution

Uber breaks self-driving car record: First robo-ride to kill a pedestrian

Updated Autonomous auto system tests halted after woman dies

Another day, another self-flying car pipe dream surfaces

Comment Today it's Audi, complete with a 49" face-recognising screen

Linux Foundation backs new ‘ACRN’ hypervisor for embedded and IoT

UPDATED Intel tosses in code because data centre hypervisors are too bloated

Nest reveals the first truly connected home

Comment Begun, the battle of the home eco-systems has

Machines making music, translating Chinese, self-driving trucks, and more

Roundup Developments for our future overlords

FYI: AI tools can unmask anonymous coders from their binary executables

To ensure privacy, stay offline, don't maintain public repos that trace back to you

Crypt-NO-coins: US city bans mining funbux on its electrical power grid

New commercial alt-cash crafters turned away from slurping cheap electricity

I couldn't give a Greek clock about your IoT fertility tracker

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Pop this in your mouth and say 'Rastapopoulos'

Taxpayers chuck burnt-out Bongs* millions of pounds to 'decelerate'

Come and chillax with us, nontrepreneurs!

More power to UK, say 'leccy vehicle makers. Seriously, they need it

Infrastructure issues drove one firm to produce cars in Austria

Researchers create AI attacker to defeat AI malware defender

It's like Spy Vs Spy, but with neural network boffins

Fun fact of the day: Voice recognition tech is naturally sexist

Machine learning and AI could make the problem worse

There's more to blockchain than dodgy cryptocurrencies

Analysis Hyperledger executive director Brian Behlendorf wants to demystify distributed ledgers

Toyota to flog 10,000 aaS wagons to Avis Budget rentals

Ride these iron donkeys and everyone (else) will make a packet

Former Google X bloke's startup unveils 'self flying' electric air taxi

Kitty Hawk is also personally backed by Larry Page

Windows Mixed Reality: Windows Mobile deja vu?

Unloved by customers, and less and less loved by retailers

Elon Musk invents bus stop, waits for applause, internet LOLs

But it's underground!

Fear the wrath of robots, for their judgement is final and irrevocable

The right to be forgiven will soon be more important than the right to be forgotten

Identifying planets with machine learning, dirty AI searches, and OpenAI scholarships

Roundup Oh, and an amusing story about an AI medical chatbot

EU lawmakers seek coordinated hand-wringing over AI ethics

Rules created in isolation will drive AI makers to operate in areas without restraint

Microsoft floats feelers for fake worlds

Haptic feedback controllers promise to put people in touch with virtual worlds

Bots don't spread fake news on Twitter, people do, say MIT eggheads

New probe explains why we can't handle the truth

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