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Bill Gates touts European clean-energy fund

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is celebrating the official launch of Breakthrough Energy Ventures Europe, an investment fund that aims to boost clean-energy innovation in Europe to the tune of 100 million euros. That translates to $112 million at the current rate … Continue reading

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Recreational drone fliers face new guidelines

Are you planning to take your drone out for a spin this weekend? First, you’d better check the map, and a new list of requirements from the Federal Aviation Administration. Some of the requirements are so new that the online tools … Continue reading

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Boeing says 737 MAX software update is done

Two months after a pair of catastrophic crashes led to the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets worldwide, the company says it has finished work on a software update aimed at heading off future safety issues with an automatic flight control … Continue reading

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Xnor releases do-it-yourself AI platform

Now you too can put a little AI on your device, even if you’re not up on the ins and outs of artificial intelligence. The way to do it is with AI2GO, a newly released self-serve software platform from Xnor.ai, a Seattle … Continue reading

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Global Learning XPRIZE gives $10M to tech teams

Two educational companies shared the $10 million top award in the Global Learning XPRIZE, a contest backed by Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. Musk provided a total of $15 million in prize money for the project, which … Continue reading

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Acting FAA chief admits fixes are needed

The acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration acknowledged during a congressional hearing today that his agency will tighten up its regulatory procedures as a result of the investigation into two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX jets. Acting Administrator … Continue reading

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AI experts look beyond facial recognition ban

San Francisco’s board of supervisors took a significant step this week when it voted to ban the use of facial recognition software for law enforcement purposes, but such measures by themselves won’t resolve the ethical issues surrounding surveillance enabled by artificial intelligence. … Continue reading

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