Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as U.S. seeks input

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made “mistakes” on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: A Google logo in an office building in Zurich September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd WIegmann/File Photo

“We acknowledge that we have made mistakes in the ...

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The bot that loved me: How intelligent automation will improve our jobs and our companies

When we think about automation, typical examples — factory floor robotics, spam filters, and automated software testing tools — often come to mind. But what if automation could be given a dramatic upgrade, one made more intelligent by integrating these tools with machine learning (ML) technologies? Imagine a world in which automation tools watch how we work, then use artificial intelligence (AI)-driven insights to tell us how to work better (or upgrade our work efforts for us) on ...

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Why Alibaba is betting big on AI chips and quantum computing

During the opening ceremony of Alibaba’s 2018 computing conference last week, Simon Hu, president of Alibaba Cloud, invited the MC to taste some tea on the stage—but, first, to distinguish between tea roasted by hand and by machine.

While the MC stared helplessly at two saucers filled with nearly identical-looking tea leaves, Hu pulled out his smartphone. He took a photo of ...

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Scientists split water into hydrogen and oxygen with just sunlight

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