Uber for Bikes Could Save Your Commute

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Why a 16-Year-Old Russian Has Joined His Country’s Election Protests

3/8/2018 6:00AM

Sixteen-year-old Vitaliy Smitienko, a high school student, joined the Russia opposition movement last year. Despite being detained, he hasn’t given up supporting anticorruption campaigner Alexei Navalny, and the fight for freedom of expression in Russia. Photo: Sergey Karpov/The Wall Street Journal

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On-Device Processing and AI Go Hand-in-Hand

Whether operating an autonomous vehicle, using facial recognition to access your bank account, or keeping your device safe from fast-changing security threats, artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a bigger role in our lives. In the past the power of the cloud was required for this processing, but edge devices, such as smartphones and drones, are now equipped to run compute-intensive AI operations. In fact, in many cases, the edge device is the preferred platform for running AI-powered applications.

The reality is ...

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President Trump halts Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blocked microchip maker Broadcom Ltd’s(AVGO.O) proposed takeover of Qualcomm Inc(QCOM.O) on national security grounds, ending what would have been the technology industry’s biggest deal ever amid concerns that it would give China the upper hand in mobile communications.

The presidential order reflected a calculation that the United States’ lead in creating technology and setting standards for the next generation of mobile cell phone communications would be ...

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When an AI finally kills someone, who will be responsible?

Here’s a curious question: Imagine it is the year 2023 and self-driving cars are finally navigating our city streets. For the first time one of them has hit and killed a pedestrian, with huge media coverage. A high-profile lawsuit is likely, but what laws should apply?

Today, we get an answer of sorts thanks to the work of John Kingston at the University of Brighton in the UK, who maps out the landscape in this incipient legal field. His analysis raises ...

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