How Citizen is trying to remake itself by recruiting elderly Asians

“Citizen, and the premium version, is not the panacea. It will not fix the world’s problems. It will not stop crime from happening all over the world. It’s not that,” Chandler says. “But it is a very powerful way for marginalized communities to make their voices heard.”  “Unfortunately, they don’t have a Chinese helper”  “While […]

Man beats machine at Go in human victory over AI

Flickr user LNG0004 reader comments 22 with Share this story A human player has comprehensively defeated a top-ranked AI system at the board game Go, in a surprise reversal of the 2016 computer victory that was seen as a milestone in the rise of artificial intelligence. Kellin Pelrine, an American player who is one level […]

GoDaddy says a multi-year breach hijacked customer websites and accounts

reader comments 11 with Share this story GoDaddy said on Friday that its network suffered a multi-year security compromise that allowed unknown attackers to steal company source code, customer and employee login credentials, and install malware that redirected customer websites to malicious sites. GoDaddy is one of the world’s largest domain registrars, with nearly 21 […]

Responsible use of AI in the military? US publishes declaration outlining principles

reader comments 76 with Share this story On Thursday, the US State Department issued a “Political Declaration on Responsible Military Use of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy,” calling for ethical and responsible deployment of AI in military operations among nations that develop them. The document sets out 12 best practices for the development of military AI […]

Meet the new batteries unlocking cheaper electric vehicles

“This is a big deal,” said Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer in a press conference unveiling plans for the factory. Expanding battery options will allow Ford to “build more EVs faster, and ultimately make them more affordable,” said Bill Ford, Ford’s executive chair.  Also known as lithium ferrous phosphate (LFP) batteries, the type to be produced […]

Welcome to the oldest part of the metaverse

As the picture clarified, Origin realized it needed better “gold sinks”—mechanisms to fight inflation by pulling gold out of UO’s economy. Taxing hoarded wealth would have caused a subscriber revolt. Selling rich characters godlike weapons might have sucked up enough gold to solve inflation, but it would’ve created a class of invincible terminators and wrecked […]

How does an EV battery actually work?

Lithium-ion batteries, also found in smartphones, power the vast majority of electric vehicles. Lithium is very reactive, and batteries made with it can hold high voltage and exceptional charge, making for an efficient, dense form of energy storage. These batteries are expected to remain dominant in EVs for the foreseeable future thanks to plunging costs […]

Reading you might have missed over the holiday break

Victoria MacLennan. 17 February 2023, 3:39 pm Tweet Over the Christmas / New Year break I book marked a collection of articles. While technology news is quieter over the December / January period things still happened – the Lastpass breach, CES and of course ChatGPT. Here’s a roundup of articles I found interesting and you […]