Duterte OKs Bill Creating Muslim Autonomous Region in South

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed legislation creating a Muslim autonomous region aimed at settling nearly half a century of unrest in the south, where troops crushed an Islamic State group-linked siege last year.

Samsung, Harman Showcase DRVLINE Autonomous Driving Platform

International Business Times

Samsung is aspiring to become the leader in the autonomous driving market. At CES 2018, Samsung and its subsidiary, Harman International, introduced their advanced connectivity and autonomous driving platform called DRVLINE.

Oracle expands autonomous PaaS offerings


Oracle on Wednesday debuted the latest generation of its autonomous platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offerings covering the areas of mobile, data integration and API. Earlier this year, Oracle announced availability of a number of platform services with built in automation, including Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud, Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud, and Oracle Autonomous Visual Builder. The aim is to use machine learning to make app and data integration, analytics and system and identity management autonomous, enabling organizations to lower cost, reduce risk, accelerate innovation, and get predictive insights. Applied to its database, Oracle said automating tasks would be more secure and allow admins to move to higher level functions. Tech Pro Research: Software automation policy guidelines IT leader's guide to the automated enterprise TechRepublic: Automation is the only way to close the cybersecurity gap As for this latest update, Oracle is expanding the machine learning and autonomous capabilities to its Mobile Cloud Enterprise, Data Integration Platform Cloud, Developer Cloud, and API Platform Cloud.

Don't fear the robopocalypse: Autonomous weapons expert Paul Scharre


The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More

Mercedes Aims to Be Among Top Two Players to Scale Autonomous Tech: Paper

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Mercedes-Benz's is not aiming to be the first manufacturer to develop a self-driving car but it wants to be among the first two players able to scale up the technology, Mercedes-Benz executive Christoph Schroeder told German paper Welt am Sonntag.