CAGE director charged under anti-terrorism law for refusing to hand over passwords to police

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The international director of campaign group CAGE has been charged under anti-terror laws, after refusing to surrender his passwords to police. Muhammad Rabbani was arrested last November after handing his laptop and mobile phone to officers but refusing to unlock them, after being stopped and searched at Heathrow Airport. He has now been charged under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Best of the web: Artificial Intelligence news for December 4, 2016

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NEW DELHI: In a first for Indian carriers, Air India is rationing the number of alcoholic drinks being served to its premium international passengers at airport lounges across India. The AI move follows a recent plea by several Indian airlines to aviation authorities to restrict passengers' access to liquor at departure terminals to check increasing incidents of unruly behaviour by tipsy flyers. Tagged In Artificial Intelligence India Airport Beer Kolkata Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Air India Indira Gandhi International Airport Wine Gin Rum Chennai International Airport Indian (airline) Go Air Indi Go Airport Lounge Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Recently actually had the time to visit a very controversial exhibition in Palazzo Strozzi, by Chinese artist Ai WeiWei. Apple has given its clearest indication yet that it's working on a self-driving car – or at least working with car manufacturers to make the plans a reality. Tagged In The Wall Street Journal Wired (magazine) Apple Inc Washington, D C Minivan Mc Laren Machine Learning National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Victoria (australia) Financial Times Mc Laren Technology Group Paul Krugman would stand in line to meet Charlie Stross.


BMW's autonomous concept car of the future was cool, I guess

Mashable

As I approached San Francisco International Airport, my expectations for BMW's new concept car were as big as the looming Boeing 777F Lufthansa cargo jet waiting for me. I had surrendered my cellphone and everything in my purse but my drivers license to see BMW's iNext vehicle. Its tour started in Munich a few days earlier; it came to the Bay Area after a stop at New York's JFK airport, and was scheduled to continue on to Beijing. SEE ALSO: BMW makes sure we can't escape voice assistants while driving After passing a final security check, I climbed up the rickety staircase with fellow media members and entered the cavernous aircraft. We had been told very little about what we were going to see, except it was not only the "car of the future" but the "idea of the future."


Airbus Aerial Provides a Whole New View of the World

WIRED

You may know Airbus as that Boeing competitor that also makes planes, but the European company is in fact an defense and aerospace giant that makes helicopters, satellites, and drones, and now it's using its aircraft not just to move people, but to give those on the ground a whole new view from the skies. A year-old effort called Airbus Aerial will seek to serve climate modelers, farmers, city planners, engineers, first responders, and anybody else who needs a a particular view of the world. The company combines data from observation satellites (of which Airbus is the largest global operator), manned planes with cameras slung underneath, and drones, to get to the places others can't reach. Airbus Aerial packages it all up, and presents it neatly to the customer, via a cloud-based interface. "It's a very complex thing to just say'I need satellite data'," says Jesse Kallman, president of the company.


How AI will be used at Dubai airport; Mohammad visits Emirates lab at Dubai Future Accelerators

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Dubai: Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), self-driving electric vehicles may soon turn up at Dubai International airport to help airside crew run its operations. The "robocars" would help the mega-facility run more smoothly, and cement the airport's status the world's busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic in 2016, and en route to hitting 89 million passengers this year. Not only that, AI may soon also help airline passengers pick their on-board meals, too, or schedule a pickup by an airport taxi chauffeur -- or guide passengers through last-minute duty-free shopping. These are some of the AI-driven future projects now being developed by Emirates, it was announced on Saturday. Crown Prince of Dubai Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum; Deputy Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum; and Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future Mohammad Al Gergawi accompanied Shaikh Mohammad during his visit.