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AI-powered system can inspect a car in seconds using bomb detecting tech

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Fox News correspondent Grady Trimble has the latest on fears the technology will spiral out of control on'Special Report.' This is what you call speedy service. UVeye is a new system that uses artificial intelligence to perform multi-point vehicle inspections in seconds, saving hours of work compared to traditional methods. "It's kind of like an MRI for your car," UVeye Chief Marketing Officer Yaron Saghiv told Fox News Digital. The technology uses computer vision and deep learning originally developed in Israel as a security system that could scan below vehicles for explosive devices and other smuggled items.

Who is Ali Akbar Ahmadian, Iran's new security chief?

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has appointed a veteran commander with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as the country's new security chief. Ali Akbar Ahmadian, 62, was named on Monday as the new secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), replacing Ali Shamkhani, who held the post for close to a decade. Ahmadian takes the reins of the SNSC at a time of rapidly accelerating diplomatic regional efforts facilitated by his predecessor, including the re-establishment of ties with rival Saudi Arabia after a China-brokered agreement in March. Iran's relations with the West, however, remain sour. A landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers remains in limbo, while Iran has been accused of supplying Russia with armed drones for the war in Ukraine and tensions have steadily risen following nationwide protests that erupted across the country in September last year.

How Assassin's Creed Mirage captured the Islamic golden age – in a disused New York power station

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"I think, initially, Ubisoft approached me because of my electronic music background – my live career, my albums, my touring. But I didn't know if I was the right person for the job, you know?" Composer Brendan Angelides has never worked in video game music before. You might know him better as Eskmo or Welder, or perhaps as the mind behind the music of TV shows 13 Reasons Why or Billions. When Ubisoft approached him to be the composer for its sort-of reboot of the Assassin's Creed franchise, Mirage, he had doubts. The game is set at the height of the Islamic golden age, and centres around Baghdad: a hub flowing with the lifeblood of a changing world, a cultural centre of art and science, old and new.

Hezbollah conducts wargames near Lebanon's border with Israel

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Lebanon's Hezbollah movement has carried out military exercises near the country's southern border with Israel in a show of its military power. About 200 Hezbollah fighters used live ammunition and an attack drone to take part in the exercises on Sunday in Aaramta, 20km (12 miles) north of the Israeli border. The drills took place ahead of the anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon on May 25, 2000. It was the largest demonstration of Hezbollah's military might in years. Hezbollah fighters carried out simulated raids involving sniper and drone attacks against Israeli targets as part of the exercise.

AI-powered 'Lifesaving Radio' helps surgeons operate with greater efficiency and accuracy

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Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel joins'Fox & Friends' to discuss the benefits of artificial intelligence in the medical industry if used with caution. Music has long been shown to enhance athletic performance, whether that performance is on an NFL field or a treadmill at the gym. And now, with the help of artificial intelligence, music is helping surgeons achieve better results in the operating room. Backed by scientific studies, NextMed Health -- in collaboration with the data science company Klick Health -- has created the world's first AI-based health care radio station called Lifesaving Radio. It features more than 30 hours of hard rock music that's been carefully curated for peak surgical performance.

Jake Sullivan pressed on Syria drone strike after US walks back claim it killed major al Qaeda leader

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Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, criticizes America's stance on the world stage at the hands of President Joe Biden in an exclusive interview on'Sunday Morning Futures.' White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan was pressed in an interview Sunday over an alleged civilian casualty – a father of 10 who was tending sheep – by U.S. forces in Syria. CNN's Jake Tapper asked Sullivan about the reportedly botched missile strike, which the Pentagon initially claimed was a successful assassination of a "senior Al Qaeda leader," but later backtracked and launched an investigation. Sullivan said he could not comment on the matter until the Pentagon's "full and thorough investigation" was complete – and instead touted President Biden's record on military accountability. "It was President Biden who stood up with Secretary Austin's guidelines for this administration to ensure there would be accountability and oversight of any potential civilian casualties from counterterrorism strikes," Sullivan said. "So far we do not have evidence to validate the claims being made in Syria. But I am going to withhold any judgment on what actually happened here until the Pentagon's investigation is complete."

Zelenskyy goes on diplomatic blitz to tighten screws on Russia

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Hiroshima, Japan – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has embarked on a flurry of diplomacy with international leaders in Japan, turning the focus of the Group of Seven summit firmly towards efforts to end Russia's 15-month war in Ukraine. Zelenskyy's surprise visit to Hiroshima on Saturday evening, following earlier reports that he would only attend online, immediately thrust the G7's efforts to choke Russia's economy to the top of a busy agenda that has touched on issues ranging from China's rise to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. Shortly after touching down in Japan in a French aircraft, fresh on the heels of whistlestop visits to Europe and Saudi Arabia, Zelenskyy said the summit would be an opportunity for "enhanced cooperation for our victory". "Peace will become closer today," he said on his official Twitter account. French President Emmanuel Macron late on Saturday hailed Zelenskyy's attendance at the summit as a potential "game changer".

US walks back claim it killed major al Qaeda leader in drone strike

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Apogee Strong co-founder Tim Kennedy joined'Fox & Friends Weekend' to discuss the U.S. response and the importance of fatherhood in America. U.S. military officials are walking back a claim that a senior al Qaeda leader was killed in a recent drone strike in Syria, a senior U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News. The story was first reported by the Washington Post. The family of 56-year-old Lotfi Hassan Misto identified him as the person killed by the American missile on May 3, according to the Post. U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM, oversaw the operation and released a statement on the day of the strike saying it conducted a strike "targeting a senior Al Qaeda leader."

World's first AI university president says tech will disrupt education tenets, create 'renaissance scholars'

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President of MBZUAI Eric Xing said current metrics to grade student's intelligence will be very quickly disrupted by artificial intelligence. The president of the world's first artificial intelligence (AI) university said the educational system's current quantifiers of "intelligence" will face disruption from the new technology, allowing students to focus on solving problems rather than simply recalling information. Eric Xing, the president of Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) in Abu Dhabi, said many of the ways the current education system qualifies student intelligence are questionable, wherein it is not necessarily focusing on solving problems but rather how much knowledge one can remember. He said that because AI technologies bring about vast amounts of highly accessible knowledge easily gleaned from a textbook, current "intelligence" metrics, such as the medical or legal bar examinations, will be quickly disrupted. EXPERTS SAY AI COULD RADICALLY CHANGE'BROKEN' US EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR THE BETTER: 'READY TO BE DISRUPTED' Prior to his appointment as President of MBZUAI in Abu Dhabi, Eric Xing was a professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

Alleged Turkish drone strike targets Yazidi militant group in Iraq's Sinjar

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on An airstrike targeted a militant group in northern Iraq's Yazidi heartland of Sinjar on Tuesday, according to local officials, who attributed the strike to Turkey. Officials gave conflicting reports regarding the number of casualties. The semi-autonomous Kurdish region's counter-terrorism service said in a statement that three fighters were killed in the attack, and one wounded.