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Musk and Zuckerberg clash over future of AI

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Elon Musk has accused Mark Zuckerberg of failing to understand artificial intelligence. It comes after the Facebook boss said that the doomsday scenario put forward by Mr Musk was unhelpful. Mr Musk tweeted: "I've talked to Mark about this. Mr Musk began warning AI could destroy humans three years ago, when, during a talk at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the billionaire Space X founder called it humanity's "biggest existential threat".


'My fingers were almost cut off by a drone'

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On Saturday, the government announced plans to introduce drone registration and safety awareness courses for owners of drones. Commenting on the new government plans, he added: "I think it's a good idea because we shouldn't have them in wrong hands. Last November, two orb-shaped drones got as close as 500m to a passenger jet flying into Heathrow Airport. Thirty minutes after the incident, another passenger jet approaching Heathrow flew within just 50m of what is believed to have been one of the drones.


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"This is the age of The Hunger Games; of the Star Wars movies being fronted by a female lead; of Wonder Woman utterly demolishing its box office rivals. "In 2017 there shouldn't be anything major about a TV series changing from a male lead to a female one. O'Hara also points out that leading women are selling big at the box office - and film companies aren't there to address gender equality, they're there to make a profit. Even for supposed male films, the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, a superhero and a sci-fi film, (the audience) was something like 47% female.


Is humour the way to keep an office happy?

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But for every genuinely funny employee or boss, there are others whose unfunny or inappropriate jokes make colleagues wince. Prof Schweitzer recently co-authored a study entitled Risky Business: When Humour Increases and Decreases Status. Prof Schweitzer adds that if a person tells inappropriate jokes, be they insulting or unfunny, they are still regarded as more confident, but - perhaps unsurprisingly - also incompetent. The study says: "Telling inappropriate jokes signals low competence, and the combined effect of high confidence and low competence harms status."


The most detailed scan of the wiring of the human brain

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The technology is helping scientists understand how the brain functions, and gain insights into diseases such as dementia, epilepsy and MS.


Drone causes disruption at Gatwick airport

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A drone flying close to Gatwick airport has led to the closure of a runway and at least least two flights being diverted. A spokesman for the airport said the runway was closed for two short periods of nine minutes and five minutes on Sunday evening. Craig Jenkins was flying back with EasyJet from Naples in Italy when his flight was diverted. Mr Jenkins, who is from Greenwich, London, said passengers were being given the choice of getting off or waiting an hour and flying back to Gatwick.


The one law of robotics: Humans must flourish

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According to Prof Dame Ottoline Leyser, who co-chairs the Royal Society's science policy advisory group, human flourishing should be the key to how intelligent systems governed. The report calls for a new body to ensure intelligent machines serve people rather than control them. The report calls for safeguards to prioritise the interests of humans over machines. It suggests a "stewardship body" of experts and interested parties should build an ethical framework for the development of artificial intelligence technologies.


Ocado trials driverless delivery van in London

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"We have chosen it to work specifically in this type of environment, where bigger vehicles are not allowed," said Graeme Smith, chief executive of robotics company Oxbotica, which developed the vehicle. The CargoPod trial was part of a broader £8m research project into driverless technology, using the Greenwich area as a test location. Chief executive Paul Clark said driverless delivery was "a natural stage in the progression of our transport technologies". While Amazon is developing a drone delivery service, Ocado had no immediate plans to follow suit, Mr Clark said.


Siri storm caused by economist's comments

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Nobel prize laureate Sir Christopher Pissarides's comments at a conference in Norway attracted fierce criticism. The gender and accent of Apple's voice assistant across iPhone, iPad, Mac and other Apple devices has historically been dependent on regional settings. "The comments made do reflect consistent results that people make social judgements about computer speech outputs, and those seem to relate to gender stereotypes that exist in the wider world," Dr Kate Hone, a computer science academic at Brunel University, told the BBC. Out of the 15 male and 17 female participants interviewed, the participants mainly preferred male voices because they found the voices to be more reassuring.


Petrol stations to go electric

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The measure forms part of a government push to increase the number of electric vehicles on UK roads. The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill also contains plans to push driverless car technology. But, he added: "Legislation enabling driverless cars doesn't mean that there will be a universal buy-in overnight. Official government research suggests that the market for automated vehicles in the UK will be worth £28bn by 2035.