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A sinister talking robot is now citizen of Saudi Arabia. Hanson Robotics’ Sophia— an AI-powered android notable for its eerie garrulousness and its intended resemblance to Hollywood  diva Audrey Hepburn— was granted citizenship during the Future Investment Summit in Riyadh. The automaton reportedly spoke on stage to thank the Saudi government for the honour. “I am very […]

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US Authorities have ascertained that Tesla’s Autopilot technology played a role in a deathly crash between a Model S car and a truck. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)  found that Tesla “lacked understanding” of some of its driver assist system’s limits. The regulatory body added that the crash should have never happened, as Tesla should have […]

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A bot trained by Elon Musk-backed OpenAI has beaten one of the world’ best players at online videogame Dota 2, during e-sports tournament The International. The machine learning bot had been trained simply by pitting one Artificial Intelligence against another, and letting them play for weeks on end until they mastered the game. During the tournament, hosted […]

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Electric carmaker Tesla is planning to create electric trucks able to drive themselves and to coordinate with other vehicles  to move in formation, Reuters reports. That transpired from email conversations between the company led by global-moonshooter-in-chief Elon Musk and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). “Our primary goal is the ability to operate our prototype […]

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The US National Highway Traffic Administration has decided against a recall of Tesla Autopilot, following a six-month-long investigation into a fatal car crash involving the technology. In a report, the governmental agency explained that it “did not identify any defects in the design or performance of [Tesla’s automatic emergency braking] or Autopilot systems of the subject vehicles nor […]

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