It’s alive! How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

It’s alive!  How Belief in AI’s Sensitivity Becomes a Problem

OAKLAND, California, June 30 (Reuters) – Artificial intelligence chatbot company Replika, which offers its customers bespoke avatars that talk to and listen to them, says it receives a handful of messages almost daily from users who think their online friend is sensitive. “We’re not talking about crazy people or people who have hallucinations or delusions,” … Read more

Apple and Android phones hacked by Italian spyware, Google says

Apple and Android phones hacked by Italian spyware, Google says

A man holds a laptop computer as cybercode is projected onto him in this illustrative photo taken May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 (Reuters) – Hacking tools from an Italian company have been used to spy on Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) and Android smartphones … Read more

US FDA halts sales of Juul e-cigarettes amid nicotine crackdown

US FDA halts sales of Juul e-cigarettes amid nicotine crackdown

An electronic cigarette device made by JUUL is shown in this illustration taken September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 23 (Reuters) – The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday blocked Juul Labs Inc from selling its e-cigarettes in the United States, potentially dealing a fatal blow … Read more