A former designer for Google says tech giants don’t need to listen to the mic in your phone, tablet, or laptop because they’ve created a “voodoo, avatar-like version” of you to predict which ads you’ll click and products you’ll buy.
Bombings attributed to a violent Muslim group killed 290 Christians and wounded about 500 others Sunday in Sri Lanka. Authorities had been warned 10 days earlier but reportedly failed to act on the information.
A strain of yeast called Candida auris is causing deadly infections at hospitals around the world. It kills almost half of the patients who contract it within 90 days, according to the CDC, which calls C. auris an “urgent threat.”
Open AI, a non-profit research group that’s trying to develop “safe” artificial intelligence, recently announced that it would not share its research behind a new text generator because it’s too dangerous.