Today’s Tech Sightings:
Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk, along with several tech heavyweights, just founded a non-profit, billion-dollar outfit called OpenAI to research artificial intelligence (AI) in a way that benefits humanity. Musk had expressed concern that artificial intelligence could take over the world.
The Asia-Pacific region is projected to lead the way in Internet of Things (IoT) spending in the next few years, according to a report from International Data Corporation (IDC). The region accounted for 40 percent of the world’s IoT spending in 2015.
The EU’s data protection rules are expected to get an amendment to raise the age of Internet consent to 16. Teens are clearly unhappy about the move. Once approved, the amendment has to be ratified by the European Parliament next ear. Teens using restricted services probably will not be affected.