Reigning in Artificial Intelligence; IoT Spending Leaders

Posted December 15th, 2015 at 11:54 am (UTC-4)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

FILE - Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk. (Reuters)

FILE – Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk. (Reuters)

Elon Musk Takes On Saving the World From Artificial Intelligence

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.

Ready or Not, the Internet of Things Is Taking Over

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.

Europe Wants to Raise Age of Internet Consent to 16

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.


Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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