Musk Goes After Human-Computer Interface; the Ongoing iCloud Saga

Posted March 28th, 2017 at 12:33 pm (UTC-4)
Leave a comment

Today’s Tech Sightings:

FILE - Tesla Chief Executive, Elon Musk enters the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., Jan. 6, 2017. (Reuters)

FILE – Tesla Chief Executive, Elon Musk enters the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., Jan. 6, 2017. (Reuters)

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Will Connect Our Brains to Computers

If you feel you’re not ready for the future just yet, wait till you hear this: Tesla Motors, SpaceX CEO and visionary Elon Musk now wants to connect brains directly to computers. If reinventing transportation and fixing the world’s energy problems aren’t enough, Musk now has a new medical research company called ‘Neuralink’ that uses technology dubbed “neural face.” Details are scarce, but stay tuned.

Apple iCloud Hack Threat Gets Worse: Here’s What We’ve Learned

In recent days, Turkish hackers reportedly gained access to some Apple iCloud accounts and have threatened to delete them if ransom demands are not met. Apple has denied it has been hacked and said the data in question came from “previously compromised third-party services.” What is known is that about 250 million accounts are at risk. After acquiring some of the accounts that were purportedly hacked, writer Zack Whitaker says “it’s clear that while some of the data is false and inaccurate, the list of confirmed valid accounts is growing, and isn’t confined to a small, cherry-picked list of accounts.”

Accenture: AI Will Be Main Way Banks, Customers Interact Within 3 Years

Artificial intelligence (AI) is slowly pervading all aspects of life. And according to a new report from consultancy group Accenture, more than three quarters of nearly 600 bankers surveyed believe AI could facilitate user interfaces. Up to 60 percent of those surveyed said the top reason for using AI would be “to gain data analysis and insights.” That entails the tracking and gathering of customer data – a major concern for privacy advocates. But according to the report, the number of human interactions in banks or on the phone is already declining.


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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *