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Elon Musk Issues A Stark Warning About A.I., Calls It a Bigger Threat Than North Korea

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk fired off a new and ominous warning on Friday about artificial intelligence, suggesting the emerging technology poses an even greater risk to the world than a nuclear conflagration with North Korea.

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Cassini To Skim Saturn's Atmosphere

The Cassini probe is beginning the final phase of its mission to Saturn.

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US Firm Reveals Gun-Toting Drone That Can Fire In Mid-Air

A US technology firm has developed a drone that is able to aim and fire at enemies while flying in mid-air.

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Cash-Strapped Soundcloud Gets New Funds And Top Management

SoundCloud, the world's most popular streaming music app, but one that has struggled to find a profitable business model, said it received new funding on Friday, insulating it from potentially running out of cash this year.

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HBO Offered $250,000 To Hackers In Bid To Delay Data Release

Time Warner Inc's (TWX.N) HBO network last month offered $250,000 to cyber criminals who hacked into its computer system, asking them to extend a deadline for paying a much larger ransom, according to an email reviewed by Reuters.

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Chinese Startup Toutiao Raising Funds At Over $20 Billion Valuation: Sources

HONG KONG - Chinese news aggregator Toutiao, backed by Sequoia Capital and CCB International, is raising at least $2 billion at a valuation of over $20 billion in its latest funding round, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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China Cyber Authority Says Baidu, Tencent, Weibo Platforms Under Investigation

BEIJING - China's top cyber authority said on Friday it is investigating several of China's most popular internet platforms over breaches of cyber laws.

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Google Cancels Staff Meeting Over Fears Of Online Harassment

Pic: ReutersAlphabet's Google on Thursday canceled a company-wide meeting scheduled to discuss the controversy over a memo opposing company diversity policies, citing concerns about attacks on employees from far-right internet commenters, according to an email from Google's chief executive that was obtained by tech news site Recode.

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Chinese Quantum Satellite Sends 'Unbreakable' Code

BEIJING  - China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday.

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How AI Robots Hunt New Drugs For Crippling Nerve Disease

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Artificial intelligence robots are turbo-charging the race to find new drugs for the crippling nerve disorder ALS, or motor neurone disease.

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