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Google To End Military AI Drone Project

Google To End Military AI Drone Project Unfortunately for Greene, mass upheavals forced her to tactfully reassess. According to BuzzFeed News , Greene said "We've always said this was an 18-month contract that we did, so it ends in March of 2019". Internal emails, reviewed by Gizmodo , suggest that Google's leadership was initially very enthusiastic about the project, as it could lead to more military contracts in the future. [Full Article...]

In Nicaragua, shot protesters, killing 15 people

In Nicaragua, shot protesters, killing 15 people Cruz Sanchez and other mothers who make up the "Mothers of April" movement lamented that more people continue to die "because of the awful dictatorship" of Ortega that "dared" to send its mobs and police forces to attack the mass mobilization. [Full Article...]

Crude Oil In Free Fall Amid Shale Boom

Crude Oil In Free Fall Amid Shale Boom WTI for July delivery dropped 24 cents to US$64.51 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Saudi Arabia , effective leader of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( Opec ), and Russian Federation have discussed boosting output to compensate for supply losses from Venezuela and to address concerns about the impact of USA sanctions on Iranian output. [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways boss apologises for remarks on women CEOs

Qatar Airways boss apologises for remarks on women CEOs He also said more than 33% of the airline's staff is comprised of females - including "senior vice president-level females" - and that the airline was one of the first in the Middle East region to introduce female pilots. The boss at Qatar Airways might want to chat with Angela Merkel, Theresa May or other female heads of state to see if they need any help running their countries, as he views his ... [Full Article...]

Trump's latest actions effectively declare a global trade war

Trump's latest actions effectively declare a global trade war What's a trade deficit? Trump's trade and tariffs battles and the uncertainty of how the war will play out is adding to the farmers anxiety. The Rust Belt has been one of the hardest regions hit because of USA free trade with Mexico. [Full Article...]

Two winning lottery tickets in Saskatchewan after Friday's Lotto Max

Two winning lottery tickets in Saskatchewan after Friday's Lotto Max The win comes one day after a Lotto 6/49 ticket somewhere in the province won the $9.6 million jackpot on Wednesday. A number of B.C. tickets won one of the 50 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million each. There were no winners of the top prize in Lotto Plus 1 or Lotto Plus 2. It happened again, the $60 million Lotto Max jackpot was unclaimed. Lottery players can check their numbers on the Winning... [Full Article...]

Starbucks' Howard Schultz steps down as executive chairman

Starbucks' Howard Schultz steps down as executive chairman Schultz came to work at Starbucks in the 1980s in its marketing department. In recent years, Schultz has repeatedly denied that he has political ambitions, but he appeared to be more open to the idea in an interview with CNN last week. Schultz has said his vision for Starbucks was largely inspired by the coffee bars he saw on a visit to Milan many years ago. He oversaw the expansion of the cha... [Full Article...]

Apple Announces Slew of New Anti-Addiction iPhone Controls

Playing Star Wars holochess is fun , but it feels like Apple could prompt developers to do more with this feature. Among the biggest is the ability to link together a number of different actions through a new feature called Siri shortcuts. [Full Article...]

How to watch the live stream for today’s Apple WWDC keynote

How to watch the live stream for today’s Apple WWDC keynote So when will iOS 12 be released? On top of that, with the many rumours that Apple might be using its own chips - instead of waiting for the Intel chip upgrade cycle - for their computers, macOS might be moving towards a tighter integration with its iOS mobile cousin, or even cross-platform compatibility. [Full Article...]

Fears Pentagon project is first step towards AI for lethal purposes

Fears Pentagon project is first step towards AI for lethal purposes Diane Greene , the chief executive of Google's cloud business unit, spoke at a company town hall meeting following the revelations and said the contract was just for $9 million, according to the New York Times . Project Maven is an artificial intelligence program created to use data captured by government drones to identify and track objects viewed on surveillance footage. [Full Article...]

Merkel rules out Italian debt relief

Merkel rules out Italian debt relief The new power in Rome, made up of two parties that generally oppose the euro, as Reuters writes, took office on Friday considering referendum on or against a denial of the single European currency in the country. "This is very pleasing", SPD leader Andrea Nahles told the ARD public broadcaster. EMF should have the capacity to evaluate the economic situation in member states on its own. [Full Article...]

Microsoft surpasses Googles Alphabet to become third most valuable company

Microsoft surpasses Googles Alphabet to become third most valuable company The company is now valued at $760bn while Alphabet is valued at $739bn making Microsoft the third most valuable company in the world after Apple and Amazon . And all four companies are in the race to become the first United States company ever to land a dizzying trillion dollar market cap . Google has a market capitalization of $745 billion. [Full Article...]

Dog found dead on Delta flight

Dog found dead on Delta flight He was fine. Then approximately at 8 o'clock and 8:30 in the morning, the dog was again checked on, he was dead, and there was vomit in the cage, according to Delta'. Oshan is the same lawyer who represented the owners of the French bulldog that died on a United Airlines flight . "As part of that review, Delta offered to have Alejandro evaluated by a veterinarian while in our possession to find... [Full Article...]

Unemployment rate falls to 3.8% in U.S., job growth surges

Unemployment rate falls to 3.8% in U.S., job growth surges But the United States is somewhat insulated to trade shocks, as our imports as a share of the gross domestic product are only 15 percent, compared with two and three times that share in most of the other economies with whom we trade. Inflation is running just below the Fed's 2.0 percent target. "Meanwhile, in May, more people found jobs at the same time that the labor force participation rate ti... [Full Article...]

New Italian govt vows to create jobs, deport migrants

New Italian govt vows to create jobs, deport migrants A source close to President Sergio Mattarella, who vetoed Savona as finance minister and appointed Cottarelli to form a government to oversee fresh elections around the end of the year, said the two men had "decided together not to rush things, (to favour) a possible political government". [Full Article...]

Visa investigating payment disruption

Visa investigating payment disruption A network failure left people across the United Kingdom and Europe uable to use their cards to make transactions tonight. The bank HSBC said the "industry-wide issue" was affecting Visa payments, though ATM machines were still working. [Full Article...]

Google won't renew contract for Project Maven, controversial Pentagon drone program

Google won't renew contract for Project Maven, controversial Pentagon drone program According to the report , a defense sales employee at Google told executives in an email chain concerning Project Maven - one which included Dr. Google representatives did not respond to a request for comment. "I don't know what would happen if the media starts picking up a theme that Google is secretly building AI weapons or AI technologies to enable weapons for the Defense industry", wrote... [Full Article...]

Someone's just gone and won €4.3 million on the Lotto

A $1-million victor was also purchased in nearby Mississauga. We don't have loads of details yet about where the ticket was sold but we do know it was sold somewhere in the mid-west. Numbers drawn were 2, 11, 17, 18, 22, 25, 39 with bonus number 3. For each $5 play, Lotto Max players receive three sets of seven numbers ranging from one to forty-nine. [Full Article...]

Amazon geoblocks Australia on US site as tax change kicks in

Amazon geoblocks Australia on US site as tax change kicks in Amazon has stopped its Australian consumers from making purchases on its overseas websites in response to a new sales tax law. . Amazon announced on Thursday that Australia-based users of its USA and other overseas sites will be redirected to Amazon.com.au from July 1 - the time when the goods and services tax will be expanded to apply to all online imports, including those under $1000 in value... [Full Article...]

Sears at Lakeside Mall to close this fall

Sears at Lakeside Mall to close this fall Comparable sales fell by 11.9%, accounting for about 22% of the decline in top-line sales, with store closures accounting for most of the rest, according to the company's earnings report . For instance, a North Babylon location it closed in 2012 on Deer Park Avenue is now occupied by arts and crafts chain Michaels. CEO Edward Lampert called it a "challenging quarter". [Full Article...]


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