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Beijing aims high in robotics

Beijing plans to develop into a global center for robotics by 2025 and has issued an industry blueprint at the ongoing World Robot Conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 14:47:47

Preview of 2017 World Robot Conference

A staff member demonstrates a robot during the media preview of 2017 World Robot Conference at Beijing Yichuang International Conference and Exhibition Center, in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 22, 2017. The conference will be held from Aug. 23 to Aug. 27, consisting of forum, exposition and robot competition.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 14:47:11

Australia launches 1st ever quantum computing company

The first ever quantum computing company in Australia was launched at an event at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) on Wednesday, with hopes to develop a silicon-based quantum computer for commercialization.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/23 10:49:19

Tencent’s Qzone apologizes, removes emojis based on WWII sex slaves

A social media platform run by Internet giant Tencent has apologized and removed emojis based on World War II sex slaves, amid public outrage over the creations that were deemed disrespectful to war victims.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/22 21:33:39

Tech leaders warn against ‘Pandora’s box’ of killer robots

Elon Musk is leading demands for a global ban on killer robots, warning technological advances could revolutionize warfare and create new "weapons of terror" that target innocent people.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/21 22:28:40

UAE researchers develop new security computer chip

Researchers at New York University (NYU) in the United Arab Emirates have developed new innovations in computer chip technology, state news agency WAM reported Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 19:18:31

To fight human trafficking, UC Berkeley researcher links sex ads to Bitcoin data

Rebecca Portnoff, a doctoral candidate in computer science at University of California, Berkeley, has developed the first automated techniques to identify adult ads tied to human trafficking rings by linking the ads to public information from Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/20 8:08:30

Children attracted by robots in north China's Hebei

A robot dinosaur acts as children look on during an exhibition in an amusement park in Handan City of north China's Hebei Province, Aug. 18, 2017. Children in vacation are attracted to learn more about the AI machines.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/19 11:29:17

Researchers play music, turn smartphone into active sonar

Adding to the concern that network-enabled electronic devices could be co-opted to steal data or invade privacy, computer scientists have demonstrated how it is possible to transform such a device into a surveillance tool.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/18 10:56:27

Internet closes racist, violent sites

Internet titans that have contorted to balance free speech with odious content were standing firm this week against being used to glorify killing in the name of race or eliminating those who oppose that kind of ideology.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/18 0:08:40