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DeepMind shifts focus from climate change to protein folding and AGI

DeepMind shifts focus from climate change to protein folding and AGI

Demis Hassabis, co-founder of Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) startup DeepMind. Jeon Heon-Kyun | Getty Images LONDON — Artificial intelligence (AI) lab DeepMind has shifted its focus from climate change to other areas of science and is pursuing its original mission of creating artificial general intelligence (AGI), which is widely seen …

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‘As long as we have doubters, we can rally’

'As long as we have doubters, we can rally'

CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday said the stock market is full of pessimism, creating an opportune moment for investors. “Fairly or unfairly, this is a great moment for the stock market,” the “Mad Money” host said. “The promised land is right there. We’ve still got to get through the worst …

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Google search panels tackle misinformation about Covid vaccines

Google search panels tackle misinformation about Covid vaccines

American multinational technology company Google logo seen at Googleplex, the corporate headquarters complex of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. Alex Tai | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images LONDON — Google on Thursday rolled out new information panels in search results aimed at countering false claims about …

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Microsoft sees gain on C3.ai investment concurrent with IPO

Microsoft sees gain on C3.ai investment concurrent with IPO

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp., speaks during the Viva Technology conference in Paris, France, on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Viva Tech, a three-year-old event for startups, gathers global technology leaders and entrepreneurs as the French establishment unites behind a push for more tech investment in Paris. Marlene …

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GM’s Cruise begins testing autonomous vehicles in San Francisco

GM's Cruise begins testing autonomous vehicles in San Francisco

Two self-driving Chevy Bolt EV cars are seen during a media event by Cruise, GM’s autonomous car unit, in San Francisco, California, U.S. November 28, 2017. Elijah Nouvelage | Reuters Cruise, a majority-owned subsidiary of General Motors, has started testing self-driving vehicles without driver monitors in San Francisco, the company …

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How Spotify hopes to win the podcasting wars

How Spotify hopes to win the podcasting wars

The Spotify app on an iPhone. Fabian Sommer | picture alliance | Getty Images One big phenomenon during the pandemic of 2020 has been the rise in digital audio as millions of listeners of all ages turn to online music and podcasts to get them through their darkest times. Spotify …

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Facebook to remove misinformation about Covid vaccines

Facebook to remove misinformation about Covid vaccines

Facebook’s logo displayed on a phone screen and keyboard. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook said Thursday it will start removing misinformation about coronavirus vaccines as countries around the world prepare to start rolling them out. Facebook’s policy has been to remove false claims about Covid-19 that it …

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Democrat on House antitrust panel sets sights on Big Pharma

Democrat on House antitrust panel sets sights on Big Pharma

After wrapping up a more than year-long investigation into Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, a top Democrat on the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust has his sights set on a new industry: Big Pharma. Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., vice chairman of the subcommittee, is calling for a hearing to probe …

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Biden to rejoin Paris Climate Accord. Here’s what happens next

Biden to rejoin Paris Climate Accord. Here's what happens next

WILMINGTON, DE – NOVEMBER 19: President-elect Joe Biden answers a reporter question after he delivered remarks at the Queen in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Washington Post | The Washington Post | Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden will …

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Samsung wearable device sales are up more than 30% this year

Samsung wearable device sales are up more than 30% this year

A customer tries out a Samsung Electronics, Galaxy smartwatch at the company’s D’light flagship store in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Samsung Electronics‘ wearable device sales are up by more than 30% this year, a senior executive at the world’s largest …

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Apple and Google could compete in health, says Prudential CEO

Apple and Google could compete in health, says Prudential CEO

Mike Wells, the chief executive of insurance company Prudential, said Apple and Google have the platforms to be competitors in the health arena, but it would mean facing even more regulatory scrutiny than they do already. The Silicon Valley giants, which reach billions of people with their iOS and Android …

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Ex-IBM CEO Rometty says remote work is here to stay

Ex-IBM CEO Rometty says remote work is here to stay

Technology trends driven by the coronavirus pandemic — such as the shift to remote working — will continue after a vaccine becomes available, according to the former boss of IBM. Ginni Rometty, who serves as IBM’s executive chairman after stepping down from the CEO role this year, predicted that digital …

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