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(Reuters) – Vatican officials on Friday planned to release principles promoting the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI), with the backing of Microsoft Corp and International Business Machines Corp as the first two technology industry sponsors. FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis waves during the weekly general audience at Vatican, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli The “Rome
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(Reuters) – Baidu Inc, China’s biggest search engine company, said first-quarter revenue could fall as much as 13% from a year earlier as the coronavirus epidemic puts the brakes on economic activity and advertising. FILE PHOTO: Baidu’s logo is pictured at the 2018 Baidu World conference and exhibit to showcase its latest AI technology in
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) will provide a way for people to track political sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential election, it said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Illustration/File Photo The
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(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Waymo and General Motors Co’s (GM.N) Cruise are leading a backlash against a California reporting requirement on self-driving vehicle test data that the companies claim is not relevant or accurate in measuring performance or progress. FILE PHOTO: A Waymo self-driving vehicle is parked outside the Alphabet company’s offices where its
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HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Autonomous driving firm Pony.ai said on Wednesday it has raised $462 million in its latest funding round, led by an investment by Japan’s largest automaker Toyota Motor Corp. FILE PHOTO: Staff members are seen at the Halloween-decorated reception area of the Chinese self-driving startup Pony.ai headquarters in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China
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SEATTLE (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is bringing its cashier-less store technology to a larger stage. FILE PHOTO: People walk by the Amazon Go brick-and-mortar grocery store without lines or checkout counters, in Seattle Washington, U.S. December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Redmond The world’s biggest online retailer on Tuesday is set to open ‘Amazon Go Grocery,’
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FILE PHOTO: A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s economy ministry detected a cyber attack on some of its servers on Sunday but did not consider sensitive information to have been compromised, and
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WARSAW (Reuters) – The Auschwitz Memorial criticized Amazon (AMZN.O) on Sunday for fictitious depictions of the Holocaust in its Prime series “Hunters” and for selling books of Nazi propaganda. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Seventy-five years after the
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FILE PHOTO: Japanese finance minister Taro Aso takes questions at the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington, U.S., Oct. 18, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan/File Photo RIYADH (Reuters) – Japanese finance minister Taro Aso criticized on Sunday a U.S. tax reform proposal that he said could undermine global efforts to
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) said it had resumed tree cutting in Gruenheide, Germany so it can construct its first European car and battery factory following moves by environmentalists to stop local deforestation. “Tree clearance is proceeding in an orderly manner,” Tesla said on Friday. There were no environmentalists holding up the process, Tesla’s
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Residents sanitize at a church in Seoul, South Korea, February 22, 2020. Yonhap via REUTERS SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) said on Saturday that one coronavirus case had been confirmed at its mobile device factory complex in the southeastern city of Gumi, causing a shutdown of its entire facility there until Monday morning. Samsung
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FILE PHOTO: The German headquarters of online marketplace eBay is pictured at Europarc Dreilinden business park south of Berlin in Kleinmachnow, Germany, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (Reuters) – EBay Inc (EBAY.O) is in discussions with multiple candidates regarding a potential transaction for its classified-ads business, the company said on Friday. The company expects to
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian telecoms firm Axiata Group is talking to eleven potential partners, including banks, to jointly bid for a digital banking license, its deputy chief executive, Mohd Izzaddin Idris, said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past the Axiata headquarters building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc (UBER.N) resumed transporting passengers in Colombia on Thursday with a new service model that allows users to rent cars with drivers, just 20 days after it exited the Andean country following a ruling by regulators which the company described as arbitrary. FILE PHOTO: A screen displays the company logo
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FILE PHOTO: The Bellagio hotel and casino is seen along the Las Vegas strip after MGM Resorts International announced it was selling the resort and Circus Circus in separate deals in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 15, 2019. REUTERS/David Becker (Reuters) – U.S. casino operator MGM Resorts International said on Thursday it was the victim
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FILE PHOTO: The Huawei logo is pictured on the company’s stand during the ‘Electronics Show – International Trade Fair for Consumer Electronics’ at Ptak Warsaw Expo in Nadarzyn, Poland, May 10, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A meeting of U.S. government officials to discuss further curbs on exports to Huawei and China is still
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Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG addresses the company’s annual news conference in Bonn, Germany, February 19, 2020. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay BERLIN (Reuters) – It looks as though German and European policy makers are working towards rules governing vendors of telecoms network equipment that Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) can live with,
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BONN, Germany (Reuters) – The merger between T-Mobile US (TMUS.O) and Sprint (S.N) is within reach, the head of T-Mobile’s main owner Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) said on Wednesday, vowing to go on the offensive to close a valuation gap with U.S. market leaders AT&T and Verizon. Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant
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FILE PHOTO: European Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni addresses a news conference on the EU’s winter economic forecast, in Brussels Belgium February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A global reform of the taxation of corporate digital revenues is very unlikely if the United States continues backing a “safe harbor” plan which would allow
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