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TECH 02 Apr 2019 | 4:31 AM

Google workers want ultra-conservative off AI council

A group of Google employees launched a public campaign on April 1 to remove the president of the conservative US think-tank Heritage Foundation from an outside artificial intelligence ethics advisory panel.

TECH 27 Mar 2019 | 11:30 PM

Bodybags, rats, waste: Disaster response turns to VR for grim training

Virtual reality is increasingly sought after for skills training, from hospitals to industry.

TECH 14 Jan 2019 | 4:53 AM

Tech to the rescue: New products aim to improve disaster relief

After catastrophic wildfires in southern California late last year, the Israeli startup Watergen sent in its devices which pull clean water out of the atmosphere for firefighters and relief workers.

TECH 08 Jan 2019 | 5:12 AM

CES 2019: Hyundai shows off walking car project

South Korean car maker Hyundai on Jan 7 gave a look at work it is doing on a vehicle with robotic legs to let it walk or crawl over treacherous terrain.

TECH 02 Jan 2019 | 4:52 AM

Global tech show to celebrate innovation amid mounting concerns

Amid trade wars, geopolitical tensions and a decline in public trust, the technology sector is seeking to put its problems aside with the Consumer Electronics Show, the annual extravaganza showcasing futuristic innovations.

TECH 13 Dec 2018 | 5:30 AM

Google chief trusts AI makers to regulate the technology

Tech companies building AI should factor in ethics early in the process to make certain artificial intelligence with 'agency of its own' doesn't hurt people, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said.

TECH 06 Dec 2018 | 9:30 AM

Largest police force in the US steps into the drone age

The New York Police Department has shown off its first fleet of drones.

TECH 19 Nov 2018 | 9:00 AM

Phones fail in California fires, highlighting vulnerability

As wildfires raged across California, mobile phones went silent as towers and lines succumbed to the flames.

TECH 21 Jul 2018 | 3:00 AM

Feeling you are actually flying: Torso controls for piloting drones

Research published by Swiss university EPFL suggests that using your torso to pilot flying machines is more effective and immersive than the commonly-used joystick.

TECH 08 Jun 2018 | 4:25 AM

Google bars uses of its artificial intelligence tech in weapons

Google will not allow its artificial intelligence software to be used in weapons or unreasonable surveillance efforts under new standards for its business decisions in the nascent field, the Alphabet Inc unit said on June 7.