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New technology helps search teams find people in wilderness

More US teams are turning to tracking apps that combines cellphone GPS with digital maps detailing cliffs, caves, waterways and other hard-to-search terrain during rescue missions.

Google disbands artificial intelligence ethics board

Google disbands artificial intelligence ethics board Google on April 4 confirmed that it has disbanded a recently assembled artificial intelligence ethics advisory panel in the face of controversy over its membership.

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.

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 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.

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.