Most companies using AI say their No.1 fear is hackers hijacking the technology, according to a new survey that found attacks are already happening

Most companies that are early users of artificial intelligence have one big concern about the technology— cybersecurity. That’s not an idle concern; many say their AI systems have already been breached, according to a new study from Deloitte. Researchers have shown that machine-learning systems can be manipulated and can potentially leak valuable data, analysts from Deloitte said in a new report. Artificial intelligence holds lots of promise among corporations, but early adopters of the technology also see some big dangers. Bad AI could cause their companies to make strategic mistakes or engage in unethical practices, lead to legal liabilities, and even cause deaths. But the biggest risk early adopters see… Read More

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Water Abundance Xprize’s $1.5M winner shows how to source fresh water from the air

You may remember that back in May, the Water Abundance Xprize named the five finalists in its contest to demonstrate the sustainable and scalable collection of water from the air. Interestingly, none of those finalists were the winner — after one dropped out, an eliminated team stepped in and took the prize. The goal of the program was to collect “a minimum of 2,000 liters of water per day from the atmosphere using 100 percent renewable energy, at a cost of no more than 2 cents per liter.” No simple task! In fact, I would have guessed it was an impossible one. But many teams made the attempt anyway and… Read More

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Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

In an attempt to boost diversity and inclusion efforts and civic engagement between the growing technology industry in Los Angeles and the community that surrounds it, over 80 venture capitalists and entrepreneurs joined the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, and the non-profit Annenberg Foundation to announce PledgeLA. The initiative is one way in which the Los Angeles technology community is attempting to ensure that it does not repeat the same mistakes made by Silicon Valley and San Francisco and alienate fellow citizens who could feel left out of the opportunities created by tech’s rise to prominence in the city. Anti-Tech Protesters Are Telling Kevin Rose’s Neighbors That He’s A “Parasite” “L.A.’s… Read More

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Netflix Is Down 17% From Its Post-Earnings High. Here’s Why Investors Are So Worried

Last week, when Netflix said it was signing up way more subscribers than analysts expected, its stock shot up. Since then, Netflix’ stock has given up all of those gains as investors grappled with the high costs of creating Netflix programs. Netflix said it would raise $2 billion through a new junk bond offering Monday, which will be issued in dollars and euros and take the company’s debt above $10 billion mark for the first time. The proceeds will likely be used for “content acquisitions, production and development, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions,” the company said in a statement. For years, raising money by… Read More

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Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X handset could finally be revealed next month

The foldable Samsung Galaxy X handset has been a long time coming and, after years of leaks and rumors, it seems the South Korean company is finally ready to reveal its newest smartphone. In a tweet announcing its developer conference to be held in November, Samsung has used graphics in a video that depict two lines unfolding to become a right-facing arrow, then finally settling into a single vertical line. While it may not mean much, we’re quite confident the electronics giant has teased the reveal of the Samsung Galaxy X. It’s highly likely that the handset, or at least a prototype, will be on display at the Samsung Developer… Read More

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