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Microsoft tackles ‘horrifying’ Bing search results

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Microsoft’s search engine has been suggesting people visit racist sites Microsoft has “taken action” to change its Bing search engine after it was found to give “horrifying” results for some terms. Journalist Chris Hoffman discovered Bing suggested racist topics when he looked up words such …

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US weapons systems can be ‘easily hacked’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Most weapons systems, including the F-35 jet, were found to be vulnerable to cyber-attack Some of the most cutting-edge weapons in the US’s military arsenal can be “easily hacked” using “basic tools”, a government report has concluded. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found “mission-critical” …

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Hawking’s final science study released

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Prof Hawking died in March, aged 76 Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper has been released, and it deals with one of the central topics in the physicist’s 56-year-long career. The work was completed in the days before Hawking’s death in March. It tackles the …

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Fibre island: How Jersey went ultra-fast

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Lessons from Jersey’s full-fibre internet Full-fibre broadband for everyone – right to the door. That was the new standard set by the UK government back in the summer. Just 5% of homes can get that right now, so making it available …

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Amazon scrapped ‘sexist AI’ tool

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The algorithm repeated bias towards men, reflected in the technology industry An algorithm that was being tested as a recruitment tool by online giant Amazon was sexist and had to be scrapped, according to a Reuters report. The artificial intelligence system was trained on …

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