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Major tech gaints team up to clear the air about AI

In 2014, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk said in an interview that he believed that AI posed the biggest threat to human existence. That didn’t stop him from co-chairing a billion-dollar AI research nonprofit, but it did make people think about whether artificial intelligence could get out of hand. Now, five tech giants including Google and its DeepMind subsidiary, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM have come together to form Partnership on AI, a coalition dedicated to highlighting the best practices and ethical research in the field of artificial intelligence….



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HTML 5.1 is Arriving and it will replace HTML5

The HTML 5.1 standard has been promoted from a “Release Candidate” to a “Proposed Recommendation,” the last step before it becomes a “W3C Recommendation” and officially replaces HTML 5 as the current HTML standard. As a Proposed Recommendation, HTML 5.1 is practically locked against major changes, and outside small tweaks here and there, we are currently looking at a 99.99 percent version of the upcoming HTML 5.1 standard. The vote to promote HTML 5.1 from RC to PR was approved in unanimity, a clear sign that major browser makers have…



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BlackBerry will no longer make its own phones

BlackBerry Limited today confirmed that it will no longer create its own phones, instead choosing to rely on hardware partners like China’s TCL Corporation. In a statement, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said “The company plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners.” He added, “This allows us to reduce capital requirements and enhance return on invested capital.” The news is hardly surprising. Since 2009, BlackBerry’s handset division has been in a terminal death-spiral, while devices running iOS and Android gained ground. Last year, Chen said that if…



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