Microsoft is removing emotion recognition features from its facial recognition tech

Microsoft is removing emotion recognition features from its facial recognition tech

When Microsoft announced last week it will remove several features from its facial recognition technology that deal with emotion, the head of its responsible artificial intelligence efforts included a warning: The science of emotion is far from settled. “Experts inside and outside the company have highlighted the lack of scientific consensus on the definition of … Read more

Climeworks, carbon dioxide removal company, building Iceland plant

Climeworks, carbon dioxide removal company, building Iceland plant

Christoph Gebald (left) and Jan Wurzbacher, co-founders of Climeworks. Photo courtesy Climeworks Carbon dioxide removal startup Climeworks announced on Tuesday it is building a second commercial sized plant in Iceland. When fully operational in 18 to 24 months time, the plant will capture and store 36,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide. That’s a … Read more

Mohammed Zubair, Indian journalist, arrested over Twitter posts

Mohammed Zubair, Indian journalist, arrested over Twitter posts

Placeholder while article actions load NEW DELHI – Mohammed Zubair, a Muslim Indian journalist and prominent critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was arrested Monday over posts he made on Twitter, with press freedom groups swiftly condemning the charges. Zubair, co-founder of the fact-checking site Alt News, was charged with “deliberate and malicious acts intended … Read more

Boost for luxury London property prices as Russians locked in

Boost for luxury London property prices as Russians locked in

LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine is making it hard for even unsanctioned Russians to sell exclusive residential property in Britain, adding to a shortage of supply that has helped drive up house prices in prime locations, real estate sources say. Russian oligarchs, Middle Eastern oil barons and billionaire Chinese entrepreneurs have … Read more

New details emerge after mysterious deaths of 21 teens partying at nightclub in South Africa: “I was running out of breath”

New details emerge after mysterious deaths of 21 teens partying at nightclub in South Africa: “I was running out of breath”

South African authorities were still seeking answers Tuesday, two days after 21 underage teenagers partying after the end of school exams died in a mysterious incident at a nightclub. But new details emerged as survivors spoke of a strong and suffocating smell in the jam-packed double-story building. The bodies of many of the victims, the … Read more