Microsoft Corp CEO warns against AI being used to replace people instead of making them more effective

Microsoft Corp. and its competitors should eschew artificial intelligence systems that replace people instead of maximizing their time, Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella said in an interview Monday. “The fundamental need of every person is to be able to use their time more effectively, not to say, ‘let us replace you’,” Nadella said in an…

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Encrypted messaging platform WhatsApp denies “backdoor” claim

A security issue has been flagged in the hugely popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp that could allow for messages sent via the encrypted platform to be intercepted and read. The Guardian report, which describes the vulnerability as a “backdoor”, notes that independent security researcher Tobias Boelter identified the issue in April 2016, when he says he reported it to Facebook, only to…

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