Japan may soften trade stance as US keeps up pressure
Despite calls to resist protectionism and for the United States to rejoin a multilateral trans-Pacific trade pact, Japan is gradually shifting gear to adjust to a trade environment shaken up by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Seeking to reassure customers after the news of repeated breaches of its network broke yesterday, Apple said that no user data was compromised in the attacks, reports Reuters. The statement follows the 16-year-old Melbourne-based student’s appearance in court: according to statements by his lawyer, he had broken into Apple’s mainframe multiple times over the course of a year, and downloaded 90GB of files. It’s worth noting that Apple’s statement doesn’t line up with the lawyer’s claim that the teen accessed customer accounts. If that part is true, it would almost certainly amount to users’ data being compromised. According to The… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple
A much-ballyhooed study published yesterday indicates children are more easily influenced by robots than adults. Perhaps next we’ll discover that robots find it easier to take candy from babies than grown-ups. I’m a parent. When a study titled “Children conform, adults resist: A robot group induced peer pressure on normative social conformity,” starts making the tech news rounds, I pay attention. On the surface it seems scary — especially if you live most of your life immersed in news coming out of the field of artificial intelligence. It’s not. The research was conducted at the University of Plymouth where a… This story continues at The Next Web
What if there was a way to give everyone suffering from conditions like paralysis or Locked-in syndrome the means to operate prosthetic devices and tech gadgets using mind-control? Well, there is – or at least, there will be. IBM Research recently developed an end-to-end proof-of-concept for a method of controlling an off-the-shelf robotic arm with a brain-computer interface built using a take-home EEG monitor. To accomplish this, the researchers developed AI to interpret the data from the EEG monitor as commands for the robotic arm. That may not sound like something that will change everything overnight – and IBM isn’t… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: IBM