Several privacy advocate organizations have penned a letter to Amazon, asking the corporation to stop marketing new facial recognition software to police stations. The group argues that the powerful technology equates to government surveillance.
With Facebook and Google restricting or banning ads, groups on both sides of the highly emotionally charged campaign have had to adjust their strategies and expressed frustration at the ability of foreign-based tech firms to make important decisions about appropriate content.
The EU's data collection measures take effect May 25 and will reach beyond the Continent. Here's what you need to know.
States are increasingly paying hackers to break into their systems. These white-hat hackers uncover security flaws to prevent real breaches in the future.
On Tuesday, Google showed off a computer assistant that makes convincingly human-sounding phone calls. While Google's demonstration highlights the benign uses of conversational robots, what happens when spammers and scammers get hold of them?
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants technology creators to be more thoughtful of the ethical principles inherent in their work and emphasized the company's philosophy of building artificial intelligence for social good at Microsoft's annual conference.
If approved, a farm in central Washington would become one of the first solar farms in the state, a possibility that has led to some local pushback. The debate is part of a national struggle over agricultural land being converted for solar-energy production.
The Afriscout app, which uses satellite images to identify where there is grass and surface water, is helping Kenyan herders counter the effects of prolonged drought. The app so far has 3,000 users in Kenya.
Experts say automation will be the future in the fast-food sector, as robot chefs become cheaper and more efficient. Recent robot powered restaurants, however, often make headlines but don't always live up to the hype.
A team of Indian engineers have found a way to turn air pollution into ink. The device they came up with, which attaches to generators, captures 90 percent of the soot particles from cooled diesel exhaust.
Automation on factory floors has swept the car industry and raised fears for many workers that their jobs may be in jeopardy. But increasingly, companies are embracing so-called 'cobots,' collaborative robots, that work alongside human employees.
Amid moves to reform the prison system, an app called Promise aims to secure the release of poor people awaiting trial or sentencing through remote monitoring. Users receive reminders about court appearance dates and documents required.
Electric cars aren't currently a lucrative business for most automakers but investors see a promising future. For Chinese companies, that interest is causing a major uptick in production around the world.
Facebook published 27 pages worth of guidelines on what it does not allow on its service, closely mirroring the rules its 7,600 moderators follow to monitor the social network.
As the workforce ages in Japan and elsewhere, "cobots" are emerging as a way to keep assembly lines moving without replacing humans. Cobots are being used by companies of all sizes for simple tasks and small-batch manufacturing.
If you're from Pittsburgh, 'Sorry, I didn't get that,' may be a refrain you're used to hearing from Alexa. Voice assistants, trained on regular American English, often trip up on requests in regional dialects.
New research conducted outside of the auto industry aims to develop data and software to ensure that the needs of the blind are met when autonomous cars become commonplace.