Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal holds his briefcase as he arrives at the parliament In a bid to strengthen the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector in India, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday announced that the government will soon launch a National Artificial Intelligence Portal. Presenting the Interim Budget 2019-20 inRead More →

Scarlett Johansson is speaking out about the danger of computer-generated “deepfakes,” in which women’s faces are inserted into explicit pornographic videos. Her face has been grafted into dozens of graphic sex scenes by anonymous online “creators,” who are using free artificial-intelligence software to create convincingly lifelike videos. One fake video,Read More →

Alphabet Inc’s Google is studying steps towards opening a representative office in Vietnam, the government of the Southeast Asian nation said on its website, citing Google’s Senior Vice President Kent Walker. Despite economic reforms and increasing openness to social change, Vietnam’s Communist Party retains tight media censorship and does notRead More →

European Union finance ministers failed to agree a tax on digital revenues on Tuesday, despite a last minute Franco-German plan to salvage the proposal by narrowing its focus to companies like Google and Facebook. The European Union’s executive arm proposed a 3 percent tax on big digital firms’ online revenues inRead More →

Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday forecast fourth-quarter revenue below estimates as the chipmaker faces dwindling demand from cryptocurrency miners for its high-margin graphic processors and excess inventory, sending its shares down 22 percent. AMD shares, which have more than doubled this year, were trading at $17.84 (roughly  Rs.1,300) after the bell.Read More →