Mona Lisa ‘brought to life’ with deepfake AI

Image copyright Samsung Image caption A YouTube video explains how the researchers brought Mona Lisa to life The subject of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa painting has been brought to life by AI researchers….

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Google thwarts Baltimore ransomware fightback

Image copyright Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images Image caption Baltimore’s government servers were hit on 7 May by ransomware Google has inadvertently thwarted attempts by Baltimore’s city government to fight off crippling ransomware. The cyber-attack struck civil…

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The pun-loving computer programs that write adverts

Image copyright Dentsu Aegis Image caption Audrey Kuah says her firm is trying to teach ad copy programs to be more creative Machines are now writing advertising copy as well as basic news reports, but…

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How computing’s first ‘killer app’ changed everything

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dan Bricklin, inventor of the first computer spreadsheet In 1978, a Harvard Business School student named Dan Bricklin was sitting in a classroom, watching his accounting lecturer filling in…

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EE to launch UK’s first 5G service in May

Image copyright EE Image caption London will be one of the first cities to benefit from faster services EE will switch on its 5G service in six UK cities on 30 May, the first mobile…

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Would you pay $1m for a laptop full of malware?

Image copyright Guo O Dong Image caption The laptop is being live-streamed on gaming platform Twitch A laptop deliberately infected with six notorious strains of malware, including WannaCry and ILoveYou, is being auctioned in the…

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Google’s Ad Exchange faces privacy probe by Irish regulator

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google is to be investigated for its advertising practices. The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has started an inquiry into the way that Google provides advertising services across the…

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Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Rekognition can match photos to databases holding millions of people’s faces Shareholders seeking to halt Amazon’s sale of its facial recognition technology to US police forces have been defeated in…

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Huawei: ARM memo tells staff to stop working with China’s tech giant

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Huawei unveiled new phones powered by ARM-based chips, on Tuesday UK-based chip designer ARM has told staff it must suspend business with Huawei, according to internal documents obtained by…

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SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The coming wave: There are several satellite broadband projects in development The SpaceX company has begun the roll-out of its orbiting broadband system. A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape…

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