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Texting from the grave: Chatbots of dead people are now a reality.

These 2 tech founders lost their friends in tragic accidents. Now they’ve built AI chatbots to give people life after death

Eternime is beta testing an app that will allow users to create a digital 'avatar' of themselves after they die.
Cylance CEO Stuart Mcclure

It’s official: BlackBerry is buying cybersecurity firm Cylance for $1.4 billion

BlackBerry said it would acquire Cylance, an AI and cybersecurity firm, for $1.4 billion in cash. Business Insider first reported acquisition talks this month.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft is acquiring a Texas-based AI startup as it prepares for the next wave of the cloud wars

Microsoft announced Wednesday it would acquire XOXCO, an Austin-based AI startup that created a bot for Slack called Howdy and the Botkit for GitHub.
Xinhua's English-language AI anchor.

China created what it claims is the first AI news anchor — watch it in action here

Xinhua developed the Chinese- and English-language news presenters with the Chinese search-engine giant Sogou.
Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, dismissed employees' concerns over its marketing of its facial-recognition technology to law-enforcement agencies.

Amazon’s cloud CEO just pooh-poohed employee concerns about selling its facial-recognition software to ICE and law enforcement

Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, largely dismissed employee worries about the use of Rekognition by law enforcement agencies.

Samsung president says ‘we should really worry about ethics’ as artificial intelligence moves into your DNA

Samsung president Young Sohn: 'we should really worry about ethics' in artificial intelligence
UBS bankers deliver their pitch at the innovation competition

UBS asked its millennial workers to disrupt its investment bank — here’s some of the tech ideas they came up with

Wall Street firms are looking for ways to engage younger workers and source good ideas for bringing technology deeper into investment banking
A scene from the trailer for "BeeMe," an MIT Media Lab social experiment.

MIT is giving you control of a real person on Halloween in a dystopian game that sounds like an episode of ‘Black Mirror’

MIT Media Lab is launching a dystopian online social experiment called "BeeMe" on Halloween. EDT. Users will control a person by suggesting and voting on commands.
Apple CEO Tim Cook brandishes an iPhone at an EU ethics conference in Brussels.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned that the ‘dangers are profound’ if AI falls into the wrong hands

Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned against big tech companies infringing on people's privacy to develop artificial intelligence.