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With another miserable travel weekend reported, DOT considers proposal that would put money in your pocket for delayed flights :: WRAL.com

With another miserable travel weekend reported, DOT considers proposal that would put money in your pocket for delayed flights :: WRAL.com

By Chuck Johnston, CNN Business & Monica Casey, WRAL Durham reporter CNN — Following a miserable weekend for travel, Monday isn’t looking much better. Another wave of airline cancellations and delays is taking its toll on passengers across the United States on Monday. According to the flight tracking website FlightAware, about 500 US flights had …

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NYC drug store put $3.99 tins of SPAM in theft-proof cases as crime wave continues to grip Big Apple

NYC drug store put $3.99 tins of SPAM in theft-proof cases as crime wave continues to grip Big Apple

Spam-a-lock! NYC drug store puts $3.99 tins of SPAM and $3.49 tins of HAM in theft-proof cases as crime wave grips Big Apple One Twitter user noticed the policy, where the meat substitute is sealed in a plastic container at the Duane Reade inside the Port Authority bus depot  While this is not a city-wide …

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Economist reveals what it will take to put the brakes on the Fed

Economist reveals what it will take to put the brakes on the Fed

FTN Financial Chief Economist Chris Low weighs in after the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points for the second straight month. FTN Financial Chief Economist Chris Low revealed Wednesday what he believes will “quiet the Fed” shortly after the central bank raised its benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points …

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US resurrects green energy loan program that helped put Tesla on the map

US resurrects green energy loan program that helped put Tesla on the map

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program, which famously helped put Tesla on the map, is set to hand out its first loan in over a decade. The department will announce a $2.5 billion loan to a joint venture of General Motors and LG Energy Solution to help fund the construction of a …

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Landmark EU rules will finally put regulation of Big Tech to the test

Landmark EU rules will finally put regulation of Big Tech to the test

Imagine an online world where what users want matters, and interoperability reigns. Friends could choose whichever messaging app they like and seamlessly chat cross-app. Any pre-installed app could be deleted on any device. Businesses could finally access their Facebook data, and smaller tech companies could be better positioned to compete with giants. Big Tech could …

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Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient

The suspension of a Google engineer who claimed a computer chatbot he was working on had become sentient and was thinking and reasoning like a human being has put new scrutiny on the capacity of, and secrecy surrounding, the world of artificial intelligence (AI). The technology giant placed Blake Lemoine on leave last week after …

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Google engineer put on leave claims AI bot LaMDA became ‘sentient’

Google engineer put on leave claims AI bot LaMDA became ‘sentient’

A Google engineer was spooked by a company artificial intelligence chatbot and claimed it had become “sentient,” labeling it a “sweet kid,” according to a report. Blake Lemoine, who works in Google’s Responsible AI organization, told the Washington Post that he began chatting with the interface LaMDA — Language Model for Dialogue Applications — in fall 2021 as …

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Exclusive: Musk's Twitter deal threats put new financing on ice -sources

Exclusive: Musk’s Twitter deal threats put new financing on ice -sources

June 7 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s efforts to arrange new financing that will limit his cash contribution to his $44 billion acquisition of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) have been put on hold because of the uncertainty surrounding the deal, people familiar with the matter said. Musk has been threatening to walk away from the deal unless …

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