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New Zealand official brands Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

Business Apr 9, 2019

New Zealand official brands Facebook 'morally bankrupt'

New Zealand's official privacy watchdog described Facebook as "morally bankrupt" and suggested his country follow neighboring Australia's lead by making laws that could jail executives over streamed violence such as the Christchurch mosque shootings. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has been critical of Facebook's response to ...

Google launches global council to advise on AI and tech ethics

Business / Tech Mar 27, 2019

Google launches global council to advise on AI and tech ethics

Alphabet Inc.'s Google said on Tuesday it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. The council, which is slated to publish a report at the end of 2019, includes technology experts, digital ethicists, and people ...

Chinese scientist reveals second gene-altered pregnancy under way

Asia Pacific Nov 28, 2018

Chinese scientist reveals second gene-altered pregnancy under way

The Chinese researcher who claims to have created the world's first genetically-altered babies revealed a possible second pregnancy had resulted from his project, highlighting the dilemmas facing China's leaders as they attempt to control a nascent industry racing to dominate genomics research globally. He Jiankui ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Nov 28, 2018

Gene-edited baby trial 'paused': Chinese scientist

The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies said Wednesday the trial had been paused, following an international outcry over the highly controversial procedure. He Jiankui defended his work in front of a packed Hong Kong biomedical conference, saying he ...