The head of the UK's largest and most advanced robotics centre has said that society needs to prepare for the increased integration of robots but shouldn't fear the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). Stewart Miller, the chief executive of the National Robotarium, which opens today in Edinburgh, told Sky News that "Inevitably there will be more robots in everybody's life. They'll be helping you at home, when you go out shopping, when you go to a hotel, they'll be involved in hospitality, when you go to a theatre, everything. And in your working life." Internationally, some scientists have expressed concerns over rapid progress in the field of artificial intelligence. A new survey of researchers from the New York University Centre for Data Science found that more than a third (36%) of respondents that had published recent papers in the field thought that AI could produce catastrophic outcomes in this century, "on the level of all-out nuclear war". Mr Miller said that "the … [Read more...] about Don’t be afraid of Artificial Intelligence, says head of UK’s new robotics centre
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Eleven banks and building societies are pulling or tweaking mortgages due to the economic fallout from the Government's Mini-Budget last week . Lenders are pulling deals for new customers temporarily, as they think mortgage rates will soon soar further. Experts think interest rates could rise from 2.25% to 6% next year, as the Bank of England battles against high inflation - currently 10.1% . Base rate is factored in to the cost of financial deals like mortgages. If base rate goes up, tracker mortgage prices go up almost straight away, as do new fixed rate mortgage costs. Lenders are withdrawing or tweaking some of their deals to reprice them, but also to avoid lending to customers who may not be able to pay their loans back if costs rise. Are you worried about your mortgage rising? Let us know: [email protected] The news affects people trying to get a mortgage ( Image: Bloomberg via Getty Images) The full list of lenders pulling or … [Read more...] about Full list of banks and lenders pulling mortgage deals as markets panic over the pound
La procureure générale de l'Etat de New York a annoncé ce mercredi des poursuites au civil contre l'ancien président Donald Trump , qu'elle accuse d'avoir manipulé la valeur de ses actifs à des fins frauduleuses. A la tête de la justice de l'Etat de New York, la démocrate Letitia James , a déposé plainte au civil contre Donald Trump, ses enfants et son groupe, la Trump Organization, après avoir enquêté pendant trois ans sur leurs pratiques financières. Elle les accuse d'avoir "délibérément" manipulé les évaluations des actifs du groupe, - qui regroupe clubs de golf, hôtels de luxe et d'autres propriétés - pour obtenir des prêts plus avantageux auprès des banques ou pour réduire ses impôts. Perquisition chez Trump : un document détaille les capacités nucléaires d'un pays étranger Elle réclame 250 millions de dollars de dommages-intérêts au nom de l'Etat, ainsi que des interdictions de diriger des sociétés pour l'ex-président et ses proches. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump poursuivi pour fraude fiscale
A video of the cast of Friends in their underwear for a promo commercial has resurfaced online, with some fans admitting they'd never seen it before. The iconic sitcom , which premiered in 1994, went on to become one of the most popular shows, and still has legions of fans today. Running for a decade, the lighted-hearted show about our six favorite New Yorkers made stars of the cast—Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay and Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing. The popularity of the show was evident by the salaries the six were able to negotiate back in 2002. A New York Times article from that year stated the cast were paid $1 million each per episode. It said: " NBC and the Warner Brothers television studio concluded the biggest deal ever for a half-hour television program last night, a one-year renewal for the comedy Friends that will exceed the per … [Read more...] about Cast of ‘Friends’ strip down to their underwear in resurfaced commercial
For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails The pound’s plunge to a record low against the US dollar has sparked speculation that the Bank of England may be forced to hike interest rates in an emergency move to stem the run on sterling. Financial markets were awash with speculation that the Bank may need to increase rates less than a week after it last pushed the button on a rate rise to 2.25% and before its next scheduled meeting in November. Market experts said the Bank may need to increase rates by as much as one percentage point – to 3.25% – to steady the plunging pound as it hurtles towards parity with the US dollar following the Chancellor’s mini-budget tax cut announcements. Former Bank interest rate-setters also said the Bank’s governor Andrew Bailey would be facing mounting pressure to act and may have to convene an emergency meeting of its … [Read more...] about Run on the pound sparks speculation over emergency interest rate hike
Yvon Chouinard a bâti un empire avec sa marque de vêtements de plein air Patagonia mais ce féru d'escalade et de surf, songe avant tout à la nature et n'a jamais souhaité faire des affaires comme tout le monde. Nouvelle preuve s'il en fallait : il a, à 83 ans, décidé de simplement faire don de son entreprise pour lutter encore plus efficacement contre la crise environnementale. Un geste iconoclaste aux Etats-Unis, pays du capitalisme par excellence, mais cohérent au regard de la vie de ce Californien d'adoption. "Je suis un homme d'affaires depuis près de 60 ans", écrivait-il dans un livre en 2006. "Il est aussi difficile pour moi de prononcer ces mots qu'il est difficile à d'autres d'admettre qu'ils sont alcoolique ou avocat." "Pourtant une entreprise peut produire de la nourriture, soigner des maladies, contrôler la démographie, employer des gens, et de façon générale, enrichir nos vies" , poursuivait-il. Et elle peut "faire des profits sans perdre son … [Read more...] about Qui est Yvon Chouinard, le patron qui fait don de son entreprise pour défendre la planète ?
For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails An artificially intelligent algorithm that can create images based on what is described to it has recently risen in popularity. Dall-e 2 – named after the 2008 Pixar film WALL-E and the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí – was created by OpenAI , the billion-dollar artificial intelligence lab. The team spent two years developing the technology, which is based on the same ‘neural network’ mathematics as smart assistants. By gathering data on thousands of photos the algorithm can ‘learn’ what an object is supposed to look like. Give it millions of images, and Dall-e can start putting them together in any amalgamation that can be thought of. The original Dall-e was launched in January last year, but this new version can edit objects – removing part of an image or replacing it with another element – while … [Read more...] about Dall-e 2: What is the AI image generator creating strange artworks out of nothing – and how do you use it?
Netflix could face another massive loss by the end of the year after recently facing its largest drop in subscribers in the company’s history. Reviews.org surveyed 1,000 American subscribers of the streaming giant last month and found that one out of four Netflix subscribers said they plan on canceling their membership by the end of the year due to the company’s increasing monthly cost — which currently stands at $15.15 per month without ads. The staggering statistic estimates approximately 18 million users would discontinue their plan, resulting in about $272 million in revenue loss. According to the survey, Netflix’s basic one-screen plan went up by 11% in January 2022 for the first time in three years, while standard and premium plans increased by 20% and 25% in the same period — making the subscription cost the highest average plan among the top eight streaming service providers in the United States. Another one out three said they would remove the platform … [Read more...] about Netflix Faces Another Massive Subscription Loss: Report | The Daily Wire
Photo: Howard Bilerman A Bergen Country band that has taken up residence in recent years in Queens, New York, and a punk- and pub-rock outfit that is equally effective with lengthier, proggier jams, Titus Andronicus respects dualities. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, manager, webmaster, and problem-solver Patrick Stickles is a neighborhood guy with a nationwide gig, a local who keeps to a tight geographical radius except when it’s time to present his songs and ideas to audiences of admirers elsewhere on the planet. His songs bounce personal observations off of larger historical allegories. Titus’s 2010 breakthrough, The Monitor , juxtaposed inner stresses and Civil War stories; 2015’s The Most Lamentable Tragedy gestured both to the Shakespeare play the band takes its name from and the Clash’s genre-hopping 1979 double album, London Calling . This year’s The Will to Live (out 9/30), Titus’s seventh album, finds a band trying to wrap its head around the disorder of the … [Read more...] about Life and Death With Titus Andronicus
Joe is back and more terrifying than ever. Actor Penn Badgley gave fans a first look of his scary serial killer persona in a recently released teaser for the show's fourth season. The 35-year-old actor begins the eerie teaser by saying, 'Hello, You.' Scary: Joe is back and more terrifying than ever He then steps onscreen in a black cap and what appears to be a workman's uniform, a thick beard sprouting from his face. 'I'm not the lovable bookstore manager in New York. Or the shop clerk in LA, or the doting husband in the suburbs. No, not anymore,' he says referring to his actions in previous seasons. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Penn Badgley appears embroiled in a tense on-screen... Killer instinct! Penn Badgley and co-star Charlotte Ritchie... Share this article 'Allow me to introduce myself,' he says with a slight English accent. The wall behind him reads 'Hello Professor Jonathan Moore,' superimposed onscreen. 'I've … [Read more...] about Penn Badgley terrifies in teaser for season four of hit Netflix show You