The fate of the human species depends on AI (Artificial Intelligence) entities far smarter than us and who aren't prone to wipe out or enslave us. That is one of the topics to be discussed by luminaries in the AI world at the Singularity Summit 2007 held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco September 8-9.
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In the yet-another-Google-phone-rumor department, Rediff.com is reporting that Google is just "a fortnight away" from launching its Google Phone.
Nokia said Friday that battery manufacturer Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. will cover the costs of a recall announced August 14 affecting 46 million devices.
Notable headlines:Ed Bott: Vista Media Center takes over the living room. Gallery (right): Using Windows Vista as a home theater hub.
This week on the Dan & David Show we discuss Sun's transformation on Wall Street. The stock price hasn't risen above $5 but the stock symbol changed from SUNW to JAVA.
I met with Denis Browne, senior vice president of imagineering at SAP Labs. He isn't on loan from Disney, which came up with "imagineering" portmanteau in the 1950's.
Sun Microsystems said Thursday that it's changing its ticker from "SUNW" to "JAVA" effective Aug. 27.
Deutsche Bank reports that Palm is delaying the Foleo companion device, which was supposed to hit stores this week. The big question: Does anyone (outside of the three of you that are going to buy one) care?
Intuit reported its fiscal fourth quarter results and detailed more than a few moving parts. Moving part 1: CEO Steve Bennett is stepping down.
From the what did you expect department, the Wall Street Journal reports on Facebook developing a targeted ad system, similar to what Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are doing to generate higher pricing and tens of billions in revenue.