OK Google, get me a Coke: AI giant demos soda-fetching robots

OK Google, get me a Coke: AI giant demos soda-fetching robots

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug 16 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google is combining the eyes and arms of physical robots with the knowledge and conversation skills of virtual chatbots to help its employees fetch soda and chips from breakrooms with ease . The mechanical waiters, shown in action to reporters last week, embody an artificial … Read more

Groups urge US to probe ‘loot box’ on Electronic Arts video game

Groups urge US to probe ‘loot box’ on Electronic Arts video game

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) – Consumer advocates on Thursday urged US regulators to investigate video game maker Electronic Arts Inc (EA.O) for what they say was the misleading use of a digital “loot box” that “aggressively” urges players to spend more money while playing a popular soccer game. The groups Fairplay, Center for Digital Democracy … Read more

Your phone number on Google? Search giant now takes removal demands

Your phone number on Google?  Search giant now takes removal demands

OAKLAND, Calif., April 27 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google has begun entertaining people’s requests to remove search results containing their home addresses, phone numbers and email accounts, the latest shift in its stance between personal privacy and access to information. The world’s most used internet search tool said on Wednesday that the expansion of … Read more