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Written on Jul 28, 2022

How to tell if artificial intelligence is working the way we want it to 
As the field of machine learning has grown, artificial neural networks have grown along with it. But because the models are so enormously complex, even the researchers who design them don't fully understand how they work. This makes it hard to know whether they are working correctly. 

Here are the top phone security threats in 2022 and how to avoid them 
Your handset is always at risk of being exploited. Here's what to look out for. 

Google fires engineer who said AI tech has feelings 
Google has fired one of its engineers who said the company's artificial intelligence system has feelings. Last month, Blake Lemoine went public with his theory that Google's language technology is sentient and should therefore have its "wants" respected.  

Slideshow: Top business needs driving IT spending today 
Cutting costs alone won’t save the company in times of economic crisis. So, what will?