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Taiwan's Foxconn to build three ancillary facilities as part of Wisconsin LCD campus
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Monday said it plans to build three facilities in the U.S. state of Wisconsin for operation as early as next year, as part of a campus housing a $10 billion liquid crystal display (LCD) factory due for 2020.

Uber raises Hong Kong fares amid legal tangles
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said it raised its Hong Kong minimum fares on Monday by as much as 80 percent following a review.

Sinopec's Shengli Oilfield cuts Internet for some offices after cyber attack
BEIJING (Reuters) - Sinopec's Shengli Oilfield said it will cut its Internet connection for some of its offices after a malicious ransom software attacked of 21 of its Internet terminals, the company said on its official website on Monday.

Conservative Canadian site The Rebel disrupted as its loses domain provider
TORONTO (Reuters) - Conservative Canadian website The Rebel said its domain provider cut its internet registration, making the site inaccessible to some users around the world on Monday as the company scrambled to get back online using a second provider.

PwC Japan exec denies political pressure on Toshiba audit
TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC on Monday denied it came under political pressure to sign off on an annual financial report by Toshiba Corp, a move which helped the troubled Japanese conglomerate avert a delisting.

Israel's TowerJazz to set up China chip plant with Tacoma Semi
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz is linking up with Tacoma Semiconductor Technology Co to establish a fabrication plant in Nanjing, China to make 8-inch wide wafers, as it seeks a foothold in the world's second-largest economy.

Infosys shares extend losses as leadership issues outweigh share buyback
MUMBAI (Reuters) - A planned $2 billion share buyback by Infosys failed to lift shares in India's No. 2 IT services company, which dropped on Monday for a second straight trading day on concerns over a dispute between its board and founders.

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Total solar eclipse 2017: How to make a pinhole projector from a cereal box
How to make a pinhole projector from a cereal box to safely view the total solar eclipse. You don't need fancy equipment to watch the celestial event.

40 Years After NASA Launched Voyager 1 and 2, Its Golden Record is Getting a Box Set
When NASA launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 deep into space 40 years ago, each spacecraft brought along a golden record with sights and sounds from Earth, just in case any aliens were to stumble across it.

Fallen forensics: Judges routinely allow disavowed science
Judges continue to allow questionable forensic science at trials even though the reliability of many practices have been challenged

Elon Musk calls for global ban on killer robots
Tesla CEO, leading artificial intelligence experts call on United Nations for ban on use of killer robots

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes.

Elon Musk and 115 other experts ask the UN to ban killer robots in open letter
Elon Musk, Google DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman, and 114 other leading AI and robotics experts have joined together to ask the UN to ban the use of so-called killer robots in an open letter published today. The group is concerned about the potential use of lethal autonomous weapons and how they might be applied in the future, and they penned a short note released by the Future of Life Institute. The text was made public to kick off the opening of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2017) in Melbourne, Australia, according to a press release. "Lethal autonomous weapons" refers to the drones, autonomous machine guns, tanks, and other forms of weaponry controlled by AI on next-generation battlefields.  Musk, for one, is famously wary of AI's potential to go bad, recently calling it "the greatest threat we face as a civilization," above even nuclear weapons — but the open letter is the first time a group of AI and robotics companies have joined forces to petition the UN specifically about autonomous weapons, according to the release.  SEE ALSO: The world's most automated country moves toward setting a 'robot tax' The UN’s Review Conference of the Convention on Conventional Weapons had unanimously agreed to start formal discussions on the prohibition of autonomous weapons, and 19 of the member countries have already supported banning the killer robots outright. The group was slated to meet on Aug. 21, but has been delayed until November, according to Fortune. The open letter, which was signed by representatives from companies worth collectively billions of dollars across 26 countries, could put even more pressure to make a prohibition happen. One of the autonomous lethal weapons already out in the world.Image: future of life instituteThe actual text of the letter is short and stark. You can read it here, but we've included the most essential passage below: Co-signer Yoshua Bengio, a deep learning expert who founded Element AI, is concerned about more than just the immediate damage lethal autonomous weapons might cause. He cited the potential to "hurt the further development of AI’s good applications" by focusing on warfare and the inevitable backlash against the technology as a major reason for his participation in the effort.  The Future of Life Institute published a similar letter in 2015, which was signed by Musk, Stephen Hawking, and others with a message warning against the broader dangers of AI, not just those created for warfare.  The danger posed by non-military AI is much less pressing, which makes some of Musk's statements feel overblown and ridiculous and his self-important spat with Mark Zuckerberg more of a media spectacle than a debate with real stakes. But the potential for autonomous weapons to do damage, as the open letter states, is here now. Hopefully, the UN listens to the experts.  WATCH: Elon Musk's self-taught AI bot destroyed an esports pro in 'Dota 2'

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