TECHNOLOGY

Music Platform CEO Says AI Is Not The Enemy

BandLab CEO Meng Ru Kwok thinks AI is no substitute for a real musician
Musicians around the world have described artificial intelligence as a threat to creativity, but the CEO of one popular platform told AFP he thinks critics are looking at it all wrong.
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TikTok says the number of accounts compromised in a recent cyberattack was 'very small' and it put defenses in place to thwart the tactic used by hackers

TikTok Says Cyberattack Targeted Big Names Including CNN

TikTok on Tuesday said it slammed the door on a cyberattack that targeted high-profile accounts including CNN. The number of accounts compromised was "very small" and TikTok has beefed up defenses to thwart the method used by the hackers, according to a spokesperson.
A disinformation campaign led by Russia aims to stoke fears of violence at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, a Microsoft threat analysis warned

Russia Ramps Up Disinfo Ahead Of Paris Games: Microsoft

Russia is waging an intense disinformation campaign aimed at tarnishing the reputation of the International Olympic Committee and stoking fears of violence at this summer's Paris Games, according to a new report from Microsoft's Threat Analysis Center.
AMD CEO Lisa Su unveiled the chip giant's latest line of products during a keynote speech at Computex 2024 in Taipei

AMD Unveils New AI Chips To Challenge Nvidia

AMD on Monday announced its new artificial intelligence chips for everything from cutting-edge data centres to advanced laptops, ramping up its challenge to the runaway market leader Nvidia.
Google's investment comes after Microsoft said it would pump billions into Malaysia and other countries in Southeast Asia

Google To Invest $2 Bn In Malaysia: Government

Google will invest $2 billion in Malaysia to house the firm's first data centre in the country, the government said Thursday, making it the latest tech titan to pump cash into the region in search of growth opportunities.
Samsung is being faced with the first-ever walkout in company history

Samsung Electronics Union Announces First-ever Strike

A major union representing tens of thousands of people at South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said Wednesday that workers will go on strike for the first time ever, potentially threatening key global semiconductor supply chains.
Meredith Whittaker said concerns about surveillance and those about AI were 'two framings of the same thing'

AI Relies On Mass Surveillance, Warns Signal Boss

The AI tools that crunch numbers, generate text and videos and find patterns in data rely on mass surveillance and exercise concerning control over our lives, the boss of encrypted messaging app Signal told AFP on Thursday.
The Pivot to AI has been celebrated on Wall Street

Microsoft Unveils 'AI-ready' PCs

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella unveiled a new category of PC on Monday that features generative artificial intelligence tools built directly into Windows, the company's world leading operating system.

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