Out of control AI will not kill us, believes Microsoft Research chief

° ° BBC News ° A Microsoft Research chief has said he thinks artificial intelligence systems could achieve consciousness, but has played down the threat to human life. Eric Horvitz's position contrasts with that of several other leading thinkers. Last December, Prof Stephen … ° The Guardian ° IT PRO ° Huffington Post UK ° °

iPhone helps drive Apple to record profits of £11.9bn

° ° Belfast Telegraph ° Technology giant Apple has smashed the global record for quarterly profits after racking up a surplus of $18bn US dollars (£11.9bn). Related Articles. London software firm is set to open a Belfast office new. Also in this Section. Oil price slump triggers another … ° Firstpost ° Independent Online ° Sydney Morning Herald ° °