Machine learning requires careful stewardship says Royal Society | Robohub

The many potential social and economic benefits from advances in AI-based technologies depend entirely on the environment in which these technologies evolve, says the Royal Society. According to a new report from the UK’s science academy, urgent consideration needs to be given to the “careful stewardship” needed over the next ten years.

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Uber loses court battle on English-language test for U.K. drivers | VentureBeat

Uber has lost a U.K. court case it brought against a London transport authority that plans to require private-hire taxi drivers to pass an English-language communication exam.

The test was first announced back in 2015 by then London Mayor Boris Johnson, and was aimed at bringing more regulation to the burgeoning private-hire taxi industry that companies such as Uber have enabled.

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New drone owners urged to read the rules before first flight | The Guardian

New drone owners have been warned about the risks of flying the devices as soon as they unwrap them this Christmas. Police and aviation authorities urged users to read up on strict rules about the remote-controlled gadgets before taking them for their first spin. Those caught flying drones dangerously face an unlimited fine and up to five years in prison.

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