We can't always stop people saying nasty things, says Instagram boss

Instagram’s boss has said it cannot tackle the issue of bullying alone, as the platform continues to grapple with balancing what people say and share. The Facebook-owned app has been under the spotlight over cyberbullying and images of self-harm across the social network, the latter of which was banned in February following the death of teenager Molly Russell, whose family […]

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US and China head new artificial intelligence index

SINGAPORE – The United States, followed by China, is the clear world leader in artificial intelligence (AI) development, according to a new index. The Cambrian AI Index , which measures countries’ AI readiness, compared the strategies and development environments of 13 countries with national AI strategies. Singapore, with a score of 0.18, comes in 12th, a spot above United Arab […]

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India to review data storage rules that irked U.S. tech firms

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India will examine concerns raised by foreign technology companies around stringent rules to store data locally, the government said on Tuesday, an issue that has upset firms such as Mastercard and also irked the U.S. government. The decision to review the rules comes at a time when trade tensions between India and United States have risen. […]

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Will we all end up living in tech-filled rabbit hutches?

Looking out at the current housing landscape, it’s fair to say that the four cliches of sci-fi housing – futuristic, retro, dystopian or modernist – are all incorrect. There’s a vast undersupply of affordable, let alone futuristic, homes and land prices are ever rising. Wages have stagnated for decades as house prices have spiralled. Welcome to the housing crisis. With […]

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