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Baltic countries notify Russia and Belarus they will exit the Moscow-controlled electricity grid

Baltic countries notify Russia and Belarus they will exit the Moscow-controlled electricity grid

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The electricity grid operators of the three Baltic countries on Tuesday officially notified Russia and Belarus that they will exit a 2001 agreement that has kept Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania connected to an electricity tran
Microsoft faces UK competition investigation over hiring of AI startup's founder and key staff

Microsoft faces UK competition investigation over hiring of AI startup's founder and key staff

LONDON (AP) — British regulators opened a preliminary investigation on Tuesday into Microsoft's hiring of an AI startup's key staff over concerns that it could thwart competition in the booming artificial intelligence market.
An Australian computer scientist who claimed to invent bitcoin referred to prosecutors for perjury

An Australian computer scientist who claimed to invent bitcoin referred to prosecutors for perjury

LONDON (AP) — An Australian computer scientist found to have falsely claimed to be the mysterious creator of the bitcoin cryptocurrency will be referred to British prosecutors for “wholescale perjury and forgery of documents,” a London judge said Tue
Hong Kong is testing out its own ChatGPT-style tool as OpenAI planned extra steps to block access

Hong Kong is testing out its own ChatGPT-style tool as OpenAI planned extra steps to block access

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government is testing the city's own ChatGPT -style tool for its employees, with plans to eventually make it available to the public, its innovation minister said after OpenAI took extra steps to block access from the cit
AI wildfire early detection system is like a fire alarm in the forest, says chief

AI wildfire early detection system is like a fire alarm in the forest, says chief

VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — Vernon Fire Chief David Lind likens the Interior B.C. city's new artificial-intelligence-driven wildfire detection system to a fire alarm in the forest.
World’s rarest whale may have washed up on New Zealand beach, possibly shedding clues on species

World’s rarest whale may have washed up on New Zealand beach, possibly shedding clues on species

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Spade-toothed whales are the world’s rarest, with no live sightings ever recorded. No one knows how many there are, what they eat, or even where they live in the vast expanse of the southern Pacific Ocean.
A 'new era' in malaria control has begun with a vaccination campaign for children in Ivory Coast

A 'new era' in malaria control has begun with a vaccination campaign for children in Ivory Coast

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Health workers in Ivory Coast began giving children the latest malaria vaccine on Monday, the beginning of a regional campaign that experts hope might curb the impact of one of Africa's top killers.
From basement to battlefield: Ukrainian startups create low-cost robots to fight Russia

From basement to battlefield: Ukrainian startups create low-cost robots to fight Russia

NORTHERN UKRAINE (AP) — Struggling with manpower shortages, overwhelming odds and uneven international assistance , Ukraine hopes to find a strategic edge against Russia in an abandoned warehouse or a factory basement.
B.C. government is testing out AI tools for rapid disease diagnosis

B.C. government is testing out AI tools for rapid disease diagnosis

VANCOUVER — Provincial labs in B.C. are testing out artificial intelligence for more rapid disease diagnosis, including cancer.
Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon that could be used to shelter future explorers

Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon that could be used to shelter future explorers

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that could house future astronauts.