San Francisco


Cruise robotaxis back on the road with human drivers

GM subsidiary Cruise on has said it plans to get its self-driving cars back on the road without human drivers after suspending robotaxi service late last year due to safety concerns.

Vehicles driven by humans are out gathering mapping data in the Arizona city of Phoenix, which has been amenable to testing of autonomous cars deployed by Cruise and Google's Waymo.

OpenAI unveils voice-cloning too

OpenAI on Friday revealed a voice-cloning tool it plans to keep tightly controlled until safeguards are in place to thwart audio fakes meant to dupe listeners.

A model called "Voice Engine" can essentially duplicate someone's speech based on a 15-second audio sample, according to an OpenAI blog post sharing results of a small-scale test of the tool.

TikTok is its own worst enemy

SAN FRANCISCO - I was really rooting for TikTok.

In 2020, when the Trump administration first tried to force TikTok's Chinese owner, ByteDance, to sell the app or risk having it shut down, I argued that banning TikTok in the United States would do more harm than good.

Zelensky Slams Tucker Carlson's Putin Interview as 'Two Hours of Nonsense'

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has strongly criticized the recent interview between former Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Russian President Vladimir Putin, branding it as "two hours of nonsense." Zelensky made these remarks during an exclusive interview with Fox News's "Special Report," anchored by Bret Baier, according to The Hill.

Biden on Putin: That Crazy SOB!

During a campaign fundraiser in San Francisco, US President Joe Biden referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as "that crazy son of a b**ch," (SOB) reported Reuters.

Biden emphasized the ongoing nuclear threat but highlighted climate change as the most significant danger to humanity.