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Flying Cars Get Uber Boost From Research Pact With NASA

In a bid to show its seriousness about taking its “flying car” concept off the ground, ride hailing company Uber has signed a second space act agreement with NASA. The pact aims to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient ...

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UN Broadband Commission Pushes for Increased Connectivity

Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, set up by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UNESCO, on Monday pushed for more concerted global efforts to increase broadband connectivity. “As we discuss Fifth Generation (5G) broadband connectivity. it is up to us to lead the way in driving innovation both in policy ...

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China asks US to amend ZTE business ban

The Ministry of Commerce said on Friday, with a visiting U.S. trade delegation, China raised the issue of a ban by the United States on its companies selling components and software to ZTE Corp for seven years. Last month, Washington imposed sanctions on ZTE for breaking an agreement to punish ...

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JPMorgan names head of artificial intelligence research

JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) named Manuela Veloso head of artificial intelligence research to help drive the bank’s efforts in applying machine learning technology across its businesses. Veloso currently heads the machine learning department at Carnegie Mellon University. In her new role, Veloso will establish an AI research capability at ...

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