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Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition technology over misuse worry

Alphabet CEO backs temporary ban on facial-recognition technology over misuse worry

The chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet on Monday backed an EU proposal to temporarily ban facial-recognition technology because of the possibility that it could be used for nefarious purposes.

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

Amazon, Apple and Google announced plans Wednesday to develop a common technology standard for smart home products, in a move aimed at enabling more connected devices to speak to each other.

Qatar uses its resources to advance education, healthcare and technology

Qatar uses its resources to advance education, healthcare and technology

Qatar has been able to direct its resources towards high-quality education, better healthcare and innovative research and technology, among others ...

Experts share innovation and technology at Qatargas’ 16th Engineering Forum

Experts share innovation and technology at Qatargas’ 16th Engineering Forum

Qatargas recently hosted the 16th Engineering Forum, which brought together more than 500 engineering experts from the oil and gas industry and academia.

Easy-to-adopt AI security technology developed

Easy-to-adopt AI security technology developed

A Japanese company has developed artificial intelligence technology that can be easily linked to security cameras to identify suspicious human behaviour.

Human innovation as important to education as technology

Human innovation as important to education as technology

Technology is not a “magic solution” for the world’s educational ecosystems and must instead be a gateway for people to innovate using their initiative, the head of Qatar Foundation ...

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

A majority of Americans trust law enforcement to use facial recognition technology responsibly but fewer are comfortable about its deployment by the private sector, a poll showed Thursday.

Cloud gaming faces challenges as Google prepares launch

Cloud gaming faces challenges as Google prepares launch

Urging fans to plunge into a virtual high-res surround sound universe of extraordinary games, Google hopes its cloud-based Stadia platform will take the world by storm on its November launch.

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot on Saturday failed to dock automatically with the international space station, Moscow news agencies reported.

US, China harden their stands on Huawei as tech war intensifies

US, China harden their stands on Huawei as tech war intensifies

The United States and China hardened their stances over Huawei Thursday as Washington brushed aside claims of ‘bullying’ and accused the Chinese tech giant of misrepresenting its ties to the Beijing government.

14 technology startups attend third edition of Mena Dojo Series A Programme in Kuwait

14 technology startups attend third edition of Mena Dojo Series A Programme in Kuwait

As many as 14 technology startups from the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), including two from Qatar, have been able to better uncover new marketing channels, and identify untapped opportunities.

Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism

Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism

Singapore's parliament Wednesday passed laws to combat ‘fake news’ that will allow authorities to order the removal of content despite fierce criticism from tech giants, the media and rights groups.