TENCENT Holdings Ltd has offered to buy out and take private search engine Sogou Inc in a US$2.1 billion deal, adding to a slew of Chinese technology giants seeking to delist from US bourses.

[BEIJING] Beijing-based ByteDance said on Tuesday the head of its artificial intelligence (AI) lab will leave the company, as its short-video app TikTok faces US scrutiny over security and privacy...

THIS year is likely to be remembered for the Covid-19 pandemic and for a significant presidential election, but there is a new contender for the most spectacularly newsworthy happening of 2020:...

[TOKYO] Japan's largest bank is installing giant robot scanners to digitise millions of documents, as it seeks to break from the long tradition of using paper records to verify its customers'...

[WASHINGTON] The US border control agency said on Thursday it was expanding an unmanned monitoring system based on artificial intelligence on the US-Mexico frontier, granting a key contract to...

ENTERPRISE artificial intelligence (AI) startup NextBillion.ai has raised US$7 million in a Series A round co-led by American venture capitalists Lightspeed Venture Partners and Falcon Edge...

[WASHINGTON] Microsoft on Thursday joined its Big Tech rivals in announcing it would bar law enforcement from using its facial recognition tools in the absence of government regulations.

[SAN FRANCISCO] Amazon on Wednesday announced a one-year ban on letting police use its facial recognition technology, calling for strong government regulations for its ethical use.

LIKE its predecessors - Sars, H1N1, and even the Spanish flu, among others - the novel coronavirus outbreak brings with it uncharted territory and new challenges that much of the world is...

[BENGALURU] International Business Machines Corp will no longer offer general purpose facial recognition or analysis software, new chief executive officer Arvind Krishna said in a letter to the...