News highlights – 17 October

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News highlights for 17 October

REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Sony to create personalised music using AI

A future chart-topping song may soon come from an algorithm. Sony Computer Science Laboratory (CSL) in Paris is developing a system of algorithms which can create songs that cater to the user’s taste, based on styles adapted from existing music. Read more…

Samsung starts production of 10 nanometer chips

SEOUL (Reuters) – Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday its system chips business has started mass production of semiconductors using 10 nanometer technology, adding it was the first company in the industry to do so. Read more…

St Jude’s looks at cyber security following device scare

(Reuters) – Medical-device maker St. Jude Medical Inc said on Monday that it planned to set up a medical advisory board focused on cyber-security issues affecting patient care and safety. St. Jude said in a statement that the group, known as the Cyber Security Medical Advisory Board, would provide advice on cyber security standards for medical devices. Read more…

Two near misses mean drones are still an issue for airlines

Drones are still presenting a haphazard hazard to British pilots, with four near-miss reports being made during a five-day period in June alone. Two near-misses occurred on 23 June, with the aircraft involved being a Boeing 747 and a light aircraft. Read more…

German association sees digital device slowdown in 2017

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s telecommunications and IT industry association expects slowing growth next year as a boom in demand for expensive smartphones ends, sales of PCs and notebooks slow and price competition and regulation dampen telecom operators’ revenues. Read more…

Samsung invests in Indian plant

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will invest 19.7 billion rupees ($295.83 million) to expand its plant in northern India, the company said in a statement. Read more…

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