News highlights – 20 August 2017

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News highlights – 20 August 2017

20 August 2017Elon Musk among AI, robotics company founders warning against killer machines

Time is running out to put a ban in place against the development of killer robots, warns an open letter signed by 116 founders of robotics and artificial intelligence companies, including Elon Musk. Read more…

BlackBerry rally derailed as investors lose patience on turnaround

TORONTO (Reuters) – BlackBerry Ltd shares have been plunging from their more than two-year high hit in June after lackluster earnings and competitive threats have raised doubts about prospects for a turnaround at the business software maker. Read more…

India’s Infosys shares extend losses after CEO quit

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Shares of India’s Infosys Ltd fell as much as 4.6 percent on Monday to a near three-year low, slumping for a second consecutive session, after brokerages including Nomura downgraded the stock following the resignation of its chief executive. Read more…

Ukraine central bank warns of new cyber-attack risk

KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian central bank said on Friday it had warned state-owned and private lenders of the appearance of new malware as security services said Ukraine faced cyber attacks like those that knocked out global systems in June. Read more…

Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. Read more…

Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a ‘public and personal attack’

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The ousted chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc rejected a lawsuit filed against him by one of the company’s top investors as a “public and personal attack” without merit, according to court documents filed last week. Read more…

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