News highlights – 5 June

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News highlights for 5 June

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BP and ENI extend are running blockchain trades alongside live trading systems

LONDON (Reuters) – Oil majors BP and Eni are deepening their foray into blockchain technology, starting to run blockchain trades in parallel with their live trading systems, according to developer BTL Group. Read more…

Trump administration will unveil self-driving guidelines in coming months

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration will unveil revised self-driving guidelines within the next few months, the head of the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday, responding to automakers’ calls for regulations that will eliminate barriers and allow autonomous vehicles on the road. Read more…

Prepare for the passenger economy – a $7 trillion sector by 2050

A new report from Intel and Strategy Analytics predicts that autonomous vehicles will create a new so-called passenger economy that will be worth $7 trillion in 2050 – more than twice the size of the sharing economy. Read more…

World peace will be achieved with AI, VR and IoT say Asian Millennials

Asian millennials see artificial intelligence, IoT and virtual reality as key technologies for achieving world peace, according to a survey released by Telenor Group. The regional online survey – which covers Telenor’s markets in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Thailand, and was designed to support recruitment for its Telenor Youth Forum 2017. Read more…

Co-operation is not easy for huge tech rivals, but necessary

SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) – A deal bringing Amazon Prime Video to Apple TV, announced on Monday at Apple Inc’s developer conference after years of talk, shows how competitive tensions among Silicon Valley titans can stand in the way of serving customers. Read more…

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