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VANRATH Tech Roundup - 22 April 2022

  • Publish Date: Posted 5 months ago
  • Author:by VANRATH

VANRATH rounds up the trending tech news stories this week

Self-driving cars: Motorists will not be liable for crashes and can watch TV behind the wheel, government says
Self-driving cars: Motorists will not be liable for crashes and can watch TV behind the wheel, government says
Insurance companies rather than individuals will be liable for claims if vehicles are involved in collisions, the Department for Transport said.
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Musk secures $46.5 billion financing commitment for Twitter
Musk secures $46.5 billion financing commitment for Twitter
Elon Musk has said he has lined up $46.5 billion in debt and equity financing to buy Twitter and is considering taking his offer directly to shareholders, a filing with US regulators showed.
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11 Irish start-ups with high potential to take research to the next level
11 Irish start-ups with high potential to take research to the next level
On 7 April, more than 150 founders and representatives from Ireland’s thriving start-up ecosystem came together alongside investors and industry leaders at the Enterprise Ireland Start-up Showcase 2022 at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.
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Actors launch campaign against AI 'show stealers'
Actors launch campaign against AI 'show stealers'
Equity, the performing arts workers union, has launched a new campaign, "Stop AI Stealing the Show". AI can use samples of an actor's voice or face, to generate content including so-called "deep fakes".
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Obama says social media is ‘well designed’ to destroy democracies
Obama says social media is ‘well designed’ to destroy democracies
The former president spoke on Thursday at an event and said that we are in “another tumultuous, dangerous moment in history,” linking broad concerns about social platforms with Russia’s 2016 election interference and the country’s bloody invasion of Ukraine.
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