Driverless cars will remain a niche proposition until Lidar, the expensive sensor tech that enables them, can be produced quickly and cheaply. Leslie Hook, the FT's San Francisco correspondent, reports. From Financial Times.
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The drive towards a cashless society may eventually eliminate cash-based crimes, but there are myriad ways our digital life can be exploited by criminals and even governments. Fraud, transaction laundering, hacking - the digitisation of commerce and banking has left us vulnerable in new ways. Martin Wolf, the FT’s chief economics commentator, tells us why going cashless isn’t the answer to preventing crime. Visit the Transact hub for more information: https://transact.ft.com/en-gb/?play=c... From FT Transact.
Digital assistants, intelligent agents, chatbots; tech companies are racing to provide the slickest, most efficient AI companions. The FT's Richard Waters explores the different devices on offer, and the potential impact they could have on our lives. From the Financial Times.
An Islamist extremist accused of funding the 2009 Jakarta suicide bombings has been selling advertising space on his website to international brands including Citigroup, IBM and Microsoft using a service provided by Google. From Financial Times.
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