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The Love and Sex with Robots conference due to be held in Malaysia has been cancelled by police for being “illegal”. The annual event, which was supposed to go ahead on 16 November, was called “ridiculous” by police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar. There was “nothing scientific about having sex with machines,” he said.
It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract. It is not a decision I have taken lightly. I have done so only after a very careful consideration of the facts and after personally meeting both Jeremy and Oisin Tymon.
The English is clear enough to lorry drivers – but the Welsh reads “I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated.” When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed.
Up to 10cm of snow could fall across many parts of Wales, the Met Office has warned. Forecasters issued a yellow “be aware” warning on Friday and said even low-lying areas could see significant snowfall. The Met Office said half of the UK will be affected by the severe weather before clearing overnight.
The Sony hack that forced the cancellation of a major film release is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.
Prof Stephen Hawking, one of Britain’s pre-eminent scientists, has said that efforts to create thinking machines pose a threat to our very existence. He told the BBC:”The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”
Up to 12 million websites may have been compromised by attackers who took advantage of a bug in the widely used Drupal software. The sites use Drupal to manage web content and images, text and video. Drupal has issued a security warning saying users who did not apply a patch for a recently discovered bug should “assume” they have been hacked.
Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip intensifies after what Palestinians describe as one of the heaviest nights of air strikes.
British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56, according to his manager. He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones alongside friend Adrian Edmonson. The duo later went on to star in Bottom.
A top EU court has ruled Google must amend some search results at the request of ordinary people in a test of the so-called “right to be forgotten”. The European Union Court of Justice said links to “irrelevant” and outdated data should be erased on request.