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Quotes of the week: "OMG: The internet is down in the US."

“Soon computers will be routinely inventing, and it may only be a matter of time until computers are responsible for most innovation… It is critical that we extend the laws around inventorship to include computers.”

Ryan Abbott, Professor of Law and Health Sciences at the University of Surrey’s School of Law, wants roborights


“Success in creating AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilisation."

Professor Stephen Hawking tones down his ‘AI will doom humanity’ rhetoric


“We can’t create a culture that says it cares about diversity and then excludes almost half the country because they back a political candidate. There are many reasons a person might support Trump that do not involve racism, sexism, xenophobia or accepting sexual assault.”

An internal Facebook post reportedly from Mark Zuckerberg defending Peter Thiel over his endorsement of Donald Trump


“We looked at dirigibles quite hard.”

Andrew Cox, Chief Engineer at Facebook, on how Facebook’s internet-providing drones could have been airships


“We're at the very beginning stages of becoming a robotics company.”

Uber is anything but a taxi-hailing app to CEO Travis Kalanick


“If you know you can save at least one person, at least save that one. Save the one in the car. If all you know for sure is that one death can be prevented, then that’s your first priority.”

Christoph von Hugo of Mercedes-Benz has a simple solution to the autonomous car ‘trolley problem’


“About being called a bot, it makes me mad to think I don't put in the work to try to save my country. I have a lot of time on my hands as an equities trader, so I tweet to get my message out.”

Twitter user Joey Brooklyn (pseudonym) who object to being flagged as one of the most prolific pro-Trump bots in a study by Prof Philip Howard, from the University of Oxford's Internet Institute


“This stands out in a sea of black or white metal phones.”

Charlie Henderson, Bullitt’s product manager, on the ‘Ektra’ smartphone – a joint project with camera company Kodak


“OMG: The internet is down in the US.”

City AM reports the DDoS attack on Dyn servers today


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