In a 20-day competition featuring a $200,000 (€166,000) prize pool, Libratus defeated all pro participants

Artificial Intelligence may have defeated top human players in chess, checkers and Go but these games, although complex, have one thing in common: the(...)

The computer vulnerability revealed this week stems from serious flaws discovered in chips made by Intel, AMD and Arm. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Security experts, including a US government-sponsored group, have warned companies that the only way to fully protect themselves against hackers takin(...)

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American research into the prediction of the risk of suicide in at-risk individuals has provoked a cautious response from Irish experts in the field.(...)

While Musk has previously stated aims to build an electric truck, Tesla has yet to announce any autonomous driving aims for the vehicles. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Tesla is working on electric, self-driving trucks that can travel in “platoons” or road trains capable of following a lead vehicle, according to leake(...)

U.S. Justice Department image shows a web screen after it had shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, the site accused of allowing hundreds of thousands of people to buy and sell drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods

A global cyber crime investigation led by US and European officials has shut down Alphabay and Hansa Market, illegal marketplaces on the so-called dar(...)

A Thai officer confirmed Alexandre Cazes was accused of being an ’operator’ of a major online black market. File photograph: Bill Hinton/Moment/Getty

A 26-year-old Canadian found dead in his Thai police cell this week was wanted in the US for allegedly running a massive “dark web” marketplace for dr(...)

In one week in 2016, four people were admitted to hospital in Galway with ‘selfie wrist’.

It’s not enough to experience something anymore. It’s not even enough just to experience it through a screen. These days, unless you risked your life (...)

Prof Denise Rousseau at the Women in Leadership : Making Good Decisions inaugural breakfast at The Irish Times. Photograph: Alan Betson

Learning what works in business is hard. So the big question is how do you improve the odds? “What we do know from 40 years of research is that if c(...)

Alessandro Acquisti: his Ted talk on privacy has had more than a million views. Photograph: Joshua Franzos

“Dublin literally changed my life,” says Alessandro Acquisti, a former Trinity College Dublin student turned high-profile Carnegie Mellon University p(...)

According to Google, 20 per cent of mobile search queries are now initiated by voice; and it is predicted that this will rise – across all platforms – to 50 per cent by the end of the decade. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

The problem with using the human voice to control computers is well known and well documented: it doesn’t always work. You can find yourself adopting (...)

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