A robotic moon landing will happen today at 5:30 PM ET // The first soft moon landing of a U.S. spacecraft since Apollo 17 in 1972 will happen today, February 22, at 5:30 pm ET. NASA TV and Intuitive Machines will both host livestreams. Here's an update on the IM-1 mission:
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US nears attempt at first moon landing in half century with private robot spacecraft // A spacecraft built and flown by Houston-based company Intuitive Machines sailed around the moon on Thursday headed for an attempt at the first U.S. touchdown on the lunar surface in more than half a century and the first ever entirely by the private sector.
US Justice Dept names first AI officer as new technology challenges law enforcement // The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday named its first official focused on artificial intelligence as the department grapples with the potentially transformative affects of AI on federal law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Biden calls Putin a 'crazy SOB' during San Francisco fundraiser // President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a "crazy SOB" during a fundraiser in San Francisco on Wednesday, warning there is always the threat of nuclear conflict but that the existential threat to humanity remains climate."This is the last existential threat. It is climate. We have a crazy SOB like that guy Putin and others and we always have to worry about nuclear conflict, but the existential threat to humanity is climate," Biden told a small group of donors.
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US urges Pakistan to lift internet shutdowns, social media restrictions // The U.S. State Department on Wednesday condemned internet shutdowns in Pakistan, including restrictions on social media platforms, and urged the Pakistani government to lift such restrictions. Internet monitoring advocates have pointed out internet outages and restrictions after protests following claims of election irregularities in Pakistan.
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'AI godfather', others urge more deepfake regulation in open letter // Artificial intelligence experts and industry executives, including one of the technology's trailblazers Yoshua Bengio, have signed an open letter calling for more regulation around the creation of deepfakes, citing potential risks to society.
Intel signs Microsoft as foundry customer, says on track to overtake TSMC // Intel said on Wednesday that Microsoft plans to use its services to manufacture a custom computing chip and that the company expects to beat an internal deadline of 2025 to overtake its biggest rival, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, in advanced chip manufacturing.
Ukraine arrests father-son duo in Lockbit cybercrime bust // Police in Ukraine said on Wednesday they had arrested a father-son duo who belonged to the cybercrime gang Lockbit, which was disrupted by an international law enforcement operation led by Britain's National Crime Agency and the FBI earlier this week.
Private US moon lander reaches lunar orbit ahead of touchdown attempt // A moon lander built by Houston-based company Intuitive Machines reached lunar orbit on Wednesday, heading for an attempt at the first U.S. touchdown on Earth's nearest celestial neighbor in more than 50 years, and the first ever by a private spacecraft.