Elon Musk says artificial intelligence isn’t ‘necessary for anything’

Elon Musk has hit out at artificial intelligence (AI), saying it is not “necessary for anything we’re doing”. The Tesla, Twitter and SpaceX owner claimed super-intelligence was “a double-edged sword”. “If you have a genie that can grant you anything, that presents a danger,” according to the billionaire, who said AI could be used to […]

Target removes LGBTQ products after customer backlash

US retailer Target is removing some items from its LGBTQ Pride collection after facing a backlash from customers. “Since introducing this year’s collection, we’ve experienced threats impacting our team members’ sense of safety and well-being while at work,” it said in a statement. “Given these volatile circumstances, we are making adjustments to our plans, including […]

Multi-millionaire planned to escape US prison and take private plane to French chateau

A multi-millionaire’s elaborate prison escape plan has been foiled by authorities after a two-month investigation. John Manchec’s plan involved some of his employees and inmates he had befriended since being jailed in Florida on charges relating to images of child abuse. Explaining the plan, Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers said that Manchec was going […]

Toddler finds gun in sofa and accidentally kills himself

A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself after finding a gun on the sofa at the family’s home in Michigan. The boyfriend of the toddler’s mother has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Markus Nevills Jr, 22, objected to being charged at his first court appearance. Nevills told police he had “zoned out” while high […]