Facebook plans to extend Free Basics internet service to Americans – report

The tech company’s program, which has been criticized for obstructing net neutrality, would allow third parties to provide scaled-down content and services

Facebook is planning to extend its controversial Free Basics service, which offers a free but limited internet access to people who don’t have it, to the US.

The social networking company has been in talks with the White House and wireless carriers about introducing the program in a way that doesn’t attract the criticism and regulatory scrutiny it has faced elsewhere, according to a report in the Washington Post.

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Multiple rulers confirmed: Pericles, Gorgo both lead Greece in ‘Civilization VI’

Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, has been confirmed as a second leader for Greece in Civilization VI. She joins Pericles of Athens. Sharing most of the same unique features, each leader brings a different focus to the civilization’s strengths.

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AMD drops support for Raptr-developed PC performance app Gaming Evolved

AMD video card owners who relied on the hardware manufacturer’s Gaming Evolved app to regulate in-game performance may see a range of compatibility issues cropping up in the months ahead, as AMD announced that it is dropping support for the once-useful app.

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Google creates AI program that uses reasoning to navigate the London tube

Combining external memory and deep learning, DeepMind’s program learns how to do tasks independently, and could pave the way for sophisticated AI assistants

Google scientists have created a computer program that uses basic reasoning to learn to navigate the London Underground system by itself.

The same Artificial Intelligence (AI) agent could also answer questions about the content of snippets of stories and work out family relationships by looking at a family tree. Scientists predict that in future a similar approach could pave the way for virtual assistants that would be able to instantaneously scour the internet to answer questions and carry out instructions with precision.

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