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San Francisco using AI to make charging decisions colourblind

Prosecutors in San Francisco are to use artificial intelligence to try to reduce racial bias when considering whether to charge suspects with a crime. In a world first, District Attorney George Gascon said he hoped the technology would “take race out of the equation” in the courts. Mr Gascon’s office …

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Trump: I'd want to hear foreign dirt on opponents

US President Donald Trump has said he would be open to hearing any dirt on opponents offered by foreign powers. His words come despite a number of investigations into alleged collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia. Mr Trump told ABC that he felt no obligation to inform the …

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Man rescued after falling 800ft into volcano

A man has been rescued after he plunged 800ft into the crater of a dormant volcano in Oregon. The US coast guard received a call from the Crater Lake National Park service after he fell down near Rims Village. An aircrew arrived on the scene around 4:28pm on Monday, with …

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Headteacher suspended for 'plagiarising Ashton Kutcher speech'

A headteacher has been suspended without pay after allegedly plagiarising a speech by Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher. Kenny DeMoss, headteacher at Parkersburg High School in West Virginia, is said to have given the address to pupils in their graduation year. He was suspended for five days at a Wood County …

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Doctored clip shows Facebook CEO championing 'stolen data'

Artists are challenging Facebook’s policy of refusing to take down videos which have been manipulated to misrepresent their subjects by creating one about Mark Zuckerberg. The stunt follows criticism of Facebook for refusing to remove a video of US Democratic politician Nancy Pelosi, a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, …

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