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  • World’s largest all-electric aircraft set for first flight

    Nine-seater plane should take to skies on Thursday and produce no carbon emissions The world’s largest all-electric aircraft is about to take to the skies for the first time. The Cessna Caravan, retrofitted with an electric engine, is expected to fly for 20-30 minutes over Washington State in the US on Thursday. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • Facebook’s using AI to find scammers and imposters on Messenger

    Facebook is using AI to spot scammers and imposters on Messenger — without reading your chats. The feature uses machine learning to detect suspicious activity, such as adults sending out loads of friend or message requests to children. When it spots suspect behavior, it sends an in-app warning to the top of the conversation. This prompts users to block or ignore shady accounts, and provides tips on how to avoid potential scams. Facebook says the feature doesn’t need to look at the messages...

    Neural | The Next Web
  • Couple returning home finds burglars inside their apartment in Douglas

    A man and woman came home May 21, 2020, to find two burglars inside their apartment in the 2800 block of South King Drive. | Google Maps The couple opened the door to their apartment and saw two males wearing dark clothing inside. A couple came home Thursday morning to find two burglars inside their apartment in Douglas on the South Side. About 12:30 a.m. a man and woman opened the door to their apartment in the 2800 block of South King Drive, and saw two males wearing dark clothing...

    Chicago Sun-Times