‘Lowlife’ Conor McGregor is loud when he’s thousands of miles away but silent when he’s being hit in the face, Khabib Nurmagomedov says

Conor McGregor is a “lowlife” according to his UFC rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov, the UFC lightweight champion, said McGregor is loud on social media when he is far away but silent when he’s getting punched in the face in the cage. The Russian wrestler famously defeated McGregor in the fourth round of a wild UFC 229 fight last year. But the win failed to settle a feud that is getting uglier by the day, as both fighters have engaged in a war of words on Twitter this week. McGregor, who announced his retirement from MMA last week, hinted he would return to the Octagon just days after the UFC boss… Read More

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Apple poached from Google the AI superstar whose work underpins deepfake technology

AI researcher Ian Goodfellow has left Google to take up a director post at Apple, CNBC reports. Goodfellow is famous for his work developing Generative Adversarial Networks, which can generate convincing fake images and are known for their use in deepfake technology. Apple also poached Google’s chief of search and artificial intelligence last year. Apple has prized another AI superstar away from Google. Ian Goodfellow is famous in the world of AI for his pioneering work on Generative Adversarial Networks, or GANs. GANs have become notorious in recent years, because they can be used to generate convincing fake images of real-world objects, and are integral to a lot of “deepfake”… Read More

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Elon Musk explains the camera inside Tesla’s Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has clarified that a camera located above the Model 3’s rear-view mirror is there for when the car will eventually be able to work as an autonomous taxi. “It’s there for when we start competing with Uber/Lyft,” the CEO wrote on Twitter in response to someone raising privacy concerns about the camera. “In case someone messes up your car, you can check the video.” It could also augment the car’s Sentry Mode to keep an eye on pets and thieves. Musk first spoke about his plan for Tesla cars to form an autonomous ride-sharing fleet back in 2016 when he released the car company’s “Master Plan,… Read More

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Labour hold Newport West in by-election despite turnout slump

Description Ruth Jones will take the seat of veteran Labour MP Paul Flynn, who died in February Credits Twitter Alt Text Ruth Jones, LAbour, Election Uncertainty over Brexit and resurgence UKIP sees Labour’s majority slashed in Leave-voting Welsh city One-Minute Read Friday, April 5, 2019 – 10:41am Labour has retained the Newport West parliamentary seat but saw support for the party slump in a by-election marred by low turnout. The seat in south Wales was held by MP Paul Flynn for 32 years until his death in February, and is “seen as a Labour stronghold”, The Guardian reports. The constituency’s new MP will be Ruth Jones, a former president of… Read More

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Edmonton stabbings: man charged over five knife attacks

Credits Leon Neal/Getty Images Alt Text UK police Jason Kakaire, 29, to appear in court today charged with attempted murder One-Minute Read Friday, April 5, 2019 – 9:42am A 29-year-old man has been charged with five counts of attempted murder following a four-day stabbing spree in Edmonton, north London. See related How to solve the UK’s knife crime epidemic What is Operation Sceptre and can it reduce knife crime? How Glasgow is beating knife crime Local resident Jason Kakaire will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court today. He was arrested on Tuesday, hours after a fifth victim, a man in his 30s, was stabbed. The other four victims were attacked… Read More

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Theresa May asks the EU for Brexit to be delayed until June 30

Theresa May requests a two and a half month delay to Brexit. European Council President Donald Tusk reportedly backs a much longer 12-month “flextension” that would end once the United Kingdom seals a deal. However, senior members of Theresa May’s Cabinet are prepared to quit if a long extension is agreed. LONDON — Theresa May has written to the European Council President Donald Tusk requesting that Brexit be delayed until June 30 2019. The UK is currently due to leave the EU on April 12. However, the prime minister told Tusk that she is “reluctantly” asking for a longer flexible extension that could end prior to the upcoming European Parliament… Read More

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Arsenal transfer news: Ryan Fraser, Cristian Pavon, Nicolas Tagliafico, Wesley Moraes

Description Scotland winger Ryan Fraser has been in excellent form for AFC Bournemouth this season Credits Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Alt Text Scotland winger Ryan Fraser has been in excellent form for AFC Bournemouth this season Bournemouth and Scotland star Fraser is happy to be linked with the Gunners One-Minute Read Friday, April 5, 2019 – 8:41am Fraser fizzing AFC Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has admitted he’s chuffed at reports that Arsenal have added him to their shopping list. See related Danny Rose ‘can’t wait’ to retire because of football racism Premier League football agents: honest brokers or greedy sharks? The Daily Mirror broke the news earlier in the week and… Read More

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The EU is preparing to offer the UK a one-year delay to Brexit

The EU is preparing for a one-year delay to Brexit. European Council President Donald Tusk backs a 12-month “flextension” that would end once Britain seals a deal. However, senior members of May’s Cabinet are prepared to quit if a long extension is agreed. May is expected to write to the EU as early as Friday to set out her plans. LONDON — The European Union is preparing to offer the UK a one-year Brexit delay if Theresa May fails to ratify her Brexit deal in the coming week, according to multiple reports. European Council President Donald Tusk is ready to offer Britain a 12-month “flexible” extension that would end once… Read More

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Apple has poached another of Google’s top AI researchers

Apple has poached another of Google’s top artificial intelligence researchers as part of the ongoing battle between tech companies to grab top AI talent. Ian Goodfellow is one of the most prominent names in artificial intelligence, and previously worked at both Google and the Elon Musk-founded lab OpenAI. But, as first reported by CNBC, Goodfellow recently updated his LinkedIn profile to note that he is now working at Apple as a director for machine learning at the company’s Special Projects group. It’s not the first time Apple has used Google as an AI talent incubator, with the iPhonemaker luring away Goodfellow’s former boss, Google’s head of AI, John Giannandrea, last… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 5 Apr 2019

Tusk to offer ‘flexible’ extension to Brexit European Council president Donald Tusk is pushing the other 27 member states to offer the UK a flexible 12-month extension to the date on which it leaves the EU, news sources report today. Un-named EU sources say the extension would set a final 12-month leaving date but allow the country to quit the bloc sooner if it agrees a way out. London stabbing spree: man charged A 29-year-old man, Jason Kakaire, has been charged with five counts of attempted murder over the series of apparently random stabbings which began in Edmonton, north London, on Saturday. Four victims were found in 10 hours, with… Read More

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