Morning news brief: Threat of AI, Trumps secretly vaccinated, and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Mar 02, 2021, 08:24 AM IST
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Donald Trump begins his much-anticipated visit as he arrives in the UK with first lady Melania Trump. Photograph:(AFP)

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US National Security Commission has recommended that American universities must take steps to prevent sensitive technology from being stolen as the Biden administration doubles down to protect university research from China. Meanwhile, sources close to Trump have revealed that Donald and Melania have already received a jab of the coronavirus vaccine in secret.

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The Biden administration had earlier imposed sanctions on the Rapid Intervention Force and had banned the entry of 76 Saudis under a new policy against foreign officials who harass dissidents.

Speaking directly to his supporters and aides at the Conservative Political Action Conference, held in Orlando, Trump urged everyone to get vaccinated against coronavirus.

According to the National Security Commission on artificial intelligence, the recommendations will require more disclosure on research funding and partnerships at universities.

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