Saudi Arabia and Russia reaffirm their commitment to cut oil output as agreed in OPEC+ deal

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Updated 16 April 2020

Saudi Arabia and Russia reaffirm their commitment to cut oil output as agreed in OPEC+ deal

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman and his Russian opposite number Alexander Novak issued a joint statement on Thursday and said they were ready to take measures with other OPEC+ members on the oil market if necessary.

They also said both Russia and Saudi Arabia were committed to the global oil cuts deal.

OPEC and other large oil producers, a group widely know as OPEC+, have agreed to reduce their combined oil production by 9.7 million barrels per day in May and June.


Chinese artificial intelligence company files $1.4 billion lawsuit against Apple

Updated 03 August 2020

Chinese artificial intelligence company files $1.4 billion lawsuit against Apple

  • Xiao-i argued that Apple’s voice-recognition technology Siri infringes on a patent that it applied for in 2004

SHANGHAI: Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co., also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging it has infringed on its patents.
The company is calling for $1.43 billion in damages and demands that Apple cease “manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing” products that infringe on the patent, it said in a social media post.
Xiao-i argued that Apple’s voice-recognition technology Siri infringes on a patent that it applied for in 2004 and was granted in 2009.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment. Reuters was not immediately available to find a copy of the court filing.
The lawsuit marks the continuation of a row that has been ongoing for nearly a decade.
Shanghai Zhizhen first sued Apple for patent infringement in 2012 regarding its voice recognition technology. In July, China’s Supreme People’s court ruled that the patent was valid.