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American Airlines flight attendant physically assaulted

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“Worst assault in history” – that’s how the CEO of American Airlines has responded to a recent incident involving a cabin crew member

An American Airlines flight attendant has been assault onboard a coast-to-coast flight, with the CEO of American Airlines labelling the incident as the “worst assault in the airline’s history.”

The American Airlines flight 976 was diverted to Denver on Wednesday, after a passenger became physically abusive towards a flight attendant.

The flight from New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport was bound for Santa Ana, California, when mid-flight a man become aggressive in an “unprovoked attack,” according to the airline.

The passenger went to the back of the aircraft and punched the flight attendant twice in the face and broke her nose.

American Airlines has banned the unruly passenger

The head of American Airlines says the incident on Wednesday “is one of the worst displays of unruly behaviour we’ve ever witnessed”

In a video statement posted on social media, CEO of American Airlines Doug Parker stated the airline is supporting the injured flight attendant and had now banned the man accused of assaulting her from flying on the airline again.

“We’re doing everything we can to ensure he is prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.”

The FBI says it has opened an investigation into the incident, but confirmed no arrests have yet been made.

The U.S Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed it is also investigating the incident.

Zero-Tolerance policy for unruly behaviour

The FAA adopted a zero-tolerance policy for unruly passengers on board flights earlier this year.

The agency stated back in August it had issued more than $1 million in fines to unruly passengers in 2021.

One $45,000 fine, revealed in August, was against a passenger accused of throwing his luggage at another passenger and, while lying on the aisle floor, “grabbing a flight attendant by the ankles and putting his head up her skirt.”

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OpenAI terminates AI risk protection team

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Less than a year after its inception, OpenAI has made the decision to dissolve its team dedicated to researching long-term risks associated with AI.

The team, formed with the intention of studying and mitigating potential risks stemming from advanced AI systems, was a notable part of OpenAI’s broader mission to ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly.

Dr Karen Sutherland from University of the Sunshine Coast #featured

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What are the biggest takeaways from the Second global AI summit?

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Top executives from leading tech companies committed to prioritising safety in the development and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies at the Second Global AI Summit.

During the summit, representatives from major corporations such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM outlined specific measures they will take to ensure that AI systems are developed and deployed responsibly.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss. #featured #trending

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Microsoft reporting for duty with top tier title

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Major Gamepass addition are on the way, with Call of Duty: Black Ops title.

Reports suggest this as the largest addition to the service since its launch, indicating a strategic effort to boost subscription numbers in a challenging market. The decision, likely to be officially announced during the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, reflects a shift in the gaming landscape and Microsoft’s commitment to Game Pass. Despite potential drawbacks such as upsetting existing subscribers and sacrificing direct sales revenue. #Featured #Trending

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