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A 30-metre-high dam across Ukraine’s Dnieper river was blown up this morning, flooding territory held by both Moscow and Kyiv. The two sides have blamed each other for the explosions at Kakhovka, in the southern Kherson region – with Ukraine thought to be launching a major counter-offensive, the deluge will complicate any plans for an amphibious assault. AI systems could be powerful enough to “kill many humans” within two years, the UK government’s advisor on the technology, Matt Clifford, tells TalkTV. Countries need to work on cross-border regulation, he says, to mitigate this “existential risk”. Apple is upgrading its autocorrect feature to let people swear more easily. The updated software will recognise words that iPhone users repeat, and therefore stop correcting one common expletive to “ducking”.