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Advantages of connected cars come with cybersecurity risks

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The internet connectivity built into most new vehicles enables all sorts of conveniences — news, entertainment, weather and even over-the-air software updates from the manufacturer. The downside: Connected cars are incredibly easy to hack.

The big picture: With 16 million new cars and trucks sold every year in the U.S., these cybersecurity risks are already extensive and will only grow as the push toward autonomous vehicles continues.

Samsung to invest $22 billion in AI, 5G through 2021

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Samsung Electronics announced it will invest $22 billion into artificial intelligence, 5G cellular technology and auto tech through 2021, per The Wall Street Journal.

Why it matters: With the move, the company is set to move beyond its traditional consumer electronics base by strategically turning its gaze to the technologies of the future, creating 40,000 jobs in the process.