A chess robot broke its 7-year-old opponent’s finger, Jason Momoa in head-on collision with motorcyclist, Bill Gates gives away $6 billion in a week, Kid Rock fans trash stage after show canceled, and more news.
A chess-playing robot grabbed the finger of its 7-year-old opponent during a tournament in Moscow, holding on and not letting go, and fracturing the digit in the process until four adults could pry the boy loose.
According to officials at the Moscow Open tournament, the boy had hurried the artificial intelligence-powered robot. The machine reached and grabbed for one of the boy’s chess pieces, quickly discarding it from the board, NBC reported. But before the robot arm retracted, the kid tried to make another move quickly, pushing his rook into the same space as the recently removed piece. The robot then moved its mechanical claw back to the board but grabbed the boy’s index finger instead of the chess piece. Four adults rushed over to help the boy, and two of them managed to pry open the claw and release the boy’s hand. After receiving treatment and being placed in a cast, the boy returned to finish the final days of the tournament, the BBC reported.
Actor Jason Momoa was involved in a head-on collision with a motorcyclist on a winding road in the Los Angeles area over the weekend, after the cyclist crossed over into the “Aquaman” star’s lane and struck the front of his Oldsmobile, according to TMZ. The biker had minor injuries after bouncing off Momoa’s windshield and rolling over the vehicle, according to the report, The New York Post reported. Momoa, 42, was not injured.
In less than a week, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has given away $6 billion in his quest to no longer be on the list of the world’s richest people, LADBible reported. Gates recently tweeted: “As I look to the future, I plan to give virtually all of my wealth to the foundation. I will move down and eventually off of the list of the world’s richest people.” In the past week, Gates donated nearly $5.2 billion worth of stock in Canadian National Railway Co to his charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation this week. He also gave away $995 million worth of shares in Deere & Co. to the foundation. Gates has now dropped to the 5th richest person in the world.
After a Kid Rock show at the North Dakota State Fairgrounds concert venue was delayed for roughly 2 hours over weather concerns, then finally canceled altogether at 11 PM. Members of the 18,000-strong audience decided to wreck the place, the New York Post reported. Concertgoers chucked beer cans and other trash at workers, while some stormed the stage.