AI

Platform Industry: Google News

Google fires second AI ethics leader as dispute grows

Google fired staff scientist Margaret Mitchell, a move that fanned company divisions on academic freedom and diversity that were on display since its December dismissal of AI ethic...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google phone cameras will read heart, breathing rates with AI

Cameras on Google’s smartphones will be able to measure heart and breathing rates starting from next month, in one of the first applications of the groups artificial intellig...

Amazon Delivery

Amazon plans AI-powered cameras in vans to improve safety

Amazon has revealed plans to install video cameras utilising AI technology in delivery vans, a move that the online marketplace says would improve safety of both drivers and the cu...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google engineers resign over firing of AI ethics researcher

An engineering director and a software developer have quit Google over the dismissal of artificial intelligence researcher Timnit Gebru, a sign of the ongoing conflicts at the sear...

Platform News: Google

Google told its scientists to ‘strike a positive tone’ in AI research

Google this year moved to tighten control over its scientists’ papers by launching a “sensitive topics” review, and in at least three cases requested authors refr...

Platform News: President Donald J Trump

Trump signs order on principles for U.S. government AI use

The current US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order setting guidance for federal agency use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making.

Platform News: Cloud Computing giant AWS Amazon

Intel’s Habana starts to chip away at Nvidia in cloud with AWS deal

Intel Corp’s Habana Labs business said it might take the time to acquire market share from Nvidia in cloud and information centre computing but its deal this week using AWS w...

Platform News: IBM logo

IBM to break up 109-year old company to focus on cloud growth

IBM is splitting itself into two public companies, capping a years-long campaign by the world’s very first huge computing firm to diversify away from its heritage businesses ...

Platform Economy: TikTok and US politics

TikTok’s promise of 25,000 new US jobs sets lofty goal

Even as dealmakers bicker over who will really own TikTok Global, another query arose after President Donald Trump agreed over the weekend to maintain the exceptionally popular vid...

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Baidu and investors in talks to raise $2 billion for biotech start-up

Chinese tech giant Baidu is in discussions with investors to raise up to $2 billion over three years for a biotech start-up, which may use artificial intelligence technology to det...

Japan AI

Japan looks to AI as coronavirus challenges go-and-see quality control mantra

At a mill south of Japan’s Toyota City, robots have started sharing the work of quality-control inspectors, since the pandemic accelerates a change from Toyota’s vaunte...

Platform Industry: Tesla's Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s Neuralink puts computer chips in pigs brains

Elon Musk’s neuroscience start-up Neuralink has introduced a pig called Gertrude who has had a coin-sized keyboard in its own mind for fourteen years, displaying a first step...

Platform Economy: Quantum Computing at the heart of innovation

US to spend $625 million in five quantum research hubs

The US Department of Energy has said that it will provide $625 million over the next five years for five recently formed quantum information research hubs as it tries to keep ahead...

Platform News: Apple logo

Chinese AI company files $1.4 billion lawsuit against Apple

Chinese artificial intelligence firm Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology, also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging it has infringed on its pate...