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Google’s artificial intelligence chief departs

February 25, 2019

Google’s artificial intelligence guru Li Fei-Fei will be leaving the search giant and returning to her professorship at Stanford, Google Cloud’s CEO Diane Greene announced in a blog post Monday. The respected AI researcher will be replaced by Carnegie Mellon University’s dean of computer science and former Google staffer, Andrew Moore. Greene said Li’s departure was […]

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Google revamps search engine with Discover news feed and activity cards

February 2, 2019

Google on Monday announced new features for its iconic search engine, which turns 20 years old this week.  The goal is to help people as they do longer-term searches, like planning trips, seeking health advice and making employment choices — things that won’t be answered necessarily by one search query. One new feature is called […]

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Education, housing are ‘broken,’ says Chan Zuckerberg’s Priscilla Chan

December 8, 2018

Priscilla Chan says she got lucky. She had the resources to get to Harvard and later become a doctor.  ‘I went through K-12 in public school, where my only direction from my family was ‘work hard, you’ll do well,’ and there wasn’t much more detail,’ Chan said while speaking at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco […]

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Google walkout: Workers worldwide protest handling of sexual harassment cases

November 18, 2018

Google employees walked out of the company’s offices around the world on Thursday in protest of the search giant’s handling of sexual harassment claims — specifically at the executive level. The walkout began around 11 a.m. local time in Tokyo. Other offices including Singapore, Dublin, London, Berlin, Zurich and New York followed suit at 11 a.m. […]

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CES 2019: The schedule so far

October 1, 2018

CES 2019, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, has a show floor that spans at least three venues and runs from Tuesday, Jan. 8 through Friday, Jan. 11 with keynotes, events and announcements all day and night. However, the conference actually gets rolling on Sunday, Jan. 6 before the show floors even open, […]

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Facebook shares progress on civil rights audit: ‘We need to do more’

September 2, 2018

Facebook has released a progress report on its civil rights audit, which shows it’s made some significant changes like strengthening efforts to fight voter suppression and cracking down on fake accounts seeking to influence political views. The social network unveiled on Tuesday the results of the first six months of the audit (PDF), which it launched in […]

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UK watchdog shows how political parties exploit Facebook, personal data

August 28, 2018

The UK’s official data protection watchdog has concluded an almost 18-month investigation into how political campaigns use online personal data to target voters, and it isn’t letting the various players off easy. In a 112-page report on the investigation, released Tuesday, the British Information Commissioner’s Office detailed how political campaigns have been buying marketing lists […]

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US Centers for Disease Control to study e-scooter accidents

August 2, 2018

As more people fall victim to e-scooter accidents, specialists from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are heading to Austin, Texas, to study the incidents and see what can be done. According to a slide deck by Austin’s transportation department, the department is partnering with Austin Public Health to bring three CDC epidemiologists […]

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Elon Musk readies Starship for interplanetary trip

April 22, 2018

  Elon Musk has had a change of mind about what he wants to call the spaceship the first SpaceX private moon passenger will travel in. The SpaceX founder announced his decision to rename the BFR to Starship on Twitter late Monday. Renaming BFR to Starship — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 20, 2018 In a […]

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US reportedly to seek extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

April 21, 2018

The US will formally request the extradition of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou from Canada, according to a Monday report. Canada’s ambassador to the US, David MacNaughton, discussed the impending request with the Toronto-based Globe and Mail but didn’t say when it’ll happen. The deadline for filing is Jan. 30 — 60 days after Meng’s Dec. […]

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