TikTok said it will feature a guide to the U.S. November elections, a sharp reversal for a platform that has long tried to distance itself from political content. In a company blog post , TikTok’s head of public policy Michael Beckerman said the new elections hub will show information, including how to vote in every U.S. state, from the National Association of Secretaries of State,...
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Chatbot Startup Character Seeks $250 Million, Testing Investor Appetite for AI
Character, an AI chatbot startup founded by two former Google researchers, has told investors it wants to raise as much as $250 million in new funding, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The pitch will test investors’ appetite for machine-learning startups as Microsoft’s multibillion-dollar deal with OpenAI casts a halo over the sector. A funding round of...
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