U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday pressed executives at Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on the potential harm their algorithms cause to public discourse and society, from spreading medical misinformation to stoking political divisions. The session was the latest in a series of Capitol Hill hearings featuring aspects of big technology companies’ business practices, from app store policies to content...
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Microsoft CEO Says AI ‘Vicious Cycle’ Will Boost Google; Meta and OpenAI’s Other Rivalry
CEOs often speak from both sides of their mouth, depending on who their audience is. On Monday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella painted a scary picture of how Google could multiply its power in the age of artificial intelligence. His doom and gloom comments, made before a federal judge in Washington, contrasted with an upbeat Nadella from February who said that Microsoft’s Bing search—then being...
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