Harry Shum, Microsoft’s former head of artificial intelligence, has joined Silicon Valley-based mobile news startup News Break as chairman of the board. Shum, who left Microsoft in February after 23 years but continues to work with the company as a visiting researcher, is one of the highest-profile AI executives on the market. His appointment could help News Break, which develops a mobile...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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