U.S. officials have allowed Google to connect a new high-speed transpacific internet cable to Taiwan, but not Hong Kong, saying that linking to the Chinese territory posed a national security risk. The U.S. government’s decision that connecting to Hong Kong, which is part of China, posed a potential national security risk could threaten other big projects, such as a fiber-optic line connecting...
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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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