Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington on Thursday to meet with lawmakers, the company said today, without providing details other than that Zuckerberg planned to discuss “future internet regulation.” The visit comes as Facebook faces unprecedented regulatory scrutiny, including criticism for how it handles user data, pushback over plans for the digital currency Libra, liability for...
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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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