If Uber and Lyft lose a high-stakes voter-ballot initiative in California this fall that would restore their ability to pay their drivers as contractors rather than as employees, the companies say they will need to come up with an alternative. One such model is to go back to Uber’s roots, called Uber Black. In that model, Uber would take a more hands off approach to overseeing drivers. For...
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Meta, OpenAI Square Off Over Open Source AI
Artificial intelligence leaders and policymakers are divided on a key question: Are cutting-edge AI models too powerful to hand to just anyone? That question has pitted companies such as Meta Platforms, which recently made the code for its conversational AI freely available on the internet, against rivals such as OpenAI that sell proprietary AI like ChatGPT but don’t share the code....
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