Chinese search giant Baidu said it has obtained the permits to offer fully driverless robotaxi services that collect fares in two major Chinese cities. Baidu is the first company to win approval to operate such a service in China with no human safety drivers inside the autonomous cars, the company said in a statement Monday. In Chongqing and Wuhan, two of China’s biggest cities, Baidu will...
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Amazon’s Anthropic Deal Signals Cloud Sector Turbulence
You know the cloud industry is in upheaval when industry leader Amazon Web Services has to copy a tactic used by its smaller rivals to compete more effectively. The Amazon unit’s decision on Monday to invest up to $4 billion in AI startup Anthropic, as part of a broader deal in which AWS becomes the startup’s “primary cloud provider,” looks a lot like the type of equity-for-business deals AWS...
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