California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing is investigating how Google treats Black female employees as a result of allegations of discrimination and harassment, Reuters reported Friday . Google reported earlier this year that attrition had increased sharply among a group it referred to as “Black+” women, which includes people who identify with more than one background. Google said...
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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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