Among the errors Elon Musk made on Twitter last year was calling a British man a “pedo guy"—a slur implying the man was a pedophile. “Bet ya a signed dollar it’s true,” Musk added. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO may have to sign away lots of dollars if he loses a defamation trial in Los Angeles federal court in which a jury will determine whether he acted with negligence in writing the tweet. If the...
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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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