As Facebook squirmed under the microscope after the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year, Google’s top brass worried about a security bug of their own being exposed and ultimately kept it secret, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. In March, the company learned that Google +, the company’s failed attempt at a social network, gave developers the ability to scoop up user...
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Why the AI Race Is Getting Weird
There comes a point in every major new technology cycle where new alliances form, especially between the incumbents and the younger upstarts nipping at their heels.This is happening at superspeed in artificial intelligence—but the pattern is frankly pretty weird, and I think it points to the fact that AI, in a lot of ways, is going to be different from tech developments before it, like cloud...
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