Google is getting closer to reluctantly taking a seat at the collective-bargaining table with its contractors. A National Labor Relations Board official in Texas on Friday ruled that Google was a joint employer of workers who label videos for Google’s YouTube division. That means Google must negotiate with the workers if they choose to unionize, the ruling said. If Google fails to win an...
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At a catch-up coffee a few weeks ago, a founder friend asked me, “What AI thing should we build?” It was the third time that week a founder had asked me the same question. Generative artificial intelligence is 99% of the buzz in Silicon Valley right now. In just the last few weeks, Open AI released GPT-4, its most advanced language model to date; Google announced AI for the...
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