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Amazon Extends Ban on Selling Facial Recognition to Police

May 18, 2021 · 3:05 PM PDT
Amazon has said it will wait until laws are created to govern the use of facial recognition before resuming sales, but it's unclear when that will happen.

Google I/O: Android Changes, AI Advances

May 18, 2021 · 2:01 PM PDT
Pichai and his deputies laid out a raft of product changes, an Android redesign and AI advancements

Ex-Google Researcher Joins Apple

May 3, 2021 · 1:38 PM PDT
Samy Bengio is joining Apple weeks after he resigned from Google, where he’d worked for 14 years
DataRobot founder and former CEO Jeremy Achin in a screengrab from a company promotional video via YouTube
Anduril co-founder Palmer Luckey. Photo by Bloomberg.

Waymo CEO Steps Down After Five-Plus Years

April 2, 2021 · 3:01 PM PDT
Under John Krafcik, Waymo spun out of Alphabet and raised $3 billion from outside investors.
Photo of AWS CEO Andy Jassy by Bloomberg. Illustration by Mike Sullivan

Tencent, Alibaba Among Chinese Tech Firms Facing Regulators on Deepfakes

March 18, 2021 · 2:58 AM PDT
China's government has been increasing regulatory scrutiny as it reigns in the power of tech giants.

Facebook Once Again in Hot Water Over Content-Moderation

March 11, 2021 · 4:07 PM PST
Facebook's AI research teams have reportedly been more focused on responding to accusations of political bias than with stemming the flow of toxic content.

Senators Probe Amazon on Plan for AI-Cameras In Delivery Vans

March 3, 2021 · 11:18 AM PST
A group of prominent Democratic senators have written to Amazon probing the company’s roll-out of video cameras inside Amazon delivery vans.
Samsara co-founders Sanjit Biswas (left) and John Bicket. Photo provided by Samsara

Startup Otter.ai Raises $50 Million, Hires Chief Marketing Officer

Feb. 25, 2021 · 4:53 PM PST
With work meetings now happening online, Otter.ai has emerged as a popular way for people to document important details.

Google Fires Another Prominent AI Researcher

Feb. 19, 2021 · 4:05 PM PST
Margaret Mitchell, who co-led Google's Ethical AI team, has been terminated after an internal probe found violations of corporate security policies.

Google Appoints New Ethical AI Research Leader

Feb. 18, 2021 · 2:33 PM PST
After an extended period of internal turmoil following the firing of respected AI research leader Timnit Gebru, Google is now trying to right the ship.
Clockwise from top-left: Alicia Boler Davis, Dilip Kumar, Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec and Rohit Prasad. Photos by Bloomberg
A worker at a cell center in South Africa last July. Photo by Bloomberg
A still image from an Amazon instructional video about its new deliver van cameras. Credit: Amazon via Vimeo
Photos by Bloomberg; Shutterstock. Illustration by Mike Sullivan
SoftWear Automation CEO Raj Rajan. Photo provided by the company