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Google fired a prominent AI ethicist, and her former colleagues are up in arms

12.05.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Google just can't help alienating large swaths of its employee base.  More than 1,530 (and counting) Google employees have signed an open letter decrying the company's summary firing of the prominent artificial intelligence expert, Dr. Timnit Ge... ...

Daily Crunch: Google fires co-lead of its Ethical AI team

Google fires a leading researcher, Stripe launches a new banking service and WarnerMedia shakes up the theatrical business model. This is your Daily Crunch for December 3, 2020. The big story: Google fires co-lead of its Ethical AI team Timnit Gebru, a leading researcher in the field of ethics and artificial intelligence, tweeted last night ...

Google Maps will let Android users submit Street View photos from their phones

12.03.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Google Maps Street View has been an engaging time-waster for many years, though it's never been perfect. But, thanks to a new feature, it could get better at capturing obscure roads and paths going forward. In a Thursday blog post, Google revealed a ... ...

Media and Marketing Leaders: It’s Time to Stand Up For Truth

Why “information equity” matters.   An idea has been tugging at me for months now, one I’ve spent countless hours discussing and debating with leaders in marketing, media, and journalism. And as I often do, I’m turning to writing to see if I can push it into more concrete form. I’m literally thinking out loud ...

This Week in Apps: Snapchat clones TikTok, India bans 43 Chinese apps, more data on App Store commission changes

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications, and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People now spend three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, ...

No Google-Fitbit merger without human rights remedies, says Amnesty to EU

Human rights NGO, Amnesty International, has written to the EU’s competition regulator calling for Google’s acquisition of wearable maker Fitbit to be blocked — unless meaningful safeguards can be baked in. The tech giant announced its intent to splash $2.1BN to acquire Fitbit a year ago but has yet to gain regulatory approval for the ...

UK to set up ‘pro-competition’ regulator to put limits on big tech

The UK is moving ahead with a plan to regulate big tech, responding to competition concerns over a ‘winner takes all’ dynamic in digital markets. It will set up a new Digital Market Unit (DMU) to oversee a “pro-competition” regime for Internet platforms — including those funded by online advertising, such as Facebook and Google ...