AI

Google caves in to employee activism… this time

The Silicon Valley search giant has decided to dissolve the AI ethical council, one week after it was created. It is the latest case when Google bows to employee pressure. It could do with more.

Intel VC arm plugs its disruptive vision

Intel has seemingly learned a lesson from the woes of stumbling giants, announcing it has invested $117 million in ‘disruptive’ start-ups at its annual VC conference.

Google weighs in with its own AI ethics ideas

Seemingly not happy to let the bureaucrats and legislators dictate the ethical landscape of artificial intelligence, Google has launched its own initiative to join the debate.

Drive.ai is on the road towards acquisition

One of the more interesting autonomous vehicle start-ups has reportedly hired investment bank Jefferies to search out a potential buyer for the firm recently valued at $200 million.

Three questions to ask at MWC this week

The sandwiches are stale, the beer is over-priced and the queue for a taxi is a depressing sight, it can only mean one thing; we’re heading back out to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress.

Polls

Should privacy be treated as a right to protect stringently, or a commodity for users to trade for benefits?

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