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How a quest to build ethical AI detonated a battle inside Google

  • Since Dr. Timnit Gebru announced she had been pushed out of Google, tensions inside have flared.
  • CEO Sundar Pichai wants AI to be regulated, but it’s unknown whether Google can police its own work.
  • Some employees are questioning their future at the company, but big tech largely funds the field of ethical AI research.
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In 2018, while doing her postdoc at Microsoft Research, Dr. Timnit Gebru co-authored what has become a widely cited study revealing how facial recognition technology was less accurate at identifying women and people of color.

A few months later,

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Protecting Employees Doesn’t Have to Sacrifice Data Privacy

By Otavio Freire

During the pandemic, employees have been targeted by bad actors like never before. To properly protect their employees, companies need to implement security tools that offer visibility and monitoring. However, employees will resist or avoid any oversight that feels like a breach of privacy. How can enterprises strike the balance of protecting their workforce without infringing on employees’ data privacy?

Protecting employees from cyber attacks was a major challenge before COVID-19. However, since the pandemic began, things have got steadily worse. As ZDNet said it in its 2020 roundup, COVID-19 has delivered an “extraordinary array of

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Nokia profit dips as it sees challenges in US market for 5G

HELSINKI (AP) — The Finnish telecommunications networks provider Nokia on Thursday reported a smaller than expected drop in profit in the fourth-quarter while it acknowledged it was facing some challenges in the race for 5G networks, particularly in the North American market.

The company based in Espoo, Finland, saw net profit for the October-December period drop 1% to 811 million euros ($973 million). Sales were down 5% to 6.6 billion euros.

CEO Pekka Lundmark, who took over the role in August, described the fourth quarter result as “solid” but warned that the current year wouldn’t be easy for Nokia.

“We

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Klobuchar unveils sweeping antitrust bill, laying out her vision as new subcommittee chair

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled, “Breaking the News: Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election,” on Facebook and Twitter’s content moderation practices, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 17, 2020.

Hannah McKay | Reuters

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., unveiled a sweeping antitrust reform bill on Thursday, setting a tough tone in her new role as chair of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust.

Klobuchar has been a frequent critic of what she and other lawmakers have viewed as lax enforcement of existing antitrust laws and has called for strong measures against some

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Ant Group Rises From The Ashes

Ant Group will become a financial holding company, which could lead to the approval of an IPO. Alibaba’s
BABA
Hong Kong listing reversed from a -4.92% loss in the last half hour of trading on the news. We delve into

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Chinese arrest of video pirates triggers outcry from “Friends” fans

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese police said on Tuesday they have arrested 14 people who ran video portal YYeTs.com, which pirated foreign movies and television shows like “Friends”, triggering an outcry on social media from people lamenting the loss of the programmes.

Police in the financial hub of Shanghai said they arrested the people on charges of intellectual property infringement, adding that the website hosted more than 20,000 pieces of pirated content and had more than 8 million registered users.

The suspects made more than 16 million yuan over an unspecified period from member fees and advertisement revenue generated by the

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