Google Hires New Personnel Head Amid Rising Worker TensionsGoogle has hired a top executive from pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to oversee its personnel policies amid ongoing tensions with many employees who are upset with the company's policies.
Google CEO Says Company Will Review Abrupt Exit Of AI Scholar Timnit GebruGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai has apologized for how a prominent artificial intelligence researcher's abrupt departure last week has “seeded doubts” in the company heaquartered in Mountain View.
Google AI Researcher Timnit Gebru's Exit Sparks Ethics, Bias ConcernsFuror over Timnit Gebru’s abrupt departure is the latest incident raising questions about whether Google has strayed so far away from its original “Don’t Be Evil” motto that the company now routinely ousts employees who dare to challenge management.
Facebook Wants To Help Build AI That Can Remember Everything For YouOn Friday, Facebook announced new AI research that could help pave the way for a significant change in how artificial intelligence — and some devices that incorporate this technology — functions in our daily lives.
Google Backs Off On Building AI Tools For Oil And Gas ExtractionGoogle says it will no longer build custom artificial intelligence tools for speeding up oil and gas extraction.
Google Claims AI System Can Beat Doctors At Detecting Breast CancerGoogle says it has developed an artificial intelligence system that can detect the presence of breast cancer more accurately than doctors.
Google To Transcribe Some Audio Recordings Of Voice Commands AgainGoogle is restarting a practice in which human contractors listen to and transcribe some voice commands people give to the company's artificial intelligence system, Assistant.
San Francisco Prosecutors To Use AI To Reduce Racial Bias In Criminal Justice SystemIn a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details from police reports and leaves only key facts to govern charging decisions.
Facebook To Use AI To Prevent Painful Reminders About Dead Loved OnesFacebook says it will change the rules for how it deals with profiles of people who have died.
Google Scraps Controversial AI Ethics Council Days After It Was AnnouncedGoogle has shuttered its new artificial intelligence ethics council, a little more than a week after the Mountain View-based company announced it.
First Artificial Intelligence Google Doodle Features BachGoogle is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle.
Google To Give Away $25 Million To Fund Humane AI ProjectsGoogle will give away $25 million to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society.
AI-Powered Hearing Aid Features Language TranslationA company that makes hearing aids in the Bay Area is going to do more than improve hearing; they're using artificial intelligence to help users understand different languages.
Why Is Facebook Keen On Robots? It's Just The Future Of AIFacebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like ways.
Google's Surfer Dude Phone Bot Ready For Real World Debut Google prepares to release Duplex, an AI-assisted assistant that sounds like a California surfer and made a stir in May when CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled it at its Google I/O developer conference.