Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

Why Amazon’s HQ2 Search Backfired

November 14th, 2018
Amazon’s year-long pursuit of new office space highlighted just how much billion-dollar companies can get from taxpayers.

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This US Firm Wants to Help Build China’s Surveillance State

November 14th, 2018
The owner of Bikini.com is using open source software to create artificial-intelligence image-recognition systems for Chinese companies and authorities.

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Juul Pledges Big Changes, but the Impact May Be Small

November 14th, 2018
The e-cigarette maker says it will discontinue some flavors at retail outlets and shut down social media accounts ahead of an expected FDA crackdown.

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Facing UK Regulation, Big Tech Sends a Lobbyist to London

November 14th, 2018
The Internet Association is taking its case to Whitehall, where members like Facebook, Twitter, and Google face increasing scrutiny.

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Amazon’s HQ2 Hunger Games Are Over, and Jeff Bezos Won

November 13th, 2018
After 238 cities vied to be home to Amazon's new "headquarters," the company chose the obvious: New York City and Arlington, Virginia.

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If You Drive in Los Angeles, Palantir and LAPD Are Watching

November 13th, 2018
Records show police agencies tap license-plate readers hundreds of thousands of times a year.

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How Fei-Fei Li Will Make Artificial Intelligence Better for Humanity

November 13th, 2018
AI has a problem: The biases of its creators are getting hard-coded into its future. Fei-Fei Li has a plan to fix that—by rebooting the field she helped invent.

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How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense

November 13th, 2018
We’ve spent years teaching neural nets to think like human brains. They’re crazy-smart, but what if we’ve been doing it all wrong?

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How Google and Amazon Got So Big Without Being Regulated

November 13th, 2018
Internet companies used to grow big and die—fast. But now a few of them are huge and entrenched, because regulators didn't foresee their dominance.

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DIY Tinkerers Harness the Power of Artificial Intelligence

November 13th, 2018
The age of homebrew AI may not be all sweetness and light. Nor will it be all darkness and porn. Meet some of the pioneers showing what happens when the masses can teach computers new tricks.

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