Cédric O, the French digital affairs minister, says taxes are just a start; future moves could ban acquisitions or make companies share data with rivals.
Artificial intelligence enables more realistic—but fictitious—images and sounds. Researchers are racing to develop better detection tools.
The Vermont senator and presidential candidate proposed a $150 billion plan to expand broadband, including regulating rates for internet service.
Everything you need to know about what an influencer is, the history of influencers, the difference between influencers and celebrities, and more.
Research lab Ink & Switch wants to harness the benefits of productivity and communication without forcing users to give up control of their data.
With Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping back (again\!), Google CEO Sundar Pichai is now in charge of Alphabet—and its dysfunction.
As sensors connected to artificial intelligence proliferate, machines will see right through our poker face.
The home-sharing service is adopting a more conciliatory tone with local regulators ahead of an expected initial public offering next year.
Jerome Pesenti is encouraged by progress in artificial intelligence, but sees the limits of the current approach to deep learning.
Google chief Sundar Pichai is now also the CEO of Alphabet, but Page and Brin aren’t totally out of the picture.
Google says it’s against company policies for advertisers to make false claims, but when it comes to politicians, not all lies are created equal.
A study found that the formula discriminated against black people by counting health care costs as an indicator of illness.
The offensive items appear to be the byproduct of an increasingly automated ecommerce landscape.
La Jolla, Calif.-based Fulcrum, a job placement company for technical projects, has raised $1 million in a seed round of funding from the local technology investment firm Greatscale Ventures along with several private co-investors, the company said. The company has what it calls a fully compliant service for hiring freelancers onto technical projects that had […]
The company’s AWS unit will allow customers to tap quantum machines from three startups. The offering follows a similar service from Microsoft.
Sophia Xueqin Huang, a journalist who has covered the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong has been detained since October on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.”
I procrastinate. I get distracted. This San Francisco startup wants to help me (and everyone else) by coaching its clients through their to-do lists.
In China, ubiquitous cameras surveil restive minorities. In the US, algorithms determine whether people get locked up.
Artificial intelligence algorithms are creating portraits, movies, and music, though the results are often … mechanical.
As the year winds down without any federal online privacy law to show for it, Senate Democrats introduce new legislation and a set of “privacy principles.”
A podcast series examines AI and its influence on humans.
When an ad exec snagged a key election domain, he shared the news with just one other person: ex-White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci.
Elon Musk isn’t the only one capitalizing on the Cybertruck’s popularity.
Google and Facebook are backers of the Contract for the Web, which lists privacy as a core principle. But the companies continue to slurp up user data.
Coders face their own version of update hell. Users of an old version of the popular Python language face a reckoning at the end of the year.
Researchers show how AI programs can be sabotaged by even subtle tweaks to the data used to train them.
The company told House investigators that it ‘gates’ its own private-label products. Here’s why that matters.
Honey’s value may be in its mobile app, which solved a problem retailers have struggled with for years—and could give PayPal an edge.
GPT-2 was once considered “too dangerous” to make public. Now it’s taking on National Novel Writing Month.
A group of 200 Googlers gathered outside the company’s San Francisco office Friday as tensions between management and employee activists show no sign of letting up.