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Google AI scientist Bengio resigns after colleagues' firings: email

Google AI scientist Bengio resigns after colleagues' firings: email

By , (Reuters) - Google research manager Samy Bengio said on Tuesday he was resigning, according to an internal email seen by Reuters, in a blow to the Alphabet Inc unit after the firings of his colleagues who questioned paper review and diversity practices.Though at least two Google engineers had earlier resigned to protest the dismissal of artificial intelligence (AI) researcher Timnit Gebru, Bengio is the highest-profile employee yet to depart.Google confirmed Bengio’s resignation and his email. Bengio did not respond to requests for comment. Bloomberg earlier reported the news.A...

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Lawsuit accuses Amazon of 'systemic' racism in corporate offices

Lawsuit accuses Amazon of 'systemic' racism in corporate offices

By , (Reuters) - A manager at Amazon.com Inc sued the online retailer for discrimination on Monday, saying it hires Black people for lower positions and promotes them more slowly than white workers, and that she was subjected to harassment.The lawsuit from Charlotte Newman, a business development head at Amazon Web Services who is Black, said the company suffers from a “systemic pattern of insurmountable discrimination,” despite its pledge to fight racism and statements of solidarity from Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos.Seattle-based Amazon said it was investigating the claims. It said...

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Exclusive: Google pledges changes to research oversight after internal revolt

Exclusive: Google pledges changes to research oversight after internal revolt

By , (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google will change procedures before July for reviewing its scientists’ work, according to a town hall recording heard by Reuters, part of an effort to quell internal tumult over the integrity of its artificial intelligence (AI) research.In remarks at a staff meeting last Friday, Google Research executives said they were working to regain trust after the company ousted two prominent women and rejected their work, according to an hour-long recording, the content of which was confirmed by two sources.Teams are already trialing a questionnaire that will assess...

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Jeffrey Dastin
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Two Google engineers resign over firing of AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru

Two Google engineers resign over firing of AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru

By , SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An engineering director and a software developer have quit Alphabet Inc’s Google over the dismissal of AI researcher Timnit Gebru, a sign of the ongoing conflicts at the search giant over diversity and ethics.David Baker, a director focused on user safety, left Google last month after 16 years because Gebru’s exit “extinguished my desire to continue as a Googler,” he said in a letter seen by Reuters. Baker added, “We cannot say we believe in diversity, and then ignore the conspicuous absence of many voices from within our walls.”Software engineer Vinesh Kannan...

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Jeffrey Dastin
Feb 4
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Online merchants linked to QAnon down, but not out, following platform bans

Online merchants linked to QAnon down, but not out, following platform bans

By , , (Reuters) - Since last year, entrepreneur Dustin Krieger has faced bans by an expanding list of big tech companies: four blocked PayPal accounts, half a dozen Twitter deactivations, de-listed merchandise by Shopify and most recently Amazon’s removal of his widely reviewed book promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory.But he’s not giving up.“We’ll maintain our own presence everywhere we are allowed,” Krieger, president of a Wyoming-registered company, told Reuters.Technology firms including Amazon.com Inc, eBay Inc, and PayPal Holdings Inc, which have taken action against businesses...

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U.S. commission cites 'moral imperative' to explore AI weapons

U.S. commission cites 'moral imperative' to explore AI weapons

By , (Reuters) - The United States should not agree to ban the use or development of autonomous weapons powered by artificial intelligence (AI) software, a government-appointed panel said in a draft report for Congress.The panel, led by former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, on Tuesday concluded two days of public discussion about how the world’s biggest military power should consider AI for national security and technological advancement.Its Vice Chairman Robert Work, a former deputy secretary of defense, said autonomous weapons are expected to make fewer mistakes than humans do in...

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Jan 26
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Amazon union election to start in February, U.S. labor board says

Amazon union election to start in February, U.S. labor board says

By (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc’s first U.S. union election since 2014 is scheduled to begin with the mailing of ballots in early February and a vote count starting March 30, a U.S. labor board official said in a filing on Friday.Slideshow The announcement brings employees at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, a step closer to deciding whether to join part of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). A “yes” vote would mark the first-ever for a U.S. Amazon facility.Unions have had greater success organizing at Amazon elsewhere, such as in France, where they...

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Jeffrey Dastin
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Google told its scientists to 'strike a positive tone' in AI research - documents

Google told its scientists to 'strike a positive tone' in AI research - documents

By , OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google this year moved to tighten control over its scientists’ papers by launching a “sensitive topics” review, and in at least three cases requested authors refrain from casting its technology in a negative light, according to internal communications and interviews with researchers involved in the work.Google’s new review procedure asks that researchers consult with legal, policy and public relations teams before pursuing topics such as face and sentiment analysis and categorizations of race, gender or political affiliation, according to...

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Rite Aid deployed facial recognition systems in hundreds of U.S. stores

Rite Aid deployed facial recognition systems in hundreds of U.S. stores

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsOver about eight years, the American drugstore chain quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the United States, in one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country, a Reuters investigation found.In the hearts of New York and metro Los Angeles, Rite Aid deployed the technology in largely lower-income, non-white neighborhoods, according to a Reuters analysis. And for more than a year, the retailer used state-of-the-art facial recognition technology from a company with links to China and its authoritarian...

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Special Report: Rite Aid deployed facial recognition systems in hundreds of U.S. stores

Special Report: Rite Aid deployed facial recognition systems in hundreds of U.S. stores

United States (Reuters) - Over about eight years, the American drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the United States, in one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country, a Reuters investigation found. In the hearts of New York and metro Los Angeles, Rite Aid deployed the technology in largely lower-income, non-white neighbourhoods, according to a Reuters analysis. And for more than a year, the retailer used state-of-the-art facial recognition technology from a company with links to China and its...

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Jul 28
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