Saturday, November 23, 2019
Should AI Researchers Get Special Access to Visas?

Should AI Researchers Get Special Access to Visas?

Last year the annual artificial intelligence conference NeurIPS invited 230 researchers from Africa to attend a "Black in AI" workshop in Montreal. It was a great opportunity to bring some...
Cambridge Analytica, Whistle-Blowers, and Tech's Dark Appeal

Cambridge Analytica, Whistle-Blowers, and Tech’s Dark Appeal

We’re in a whistle-blower moment. An administration truth-teller has helped ignite an impeachment investigation. Another whistle is allegedly perched on the lips of someone at the IRS, who might...
Opinion: China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance

Opinion: China is Pushing Toward Global Blockchain Dominance

In a speech late last month, Chinese leader Xi Jinping declared blockchain “an important breakthrough,” and promised that China would “seize the opportunity.” He detailed the ways the Chinese government...
Taskforce seals off Chinese firm for alleged forgery

Taskforce seals off Chinese firm for alleged forgery

A Chinese company operating in Nigeria has been sealed off...
In California, Gig Workers Are About to Become Employees

In California, Gig Workers Are About to Become Employees

A bill passed by California lawmakers Wednesday could put guardrails on the gig economy and its reliance on “independent contractors.” The legislation, Assembly Bill 5, may reshape the way some...
Cities Examine Proper—and Improper—Uses of Facial Recognition

Cities Examine Proper—and Improper—Uses of Facial Recognition

When longtime resident Christina Zhang tried to enter her apartment building in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood Saturday afternoon, she found herself enacting an all-too-familiar routine. The door wouldn’t open,...
No One's Happy With YouTube's Content Moderation Policies

No One’s Happy With YouTube’s Content Moderation Policies

Strange times make for strange bedfellows. So it is in 2019 when conservative nonprofit Prager University finds itself allied with a group of left-leaning LGBTQ+ YouTubers. The common denominator? Both...
Hong Kong Is the Latest Tripwire for Tech Firms in China

Hong Kong Is the Latest Tripwire for Tech Firms in China

Over the past decade, China has embraced US sports and high-tech products like iPhones and Teslas, and US businesses granted access to China’s domestic market have benefited from a huge...
Report: The Government and Tech Need to Cooperate on AI

Report: The Government and Tech Need to Cooperate on AI

America’s national security depends on the government getting access to the artificial intelligence breakthroughs made by the technology industry.So says a report submitted to Congress on Monday by the National...
Ecobank Transnational gets new major shareholder

Ecobank Transnational gets new major shareholder

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) announces that IFC and the funds managed by the IFC Asset Management Company (AMC) have completed the sale of their c.14.1 per cent stake in ETI...

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