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What Really Happened When Google Ousted Timnit Gebru
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What Really Happened When Google Ousted Timnit Gebru

In April 1998, two Stanford grad students named Larry Page and Sergey Brin presented an algorithm called PageRank at a conference in Australia. A month later, war broke out between Ethiopia and Eritrea, setting off…

Black and Queer AI Groups Say They’ll Spurn Google Funding
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Black and Queer AI Groups Say They’ll Spurn Google Funding

Three groups focused on increasing diversity in artificial intelligence say they will no longer take funding from Google. In a joint statement released Monday, Black in AI, Queer in AI, and Widening NLP said they…

Now for AI’s Latest Trick: Writing Computer Code
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Now for AI’s Latest Trick: Writing Computer Code

It can take years to learn how to write computer code well. SourceAI, a Paris startup, thinks programming shouldn’t be such a big deal.The company is fine-tuning a tool that uses artificial intelligence to write…

Microsoft Makes a $16 Billion Entry Into Health Care AI
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Microsoft Makes a $16 Billion Entry Into Health Care AI

When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke to investors Monday about his company’s plan to acquire speech-recognition specialist Nuance for $16 billion, he emphasized the importance of artificial intelligence in health care.Nuance’s software listens to doctor-patient…