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Google AI engineer put on leave for violating privacy policy

Blake Lemoine, a senior software engineer in Google’s Responsible AI organization, has been put on administrative leave amidst a flurry of controversy. He has been vocal about his thoughts that the company’s LaMDA AI is, in his words, “a person”, with whom he conducted an interview in which it explained why it should be considered […]

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Hashtag Trending June 7 – Taiwan chip restrictions; engineer sues Amazon for WFH costs; Ford wants to sell EVs online

Taiwan places harsh chip export restrictions on Russia and Belarus, a software engineer is suing Amazon for work-from-home costs, and Ford wants to move all EV sales online.

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Hashtag Trending May 26 – Tesla stock price drop; new Google image AI; California bill lets parents sue social-media platforms

Tesla’s stock price drops to an  11-month low, Google showcases a photorealistic image generator that uses text inputs, and a new California bill could let parents sue social media companies.   That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, May 26, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara. Tesla […]

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Google I/O 2022: Big features coming to Google Workspace

As usual, Google I/O didn’t disappoint. The company announced a whole host of new devices, including the Google Pixel 7 smartphones and the Pixel Watch. And for productivity, it has prepared a plethora of improvements to its Workspace tools. Don’t have time? Watch the keynote in under 12 minutes Automated summaries for Docs and Spaces […]

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Coffee Briefing May 17, 2022 – Cradlepoint extends cellular Intelligence capabilities; Canadian students win nine international STEM awards; new tech training programs for underserved Canadians; and more

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Hashtag Trending April 28 – Twitch cut streamer pay; Apple hides old apps; Tesla stock woes

Amazon’s Twitch streaming platform is considering cutting streamer’s pay to increase profits, Apple wants to hide apps that have not been updated, and Tesla stocks suffer after the Twitter purchase.   That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, April 28, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara. Twitch, […]

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Hashtag Trending April 7 – Google Maps to show tolls; Pinterest combat climate misinformation; new social engineering attack

Files from Tom Li Google Maps to show toll fees, Pinterest bans misinformation on climate change; BlackBerry is warning people of a new type of social engineering attack. That’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending. It’s Thursday, April 7th, and I’m your host, Samira Balsara.   Google maps will […]

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Canadian government to introduce law compelling big tech to pay for news

Canada’s federal government introduced a law on Tuesday to mandate tech giants to pay news publishers for using their content on their various platforms. The Online News Act, or House of Commons bill C-18, would oblige ubiquitous technology companies such as Google and Facebook, as well as other online platforms that reproduce or share news […]

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