More from Matt O'Brien
AI's Role in Virus Outbreak Detection
In the final days of 2019, an AI system in Boston sent out the first global alert about a new viral outbreak in China.
Feb 20th, 2020
Amazon Sues Over Lost $10B Contract
The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing project to Microsoft in October.
Feb 11th, 2020
White House Proposes Regulating AI
But the vagueness of the principles announced by the White House is unlikely to satisfy AI watchdogs.
Jan 8th, 2020
Race, Gender Affect Face-Scanning
The report suggests higher error rates for women, the youngest and oldest people, and for certain racial groups.
Dec 20th, 2019
Amazon Suit Cites Trump's 'Improper Pressure'
Amazon argues in a lawsuit unsealed Monday that the decision should be revisited because of “substantial and pervasive errors" and Trump's interference.
Dec 9th, 2019
Tech Titans' AI Concerns
'Ethical AI' has become a buzz word for addressing bias in facial recognition, anxieties about job losses to the technology, and its use by law enforcement.
Nov 19th, 2019
Google Touts Quantum Computing Milestone
They say an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands of years.
Oct 23rd, 2019
Despite Eco Pledges, Big Tech Wants Big Oil
Microsoft and other tech giants have been competing with one another to strike lucrative partnerships with ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP and other energy firms.
Oct 2nd, 2019
AI Surveillance Expanding Worldwide
At least 75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition.
Sep 18th, 2019
Microsoft Growth Beats Expectations
This sector of the business helped contribute to quarterly profits of over $13 billion.
Jul 19th, 2019
Congress Grills Big Tech
Lawmakers are trying to determine if their business practices run afoul of century-old laws originally designed to combat railroad and oil monopolies.
Jul 17th, 2019
Amazon, Microsoft Battle Over 'War Cloud'
The $10B contract covers a computing project that will store and process classified data, and enable the military to speed up its use of AI.
Jul 9th, 2019