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Google has outlined a code of ethics it will abide by as it develops AI

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai has announced a new set of principles the company will be using as a code of ethics to abide by when developing f(...)

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Google, speaks during the Google I/O Developers Conference in Mountain View, California,  on Tuesday.

Google is overhauling Google News to incorporate a wider array of sources, including magazine articles and videos, as the tech giant rolls out subscri(...)

The Pentagon in Washington. Photograph:Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Thousands of Google employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a letter protesting the company’s involvement in a Pentagon programme(...)

The suspected shooter in an attack carried out at YouTube HQ in San Bruno California has been named in media reports as Nasim Aghdam. Photograph: AP/PA

An Iranian-born woman who blogged about surviving in a world filled with “injustice and diseases” opened fire at YouTube’s California headquarters bec(...)

Cold comfort: cars and vans are mired in heavy traffic ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

In numbers: All the money €32 million Write-off charge recorded by Netflix for “unreleased content we’ve decided not to move forward with” – two epi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting Tim Cook from Apple. “Congratulations on your election!” Cook began his letter of June 16th, 2017

The letters could not be warmer. There are references to notable achievements on both sides, talk of future plans and hopes expressed that they will m(...)

At Google, Sayman will be a product manager for Assistant, a voice-based service built on the search engine’s giant database. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Facebook Inc hired Michael Sayman for an internship when he was 17 years old, and gave him a full-time engineering job at 18. Now, the wunderkind is l(...)

Google has gender-balanced its top team not because of incremental diversity efforts but because chief executive Sundar Pichai decided to appoint six women and seven men to run the business. Photograph: Eric Risberg

Deloitte has started a major debate in diversity circles by ending its women’s network and other affinity groups and starting to focus on . . . men. T(...)

John Stuart Mill: “If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error”.

After almost two decades, perhaps Google’s famous motto, “Don’t be evil,” is due for an update.How about, “Don’t question anything”? Or perhaps, “Don’(...)

Google said James Damore violated its code of conduct and his actions advanced harmful gender stereotypes

Alphabet’s Google cancelled a company-wide meeting on Thursday scheduled to discuss the controversy over a memo opposing diversity policies, the compa(...)

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