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February 11, 2019, 12:10 PM

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Will Knight / MIT Technology Review:
Trump to sign American AI Initiative executive order that will prioritize federal funding for AI, create resources for AI researchers, establish standards, more  —  Artificial intelligence may have been invented in the United States, but other nations, including China, Canada, and France …
Wall Street Journal:
Hands-on with AR navigation on Google Maps that the company is testing with Local Guides, a group of power users helping Google improve its Maps experience  —  The coming Google Maps augmented-reality navigation feature will look through your phone's camera to figure out where you are and show you where you are going.
Kate Losse / New Republic:
While tech companies' mission statements claim their work has a higher purpose, CEOs also keep them vague so employees can't use them to make concrete demands  —  Tech workers are using company mission statements to hold their CEOs accountable.  —  Companies in Silicon Valley are wonderfully fond …
Julia Boorstin / CNBC:
Reddit raises $300M Series D at a $3B valuation, with Tencent, Sequoia, a16z, Fidelity among investors, says it has 330M MAUs, half between the age of 18 and 24  —  - CEO Steve Huffman says the company will use the investment to improve Reddit's website and work to take digital ad market share away from Facebook and Google.
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Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
US Army starts deploying FLIR's Black Hornet nano-drones that measure 6.6" across, weigh less than 33 grams, and provide HD photos and live video for soldiers  —  Black Hornets are nano-drones able to perform reconnaissance during combat operations.  —  The US Army aims to give almost …
Times of India:
Indian parliamentary panel summons Twitter CEO to appear before it on February 25 to discuss data privacy and misuse of social media ahead of national elections  —  HIGHLIGHTS  — The committee meeting was scheduled for February 7 but was later postponed to February 11 to allow the Twitter CEO …
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