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February 11, 2019, 12:30 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 …
South China Morning Post:
IDC: Apple's Q4 smartphone shipments in China fell 19.9% YoY and Xiaomi fell 34.9% but Huawei shipments grew 23.3%  —  Huawei racks up 23 per cent gain in shipments in fourth quarter against 9.7 per cent slump in industry shipments.
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
Current and former contractors employed by Apex Systems to work at an Apple “black site” talk about living in fear of terminations, inadequate facilities, more  —  Apple's new campus in Cupertino, California, is a symbol of how the company views itself as an employer …
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google announces the general availability of an API for Google Docs task automation  —  Google today announced the general availability of a new API for Google Docs that will allow developers to automate many of the tasks that users typically do manually in the company's online office suite.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Uber releases Ludwig, an open source AI toolbox built on top of TensorFlow that allows users to train and test AI models without having to write code  —  Want to dive earnestly into artificial intelligence (AI) development, but find the programming piece of it intimidating?  Not to worry — Uber has your back.
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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