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Bloomberg:
How Quanergy Systems, which makes lidar for autonomous cars, has failed to deliver after raising $160M and hitting a peak valuation of over $1.6B   —  Quanergy Systems Inc. found itself in the center of a sudden frenzy over self-driving cars in 2014.  It makes lidar, which bounces lasers off objects …
Aug 14, 2018, 3:30 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Inside Waymo's self-driving efforts in Phoenix and its partnership with the city's metro authority as it readies a pilot to connect people to public transit   —  For the past year, Kyla Jackson has been one of the only teenagers in the world who gets a ride to high school from a robot.
Jul 31, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
A look at how Google treats its contract workers, some of whom write code, recruit staff, and manage teams, yet don't have access to the firm's celebrated perks   —  About half of Google's workers are contractors who don't receive the same benefits as direct employees
Jul 26, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources give more details on Google's Fuchsia OS, which now has 100+ engineers working on it and aims to underpin all Google's gadgets from IoT to Pixel   —  - More than 100 engineers are working on skunkworks Fuchsia OS  — New software could replace current systems in next five years
Jul 19, 2018, 10:50 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff rejects employee petition to cut ties with US Customs and Border Protection, says its software isn't part of agency's border policy   —  - CEO says company products not used in family separation policy  — Benioff responds to employees' letter to revisit contract
Jun 27, 2018, 7:45 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: influential Google engineers refusing to work on an “air gap”, needed for military contracts, led to wider resistance to military contracts at Google   —  Earlier this year, a group of influential software engineers in Google's cloud division surprised their superiors …
Jun 21, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
How advances from Google's Medical Brain team, which is building AI tools to predict disease symptoms, risk of death, more, could help it break into healthcare   —  AI advances by the ‘Medical Brain’ team could help the internet giant finally break into the health-care business
Jun 18, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
rideOS raises $9M Series A led by Sequoia for its real-time routing and dispatch software for fleets of autonomous cars   —  A slew of companies have sprung up to make the smarts, sensors and other integral systems for self-driving cars.  Here comes one to tell these cars where to go.
Jun 15, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
After unease from staff, Google lays out seven principles for AI use and says it won't use AI in cases that cause “overall harm” like weapons or surveillance   —  - CEO releases AI principles after Project Maven employee revolt  — Ethics charter forbids surveillance in some situations
Jun 7, 2018, 3:50 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Source: Google edited some Duplex calls used in demo to protect identity of businesses involved; one restaurant in the demo may have been identified by Mashable   —  - Company is said to tell staff that robo-caller will ID itself  — Duplex demo at company's I/O conference caused a firestorm
May 19, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context

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