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Read the fiery letter Google employees sent to their boss over its Pentagon project

Thousands of Google employees are demanding that the company pull out of a controversial AI project that would help the Pentagon identify video images and possibly improve the U.S. military’s use of drone strikes. In a letter signed by some 3,100 Googlers, including senior-level engineers, employees said the project—called Project Maven—flies in the face of … Continue reading “Read the fiery letter Google employees sent to their boss over its Pentagon project”

Read the fiery letter Google employees sent to their boss over its Pentagon project
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Facebook’s LeCun to be chief AI scientist, ex-Watson exec will lead AI efforts—updated

Yann LeCun, the superstar researcher who’s been at the helm of Facebook’s artificial intelligence efforts since 2013, has been named the company’s chief AI scientist, and will “be responsible for ensuring the group retains its unique culture, focused on open research and true scientific advancement,” said CTO Mike Schroepfer in a post last night. Schroepfer … Continue reading “Facebook’s LeCun to be chief AI scientist, ex-Watson exec will lead AI efforts—updated”

Facebook’s LeCun to be chief AI scientist, ex-Watson exec will lead AI efforts—updated
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