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Google’s AI saga blows up, fires yet another Ai researcher

While the storm over the abrupt removal of Timnit Gebru had barely calmed down, Google has now fired the co-lead of its Artificial Intelligence team Margaret Mitchell. Mitchell announced the news on her personal Twitter handle while Google has also confirmed the news to prominent news portal. Surprisingly, this development comes barely 24 hours after Google found a replacement for Timnit Gebru.

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Uber has been dealt a major blow in UK

Uber has lost a major battle in the U.K after the Supreme Court upheld the decision that Uber drivers must be treated as workers and not independent contractors. The decision implies that Uber drivers are entitled to full-fledge protection, which will bring direct pressure on Uber’s finances and pose a challenge to its existing business model.

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Baidu gets a new CEO to oversee its electric car division

Google’s Chinese counterpart Baidu has got a new person at its helm to oversee its ambitious electric car project. Chinese search giant has got the co-founder of bike sharing startup Mobike, Xia Yiping, to look after its electric car division. Baidu had recently tied up with Chinese automaker Geely to pursue this ambitious project.

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Australia’s ABC News app Capitalizes on Facebook ban

Australia’s ABC News app has now become among the most downloaded in Australia after Facebook announced that it will ban Australian news platform on its platform. As per analytics firm App Annie, ABC News is currently no 2 in overall app ranking and is comfortably sitting at no 1 position in news app category.

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Bitcoin’s market cap soars past 1 trillion mark

Bitcoin’s market capitalization breach past 1 trillion mark for the first time as it gain more mainstream traction in the market.  additionally, its price has crossed $52,000 threshold.

 

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