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Google fired a second AI ethicist. The firm fired Margaret Mitchell, the founder and former co-lead on its ethical AI team, following an extended investigation that has kept Mitchell locked out of her corporate account since January.
A former ByteDance employee claimed censorship. A former employee of TikTok’s parent company ByteDance hasclaimed it tried to develop an algorithm to censor livestreams in the Uighur language.
Uber lost a key court battle. The UK’s Supreme Courtruled on Friday that its drivers are workers entitled to more rights, rather than contractors.
Exclusive: Microsoft slammed Facebook’s Australian news ban. In an interview with Insider, company president Brad Smith said he was surprised by the ban and thought it was a mistake.
MailChimp responded to allegations of gender bias. CEO Ben Chestnut responded on Friday to allegations of gender discrimination and harassment at the company, telling employees in an email that “we have work to do” on pay equity …read more
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