Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god

Way of the Future, a religious group founded by Anthony Levandowski, wants to create a deity based on artificial intelligence for the betterment of societyIntranet service? Check. Autonomous motorcycle? Check. Driverless car technology? Check. Obviously the next logical project for a successful Silicon Valley engineer is to set up an

Mark Zuckerberg: I regret ridiculing fears over Facebook’s effect on election

Facebook founder, who called it crazy to suggest misinformation on site affected voters, describes change of heart as company provides ad content to CongressMark Zuckerberg said he regretted dismissing concerns about the Facebooks role in influencing the US presidential race, his latest acknowledgement that misinformation on the platform has affected

Facebook wants to know: is it good or bad? You tell us

The site is polling users about how they perceive it but declining to publish the results. Answer these survey questions and let us know your thoughtsIs Facebook having an existential crisis? The company has been asking users a stream of questions that indicate some wear and tear in the companys

Crunch Report | Benchmark Sues Travis Kalanick

Benchmark sues former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Facebook buys computer vision startup focused on adding objects to video Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Tito hamzeEdited by: Tito Hamze Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and

Google cancels staff meeting after Gamergate-style attack on employees

Firing of James Damore, engineer behind controversial anti-diversity memo, sparks ire from alt-right reminiscent of 2014 Gamergate harassment campaignGoogle cancelled a company-wide meeting on Thursday after several of its employees became targets of a Gamergate-style campaign of harassment by internet trolls angered by the firing of an engineer who had

More than 60 women consider suing Google, claiming sexism and a pay gap

Scandal over discrimination at the company deepens as dozens of current and former staff say they earned less than men despite equal qualificationsMore than 60 current and former Google employees are considering bringing a class-action lawsuit alleging sexism and pay disparities against women, as the technology giant wrestles with a

Crunch Report | Coinbase Reverses Stance on Bitcoin Cash

Coinbase says it will support Bitcoin Cash after all but it isnt committed to trading yet Toyota takes stake in Mazda, invests more in self-driving and AI Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by:Mitch EasonEdited by: Joe Zolnoski Notes: I dont know what to