Business Aug 14, 2019

Pentagon's auditor probing disputed JEDI cloud computing contract

The Pentagon's independent auditor is conducting a broad review of the handling of a cloud computing project potentially worth $10 billion, officials said Tuesday. The probe includes an investigation of potential misconduct by current or former Defense Department officials involved in the project, which is ...

Microsoft joins project on ethical artificial intelligence

Business / Tech Jul 23, 2019

Microsoft joins project on ethical artificial intelligence

Microsoft on Monday announced a $1 billion investment in an OpenAI ethical artificial intelligence project backed by Tesla's Elon Musk and Amazon. The partnership will be devoted to developing advanced AI models on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform while adhering to "shared principles on ethics ...

U.S. objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meet

Business Jul 18, 2019

U.S. objections to French tech tax overshadow G-7 finance meet

The Trump administration is objecting to France's plan to tax Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, a rift that's overshadowing talks between seven longtime allies this week on issues ranging from digital currencies to trade. As finance ministers from the Group of Seven rich ...