Big Tech's 'nemesis' in EU gets new term — and more power

Business Sep 11, 2019

Big Tech's 'nemesis' in EU gets new term — and more power

The European Union's competition chief is getting a new term — with expanded powers — in a move that underlines how the bloc's battle to regulate big tech companies is only just beginning. Margrethe Vestager, who angered the Trump administration by imposing multibillion-dollar penalties on ...

'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Business / Tech Sep 3, 2019

'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Top players in global tech companies kicked off work Monday to draw up global ethical standards related to data and artificial intelligence, with Microsoft's president voicing a "sense of urgency. Some two dozen high-ranking representatives of the global and Swiss economies, as well as scientists ...

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 ...

Japanese antimonopoly watchdog drafts guidelines to regulate IT giants

Business Jul 17, 2019

Japanese antimonopoly watchdog drafts guidelines to regulate IT giants

The Fair Trade Commission has drafted guidelines stipulating that it can consider cases where information technology giants obtain personal data without consent as violations of the country's antimonopoly law, it was learned Tuesday. The antimonopoly watchdog will shortly compile a final draft of the guidelines ...