Google CEO Sets AI-First Device Blueprint to Catch Apple

October 10, 2017

Google unveiled the second generation of its own devices along with an array of entirely new gadgets, plowing the company deeper into a competitive consumer hardware market. But at its splashy press event in San Francisco, Google executives announced each device with a repetitive focus on its artificial intelligence software. That drumbeat served as a reminder that the tech giant’s hardware strategy centers on keeping its lucrative web services relevant…

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In letter to Google CEO over memo, House Dems worry tech firms still ‘mirror America’s less inclusive past’

August 31, 2017

Four House Democrats have expressed concern after Google fired an engineer who had written an internal memo that many in the media mischaracterized as arguing that women biologically aren’t suited for tech jobs. No, the members of Congress aren’t concerned that James Damore was fired for expressing his opinion inside what he called an “ideological echo chamber” they’re concerned that the memo is indicative of a larger diversity problem that…

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