Apple Inc. said it hired Samy Bengio, a respected research scientist who ended his 14-year career at Google after the company made the controversial decision to oust two women researchers who reported to him.
Lyft to sell self-driving unit in US$550 million Toyota deal
Lyft Inc. has agreed to sell its self-driving division to a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp., joining Uber Technologies Inc. in stepping back from the costly driverless vehicle research once thought to be on the verge of revolutionizing ride-hailing.
Tesla with ‘no one’ driving crashes in Texas, killing two
A Tesla Inc. electric car that “no one” appeared to be driving crashed late Saturday in Texas, erupting into flames and killing the two passengers, according to local authorities.
Walmart Inc. is getting into the self-driving car business.
South Koreans Must Learn to Work Alongside Machines: Labor Minister
Apr.13 -- South Korean Minister of Employment and Labor Lee Jae-kap says citizens must learn how to work alongside machines if they want to thrive in a post-pandemic world where many jobs will be handled by artificial intelligence and robots. He speaks in an exclusive interview with Bloomberg. (Translated excerpts)
Really pleased with our ability to source and drive innovation in Canada: IBM President
Jim Whitehurst, president of IBM, joins BNN Bloomberg to provide perspective on the future of work post-pandemic, IBM's focus on hybrid cloud and AI, and Canada's tech landscape.
Baidu CEO Li Bets on AI, Autonomous Driving
Mar.23 -- China tech giant Baidu Inc. has more than tripled its valuation from the trough last March as a sign that its bets in artificial intelligence finally start to pay off. While investors had called into question Baidu's research and development spending, co-founder Robin Li has kept faith in his original vision and is pledging to keep up the pace of investment for the next decade or two. In the second part of a wide-ranging exclusive interview with Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie, Li sketches out how Baidu is transforming into an AI company and why he supports the government's antitrust push.
Peloton Interactive Inc. recently acquired three companies, adding technology and expertise in wearable devices, artificial intelligence, digital voice assistants, and interactive workout mats.
Volvo and Geely call off merger, agree to more collaboration
China’s Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. and its Swedish affiliate Volvo Cars will collaborate more closely on electric and self-driving vehicles while putting off earlier plans to merge.
Google fires researcher Meg Mitchell, escalating AI saga
Google fired the lead of its Ethical Artificial Intelligence team, Meg Mitchell, escalating the turmoil surrounding its AI division after the acrimonious exit of Mitchell’s former colleague Timnit Gebru.