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Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

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A metal head made of motor parts symbolizes artificial intelligence. Photo: AP file Google’s chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also “negative consequences.” Sundar Pichai’s comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how artificial intelligence…

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Mitsubishi Electric: Possible data leak from huge cyberattack

Mitsubishi Electric: Possible data leak from huge cyberattack

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The building housing the headquarters of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on Jan. 20 (The Asahi Shimbun) Multiple cyberattacks likely leaked information from Mitsubishi Electric Corp., a leading electronics equipment maker that is deeply involved in defense, infrastructure and transportation projects, sources close to the company said. They said the company suspects Tick,…

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The CEO Of Aurora Explains Why The Self-Driving Startup Bought A Laser-Radar Company That’s Completely Off The Tech-Industry Grid

The CEO Of Aurora Explains Why The Self-Driving Startup Bought A Laser-Radar Company That’s Completely Off The Tech-Industry Grid

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Aurora CEO and Google veteran Chris Urmson has reasons why his startup bought an obscure company based in Bozeman, Montana. Blackmore, the laser-radar company located some 100 miles southeast of Montana’s capital and founded in 2015, lives in the unlikeliest of places for a self-driving tech startup. But Urmson said that Aurora was attracted to…

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Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service

Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service

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Photo: TechCrunch Aviation has raised a $590 million Series C round of funding, including $394 million from lead investor Toyota Motor Corporation, the company announced today. Joby is in the process of developing an electric air taxi service, which will make use of in-house developed electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that will in…

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Toyota to build prototype city of the future in Japan

Toyota to build prototype city of the future in Japan

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Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, announces Toyota’s plans to build a prototype city of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Marcus Toyota Motor Corp plans to build a prototype “city of the…

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Auto sector tech innovations speed ahead at CES

Auto sector tech innovations speed ahead at CES

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Bosch chief technical officer Michael Bolle (L) and Bosch president for North America Mike Mansuetti (R) speak about lidar sensors at CES in Las Vegas Photo: AFP Fully autonomous cars are on a slow path to mass deployment, but a range of other vehicle technology is speeding ahead. Here are some of the innovations causing…

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Future of mobility: Some wild rides seen ahead at tech show

Future of mobility: Some wild rides seen ahead at tech show

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Rinspeed’s concept vehicle MetroSnap, seen at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show, can be adapted to users’ needs Photo: AFP In the not-too-distant future you could ride one, two or three wheels… or maybe none at all. Tech-inspired solutions for mobility — on land, air and water — featured prominently at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show…

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Insight Partners To Buy Veeam Software for $5B

Insight Partners To Buy Veeam Software for $5B

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Insight Partners will acquire Swiss data management company Veeam Software for about $5 billion, the investment firm announced Thursday. Insight already had a stake in Veeam, as it invested $500 million into the company last January. Veeam, which was founded in 2006, provides cloud data backup for companies, and has offices in more than 30…

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Daimler seeks majority control of its main China joint venture

Daimler seeks majority control of its main China joint venture

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Staff members drive a Mercedes-Benz A Class L Sedan on the stage during an event marking the start of production of the sedan at a Beijing Benz Automotive Co (BBAC) plant in Beijing, China November 21, 2018. Picture taken November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Sun Yilei Daimler is seeking to buy a majority stake in its Chinese…

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Betting Against The House: How Large Companies Stack The Decks In Their Favor In Talent Acquisition

Betting Against The House: How Large Companies Stack The Decks In Their Favor In Talent Acquisition

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Source: Getty Image In the movie Rounders, Matt Damon plays the role of poker prodigy Mike McDermott. At one point, he says, “If you can’t spot the sucker in the first half-hour at the table, then you are the sucker.” I’ve long been fascinated by people who take on poker players they know are much…

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