Google fires researcher who claimed LaMDA AI was sentient

Blake Lemoine, an engineer who’s spent the last seven years with Google, has been fired, reports Alex Kantrowitz of the Big Technology newsletter. The news was allegedly broken by Lemoine … Read More

Exclusive: Amazon instructs New York workers ‘don’t sign’ union cards

Amazon, the second-largest employer in the United States, has made plain its desire to keep its workforce from unionizing. In one of its warehouses, ALB1 in upstate New York, that … Read More

Big tech’s abortion travel policies do nothing for its contractor workforce

The Supreme Court’s ruling last week has overnight transformed many states where abortion access was prohibitively difficult to ones where it is now de facto illegal. Congressional Democrats squandered nearly … Read More

Tesla will hike prices on self-driving mode, again

Tesla’s “full self-driving” (FSD) feature has had something of a rocky history, to put things generously. It’s been implicated in multiple crashes, seemingly persistent software bugs and a cavalcade of … Read More

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