Business

New Alphabet chief Pichai sees big pay boost

Google parent Alphabet boosted the salary of newly anointed chief Sundar Pichai and promised more than $200 million in shares if the company hits performance goals, a regulatory filing Friday said.

Internet

Facebook takes more heat for enabling political falsehoods

Facebook came under fresh criticism Tuesday for its hands-off approach to political speech, as a group of employees and US lawmakers called on the social network to fact-check politicians spreading misinformation.

Internet

UK lawmaker challenges Facebook on political ads

An influential British lawmaker challenged Facebook's new effort to safeguard elections on Tuesday, warning that they will place a heavy constraint on the company's ability to combat misinformation.

Internet

Tech execs say they're acting faster on extremist content

Executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress on Wednesday that they've gotten better and faster at detecting and removing violent extremist content on their social media platforms in the face of mass shootings ...

Machine learning & AI

UN-ish speeches cooked by artificial intelligence are quite credible

Those who worry about artificial intelligence being so good it spins out of control into making humans robo-victims of cooked lies posing as truth had best ignore the recent study which is sure to disturb their sleep. The ...

Computer Sciences

Machine-written speech reads like real political spiel

It's high time to stand up and be counted for...We need a true leader who will...Let's bring back honor and....Plain folks like you deserve to be... Issues and platforms aside, political campaign speeches dull the senses ...

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