Machine learning & AI

U.S. civil rights enforcers warn employers against biased AI

The federal government said Thursday that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a warning to employers ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Wall Street is betting that Microsoft-Activision deal will fail

Activision Blizzard Inc. shareholders approved the company's $69 billion sale to Microsoft Corp on Thursday, but Wall Street is betting that Biden antitrust enforcers could unravel one of the largest mergers in U.S. history.

Business

Amazon closes $8.5B deal to acquire Hollywood studio MGM

Amazon announced Thursday it has closed its acquisition of Hollywood studio MGM, two days after European regulators said the deal "would not significantly reduce competition" in European markets.

Business

US opposes Canada's digital services tax proposal

The United States on Tuesday announced its opposition to Canada's proposed tax on the largest tech firms, warning it "would examine all options" should Ottawa go ahead with the levy.

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