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Inventors Must Be Human, Federal Court Rules in Blow to AI
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Inventors Must Be Human, Federal Court Rules in Blow to AI

The term "individual" in the Patent Act refers only to humans, meaning an AI doesn't count as an inventor on a patentable invention, the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

U.K. Updates Digital Strategy to Address Skills Gap
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U.K. Updates Digital Strategy to Address Skills Gap

The U.K. will update its digital strategy for the first time since 2017 in a bid to attract tech talent to the country and encourage pension funds to invest in...

Self-Described Bitcoin Creator Must Pay $100 Million in Suit
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Self-Described Bitcoin Creator Must Pay $100 Million in Suit

Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who claims he invented bitcoin, was told by a U.S. jury to pay $100 million in damages over claims that he cheated...

Algorithms Are the Boss for Many at Amazon
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Algorithms Are the Boss for Many at Amazon

At Amazon, machines are often the boss—hiring, rating, and firing millions of people with little or no human oversight.

Big Tech Enters Visa Fray to Save Jobs for Spouses of Foreign Workers
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Big Tech Enters Visa Fray to Save Jobs for Spouses of Foreign Workers

Big Tech is wading into a legal fight over visas in an attempt to preserve jobs of spouses of its foreign employees who are working in the U.S.

Biden Lets Trump's H-1B Visa Ban Expire in Win for Tech
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Biden Lets Trump's H-1B Visa Ban Expire in Win for Tech

U.S. President Joe Biden allowed a ban enacted by former President Donald Trump on H-1B visas used by technology companies to expire on Wednesday.

Too Many Workers Are Trapped By Non-Competes
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Too Many Workers Are Trapped By Non-Competes

Non-compete contracts that tie millions of U.S. workers to their jobs impede job growth, worker mobility, and entrepreneurship.

Inside Huawei's Secret HQ, China Is Shaping the Future
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Inside Huawei's Secret HQ, China Is Shaping the Future

The surprise arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., has thrust the company into a political firestorm and deepened a core threat...

How One AI Startup Decided to Embrace Military Work, Despite Controversy
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How One AI Startup Decided to Embrace Military Work, Despite Controversy

A few years ago, Clarifai, a five-year old startup that makes image-recognition software, held a discussion among its workers about two kinds of controversial business...

AI Is Watching Employee Expenses
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AI Is Watching Employee Expenses

AppZen has developed an artificial intelligence program that can identify dubious work expense claims and educate employees about travel and expense policies.

This Company Is Helping Build China's Panopticon. It Won't Stop There 
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This Company Is Helping Build China's Panopticon. It Won't Stop There 

The lobby of SenseTime's Beijing office makes you feel a bit like you've stumbled into a Philip K. Dick novel.

AI Can Now Catch Lies on Your Expense Report
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AI Can Now Catch Lies on Your Expense Report

One employee traveling for work checked his dog into a kennel and billed it to his boss as a hotel expense. Another charged yoga classes to the corporate credit...

Google in China: When 'Don't Be Evil' Met the Great Firewall
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Google in China: When 'Don't Be Evil' Met the Great Firewall

If you're planning on moving to China anytime soon, here's a piece of advice: Get yourself a WeChat account.

Kai-Fu Lee Says ­.S. Tech Companies Aren't Ready for Chinese AI
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Kai-Fu Lee Says ­.S. Tech Companies Aren't Ready for Chinese AI

The chairman and chief executive officer ofSinovation Ventures says America's technology industry can't afford to underestimate the artificial intelligence companies...

Why Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Is a Huge Deal
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Why Pentagon Cloud-Computing Contract Is a Huge Deal

The U.S. Defense Department is running a winner-take-all competition to choose a cloud-computing company to host its trove of information, perhaps including top...

Google CEO Tells Staff China Plans Are 'Exploratory' After Backlash
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Google CEO Tells Staff China Plans Are 'Exploratory' After Backlash

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told employees at a meeting that plans to re-enter China with a search engine are "exploratory" and in "early stages...

To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians
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To Get Ready for Robot Driving, Some Want to Reprogram Pedestrians

You're crossing the street wrong.

Inside Google's Shadow Workforce
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Inside Google's Shadow Workforce

About half of Google's workers are contractors who don't receive the same benefits as direct employees.

Relax, Google, the Robot Army Isn't Here Yet 
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Relax, Google, the Robot Army Isn't Here Yet 

People can differ on their perceptions of "evil."

If You're A Facebook ­ser, You're Also a Research Subject
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If You're A Facebook ­ser, You're Also a Research Subject

The professor was incredulous.
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