AI War: Google launches Bard AI, not as potent as GPT-4 powered bots like Bing AI and ChatGPT
Google launched its Bard AI chatbot to take on ChatGPT and Microsoft's Bing AI. However, the LaMDA based AI chatbot is not nearly as potent as the GPT-4 based ChatGPT 2.0 or Bing AI. The access to Bard AI is currently limited to users in the USA and UK
Google suspends Chinese shopping app Pinduoduo amid security concerns
The suspension of the Pinduoduo app — mainly used in China — comes amid heightened US-China tensions over Chinese-owned apps such as TikTok, which some US lawmakers say could be a national security threat
Google suspends China's Pinduoduo app due to malware issues
The government recently announced a new cybersecurity strategy that named China and Russia as the most prominent cybersecurity threats to the United States.
Google messes up layoffs, fails to honour medical leaves and insurance of fired employees
Google is still working on the layoffs it announced in January of this year. However, reports have surfaced that Google laid off a great number of people who were on medical leave. Google is also likely to not honour the medical insurance of some of the employees.
AI Race: How Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant lost to ChatGPT
Over the past decade, the products hit roadblocks. Siri ran into technological hurdles, while Amazon and Google miscalculated how the voice assistants would be used, leading them to invest in areas with the technology that rarely paid off
What is the Online News Act that will force Meta & Google to end news access for Canadian users
Meta and Google may soon stop sharing news on their platforms in Canada, because of the Online News Act. The Act laid out rules to force platforms like Meta and Alphabet Inc.'s Google to negotiate commercial deals and pay news publishers for their content.
Former Google MD shares experience of bumping into Indian on foreign land; Twitter reacts
Former Google MD, Parminder Singh recently took to Twitter and shared his experience after bumping into a Punjabi in a foreign land
YouTube child data gathering faces UK scrutiny after complaint
A spokesperson for YouTube said it had taken steps to bolster child privacy with more protective default settings, and made investments to protect children and families by launching a dedicated kids app and introducing new data practices
Google Pixel 7 Long-term Review: A common man’s Pixel 7 Pro
The Google Pixel 7 misses a couple of premium features that the Pixel 7 Pro offers, but retains the ones that matter most to offer a comparable experience for a lot less money.
Meta’s Own AI Bot: Zuckerberg announces Meta to take on ChatGPT with their LLaMA AI model
Mark Zuckerberg-led Meta plans on taking on OpenAI’s ChatGPT with their own generative AI bot, LLaMA. It is characterised as a "smaller base model" that requires less processing power and resources" than other big language models, like ChatGPT.
Google layoffs were not based on performance, high performers with the highest ratings were fired
Google recently laid off 12,000 employees worldwide and about 453 employees in India. An employee who survived the terminations has claimed that the layoffs were not based on performance, given that most of the high performers he knew were laid off
Google shuts down 'Everyday Robots' project, amid global market downturn
Earlier, in January this year, google CEO Sundar Pichai had announced that the American tech giant is cutting approximately 12,000 jobs, which is around 6 per cent of its global workforce
Google to start supporting third-party payment systems for app developers in India, with a twist
Google will now start supporting third-party payment systems for app developers, but they are not happy. App developers are accusing Google of not following the CCI’s order as Google continues to charge a hefty commission on Play Store transactions.
After layoffs, why is Google now asking employees to share desks?
Google said its reason for having employees share desks is ‘real estate efficiency’. The announcement that employees would go through a matching process was mocked by some of its staff as ‘corpspeak’ coming in the aftermath of the tech giant cutting 12,000 jobs
Mercedes-Benz partners up with Google, cars will get their own ‘supercomputers’ and TikTok
Mercedes Benz is going all in for its smart car. That is why they will be partnering up with Google to offer drivers a bunch of services and features. Mercedes also partnered up with TikTok, seeing that most of their new customers are under the age of 40.
US Supreme Court hears case to scrap 26-year-old law protecting YouTube
Section 230 currently gives internet platforms blanket immunity from any content that comes from a third party even if it is pushed out as a recommendation by the website. Judges asked questions on the reach of Section 230, expressing surprise at how far the immunity stretches for tech firms
Google Antitrust Case: Android phones in India only need to pre-load Google Play Store, shows leaked terms
Thanks to Google’s antitrust ruling by the CCI, the Android operating system will see a massive change in how it presents itself to audiences, show leaked terms. From now on, users will be able to select and install their own default apps.
Parents of girl slain in 2015 Paris terror attack sue Google for recommending extremist content
Reports say, she was in Paris on a students’ exchange program, and was shot along with 19 others at a busy bistro while out with friends. Later Islamic States of Iran and Syria (ISIS) had taken the responsibility of the attack
Explained: How ChatGPT is sparking AI 'gold rush' in Silicon Valley
ChatGPT has become one of the fastest growing apps ever since its secret release in late November, prompting Microsoft and Google to rush out projects that had previously been kept under wraps due to concerns that the technology was not yet ready for public consumption
Law Vs AI: The US Supreme Court may decide whether AI searches abide by the law
The US Supreme Court will hear arguments in Gonzalez v. Google which may decide how search results are presented to us. This may also affect how AI searches are made to appear to users.