Google launches global advisory council for artificial intelligence, technological ethics

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. The council, which is slated to publish a report at the end of 2019, includes technology experts, digital ethicists, and people with public policy backgrounds, Kent Walker, Google’s senior vice president… Read More Google launches global advisory council for artificial intelligence, technological ethics

Uber acquires Middle East rival Careem in $3.1billion deal

Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering. Uber said late Monday night it would pay $1.4 billion in cash and $1.7 billion in convertible notes in a deal that gives it full… Read More Uber acquires Middle East rival Careem in $3.1billion deal