Category: Business

August 5, 2021

John Deere Doubles Down on Silicon Valley and Robots

The farm-equipment giant is buying Bear Flag Robotics, which makes autonomous tractors, marking its second big tech buy in four years.


by Will Knight in AI Hub
August 5, 2021

Amazon's Massive GDPR Fine Shows the Law's Power—and Limits

It’s the first significant GDPR ruling against Big Tech. But secrecy around the decision exposes the regulation’s flaws.


by Matt Burgess WIRED UK in Business
August 5, 2021

These Algorithms Look at X-Rays—and Somehow Detect Your Race

A study raises new concerns that AI will exacerbate disparities in health care. One issue? The study’s authors aren’t sure what cues are used by the algorithms.


by Tom Simonite in AI Hub
August 5, 2021

Facebook’s Reason for Banning Researchers Doesn’t Hold Up

The company says privacy concerns forced it to block access for a team of academics. Whose privacy, exactly?


by Gilad Edelman in Business
August 4, 2021

The Pandemic Drives Cofounders to Couples Therapy

Startups are like relationships—at least that’s what some Silicon Valley therapists are pitching.


by Arielle Pardes in Business
August 4, 2021

Struggling to Recruit, Police Turn to Targeted Ads

The pandemic and the George Floyd protests have made recruiters’ jobs tougher. Now they’re tapping the behavioral profiling power of social media.


by Sidney Fussell in Business
August 4, 2021

This New Way to Train AI Could Curb Online Harassment

Misogyny on the internet too often slips through the filters of content moderators. A new method hopes to inject more nuance into the process.


by Khari Johnson in AI Hub
July 30, 2021

The World Is Suffering from Champlain Towers South Syndrome

Plus: Round one with Mark Zuckerberg, the appointment of Lina Khan, and a new type of weather nightmare.


by Steven Levy in Business
July 29, 2021

China Cracks Down On Its Tech Giants. Sound Familiar?

Companies like Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent were once regarded with national pride. Now they’re being slapped with fines and other penalties.


by Jennifer Conrad in Business
July 28, 2021

Toyota Whiffed on EVs. Now It’s Trying to Slow Their Rise

In a bid to protect its investments in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cells, the carmaker is lobbying against the transition to electric vehicles.


by Tim De Chant Ars Technica in Business