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Geoffrey Hinton: The Godfather of AI Calls It Quits 

Geoffrey Hinton, the AI Godfather, has resigned from Google. Due to his concerns about the rapid rise of chatbots and other generative AI technology.    __________________  Geoffrey Hinton, dubbed “the Godfather of AI,” has resigned from Google due to concerns about the rapid emergence of chatbots and other generative AI technology. Hinton, who helped establish […]

Google to Use Generative AI in Its Ad Business - FT

Alphabet Inc’s Google plans to introduce generative artificial intelligence into its advertising business over the coming months to create “novel” advertisements, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing an internal presentation. Generative AI is a type of technology that relies on past data to create rather than identify content. Last month, Google began the public […]

Snap Hires Google Ad Executive to Help Improve Ad Performance

Snap Inc, owner of photo messaging app Snapchat, said on Wednesday it has hired a former Google executive to help the tech company improve the performance of its digital ads. Darshan Kantak, who previously led product management for search ads at Alphabet Inc’s Google, joins Snap as senior vice president of revenue product. Before Google, […]

Indian Startups Go to Court to Stop Google’s New In-App Billing System

A group of Indian startups has asked a court to suspend Alphabet Inc Google’s new in-app billing fee system until the country’s antitrust body investigates the U.S. firm for alleged non-compliance with its directives, a legal filing showed. The Alliance of Digital India Foundation (ADIF) last month asked India’s antitrust regulator to investigate Google for […]

South Korea Fines Google $32 Million for Blocking Games on Competing Platform

South Korea’s antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet Inc’s Google 42.1 billion won ($31.88 million) for blocking the release of mobile video games on a competitor’s platform. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said on Tuesday that Google bolstered its market dominance, and hurt local app market One Store’s revenue and value as a platform, by […]