The U.S. dollar fell against a basket of currencies for a second straight day on Tuesday as easing worries about a banking crisis revived investors’ appetite for riskier currencies. Investors took solace from First Citizens BancShares’ agreement to buy all of failed lender Silicon Valley Bank’s deposits and loans, and the fact that no further […]

 EU antitrust regulators gave unconditional approval for Alphabet unit Google’s acquisition of Croatian maths app Photomath, the European Commission said in a statement on Tuesday. The EU Commission said the deal would not reduce competition in the markets for “online homework and study help tools that include maths as a subject offering and general search […]

Medical AI

Out of all the technological advancements I’ve researched, artificial intelligence (AI) remains my favorite. Seconded by quantum computing, the supercomputer’s jacked cousin. You see, AI and all it entails are a complex network so versatile it fits in literally every industry, including telecommunications and connectivity, law and politics,  and even in the coffee industry. Meet […]

cloud providers

The Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday it is seeking information from the public on cloud computing companies’ business practices including details on their market power, competition and potential security issues. The U.S. cloud computing business is dominated by four providers that include Inc , Microsoft Corp, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Oracle Corp. None […]

search battle with Google

The integration of OpenAI’s technology into Microsoft-owned Bing has driven people to the little-used search engine and helped it compete better with market leader Google in page visits growth, according to data from analytics firm Similarweb. Page visits on Bing have risen 15.8% since Microsoft Corp unveiled its artificial intelligence-powered version on Feb. 7, compared […]

German green group

A prominent German environmental group said on Wednesday it was suing Facebook’s parent company Meta, accusing the social media firm of failing to clamp down on insults and threats of violence and murder. Environmental Action Germany (DUH) said in a statement that Meta had failed to shut down Facebook groups in which threats of violence […]

EU lawmakers

Rapid technological advances such as the ChatGPT generative artificial intelligence (AI) app are complicating efforts by European Union lawmakers to agree on landmark AI laws, sources with direct knowledge of the matter have told Reuters. The European Commission proposed the draft rules nearly two years ago in a bid to protect citizens from the dangers […]

ChatGPT competitor Bard

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday began the public release of its chatbot Bard, seeking users and feedback to gain ground on Microsoft Corp in a fast-moving race on artificial intelligence technology. Starting in the U.S. and the U.K., consumers can join a waitlist for English-language access to Bard, a program previously open to approved testers […]