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Kickstarter union seen as breakthrough for tech activism

The decision by employees at crowdfunding company Kickstarter to unionize is a historic first in the tech industry, highlighting the growing trend of worker activism in Silicon Valley. Kickstarter staff on Tuesday became the first white-collar tech workers to unionize, the culmination of more than a year of organizing.Workers in the…
bubmag
February 20, 2020
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Getting Critical Technologies Into U.S. Defense Applications

In today’s changing geopolitical environment, concerns in Washington that the United States is falling behind in critical emerging technologies are commonplace. China and Russia—both identified as great-power competitors of the United States by the current administration—are forging forward with critical investments in technologies ranging from quantum computing to artificial intelligence.…
bubmag
February 2, 2020
Project Maven

Apple Cancels Xnor.ai Pentagon Contract With Project Maven

1 minute readJan 30th, 2020 10:21 AM EST | News Shortly after acquiring AI company Xnor.ai, Apple canceled its contract with Project Maven, a Pentagon project to use artificial intelligence to analyze military drone photos (via The Information—paywall). Project Maven The U.S. Department of Defense wants algorithms to analyze imagery captured…
bubmag
January 30, 2020
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Apple Ends AI Startup’s Work on ‘Project Maven’ After Acquisition

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bubmag
January 29, 2020
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A Palantir exec described the company’s secretive AI drone program as “this generation’s Manhattan Project”

Palantir executive Shyam Sankar described the company's work developing AI targeting capabilities for drones as "this generation's Manhattan Project," according to two people familiar with the comments.The comments, made during a January all-hands meeting, come as the company expands its work on "Project Maven," a department of defense project which…
bubmag
January 28, 2020