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Big Tech not all that keen on AI products
Published in News
Thursday, 23 June 2022 11:21

Big Tech not all that keen on AI products


The only way is Ethics 

Search engine outfit Google is not rushing to turn its cloud into AI based decision making.

Democrats might abandon big tech constraints
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Terrified of losing the election if their employers get cross

A bipartisan legislative effort to rein in the nation's largest tech companies is facing fresh resistance from a faction of Senate Democrats who are worried that Big Tech will cut off their lobbying money before they go into an election.

Big Tech staff want their companies to do more for Ukraine
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A powerful lobby group

Staff working for big tech companies are providing their management with a powerful motivation to do more to isolate Tsar Putin and his chronies and do more for Ukraine.

Big Tech uses energy-optimised machine-learning
Published in PC Hardware


We are going to save the planet

Tech’s biggest names are teaming up with boffins to develop energy-optimised machine-learning and quantum-computing systems under the MIT AI Hardware Programme.

EU agree to curb Big Tech
Published in News
Friday, 25 March 2022 10:55

EU agree to curb Big Tech


Landmark laws 

Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states have agreed on a landmark law to curb the market dominance of United States tech giants such as Google, Meta, Amazon and Apple.

Cash-strapped Italy wants to give $4.6 billion to US big tech
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Yeah that will work

Debt-ridden Italy, which is now so dependent on Russian gas it is facing a huge energy crisis if Tsar Putin turns the lights off, thinks it is a wizard idea to give more than $4.6 billion that it does not have to wealthy chip makers.

Australia proved that governments can stand up to Big Tech
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Sort of

When the Australian government stood up to Big Tech most expected it to cave in after Google threatened to leave the country, but it did not happen.

Big Tech Data centres draining Ireland of power
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And they don’t even pay much tax

Big Tech companies drawn to Ireland due to sweeteners and tax benefits are draining the country's power grids to power their data centres.

Big Tech losing staff to Crypto
Published in News
Friday, 24 December 2021 11:19

Big Tech losing staff to Crypto


They wanna be rich

Big Tech is losing executives and engineers to chase Crypto which is being seen as a once-in-a-generation opportunity.

Phone companies say Big Tech should support infrastructure
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Net neutrality issue European style

In a move which would be familiar to net neutrality campaigners in the US, European telecom’s networks are saying that the US tech giants should bear some of the costs of developing Europe's telecoms networks because they use them so heavily.