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Microsoft announced Wednesday it would acquire XOXCO, an Austin-based AI startup that created a bot for Slack called Howdy and the Botkit for GitHub.
Whether you have the original Google Home, the tiny Google Home Mini, or the extra-large Google Home Max, the device has several hidden tricks.
Amazon’s cloud CEO just pooh-poohed employee concerns about selling its facial-recognition software to ICE and law enforcement
Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, largely dismissed employee worries about the use of Rekognition by law enforcement agencies.
Amazon employees are reportedly gearing up to confront CEO Jeff Bezos at an all-staff meeting this week about selling facial recognition software to l...
Workers petitioned the Amazon CEO in the past to stop selling Rekognition software to police, but employees will reportedly ramp up pressure this week.
Larry Ellison says that Oracle was once a week away from not being able to pay employees — here’s the lesson he learned from the experienc...
Oracle founder Larry Ellison hosts a cocktail reception for startup founders at his home each year. He shared some advice from his experiences.
MIT is giving you control of a real person on Halloween in a dystopian game that sounds like an episode of ‘Black Mirror’
MIT Media Lab is launching a dystopian online social experiment called "BeeMe" on Halloween. EDT. Users will control a person by suggesting and voting on commands.
10 of the biggest risks to humanity’s survival in the next 50 years, from nuclear war to supervolcanoes
The next 50 years will set the pace for humans' survival in the next 10,000 years, according to the Global Challenges Foundation.
‘Alexa, buy 10 shares of Facebook’: A discount brokerage giant now lets Main Street investors trade stocks via voice
TD Ameritrade clients can now summon Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, to order trades without calling a broker or tapping a button on a laptop.
The 3rd most powerful supercomputer in the world was turned on at a classified government lab in California — Here’s what the 7,000 square...
The Sierra supercomputer, the world's third most powerful supercomputer, was unveiled. It will be used to for classified work on nuclear weapons.
Military work is a lightning rod in Silicon Valley, but Microsoft will sell the Pentagon all the AI it needs
Microsoft plans to sell artificial intelligence technologies to the military.