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Google Fires Engineer Who Claimed AI Tech Has Feelings

Google’s Blake Lemoine, the engineer who said the company’s AI Tech system has feelings, was fired on Friday, the company confirmed. Last month in June, Blake went public with his theory that Google’s language technology has feelings and should therefore...

Google Suspends Engineer who Claimed its AI is Sentient

Google has placed one of its engineers on paid administrative leave for allegedly breaking its confidentiality policies after he grew concerned that an AI chatbot system had achieved sentience, the Washington Post reports. The engineer, Blake Lemoine, works for Google’s...

Greece and Google Launch Partnership for the Tourism Industry

On Friday, Greece and Google announced a new partnership for accelerating the green and sustainable transformation of the Greek tourism industry. The news was announced by Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias and Google EMEA Business and Operations President Matt Brittin...

Lawsuit Alleges Google “Hijacked” Customers, Orders From Restaurants

A Florida restaurant group is suing Google, alleging that the tech company has been setting up unauthorized pages to capture food orders rather than directing them to the restaurant’s own site. Google uses supposed “bait-and-switch” tactics to get customers to...

TikTok Beats Google to Become the Most Popular Website of 2021

TikTok, the video-focused social networking service, has beaten Google to become the most popular website for 2021, according to IT security company, Cloudflare. According to Cloudfare the top 10 most popular domains in 2021 are: 1 TikTok.com 2 Google.com 3 Facebook.com 4 Microsoft.com 5 Apple.com 6...

Google Set to Fire Unvaccinated Employees

Google announced on Tuesday that it will give its employees until January 18 to get their vaccination against Covid-19 or apply for an exemption. The company's vaccine mandate became public on Tuesday, but the tech giant's employees were notified internally...

Italy Serves Amazon a $1.3 Billion Antitrust Fine

Mega retailer Amazon was hit with a $1.3 billion antitrust fine from Italian regulators on Wednesday. The Italian Competition Authority found that the company had wielded too much power in the market and hurt other independent third-party sellers. The watchdog found...

Google Search Adds 3D Monuments, Including the Parthenon

Google has added 3D monuments to its search results, including the Parthenon in Athens. The search engine has started incorporating augmented reality (AR) objects into its Google Search feature, which shows results in 3D for space, science and athletes,...

136 Countries Make Deal for Minimum Global Corporate Tax

Over 130 countries have come together to establish a new global corporate tax agreement. The deal, which was announced on Friday, requires a 15% minimum corporate tax rate for the multinational companies with the largest revenues. The plan is designed...

From Delphi to Google: Ancient Oracle to Modern-Day Search Engines

In ancient Greece the people relied heavily on oracles not only to predict the future, but to reveal secret information and the answers to their deepest philosophical questions. One of the most famous of all oracles was at Delphi, located...