Google criticized as AI Overview makes errors, like saying President Obama is Muslim

It’s been less than two weeks since Google debuted “AI Overviews” in Google Search, and public criticism has mounted after queries have returned nonsensical or inaccurate results within the AI feature — without any way to opt out. AI Overviews show a quick summary of answers to search questions at the very top of Google … Read more

Alibaba bets on AI to fuel cloud growth as it expands globally

Alibaba Offices In Beijing Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Alibaba on Thursday said it expanded its global cloud computing availability, while the head of the unit’s international arm touted the company’s AI products as a way to fuel growth. The Chinese technology giant said it has expanded the availability zone of its cloud computing … Read more

Big Tech goes on AI charm offensive in Europe as regulators circle

Rafael Henrique | Lightrocket | Getty Images PARIS, France — U.S. technology giants this week have talked up the benefits of artificial intelligence for humanity, turning on the charm at one of Europe’s largest industry events as regulators globally work to curb the harms associated with the tech.  At the Viva Tech conference in Paris … Read more

AI firm Appen loses more executives, months after Alphabet cut ties

Rafael Henrique | Lightrocket | Getty Images Appen, the embattled artificial intelligence firm that once helped train AI models for tech giants including Microsoft, Nvidia and Google, has lost its executives in charge of revenue and marketing. Andrew Ettinger, who was the Australian company’s chief revenue officer, and Alicia Hale, who was marketing chief, stepped … Read more

Google is letting retailers include 3D images in AI-generated ads

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai during the Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, on May 10, 2023. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Google announced Tuesday that it will be giving advertisers the ability to create immersive visuals in their promotions using generative artificial intelligence, as the company rolls out more AI … Read more

The year of AI PCs

Microsoft Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Satya Narayana Nadella speaks at a live Microsoft event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, October 26, 2016. Lucas Jackson | Reuters Microsoft‘s Build developer conference kicks off on Tuesday, giving the company the opportunity to showcase its latest artificial intelligence projects, following high-profile events this month hosted … Read more

Dell stock surges 9% on optimism company has big AI server orders

Michael Dell, Chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, is speaking at the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, Spain, on February 27, 2024. Joan Cros | Nurphoto | Getty Images Dell shares rose more than 11% on Wednesday to an all-time high after Morgan Stanley raised its price target and predicted that the company would … Read more

Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger joins Amazon-backed Anthropic

Omar Marques | Lightrocket | Getty Images Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger will join Anthropic as chief product officer, the company announced Wednesday. Krieger, the former chief technology officer of Meta-owned Instagram, grew the platform to 1 billion users and increased its engineering team to more than 450 people during his time there, per a release. … Read more

Google announces lightweight AI model Gemini Flash 1.5 at Google I/O

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at the Google I/O developer conference.  Andrej Sokolow | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Google is using its annual developer conference to showcase what the company is calling its lightest and most efficient artificial intelligence models. At Google I/O on Tuesday, the company announced Gemini 1.5 Flash, the newest addition … Read more

Google and Apple partner to fight location tracker stalking

Tile Sticker and Apple AirTag Todd Haselton | CNBC Apple and Google announced Monday that updated iPhones and Android phones will show alerts warning users that there is a wireless location tracking device nearby, in case the user wasn’t aware they were being tracked and wants to stop it. The move is the latest sign … Read more