Google names Black executive Marian Croak to oversea research of AI ethics

Alphabet Inc’s Google has named Marian Croak, a Black executive, to oversee research on responsible artificial intelligence (AI). The development comes midst weeks of internal anger over a firing of a prominent Black scientist. In a statement Google confirmed that Croak will manage 10 teams, including a dozen scientists studying the ethical considerations of automated…

White House unveils regulatory principles that will govern usage of AI

On Tuesday, the White House proposed regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) aimed at limiting authorities’ “overreach”; it also said, it wants European authorities to follow its lead and avoid aggressive approaches. Producing a fact sheet the White House said, federal agencies should “conduct risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses…

Virtual currency exchanges at risk of market manipulation: Report from NY Attorney General’s office

The report by NY Attorney General’s office is based on a study of several online platforms where virtual currencies, including bitcoins, are regularly traded. According to a report published by the New York Attorney General’s office, cryptocurrency exchanges are typically plagued by poor market surveillance, lack sufficient customer protections, and have pervasive conflicts of interest.…