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…

Britain’s foreign minister Jeremy Hunt to unveil “doctrine of deterrence”

Western democracies are aiming to take action against groups and states aiming to influence elections through voter manipulation and disinformation campaigns. On Thursday, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt unveiled a “doctrine of deterrence”, which includes diplomatic and economic counter-measures, to prevent cyberattacks that threaten to turn elections into “tainted exercises”. The move, part of a…