Google will investigate the controversial exit of a top AI ethicist

  • December 9, 2020
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has pledged to investigate the departure of a top AI ethics researcher, according to a company-wide memo Axios obtained. Pichai also apologized for how Google handled Dr. Timnit Gebru’s exit. “I’ve heard the reaction to Dr. G…

The Senate’s section 230 hearing was partisan and predictable

  • October 28, 2020
Vital debate on the future of the internet or pure political theatre? Today’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing featured Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai of Alphabet, and addressed the very law that’s foundational t…

Google is still answering for its DoubleClick data merger

  • July 29, 2020
In today’s Big Tech antitrust hearing in front of a Congressional subcommittee, representative Val Demings questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the company’s merger with DoubleClick. Specifically, the way Google combined data from the advertisin…

Big tech CEOs release opening statements before antitrust hearing

  • July 29, 2020
The big tech antitrust hearing with the House Judiciary Committee is set to occur tomorrow, July 29th at 12PM ET. But all four CEOs — Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Sundar Pichai of Google, Tim Cook of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook — have released thei…