Google fires AI engineer Blake Lemoine, who claimed its LaMDA 2 is AI sensitive

Blake Lemoine, the Google engineer who publicly claimed the company’s LaMDA conversational artificial intelligence is sensitive, has been fired, according to the Big Technology newsletter, which spoke to Lemoine. In June, Google placed Lemoine on paid administrative leave for breach of its confidentiality agreement after he contacted members of the government about his concerns and … Read more

Activision Blizzard employees continue to fight for a seat at the table

On Thursday, Activision Blizzard developers from employee collective ABK Workers Alliance (and at least one dog) gathered outside the gates of Blizzard Entertainment’s campus in Irvine, California. Many raised a fist as a token of solidarity among the workers; others grabbed signs saying ‘end gender inequality’, ‘human rights are not a game’, and even more … Read more

California approves new rules to let state and local office candidates accept cryptocurrency donations if they convert them into US dollars immediately (Associated Press)

Associated Press: California approves new rules to let state and local office candidates accept cryptocurrency donations if they convert them into US dollars immediately— Candidates for state and local offices in California will soon be able to accept donations for cryptocurrency campaigns.

What WatchOS 9 says about the future of the Apple Watch

This story is part of WWDC 2022, CNET’s full coverage of Apple’s annual developer conference. What is going on Apple’s WatchOS 9 update will bring new athletic performance metrics to the Apple Watch, among other significant improvements to health and fitness tracking. Why it matters The update could set the stage for the rumored ruggedized … Read more

Mexican region gives Tesla and its suppliers a dedicated border crossing strip – TheTechWarrior

Tesla suppliers traveling from Nuevo León, Mexico, to Texas now have their own dedicated border patrol lane. Elon Musk’s electric car company, which recently relocated its headquarters from Fremont, California, to Austin, has struck a deal with the “pro-business” Mexican state to grant Tesla and its suppliers express access to the Colombia Solidarity checkpoint. Bloomberg … Read more

Google Pixel 6A Review: Tons Of Power, But With A Few Flaws

Google Pixel phones have become synonymous with excellent cameras – it’s in their DNA. Pixels have also long been one of the best devices for consistent software updates, from version upgrades and Pixel Drops that add new features to monthly security updates that keep the phones safe. So it’s disappointing when these pillars start to … Read more