Bill giving protections to Uber drivers, others moves ahead

[ad_1] Dozens of supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors rally at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. If approved by the legislature and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, AB5, by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, would require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat […]

Big Tech backlash kicks into gear with antitrust moves

[ad_1] District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine (L) and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speak during the launch of an antitrust investigation into large tech companies outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington The backlash against Big Tech moved into a new phase Monday as officials from nearly all US states announced an […]

Researchers explore natural language processing to assess chess moves

[ad_1] Complete pipeline for training the evaluation model. Credit: arXiv:1907.08321 [cs.LG] Chess and AI are in the news again, this time in reports about a team who explore a model for chess via natural language processing (NLP). The learning mechanism was chess chatter—well chosen chatter. They pretrained on commentary sentiments that were associated with chess […]

As iPhone sales sputter, Apple moves toward reinvention, again

[ad_1] Apple is seeking to show it can diversify its business with services and accessories and reduce its dependence on the iPhone With its latest financial results, Apple is showing it can move beyond the iPhone with gadgets and services that can help the California tech giant weather the slumping smartphone market. In the just-ended […]