Last week the White House announced $140 million in funding towards seven artificial intelligence institutes across the country. Now the private sector is getting in on the action with four major tech companies pledging more than $160 million for eight new AI institutes. […]

During a high-profile hearing that focused largely on antitrust issues, members of the House Judiciary Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee on July 29 also grilled four major tech company CEOs on a range of other policy issues including privacy and misinformation.






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Apple and Google are launching the Exposure Notification application programming interface (API) that will enable apps created by public health agencies to work more effectively in contact tracing of COVID-19.






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Over 30 technology companies, including Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Verizon, formed a coalition to promote policies for openness and interoperability in a key part of the architecture used by mobile devices, particularly for 5G use.






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In a March 25 letter, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., urged six Internet networking device vendors to ensure their internet connectivity products “remain secure as Americans across the nation ramp up their use of these devices for remote work, health, and education purposes as part of COVID-19 social distancing efforts.”






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Verily Life Sciences plans to begin offering online COVID-19 coronavirus screening and information services to parts of the San Francisco area today, separate from virus information site efforts by its sister company Google.






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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt urged lawmakers on Jan. 29 to consider action on several steps the U.S. could take to extend its technological leadership in the world and fend off tech competition from China, including expanding a National Science Foundation (NSF) program to connect agency-sponsored researchers to more cloud computing resources.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Oct. 23 hailed a report from Google that the company’s Sycamore quantum computer has achieved “an experimental realization of quantum supremacy” for a specific computational task over the abilities of classical supercomputers, and thus “heralding a much-anticipated computing paradigm.”






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Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and widely acknowledged as one of the “fathers” of the Internet for co-designing the TCP/IP protocols, said today he believes that technical issues preventing creation of “inter-clouds” between cloud networks are solvable.






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The House Energy and Commerce Committee asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai on April 23 for a lengthy list of details about historical consumer location information that, according to recent media reports, the company maintains internally and refers to as “Sensorvault.”






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