12 Aug

European Commission to Create GDPR Equivalent for AI

New European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen looks like she could be instrumental in pushing a significantly changed regulatory environment for the development of artificial intelligence in Europe — marking a stark departure from the EC’s approach under predecessor Jean-Claude Juncker, who chose not to legislate on the area.  

31 Jul

Microsoft Partners with OpenAI, Sets Sights on Google

Microsoft has announced it will invest $1 billion in San Francisco–based research group OpenAI. OpenAI said the investment and collaboration with Microsoft would help the two organizations pursue Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), development of an Azure AI computing platform, and an agreement to port OpenAI’s services to run on Azure.