Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicSundar Pichai

Topic: Sundar Pichai

Google accused of ‘ignoring’ caste bias as Dalit activist’s talk cancelled, company denies charge

Dalit rights activist Thenmozhi Soundararajan's Google talk was reportedly cancelled after complaints from employees. Google says ‘caste discrimination has no place in our workplace’.

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google over social media bans

Trump filed three lawsuits that seek court orders to restore his social media accounts, along with punitive damages, to ensure other users can’t be banned or flagged by tech giants.

Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella pledge support in India’s fight against Covid

While Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted about providing Rs 135 crore funding to India, his Microsoft counterpart Satya Nadella assured of assistance in buying oxygen devices.

‘Your platforms are my biggest fear as a parent’ — US Congress grills Facebook, Google CEOs

US lawmakers pressed Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai to answer questions about whether their products are designed to keep kids addicted and pose a threat to their well-being.

UP Police books Google’s Sundar Pichai, others over video ‘defaming’ Modi, drops names later

Three top Google officials were also booked and their names later removed. The others booked were Ghazipur district-based musicians, a recording studio & a local music label company.

Employee dissent over Google’s AI work a mark of transparency, says Sundar Pichai

Alphabet CEO Pichai said that listening to staff is an important part of Google’s culture and he also wants to work with employees on sustainability, diversity & inclusion efforts.

Google’s firing of data scientist shows it can’t stop being ‘evil’

The firing of Timnit Gebru offers a shocking indication of how little Google can tolerate even mild pushback, and how easily it can shed all pretense of scientific independence.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologises for handling of departure of AI researcher

AI expert Timnit Gebru said she was fired after a dispute over an academic paper she co-authored calling out ethical issues related to technology.

‘CEO’ meeting his high school math teacher in viral video is not Sundar Pichai

A 2017 video is viral on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, claiming Sundar Pichai met his high school teacher Molly Abraham. But the man in the video is not him.

Google is missing out on the Covid e-commerce revolution Facebook, Amazon are enjoying

Google runs the world’s largest search engine, but consumers are more likely to look for shopping options on Amazon. Facebook is trying to tap into this with a new initiative.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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