Did Amazon violate federal laws? Lawmakers ask for DOJ probe
Lawmakers have made good on their threat to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, asking the Justice Department to investigate whether Amazon and its senior executives obstructed Congress or violated other laws in testimony on its competition practices.
AI panel urges US to boost tech skills amid China's rise
“To win in AI we need more money, more talent, stronger leadership,” Schmidt said Monday. It also calls for “wise restraints” on the use of AI tools such as facial recognition that can be used for mass surveillance. It’s still awaiting confirmation of a new director for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, which Biden has elevated to a Cabinet-level position. AdIt's been led by Schmidt, who was Google's CEO and later the executive chairman of its parent company Alphabet. AdThe commission asked Congress to make new laws requiring federal agencies to conduct human rights assessments of new AI systems used on Americans.
NHL takes big stride on data and analytics with AWS deal
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)The NHL is taking another step forward in data, analytics, and puck and player tracking. The league has reached an agreement with Amazon Web Services to put all its video and data on the cloud. AdNHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy unveiled the deal on NBC Sports Network late Wednesday. Later this season, fans looking up stats on the NHL's website will get corresponding video clips and vice versa. “It kind of melts your mind with the number of opportunities that are sitting in front of us.”___More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports