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eBay Is Conducting a ‘Mass Layoff’ In the Bay Area

eBay is planning to slash nearly 300 jobs from Bay Area locations by July 20, calling the cuts a “mass layoff.” Those being laid off were informed at the end of June, reports The Mercury News. The San Jose-based company estimated that it would eliminate 224 jobs in San Jose, 41 in San Francisco, and five in Brisbane. From the ... Read More »

SDR meets AI in a mash-up of Jetson TX2, Artix-7, and 2×2 MIMO

Deepwave Digital has launched an Ubuntu-driven, $5K “AIR-T” Mini-ITX board for AI-infused SDR, equipped with an Nvidia Jetson TX2, a Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, and an AD9371 2?2 MIMO transceiver. A Philadelphia based startup called Deepwave Digital has gone to Crowd Supply to launch its “Artificial Intelligence Radio [he]#8211[/he] Transceiver” (AIR-T) SBC. Read More »

DeepMind, Elon Musk and Others Pledge Not To Make Autonomous AI Weapons

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: Yesterday, during the Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Life Institute announced that more than 2,400 individuals and 160 companies and organizations have signed a pledge, declaring that they will “neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade or use of lethal autonomous weapons.” The signatories, representing 90 countries, ... Read More »

IBM Wants $167 Million From Groupon Over Alleged Patent Infringement

On Monday, IBM asked a jury to award the company $167 million in a lawsuit against deals site Groupon for using patented technology without authorization. The patents involve e-commerce technology that had already been licensed to Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet for between $20 million and $50 million per company. “Most big companies have taken licenses to these patents,” IBM’s lawyer, ... Read More »