Amazon to warn customers about the limitations of artificial intelligence

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) The company told Reuters it plans to roll out warning labels for software sold by its cloud computing division, in light of ongoing concern that AI systems could discriminate against different groups. Similar to long feed labels, Amazon’s AI service cards will be public so its … Read more

Shanghai protesters and police crowd as anger mounts over China’s restrictions on the spread of the coronavirus

An unprecedented wave of civil disobedience under President Xi Frustration mounted over Xi’s policy of not spreading the coronavirus An apartment fire in Urumqi last Thursday killed 10 Vigils are turning into protests in cities including Beijing and Shanghai Distinguished Peking University students stage a protest SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators shouted in Shanghai … Read more

Protests erupted in Xinjiang and Beijing after a deadly fire

(Reuters) – Public anger in China over the expansion of COVID-19 lockdowns across the country has erupted in rare protests in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang and the country’s capital, where infections hit a new record. Crowds took to the streets Friday night in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, chanting “Stop the lockdown!” and pumping … Read more

The Italian government approves the 2023 budget of 35 billion euros to boost the economy

The budget finds more than 21 billion euros to tame energy bills Additional energy company profits are taxed at 35%. Includes amnesty for tax arrears, lowering the retirement age Relaunching a bridge project linking Sicily with the mainland ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s new right-wing government approved its first budget on Tuesday, a package focused on … Read more

Younger Chinese are rejecting the factory jobs that underpin the economy

SHENZHEN (Reuters) – Growing up in a Chinese village, Julian Zhou only saw his father a few times a year when he returned for a break from his grueling job at a textile factory in the southern province of Guangdong. For his father’s generation, working in factories was a lifeline out of rural poverty. For … Read more

Amazon is laying off some hardware unit employees as it targets 10,000 cuts

November 16 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) The company said on Wednesday it had laid off some employees in its hardware group, with a person familiar with the company saying it was still targeting about 10,000 jobs, including in its retail and human resources divisions. The announcement, the first for Amazon since media outlets including … Read more

China’s new rules on COVID are causing concern as some cities have suspended routine testing

Regular COVID testing is no longer required in many cities China eased various virus restrictions last Friday Communities worried about the spread of the virus under relaxed rules Major cities including Beijing reported record cases on November 13 BEIJING, November 14 (Reuters) – Several Chinese cities began halting routine COVID-19 testing on Monday, days after … Read more

Iranians protest at the epicenter of tension in the southeast of the country on the occasion of ‘Bloody Friday’

Prominent Sunni cleric criticizes security forces unrest in minority areas The general asks the clergy to watch their words, restore calm DUBAI (Reuters) – Thousands of Iranians protested in the country’s restive southeast on Friday to revive a security crackdown on Sept. 30 known as “Bloody Friday” as the country’s clerical rulers engage in ongoing … Read more

Twitter temporarily closes offices as layoffs begin

Employees have to hear by 1600 GMT whether they will be laid off Musk looks to cut nearly half of the workforce – internal plans Employees file a class action lawsuit against Twitter (Reuters) – Twitter Inc temporarily closed its offices Friday after telling employees that they will be notified by email later in the … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro does not concede to Lula, but authorizes the transfer

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro did not concede defeat on Tuesday in his first public comments since losing Sunday’s election, saying protests by his supporters were the result of “indignation and a sense of injustice” over a vote. However, he stopped short of contesting the election result and authorized his chief of … Read more