India’s regulator slaps Google with $162M fine over Android apps

The Competition Commission of India issued a $162.9 million fine and issued a cease and desist order to stop Google’s anti-competitive practices of favoring its own suite of Android apps over competitors’. The ruling comes at the same time lawmakers in Asia, Europe and the US are examining Google’s market dominance. Last month, the company received a massive $4 billion fine from the EU also related to Android.

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Companies Struggle to Get Value from AI Deployments: Deloitte Report

October 25, 2022

This Deloitte report finds that AI deployments are growing rapidly, with 79% of respondents reporting three or more full-scale deployments, up from 62% one year ago.  But Deloitte also finds that more organizations (21% vs 17% last year) have deployed many projects but had low outcomes.  Cost reduction is the most common successful outcome but AI applications are roughly as frequent in customer experience and marketing as in operations, finance, and human resources.

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Ghosting CNIL is not OK, Clearview

October 25, 2022

Clearview AI, known for its persistent view that privacy laws don’t apply to them, has raised its impertinence to a new level ignoring France’s regulator, CNIL, altogether. CNIL, which deemed Clearview in violation of GDPR and ordered it to stop processing French citizen data, responded by imposing its maximum fine of €20 million. This follows €20 million fines each from Italy and Greece against Clearview, and a lesser amount from the UK. Problem is that regulators' limited legal resources make it difficult to enforce these. But that may change once plans for the EU bloc’s AI Act moves forward.

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Microsoft Lets Publishers Block Bing Chat Separately from Bing Search

September 26, 2023

Nearly one-third of major news publishers have blocked generative AI tools from reading their content.   But that’s a drastic measure which could also exclude their results from conventional search engines.  Microsoft has just given publishers the option to block access by Bing Chat without also removing their content from search results.  We’ll see if competitors do the same.

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