Google’s AI chatbot Gemini violates India’s IT laws: Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar

India’s Minister of State for Electronics and Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Friday expressed concern over the potential violation of Indian IT laws by Google’s Gemini AI chatbot. His reaction comes after users on the social media platform X posted Gemini AI responses regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other well-known political figures from other countries.

Google, Meta begin New Year with a fresh round of layoffs

Information technology giants Google and Meta have started the New Year with a fresh round of layoffs that will impact specific departments in their respective firms.  Meta said it is laying off some technical programme managers (TPMs) at Instagram and reports said that at least 60 such jobs are either being consolidated or eliminated. Google announced it is laying off hundreds of hardware employees, especially in the augmented reality (AR) division while Fitbit co-founders James Park, Eric Friedman and other Fitbit leaders are reportedly leaving the company.

Personal, community concerns drive Surinder Dhaliwal campaign for San Jose District 8

Surinder Kaur Dhaliwal is running for a council position in District 8 of the city of San Jose

Dhaliwal, who sees herself as a leader like her father, the late Sukhmander Singh Dhaliwal (one of the founders of the San Jose Sikh Gurdwara), left her job at Google while going through a spiritual awakening in a problematic time.
“I’m going through a divorce and am a victim of domestic violence which continues as my ex-husband, Komal Sangha, through false allegations has taken custody of my son,” Dhaliwal told indica in an email interview. She described her experiences and eventual disillusionment with the legislative process in the family court system as one of the factors that led her to stand for elections.

Google says it will help Indian Govt develop responsible AI

American tech giant Google on Thursday said it is committed to share its expertise and knowledge with the Indian Government and industry stakeholders towards developing responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI). The company’s statement came after Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw met representatives from large social media platforms and other stakeholders, saying the government will draft new rules to spot and limit the spread of deepfakes.

Google’s Indian American CEO Sundar Pichai recollects how the company transformed lives in last 25 yrs

As Google celebrates its 25th birthday this month, its Indian American CEO Sundar Pichai has reminisced about how technology has changed the way we communicate, create and innovate. Celebrating Google’s rich history of events (the company will officially celebrate its 25th birthday later this month), Pichai said it’s time for some gratitude, and a moment to reflect.

Wall Street officially in bull market

The S&P 500 rallied to end the day in a bull market, marking a 20 per cent surge since its most recent low, reached on October 12, 2022. That brings to end the bear market that began in January 2022. Buoyed by gains in big technology stocks, the broad-based index closed at 4,293.93 and crossed the threshold that separates a bear market from a bull market — that’s investor-speak for a period of time marked by rising stock prices and optimism on Wall Street, CNN reported.