Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Technology | ‘996’ Is China’s Version of Hustle Culture. Tech Workers Are Sick of It. Advertisement Supported by Chinese programmers once embraced working 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week. But online, discontent is ByLin Qiqing and Raymond Zhong April 29, 2019 China’s richest internet moguls think their employees should work more. Jack Ma, a founder of the e-commerce titan Alibaba, called long work hours “a huge blessing.” Richard Liu, who runs the Alibaba rival JD.com, said people who frittered away their days “are no brothers of mine.” Rank-and-file tech workers in China, discouraged by a weakened job market and downbeat about their odds of joining the digital aristocracy, have other ideas. They are organizing online against what in China is called the … [Read more...] about ‘996’ Is China’s Version of Hustle Culture. Tech Workers Are Sick of It.
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Isobel Asher Hamilton, provided by Published 3:48 am PDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Pedro Fiúza/NurPhoto via Getty Images Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it rebuffed a request from a US police agency to install its facial recognition software on officers' car and body cameras. President Brad Smith cited human rights concerns, saying that AI bias could mean a disproportionate number of women and ethnic minorities would end up being held for questioning. While Microsoft is taking an ethical stand on AI, less than a week ago it was accused of being complicit in helping China develop facial analysis AI, which could be used to oppressed its Uighur Muslim population. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Microsoft President Brad Smith announced on Tuesday that the company refused a request from a US police department to install its facial recognition software, citing human rights concerns, Reuters reports. Speaking at a Stanford University conference on … [Read more...] about Microsoft took an ethical stand on facial recognition just days after being blasted for a sinister AI project in China
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Press Gazette is proud to announce the finalists for the 2019 British Journalism Awards for public interest journalism. These awards are open to all journalists wherever they work provided they are serving a UK audience. Broadcasters compete against national and regional press, those working online and for specialist titles. The 40 British Journalism Awards judges represent a broad cross-section of the industry and are chosen for their independence and expertise (full list here).Chairman of judges, Press Gazette editor-in-chief Dominic Ponsford, said: “As ever it felt like a huge privilege to be involved in judging these awards. The judging sessions were particularly rewarding, spending two days listening to great journalists debate the merits of the best British journalism which was created over the last year.“The judges made their decisions with complete independence and objectivity based on the following criteria: did the work serve the public interest, was … [Read more...] about 2018 British Journalism Awards shortlist revealed: ‘This is what Dame Cairncross needs to protect’
VinaCapital officially ends investment in poultry firm Ba Huan Ba Huan JSC, the country's leading pasteurized eggs and poultry meat producer, has decreased its charter capital from VND280 billion (US$12 million) to VND222 billion (US$9.53 million), effectively ending the involvement of VinaCapital, one of the two largest asset management firms in Vietnam, with the company. This results in an increase in the stake holding of domestic shareholders from 66.2% to 83.6%, of which Ba Huan's Director Pham Thi Huan owns 64%. In Feburary, VinaCapital`s flagship fund Vietnam Opportunity Fund (VOF) invested US$32.5 million to acquire a significant minority stake in Ba Huan. However, in early July, Ba Huan sought Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc's intervention in terminating its partnership with VinaCapital. The firm said there were differences between the English and Vietnamese versions of the agreement and the terms were not what the two parties had agreed initially. Among … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 10/10