What's happening: According to Wired, Meredith Whittaker was told that her role would be "changed dramatically" following uproar around a since-disbanded external AI ethics board. Whittaker, who leads Google's open research efforts, also helps run the AI Now Institute, which she co-founded at NYU.
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Samsung officially delays Galaxy Fold
Samsung said Monday it is officially delaying this week's planned release of the $2,000 foldable smartphone after some reviewers' devices failed in just days.
Why it matters: The Galaxy Fold is an effort to create a new category of smartphone, but unique hardware often comes with fresh challenges, as appears to be the case here.
Microsoft employee questions its diversity efforts
Microsoft made headlines last week after Quartz reported that some inside the company have been questioning the value of diversity efforts.
What's happening: In posts to an internal discussion forum, according to Quartz, a female program manager at Microsoft knocked the company for a policy she says "financially incentivizes discriminatory hiring practices," adding that she's referring to incentives given to senior management for hiring those who aren't Asian or white men.