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Microsoft Decides to Establish AI Training Hub in US

The new Entrepreneur Center at 900 E. Main Street, Louisville is likely to be the physical location of the Microsoft office

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To help manufacturing businesses and healthcare incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) into their work, software giant Microsoft has decided to establish a training hub in Louisville, US.

According to top officials in Mayor Greg Fischer’s administration, the company plans to hire four “fellows” per year from the Louisville community who will learn AI skills through the company’s proprietary curriculum, web portal wdrb.com reported on Thursday.

The initiative would also focus on other technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) and data science as well.

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FILE – Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

The deal requires Metro government to support and promote the project, but no public money is involved.

Louisville officials added that the project would be “entirely complimentary” and not duplicative of a recently announced partnership between the University of Louisville and IBM focused on technology training, the report said.

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The new Entrepreneur Center at 900 E. Main Street, Louisville is likely to be the physical location of the Microsoft office. (IANS)

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US Government Begins Probe into Google Over its Labour Practices

"Four of our colleagues took a stand and organised for a better workplace. This is explicitly condoned in Google's Code of Conduct, which ends: 'And remember... don't be evil, and if you see something that you think isn't right -- speak up.' When they did, Google retaliated against them," the employee activist group wrote in the blog post

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The US government has launched a probe into Google over its labour practices following a complaint from four employees who have been fired by the tech giant.

The four workers who filed a lawsuit against the company last week, claimed they were fired from Google for engaging in legally protected labour organizing, reports CNN Business.

The National Labor Relations Board has begun a formal probe into the complaint.

The tech giant has been accused of “union busting” and retaliatory behaviour after it sacked four employees for allegedly violating the company’s data security policies.

In a statement, Google said it dismissed four individuals who were engaged in intentional and often repeated violations of its longstanding data security policies.

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“No one has been dismissed for raising concerns or debating the company’s activities,” said the company on Monday.

Google is in the midst of controversy over its strained relationship with employees.

In an earlier blog post on Medium, an employee activist group, “Google Walkout for Real Change”, said that the company is illegally retaliating against prospective union organisers.

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“Four of our colleagues took a stand and organised for a better workplace. This is explicitly condoned in Google’s Code of Conduct, which ends: ‘And remember… don’t be evil, and if you see something that you think isn’t right — speak up.’ When they did, Google retaliated against them,” the employee activist group wrote in the blog post.

The new CEO of Alphabet Sundar Pichai faces extreme challenges as Google stares at several high-profile external probes into its alleged anti-trust market and data practices — from the US to the European Union regulators — including internal tensions with staff over discrimination at work and HR transparency. (IANS)