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“Just not true” – Zuckerberg responds to claim Facebook put profits over safety

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The boss of the world’s biggest social media giant has responded to claims made by a whistleblower stating they are ‘just not true’

Mark Zuckerberg has responded in a video to claims made by a former employee who blew the whistle on the social media company earlier this week, stating that Facebook puts profits before hate speech.

Zuckerberg posted a staunch defense of his company Facebook in a note to employees

He says recent claims by an ex-employee about the social network’s impacts on society “don’t make any sense.”

On Tuesday, a former Facebook product manager named Frances Haugen, testified before Congress about a trove of internal documents she gave to The Wall Street Journal.

On Tuesday, a former Facebook product manager named Frances Hogan testified before Congress about a trove of internal documents she gave to The Wall Street Journal.

She claimed that Facebook puts profits before doing anything about hate speech spread on its platform.

In the statement to staff, the Facebook boss stated that many of the claims “don’t make any sense”, pointing to their efforts in fighting harmful content, establishing transparency and creating “an industry-leading research program to under these important issues”.

Facebook is the world’s most popular social media site. The company says it has 2.7 billion monthly active users. Hundreds of millions of people also use the company’s other products, including WhatsApp and Instagram.

The platform though has been criticised for everything from failing to protect users’ privacy to not doing enough to halt the spread of disinformation.

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Can big tech be trusted to use AI ethically?

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Big tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and IBM announced comprehensive plans to enhance AI safety measures – but is that enough to convince the everyday worker?

On this episode of Ahron & Mike Live – Can big tech be trusted with AI? “The Fall Guy” takes a hard hit, Apple’s Top Ten controversy and a robot performs surgery on a piece of corn.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss. #featured

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OpenAI terminates AI risk protection team

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Less than a year after its inception, OpenAI has made the decision to dissolve its team dedicated to researching long-term risks associated with AI.

The team, formed with the intention of studying and mitigating potential risks stemming from advanced AI systems, was a notable part of OpenAI’s broader mission to ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly.

Dr Karen Sutherland from University of the Sunshine Coast #featured

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What are the biggest takeaways from the Second global AI summit?

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Top executives from leading tech companies committed to prioritising safety in the development and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies at the Second Global AI Summit.

During the summit, representatives from major corporations such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM outlined specific measures they will take to ensure that AI systems are developed and deployed responsibly.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss. #featured #trending

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