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Ethics and Governance AI Fund funnels $7.6M to Harvard, MIT and independent research efforts

A $27 million fund aimed at applying artificial intelligence to the public interest has announced the first targets for its beneficence: $7.6 million will be split unequally between MIT’s Media Lab, Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center and seven smaller research efforts around the world. 660 more words


Founder's Corner: Wealthfront's Andy Rachleff on growing a business


Omidyar Network’s Emerging Tech team has launched the second season of its podcast, Founder’s Corner, with lessons from today’s premier founders and CEOs. We will be speaking with some of the top executives in tech. 111 more words


Funding for real estate challenger Spruce shows New York's startup scene is thriving

Spruce, a new startup looking to speed up the mortgage-closing process, has raised $4.5 million in its Series A financing from Bessemer Venture Partners, Omidyar Network and Third Prime Capital, along with a slew of private angel investors. 614 more words


EBay Founder Pledges $100M to Fight Fake News and Hate Speech

Taken aback by the way “fake news” has wormed itself into mainstream political discourse, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar is pledging to fight misinformation and hate speech… 313 more words


Ebay Founder Pierre Omidyar Pledges $100 Million to Fight 'Fake News' and Hate Speech

Pierre Omidyar, the founder of the e-commerce giant eBay, is pledging $100 million to fight “fake news” and hate speech.

To start, the… 199 more words


Bill Gates Has Started a New Crusade to Save the World

Some of the world’s most influential billionaire philanthropists plan to launch a powerful digital platform to harness the avalanche of data sent from satellites each day—and make it freely available for humanitarian and environmental causes. 839 more words