Google adds AI to drones, Uber trucks start hauling cargo, reading the Uber tea leaves, Washington State brings back net neutrality, Bumble bans guns, and Dyson cuts the cord. Literally.
Google says it provides TensorFlow APIs to US Dept of Defense to help interpret drone footage, is working on policies and safeguards for use of machine learning Gizmodo
Uber begins using its self-driving trucks for some long haul cargo trips in Arizona as part of Uber Freight service, leaving the last stretch to human drivers The VergeNew York TimesYouTube
Source: Uber has burned $10.7B total so far, making its losses worse than tech giants when they had same market cap; revenue lags firms with similar market capBloomberg
Washington becomes first state to enact its own net neutrality protections as its bill is signed into law; 25+ states have introduced net neutrality billsGeekwireMashable
Bumble updates policy to ban firearm images and will use ~5K moderators to remove gun-related content, won't censor images appearing in users' Instagram feedsNew York TimesTechCrunch@jrsalzman
Dyson says it's done making corded vacuumsCNET
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