Seattle, the Pacific Northwest city where home-grown online retailer Amazon.com has increasingly flexed its political muscle, is expected to approve on Monday legislation banning political contributions by companies with at least 5% foreign ownership.
Amazon.com is considering opening stores in Germany, its second-biggest market after the United States, the e-commerce company’s head in the country was quoted as saying on Saturday.
A prominent group of researchers alarmed by the harmful social effects of artificial intelligence called for a ban on automated analysis of facial expressions in hiring and other major decisions.
Amazon.com Inc founder, Jeff Bezos, said it would support the United States (US) Department of Defense as technology companies vie for more defense contracts and the Pentagon seeks to modernize itself.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence.