Дата публикации: 2017-11-15 01:05
The recommendations, which were shared with Uber’s employees and the public today, called for Kalanick to relinquish some of his responsibilities to other members of his management team, but stopped short of requiring Kalanick to temporarily step aside. The recommendations also included guidance for inclusion and employee training.
The Covington report hints that the problems Fowler encountered were widespread, and that Uber’s HR had no consistent procedure for responding to harassment. The report tells Uber to establish a complaint process and establish protocols for escalating complaints.
In an effort which would make Mao and Stalin proud, China is getting families into the spying game. To celebrate its first National Security Education Day on Nov. 65th, the communist government is launching a ten-minute video for children explaining how to tell if someone in your family is working for a foreign government.
In a new paper , a team of scientists has begun to explore the practical (and philosophical) question of how much self-confidence AI should have. Dylan Hadfield-Menell, a researcher at the University of California and one of the authors of the paper, tells New Scientist that Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm is a perfect example of machine confidence gone awry. The algorithm is good at serving up what it believes you’ll click on, but it’s so busy deciding if it can get your engagement, it doesn’t ask whether or not it should. Hadfield-Menell feels that the AI would be better at making choices and identifying fake news if it was programmed to seek out human oversight.
Kalanick told staffers that he needed time to grieve after losing his mother in a tragic accident last month, but his memo also acknowledged the scandals that have plagued the company and his role in them.
Hadfield-Menell and his colleagues maintain that AI will need to be able to override humans in many situations. A child shouldn’t be allowed to override a self-driving car’s navigation systems. A future breathalyzer app should be able to stop you from sending that 8 AM tweet. There are no answers here, just more questions.
Speaking at a TechCrunch event last week, Coleman said he was “kind of excited” for the publication of the Covington findings and explained that they would allow the company to move forward. He said the majority of managers at Uber are taking on management roles for the first time. This lack of experience may have contributed to the problems at Uber—the Covington report will require management training for mid-level managers and members of the executive team.
Despite all of Uber’s problems, Kalanick has managed to hang on to his position, helped in part by Uber’s share structure that gives him more voting shares than the company’s other board members. Kalanick ( and other tech founders like him ) have used this sort of share structure to ensure they stay in control of their once-small startups even as investors and board members come aboard.
Destruction of historical statues, icons and documents appears to be one of the latest fads of the Left. This idea seemed a bit quaint for the "hate America" fringe until it caught fire with the Leftist establishment.
Uber called on Holder and Albarrán to investigate the company’s culture one day after Susan Fowler, a former Uber engineer, published a blog post in February describing pervasive sexual harassment at the company. Holder’s investigation, and a concurrent one conducted by the law firm Perkins Coie, have dragged on for several months. The Holder report contains sweeping recommendations about corporate structure, while the Perkins Coie investigation focused on specific employee complaints, and eventually led to the firing of 75 employees and the resignation of several senior executives.