The Daily Populous

Thursday April 15th, 2021 evening edition

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The rally in tech shares has taken the number of people with fortunes of more than $100 billion (roughly Rs.

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin joined the exclusive club last week, entering a group dominated by US tech entrepreneurs, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

The world's eight richest people together hold fortunes of more than $1 trillion (roughly Rs.

75,41,060 crores) and have added $110 billion (roughly Rs.

In 2017, Amazon's Jeff Bezos was the first to hit the $100 billion (roughly Rs.

Gates's wealth then slumped with the dot-com bubble burst, and he regained the title of centibillionaire only in 2019.

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To Combat Right-Wing 'Assault' on Democracy, New Bill Would Add Four Seats to Supreme Court

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"This bill marks a new era where Democrats finally stop conceding the Supreme Court to Republicans," Fallon said of the Democrats' new legislation.

Sean Eldridge, president of advocacy group Stand Up America, noted on Twitter that "expanding the Supreme Court is far from unprecedented.".

Today, there are 13 circuit courts, and the Judiciary Act follows precedent by increasing the Supreme Court to 13 justices.". »

More than 100 companies sign letter opposing U.S. state voting restrictions

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More than 100 U.S. companies including Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Inc (AMZN.O), Ford Motor Co (F.N) and Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O)have declared their opposition to voting curbs that a number of states are considering implementing.

Activist groups say the restrictions - outlined in voting rights bills already passed in Georgia and being weighed in, among others, Texas and Arizona - are specifically targeting Black people and other racial minorities.

The two executives pushed for companies to take a stance on a Zoom call with about 100 CEOs, investors, lawyers and corporate directors on Saturday. »

Europe eyes strict rules for artificial intelligence

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Companies that don't comply could be fined up to €20 million or 4 percent of their turnover.

The rules are the first of their kind to regulate artificial intelligence, and the EU is keen to highlight its unique approach.

That means AI systems that streamline manufacturing, model climate change, or make the energy grid more efficient would be welcome. »

The EU is considering a ban on AI for mass surveillance and social credit scores

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The European Union is considering banning the use of artificial intelligence for a number of purposes, including mass surveillance and social credit scores.

A ban on AI systems that create social credit scores, which means judging someone’s trustworthiness based on social behavior or predicted personality traits.

Perhaps the most important section of the document is Article 4, which prohibits certain uses of AI, including mass surveillance and social credit scores. »