Ng said Landing.ai had been approached by investors but had not accepted outside capital yet. Foxconn, known more formally as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd 2317.TW, is Landing.ai's Ng said the startup has been working with Foxconn since July, but he would not elaborate on the nature of the collaboration or which of Foxconn's customers it might involve. Foxconn makes products for many companies aside from Apple.
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has used his annual founder's letter to raise the issue of ethics in AI. Brin's note to investors says "The new spring in artificial intelligence is the most significant development in computing in my lifetime". He then gushed a bit about the stuff AI can do, declaring "we are truly in a technology renaissance, an exciting time where we can see applications across nearly every segment of modern society." "However, such powerful tools also bring with them new questions and responsibilities," he added. "How will they affect employment across different sectors?