Hiltzik: Rasmussen Reports promotes vaccine resistance

Rasmussen Reports used to be a fairly creditable and credible political polling organization, good enough to be included among the pollsters relied on by services such as FiveThirtyEight to give a broad-spectrum gauge of voter sentiment in the run-up to state and federal elections. It’s true that Rasmussen had a detectable pro-Republican “house effect,” in … Read more

California lawmakers are trying to get ahead of AI

For four years, Jacob Hilton worked for one of the most influential startups in the Bay Area — OpenAI. His research helped test and improve the truthfulness of AI models such as ChatGPT. He believes artificial intelligence can benefit society, but he also recognizes the serious risks if the technology is left unchecked. Hilton was … Read more

Fisker Inc. files for bankruptcy protection after heavy losses

Fisker Group Inc., the struggling Manhattan Beach electric vehicle manufacturer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. After failing to secure financing to offset losses, the company reported in a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware that it had estimated liabilities of between $100 million and $500 million and more than 200 creditors. … Read more

Fisker Inc. files for bankruptcy protection after heavy losses

Fisker Group Inc., the struggling Manhattan Beach electric vehicle manufacturer, said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. After failing to secure financing to offset losses, the company reported in a filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware that it had estimated liabilities between $100 million and $500 million and more than 200 creditors. … Read more

Hiltzik: The true meaning of Tesla’s shareholder votes

No one who has followed the career of that famously self-effacing and modest business leader Elon Musk could have expected him to boast openly about having secured approval from Tesla shareholders for two important initiatives: moving the company’s state of incorporation to Texas from Delaware, and “ratifying” his massive 2018 compensation package after it was … Read more