Good morning, Austin! Here's today's tech news roundup:
Amazon enters music streaming market
Amazon broke into the music subscription service today, and at first it sounds standard--$10 a month for all the music you want, whenever you want. But Amazon is also offering an $8 per month service for Amazon Prime members and a $4 per month deal that will only work on Amazon's Echo speakers. These deals render Amazon the cheapest in music streaming services among its competitors--Spotify Premium, Apple and Google.
Obama administration releases AI report
The White House has conducted a study of the potential of artificial intelligence, titled "Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence." Released today, the 58-page report includes suggestions like more government funding into AI research, further study on the economic impact of AI on jobs, the need to adjust regulations to accommodate AI policies, and more. Despite the demands, the report seemed optimistic about the future of AIs.
Google's Project Fi debuts group plan for families
Google's mobile virtual network operator Project Fi now allows six people to share one plan. Users are allowed to invite new members at $15 per month, which gives them the 'Fi Basics'--unlimited talk and text, and personalized data plans starting at $10/month. The new group plan has no contracts or commitments, so Fi users can join or leave a plan without worrying about fees.
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