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China’s Huawei soft power push raises difficult questions – Yahoo News Canada

March 22, 2019 No Comments

China’s Huawei soft power push raises hard questionsTORONTO — Canada’s national game — brought to you by China’s Huawei.As a nasty diplomatic feud deepens between the two countries over the tech company, involving arrests and execution orders, it hasn’t gone unnoticed that Huawei’s bright red fan-shaped logo is plastered prominently on the set of “Hockey…

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Who hesitates of OpenAI’s huge, bad text generator?

March 22, 2019 No Comments

The existential threat of harmful AI recently reached ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’ proportions after a major research institute (checks notes…) modified the model size of a text generator. Apparently we’ve finally run out of real things to be scared of. What happened If you follow AI news you’ve already heard about it: OpenAI, a non-profit co-founded…

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170 Years Of German Publishers Demanding Unique Copyrights For Journalism Because Of New Innovation

March 22, 2019 No Comments

from the crying-wolf dept While much of the focus on the debate over the EU Copyright Directive has focused on the upload filters of Article 13, we should be equally worried about the snippet taxes of Article 11, which journalists have already made clear will be used to enrich publishers at the expense of actual…

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Why Humanitarians Are Anxious About Palantir’s New Collaboration With the U.N.

March 22, 2019 No Comments

The infamous data-analytics firm is now working with one of the planet’s largest aid organizations. What could go wrong? Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Palantir and BrianAJackson/iStock/Getty Images Plus. How a Bad Business Decision May Have Made Boeing’s 737 Max Vulnerable to Crashes The Crash of the Boeing 737 Max Is a Warning for…

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What Happens When Techno-Utopians Actually Run a Country

March 22, 2019 No Comments

On the night of Italy’s 2013 parliamentary elections, Paola Nugnes decided to stay late at her office and catch up on work. She skipped the rolling election coverage on TV. And by the time she finally left her architecture studio to go out, it was well past dark. When she arrived at Mumble Rumble, a…

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How an Investigation of Phony FCC Remarks Snared a Prominent D.C. Media Firm

March 22, 2019 No Comments

Illustration: Jim Cooke (GizmodoMillions of records that the FCC’s top lawyer once fought to hold back from state law enforcement officials now serve as key evidence in a year-long probe into cases of Americans being impersonated during the agency’s latest net neutrality proceeding. Analysis of the data would lead investigators last fall to consider, as…

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Newsmakers: 5 concerns with Noemí Ramírez of PRISA Noticias

March 22, 2019 No Comments

Emily Luepker News Lab, Google News Initiative Published Feb 27, 2019 This year, we’re celebrating innovation in journalism through a series of interviews with changemakers from across the news industry. Through the “Newsmakers” series, you’ll get to know a few of the journalists, newsroom leaders, researchers and technologists who are shaping the future of news.…

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Conservatives respond angrily to beat of May’s Brexit plan

March 22, 2019 No Comments

Theresa May is set to face intense pressure from remain-minded Conservative MPs to finally face down hardline Brexiters in her party after a planned restatement of a departure strategy agreed two weeks ago by the Commons was defeated. Abstentions by MPs from the pro-Brexit European Research Group (ERG) played a big part in seeing the…

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Microsoft CEO defends $480 million HoloLens contract with the US Army – CNET

March 22, 2019 No Comments

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is defending himself after a group of employees published an open letter calling on the company to ditch a multimillion dollar contract HoloLens contract with the US Army.Nadella told CNN Business in an interview Monday that the contract was not merely about supplying the military with HoloLens headsets, which overlay computer images on…

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Pinterest has an ideal response to hazardous misinformation

March 22, 2019 No Comments

Programming note: The Interface will be off Thursday as I finish up a project that I will share with you next week. Since the reckoning over social networks began in 2016, a popular genre of content has emerged that I like to call Hey, These Search Results Are Bad. This genre of story comprises three…

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