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US’ AI Ethics Dispute: Conquering Barriers In Federal Government And Tech Sector– Analysis – Eurasia Review

July 22, 2019 No Comments

The debate over ethics and norms building in artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining momentum in the US government and tech industry. Yet, while these institutions understand the need for ethics in AI, a myriad of barriers impede their ability to construct and execute on their ethical frameworks.By Megan Lamberth*In a period of rapid advancement in…

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Jay Inslee Would Like Your Attention, Please

July 22, 2019 No Comments

On the eve of the first-ever presidential primary debate of the 2020 election, Washington Governor Jay Inslee wasn’t holed up in a hotel room preparing talking points with his team. He was at the Frost Science Museum in Miami, practicing them on me. “We’re the last generation that can do something about this,” he tells me—and…

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NRA Helped Elect Bernie to Congress. Now He’s Telling a Different Story…

July 22, 2019 No Comments

click to enlarge Laura Patterson/cq Roll Call Via Ap Images | Rev. Diane Sullivan Four hours after a former city worker gunned down 12 people at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center last month, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took to Twitter to call for gun control. “The days of the NRA controlling Congress and writing our…

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A Suggestion That ‘Phony News’ Is An Information Literacy Issue – Not An Innovation Problem

July 22, 2019 No Comments

Getty Images. Getty Images. Beneath the spread of all “fake news,” misinformation, disinformation, digital falsehoods and foreign influence lies society’s failure to teach its citizenry information literacy: how to think critically about the deluge of information that confronts them in our modern digital age. Instead, society has prioritized speed over accuracy, sharing over reading, commenting…

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The Forgotten Os That Keeps the New York City Train System Alive

July 22, 2019 No Comments

A version of this post originally appeared on Tedium, a twice-weekly newsletter that hunts for the end of the long tail.A New Yorker and a tourist walk into the subway station at 42nd Street, also known as Times Square. One is delighted to be there; the other, extremely annoyed. One knows how to get out…

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Enjoy live: U.S. ladies’s soccer World Cup success parade – NBC News

July 22, 2019 No Comments

Streamed live on Jul 10, 2019The U.S. women’s soccer team will celebrate their World Cup win with a ticker-tape parade in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio will also present them with keys to the city.» Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC» Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNewsNBC News is a leading source of global news…

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Standing on the shoulders of science

July 22, 2019 No Comments

The role of science is the subject of controversial debate in the academic literature and public discourse. This column studies US patents to establish three new facts about the relationship between science and the value of private-sector inventions. First, patents building on science are on average $2.9 million more valuable than patents unrelated to science.…

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A 3rd CRISPR baby may have currently been born in China

July 22, 2019 No Comments

The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, held in Hong Kong last November, was meant to debate the pros and cons of genetically engineering humans. Instead, the proceedings were turned upside down by the revelation that He Jiankui, a Chinese biophysicist, had already done it.He’d gone ahead and edited the DNA of twin girls…

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‘Deepfake’ videos threaten to bedevil 2020 project

July 22, 2019 No Comments

“There’s no end to the pernicious abuse of this technology,” said House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff. | Alex Wong/Getty Images technology The widespread existence of deepfakes could even make some people dismiss legitimate videos as fabricated. Russian, Chinese and other actors both foreign and domestic could flood the 2020 election and the broader political landscape…

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Cutting about 300 calories a day may benefit your heart, research study discovers – CNN

July 22, 2019 No Comments

Cutting about 300 calories a day might benefit your heart, research study discovers – CNN Find Out More

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