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NY regulators examining Apple Card after viral problem of sexism

NY regulators examining Apple Card after viral problem of sexism

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Enlarge / A dashboard built into iOS on iPhones lets you manage your card. Apple launched its own branded MasterCard nationwide in August. In the months since, the digital-first payment system has won some fans for its easy integration into the iPhone and Apple ecosystem, and it more or less seemed to work about as…
A healthcare algorithm provided less care to black clients

A healthcare algorithm provided less care to black clients

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Care for some of the sickest Americans is decided in part by algorithm. New research shows that software guiding care for tens of millions of people systematically privileges white patients over black patients. Analysis of records from a major US hospital revealed that the algorithm used effectively let whites cut in line for special programs…
How YouTube Is Endangering Kid

How YouTube Is Endangering Kid

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Photo: Unsplash A New York Times report has found that YouTube’s algorithm has built what journalist Max Fisher describes as “a vast audience—maybe unprecedented—for child sexual exploitation.” It has done so by suggesting home movies of semi-nude kids to viewers who have watched other home movies of semi-nude kids, creating an entire catalog of videos…
Artificial intelligence can provide brand-new tools, fresh insights for the liberal arts

Artificial intelligence can provide brand-new tools, fresh insights for the liberal...

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Enlarge / Composite image based on Jacques-Louis David's unfinished painting, "Drawing of the Tennis Court Oath" (circa 1790). Association of Cybernetic Historians Truly revolutionary political transformations are naturally of great interest to historians, and the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century is widely regarded as one of the most influential, serving as…

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