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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Researchers were about to solve AI’s black box problem, then the lawyers got involved

Researchers were about to solve AI’s black box problem, then the...

AI has a “black box” problem. We cram data in one side of a machine learning system and we get results out the other, but we’re often unsure what happens in the middle. Researchers and developers nearly had the issue licked, with “explainable algorithms” and “transparent AI” trending over the past few years. Then came…
AI Now 2019 report slams government use of facial recognition, biased AI

AI Now 2019 report slams government use of facial recognition, biased...

“Community groups, workers, journalists, and researchers—not corporate AI ethics statements and policies—have been primarily responsible for pressuring tech companies and governments to set guardrails on the use of AI.” AI Now 2019 report AI Now’s 2019 report is out, and it’s exactly as dismaying as we thought it would be. The good news is that…
United States Senator: ‘Amazon Ring’s policies are an open door for personal privacy and civil liberty infractions’

United States Senator: ‘Amazon Ring’s policies are an open door for...

US Senator Edward Markey yesterday revealed the results of a months-long investigation into Amazon‘s Ring camera-doorbells and the company’s relationship with law enforcement. The Senator’s press team dubbed the findings “alarming” and called the company’s policies “an open door for privacy and civil liberty violations.” The press release, which you can read in full here,…
Politics, Market Reaction Stall White Home Restriction On Flavored Vaping Products

Politics, Market Reaction Stall White Home Restriction On Flavored Vaping Products

Attendees hold "We Vape, We Vote" signs ahead of a Trump rally last month in Dallas. The politics surrounding vaping and industry pushback against regulation appear to have derailed the Trump administration's plan to ban the sales of many vaping products. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bloomberg via Getty Images Attendees hold…
Where to see the Trump impeachment hearings

Where to see the Trump impeachment hearings

The impeachment inquiry hearings of US President Donald Trump start soon, and for the first time in the history of such things these hearings will be available to stream online. Here’s where and how you can watch the event streamed live. Given this is an event of extreme public interest, it’ll be streamed by multiple…
How a restriction on political advertisements is the 2nd finest present Twitter ever offered Trump

How a restriction on political advertisements is the 2nd finest present...

The climate crisis is a heavily partisan issue in US politics. Thought it’s not a hard-and-fast rule, most Democrats believe the fossil fuel industry needs to be heavily-checked and nearly all Republicans accept money from oil companies. There are Democrats who take money from big oil and Republican climate-activists, but those are exceptions. Whether you…
Amazon prepares to strike back after Microsoft wins $10 B JEDI agreement

Amazon prepares to strike back after Microsoft wins $10 B JEDI...

Microsoft‘s been awarded the controversial Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, a $10 billion planned project to create and maintain an AI-powered, cloud-based weapons platform for the Pentagon. The company’s stocks hit a record intraday high on the back of the news, but shareholders may want to hold off before declaring victory. Amazon, the second-place…
White Home cybersecurity chief stops, states management is welcoming an attack

White Home cybersecurity chief stops, states management is welcoming an attack

White House computer security Chief Dimitrios Vistakis gave the White House one helluva resignation notice earlier this week when he quit over practices he dubbed “absurd” including the systemic purging of cybersecurity staff. They say that history repeats itself. Unfortunately given all of the changes I’ve seen in the past three months, I foresee the…
Conservatives put nationwide security at danger to storm impeachment procedures

Conservatives put nationwide security at danger to storm impeachment procedures

Impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump were delayed today when a group of Conservative lawmakers stormed the room in which they’re being held. BREAKING: I led over 30 of my colleagues into the SCIF where Adam Schiff is holding secret impeachment depositions. Still inside – more details to come. https://t.co/fHhqkZ6x3Z — Rep. Matt Gaetz…
A cacophony of self-pity muffles r/The _ Donald’s message as Reddit extends quarantine

A cacophony of self-pity muffles r/The _ Donald’s message as Reddit...

Reddit‘s taken r/The_Donald’s teeth away. The once proud community was, in its heyday, the vanguard for the MAGA movement. Now it’s just a sad group of self-declared victims whining about how unfairly they’ve been treated by social media. Back in June, the subreddit was quarantined for “threats of violence against police.” Widespread community outrage over…

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