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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Why Artificial Intelligence Researchers Should Be More Paranoid

Report highlights risks of AI. A robot-turned-assassin?

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As Protection Ends, Here’s One Way to Test for Net Neutrality

Some states plan to uphold net neutrality principles. How will they know if telecom companies are obeying their own promises?

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This Startup’s Test Shows How Harassment Targets Women Online

Kapwing changed the avatar on its customer-service chat widget from a woman to a man, and then a cat. The harassment stopped.

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Bring Sanity Back to Your Life With These Four Affirmation Apps

These positive affirmation apps help you build a positive mindset simply by opening a push alert.

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YouTube and Facebook Trending Tools Highlighted Parkland Conspiracy Theories

An algorithm change apparently designed to keep fake news out is precisely what put a Parkland conspiracy video at the top of YouTube’s Trending section.

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Ex-Google Employee Claims Wrongful Firing For Criticizing James Damore’s Memo

Former Google engineer Tim Chevalier sued the company, claiming he was fired for sharing politically liberal posts on Google’s internal message boards.

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Ajit Pai’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People

Opinion: Gutting the FCC’s Lifeline program undermines the most vulnerable Americans.

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xView Detection Challenge: Help the Pentagon Analyze Satellite Images

The Defense Department is offering $100,000 for artificial-intelligence algorithms that can identify items such buildings and trucks in satellite images.

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The Motorola Moto X4 Is Almost Half-Off Right Now

Moto X4 is a fantastic phone at $400, and it’s a steal at $250.

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For Women in Cryptocurrency, a New Effort to Grow Their Ranks

Signers of the Blockchain Inclusive and Diversity Pledge commit to seek out underrepresented groups for investment, hiring, and mentorship opportunities.

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