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Search result snippets have made Google an arbiter of facts. Now it wants to outsource the job. The post Google Wants You to Help Fix the Fake-Fact Problem It Created appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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With threatened cuts to foreign aid, technology could help homegrown health care workers cover at least some of the gap. The post TED Day Two: $1 Million for Tech to Spread Health Care Everywhere appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Chris Anderson speaks at day one of TED2017 in Vancouver, Canada.Bret Hartman/TED As a first-time attendee, I’ll admit that it’s hard not to get swept up in the idealism of TED. Dozens of speakers showcasing the diverse human capacity for creativity and tenacity. Sweeping views of Vancouver’s pristine harbor, with seaplanes landing every few minutes …

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Maziar Bahari’s mother rustled him awake a little before 8 am. It was on June 21st, 2009, and four men had just arrived at Bahari’s home in the Iranian capital of Tehran. They searched Bahari’s belongings before leading him out the door, where five unmarked cars waited outside. They drove him without explanation to the …

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You might not recognize their names—they’re too busy working to court the spotlight—but you’ll soon hear about them a lot. They represent what’s next. The post Next List 2017: 20 People Who Are Creating the Future appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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After her husband died suddenly, Sheryl Sandberg grieved. Then she looked for solutions. The post In Option B, Sheryl Sandberg Takes the Hacker Way Through Grief appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Yann LeCun once built an AI chip called ANNA. But he was 25 years ahead of his time. The year was 1992, and LeCun was a researcher at Bell Labs, the iconic R&D lab outside New York City. He and several other researchers designed this chip to run deep neural networks—complex mathematical systems that can …

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Sometimes you have to kill something to save it. The post Ad-Blocking Just Might Save the Ad Industry appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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As brands flee over their ads showing up next to hateful YouTube videos, Google turns to temp workers to help its machines recognize offensive content. The post The Hidden Laborers Training AI to Keep Ads Off Hateful YouTube Videos appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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Opinion: An appreciation of Bob Taylor, the man who helped Silicon Valley’s greats understand the importance of teamwork. The post You’ve Never Heard of Tech Legend Bob Taylor, But He Invented ‘Almost Everything’ appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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