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After months of elevated public criticism about its grueling labor practices, Amazon introduced Tuesday that it could start paying all US staff, together with part-time, seasonal, and momentary employees, not less than $15 an hour and all UK staff not less than £9.50 (with larger wages in London) starting November 1. The transfer will have …

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The nation’s largest state adopted sweeping web neutrality protections, organising a authorized showdown with the federal authorities over the way forward for the web. California Governor Jerry Brown Sunday signed a invoice banning broadband suppliers resembling AT&T and Comcast from blocking, throttling, or in any other case discriminating towards lawful content material passing via their …

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Elon Musk has lengthy established himself as a each a visionary CEO and a lightning rod for consideration, good and dangerous. The dangerous reared its head dramatically this week because the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Musk with securities fraud for deceptive traders with August tweets about taking Tesla non-public. The fee needs to bar …

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For all of the advances being made within the discipline, synthetic intelligence nonetheless struggles on the subject of figuring out hate speech. When he testified earlier than Congress in April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated it was “one of the hardest” issues. But, he went on, he was optimistic that “over a five- to 10-year …

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Twitter on Tuesday announced a brand new coverage addressing “dehumanizing speech,” which is able to take impact later this 12 months, and for the primary time the general public will be capable of formally present the corporate with suggestions on the proposed rule. The coverage will prohibit “content that dehumanizes others based on their membership …

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When a person overseeing $5.7 trillion speaks, the worldwide enterprise neighborhood tends to hear. So when BlackRock founder Larry Fink, head of the world’s largest asset administration firm, posted a letter to CEOs demanding higher consideration to social affect, it despatched shockwaves by companies across the globe. In the letter, titled “A Sense of Purpose,” …

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(Whispers) Amazon Alexa will quickly discover should you speak to it sotto voce—and whisper its response again to you. The new characteristic, introduced by Amazon right this moment alongside new units together with a microwave and a wall clock at an occasion in Seattle, is one in all a number of upgrades that may develop …

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Learning a programming language is simply a part of turning into a software program developer. These days, writing software program includes an ecosystem of instruments, from the applications that builders use to put in writing their code to the cloud computing providers that execute it. Choosing your instruments is a part of the job. Front-end …

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A bipartisan group of political knowledge corporations are drafting a set of trade requirements that they hope will forestall voter knowledge from being misused prefer it was in 2016. The tips cowl transparency, international affect in elections, accountable knowledge sourcing and storage, and different measures meant to root out dangerous actors within the trade and …

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Billions of textual content posts, images, and movies are uploaded to social media on daily basis, a firehose of data that’s inconceivable for human moderators to sift by way of comprehensively. And so firms like Facebook and YouTube have lengthy relied on synthetic intelligence to assist floor issues like spam and pornography. Something like a …

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