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“I don’t think it’s right for a private company to censor politicians or the news in a democracy.”—Mark Zuckerberg, October 17, 2019 “Facebook Removes Trump’s Post About Covid-19, Citing Misinformation Rules”—The Wall Street Journal, October 6, 2020 For greater than a decade, the perspective of the most important social media corporations towards policing misinformation on …

In principle, bringing society to a screeching halt ought to curtail visitors deaths. No one’s going to bars after which driving residence; few are commuting to work; the occasional journey to the grocery retailer doesn’t demand extreme pace. So when swaths of the nation floor to a halt this yr amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it …

We are, in fact, methods to use MuZero to actual world issues, and there are some encouraging preliminary outcomes. To give a concrete instance, visitors on the web is dominated by video, and an enormous open drawback is the right way to compress these movies as effectively as attainable. You can consider this as a …

“The data is then held stored and shared proportionally with other retailers creating a bigger watchlist where all benefit,” a spokesperson for Facewatch says. Its web site claims it’s the “ONLY shared national facial recognition watchlist” and the watchlist works by basically linking up a number of personal facial recognition networks. It provides that for …

Do good issues are available in threes? Not for those who’re Google. Heading into the vacations, the corporate finds itself going through a trio of antitrust circumstances introduced by an overlapping community of state and federal enforcers. That’s rather a lot to maintain monitor of. Let’s attempt to type by means of a few of …

The California Public Utility Commission has slapped Uber with a $59 million advantageous for refusing handy over detailed information on greater than 1,200 alleged sexual assaults involving Uber drivers in California between 2017 and 2019. ARS TECHNICA This story initially appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted supply for expertise information, tech coverage evaluation, evaluations, and …

by Alex Davies The “great man” principle holds that historical past is essentially made by heroes—huge, brawny, brainy dudes (at all times dudes) who reshape the long run with brute power and brilliance. WIRED alum Alex Davies’ new ebook refutes that outdated principle. In Driven, Davies digs into the historical past of autonomous automobiles and …

Artificial intelligence has made gorgeous strides, but it surely typically wants absurd quantities of knowledge and laptop energy to get there. Now some AI researchers are centered on making the know-how as environment friendly as potential. Last week researchers confirmed it’s potential to squeeze a strong AI imaginative and prescient algorithm onto a easy, low-power …

After that have, Facebook spent infinite blood and treasure on figuring out upstarts who got here up with one thing that Facebook didn’t do, after which attempting to purchase them. Ironically, Zuckerberg discovered himself approaching founders with an eerily comparable proposition that he had fiercely resisted himself in 2006—a ton of cash in trade for …

Last week, outstanding Google synthetic intelligence researcher Timnit Gebru mentioned she was fired by the corporate after managers requested her to retract or withdraw her title from a analysis paper, and he or she objected. Google maintains that she resigned, and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai mentioned in an organization memo on Wednesday that he would …