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Zuckerberg says Facebook won't be 'arbiters of truth' after Trump threat | Technology |... - 0 views

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    "Two years after admitting under political pressure that Facebook must do more to prevent disinformation campaigns on its platform, founder Mark Zuckerberg told Fox News on Thursday that the company should step away from regulating online speech."
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Trump expected to sign executive order in bid to target Twitter and Facebook | US news ... - 0 views

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    "Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order that could erode legal protections for social media companies for content posted on their platforms, potentially opening them to liability claims over controversial content."
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The American Economy Was Just Blasted Years Into the Future | Marker - 0 views

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    "Our Economy Was Just Blasted Years Into the Future The crisis is compressing and accelerating trends that would have taken decades to play out"
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Why telecommuting may NOT be the future of work - The Independent News - 0 views

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    ""There is no substitute for in-person collaboration and connection," said Take-Two Interactive Software CEO Strauss Zelnick. This is especially true for those who are in management roles in a firm, who find that actual management and mentoring is best done offline. The same goes for relationship-building, spontaneity, and creativity."
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I tried to delete myself from the internet. Here's what I learned - CNN - 0 views

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    "After spending hours studying FAQ pages, sending terse emails and making occasional phone calls in an earnest-if-naive attempt to take back some control of my personal information online, I had my first demoralizing moment."
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Wikipedia sets new rule to combat "toxic behaviour" - BBC News - 0 views

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    "The development of a new code of conduct will take place in two phases. The first will include setting policies for in-person and virtual events as well as policies for technical spaces including chat rooms and other Wikimedia projects. It is set to be ratified by the board by 30 August."
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North Dakota's COVID-19 contact tracing app leaks location data to Foursquare and a Goo... - 0 views

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    "The app, called Care19, and produced by a company called ProudCrowd that also makes a location-based social networking app for North Dakota State sports fans, generates a random ID number for each person who uses it. Then, it can "anonymously cache the individual's locations throughout the day," storing information about where people spent at least 10 minutes at a time, according to the state website. If users test positive for the coronavirus, they can provide that information to the North Dakota Department of Health for contact-tracing purposes so that other people who spent time near virus patients can potentially be notified."
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How Bias Ruins A.I. - OneZero - 0 views

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    "To what extent do the decisions of these types of algorithms reflect the conscious or unconscious biases of their creators?"
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I Know Some Algorithms Are Biased--because I Created One - Scientific American Blog Net... - 0 views

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    "Creating an algorithm that discriminates or shows bias isn't as hard as it might seem, however. As a first-year graduate student, my advisor asked me to create a machine-learning algorithm to analyze a survey sent to United States physics instructors about teaching computer programming in their courses."
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This Word Does Not Exist - 0 views

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    "a word that does not exist; it was invented, defined and used by a machine learning algorithm. "
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Algorithms associating appearance and criminality have a dark past | Aeon Ideas - 0 views

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    "However, the recent study's seemingly high-tech attempt to pick out facial features associated with criminality borrows directly from the 'photographic composite method' developed by the Victorian jack-of-all-trades Francis Galton - which involved overlaying the faces of multiple people in a certain category to find the features indicative of qualities like health, disease, beauty and criminality."
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Your Boss Is Watching You: Work-From-Home Boom Leads To More Surveillance : NPR - 0 views

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    "Company emails that she provided to NPR show her employer believed the tracking software would improve the team's productivity and efficiency while everyone was working from home."
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We Mapped How the Coronavirus Is Driving New Surveillance Programs Around the World - 0 views

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    "an attempt to stem the tide of the coronavirus pandemic, at least 30 governments around the world have instituted temporary or indefinite efforts to single out infected individuals or maintain quarantines. Many of these efforts, in turn, undermine personal privacy."
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Naomi Klein: How big tech plans to profit from the pandemic | News | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "This is a future in which, for the privileged, almost everything is home delivered, either virtually via streaming and cloud technology, or physically via driverless vehicle or drone, then screen "shared" on a mediated platform. "
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Facebook will pay moderators $52 million settlement for psychological harm - 0 views

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    "Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to its content moderators as compensation for mental health issues caused by their work. The internet is already generally a cesspool of filth and cruelty, so one can only imagine the incredibly horrific things its moderators are forced to witness every day."
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    "These experiments in computational creativity are enabled by the dramatic advances in deep learning over the past decade. Deep learning has several key advantages for creative pursuits. For starters, it's extremely flexible, and it's relatively easy to train deep-learning systems (which we call models) to take on a wide variety of tasks."
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Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Here's What They're Worried About Next. - POLITICO - 0 views

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    "The business, political and geopolitical mischief possible with manipulated data, audio or video is almost limitless; think manufactured video of Jeff Bezos-whose personal life has already apparently been the target of sophisticated adversaries and extortion plots-using a racial slur; grainy fake video or audio of Joe Biden admitting to assaulting Tara Reade; grainy video of Trump saying he plans to nuke Iran in one hour; or even Anthony Fauci saying that he's doctoring the Covid death tolls. "
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Singapore deploys Spot robot to patrol parks and remind people to socially distance - T... - 0 views

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    "Using the robot will reduce the need for staff to patrol the grounds, says NParks, and it "lowers the risk of exposure to the virus." According to local newspaper The Straits Times, the board is also considering deploying the robot elsewhere in the city. Signs posted in the park ask visitors not to "disrupt" the robot on its patrols."
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Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio: Self-supervised learning is the key to human-level intell... - 0 views

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    "LeCun argues that even self-supervised learning and learnings from neurobiology won't be enough to achieve artificial general intelligence (AGI), or the hypothetical intelligence of a machine with the capacity to understand or learn from any task. That's because intelligence - even human intelligence - is very specialized, he says. "AGI does not exist - there is no such thing as general intelligence," said LeCun. "We can talk about rat-level intelligence, cat-level intelligence, dog-level intelligence, or human-level intelligence, but not artificial general intelligence.""
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