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Egypt detains artist robot Ai-Da before historic pyramid show | Egypt | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "But because of "security issues" that may include concerns that she is part of a wider espionage plot, both Ai-Da and her sculpture were held in Egyptian customs for 10 days before being released on Wednesday, sparking a diplomatic fracas."
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A new app is failing India's fight against child malnutrition - 0 views

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    ""Most of us anganwadi workers don't have enough education to understand these apps," she added. "We don't get enough network in the village to use them, and we don't earn enough to recharge the phone on time. So what is the point?""
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'It just doesn't stop!' Do we need a new law to ban out-of-hours emails? | Work & caree... - 0 views

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    "A study last year of 3.1 million workers in North America, Europe and the Middle East found "significant and durable increases" in both the average number of emails sent internally, and the number of recipients. By measuring the time between the first and last emails sent (or meetings attended) in a 24-hour period, the researchers concluded that, since the pandemic, the average workday had extended by 48.5 minutes."
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China's 'Sharp Eyes' Program Aims to Surveil 100% of Public Space | by Dave Gershgorn |... - 0 views

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    "Through special TV boxes installed in their homes, local residents could watch live security footage and press a button to summon police if they saw anything amiss."
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China Charges Ahead With a National Digital Currency - The New York Times - 0 views

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    "If the eCNY is successful, it will give the central bank new powers, including novel types of monetary policy to help the economy grow. In one possibility that economists have discussed, a central bank could program its digital currency to slowly lose value so that consumers are encouraged to spend it immediately."
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Surveillance company harassed female employees using its own facial recognition technol... - 0 views

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    "A surveillance startup in Silicon Valley is being accused of sexism and discrimination after a sales director used the company's facial recognition system to harass female workers. Verkada, which was valued in January at $1.6 billion, equips its office with its own security cameras. "
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The New Generation of Spam Bots are Coming - 0 views

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    "Soon, Reddit will be overrun by bots. There are many of them here already, but it's nothing like what we are about to see. Reddit is about to become a battleground. A test site for a new age of social media. Perhaps even civilization. Things are going to get weird."
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Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases, says UN | Technology | T... - 0 views

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    "Assigning female genders to digital assistants such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa is helping entrench harmful gender biases, according to a UN agency."
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'Being cash-free puts us at risk of attack': Swedes turn against cashlessness | World n... - 0 views

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    ""When you have a fully digital system you have no weapon to defend yourself if someone turns it off," he says. "If Putin invades Gotland [Sweden's largest island] it will be enough for him to turn off the payments system. No other country would even think about taking these sorts of risks, they would demand some sort of analogue system.""
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I help create the automated jobs that are taking jobs. - 0 views

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    "Those changes happened relatively slowly, but it seems to me that employment disruption is accelerating. A large reason for this is that what used to be a room-sized super computer now fits in my pocket. Over the last two decades, I have observed a fundamental change in how we can apply advanced algorithms to sensing and controlling systems-the kinds of technology that enable more sophisticated robotic manufacturing. I can remember discussing various algorithms and believing they were well beyond what we could ever implement. Now these same algorithms are considered elementary. They are just some of the changes that have fueled the revolution in manufacturing."
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Death technology will allow grieving people to bring back their loved ones from the dea... - 0 views

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    "The possibility of digitally interacting with someone from beyond the grave is no longer the stuff of science fiction. The technology to create convincing digital surrogates of the dead is here, and it's rapidly evolving, with researchers predicting its mainstream viability within a decade. But what about the ethics of bereavement-and the privacy of the deceased? Speaking with a loved one evokes a powerful emotional response. The ability to do so in the wake of their death will inevitably affect the human process of grieving in ways we're only beginning to explore."
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Mobile operators signal end of flat-rate data tariffs as app use grows | Technology | g... - 0 views

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    An interesting article, could affect alot of people also burn holes in your wallet.
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