Trump to block U.S. downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday
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3 min read, listed 17 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.

open-graph-image The Commerce department announced Friday morning that it would ban U.S. business transactions with China-owned social apps WeChat and TikTok on Sunday.

Turning Point Action enlists teenagers in 'troll farm' spreading coordinated pro-Trump messaging - The Washington Post
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12 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.

open-graph-image The sprawling operation by Turning Point Action, led by conservative activist Charlie Kirk, evades guardrails put in place to prevent the spread of online disinformation, experts said.

Hong Kong Is a Troubling Case Study in the Death of Democracy | WIRED
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3 min read, listed 17 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.

open-graph-image A free press suppressed. A vote postponed. Dissent criminalized. China’s insidious reengineering of the region marches on, but not without a fight.

Foreign, domestic disinformation deepens U.S. fissures - Axios
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3 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.

open-graph-image The center of the American polity faces unprecedented strain from within and without.

Facebook to Curb Internal Debate Over Sensitive Issues Amid Staff Discord - WSJ
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2 min read, listed 17 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.

open-graph-image Facebook is moving to curb internal debate around divisive political and social topics, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said, after a spate of disputes and criticism that has fueled discord among staffers.

AI-powered weight training startup Tonal raises $110 million amid home workout boom | VentureBeat
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3 min read, listed 1 day ago in AI – VentureBeat

open-graph-image Tonal, a startup developing an AI-powered home weight training system, raised $110 million to further its R&D and mass-production efforts.

Facial recognition tech in Africa boosted by Ghana AI startup — Quartz Africa
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open-graph-image Charlette N’Guessan is the first woman to win the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation from the UK’ s Royal Academy of Engineering

New artificial intelligence could save both elephant and human lives
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open-graph-image When the elephant arrived in the night, on the hunt for sugarcane, Uthorn Kanthong was waiting for him. Like many of his neighbors, the 69-year-old Thai farmer had taken to staying in his fields into the late hours, to try and scare off elephants that came to snack on his crop. He usually returned home […]

FBI director: It's a mistake to get election information on social media - CNET
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3 min read, listed 17 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.

open-graph-image If you want accurate details on when and where to vote, he says, don't look to Facebook or Twitter.

Trump raises questions about TikTok-Oracle deal if ByteDance ties remain | Reuters
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3 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.

open-graph-image U.S. President Donald Trump raised questions on Wednesday about plans by China's ByteDance to keep a majority stake in the U.S. operations of popular social media platform TikTok after six Republican lawmakers urged him to reject the proposal.

A Car Insurance Claim Estimate Before the Tow Truck Is Called - The New York Times
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2 min read, listed 17 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.

open-graph-image Using algorithms, tech companies are helping insurers speed up the process after an accident, make it more accurate and keep estimators out of the field — a plus during a pandemic.

Twitter rolls out new security features to prevent Election Day chaos - The Verge
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3 min read, listed 17 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.

open-graph-image The move follows one of the company’s biggest breaches.

'Hey, Samuel' wake word brings Samuel L. Jackson's voice to your Alexa devices faster - CNET
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open-graph-image You no longer have to ask Alexa to talk to Samuel L. Jackson.

Google expanding moderation on internal message boards
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2 min read, listed 17 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.

open-graph-image Google is expanding its moderation system for internal message boards as it tries to appease employees' desire for transparency and open dialogue while still cracking down on divisive distractions, as staffers work from home through summer 2021.

The brain's memory abilities inspire AI experts in making neural networks less 'forgetful'
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open-graph-image Artificial intelligence (AI) experts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Baylor College of Medicine report that they have successfully addressed what they call a "major, long-standing obstacle to increasing AI capabilities" by drawing inspiration from a human brain memory mechanism known as "replay."

Engineers produce a fisheye lens that's completely flat
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6 min read, listed 13 hours ago in reddit/singularity/Engineers produce a fisheye lens that's completely flat

open-graph-image To capture panoramic views in a single shot, photographers typically use fisheye lenses—ultra-wide-angle lenses made from multiple pieces of curved glass, which distort incoming light to produce wide, bubble-like images. Their spherical, multipiece design makes fisheye lenses inherently bulky and often costly to produce.

A Utah Company Claims It Invented Contact Tracing Tech | WIRED
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4 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.

open-graph-image Blyncsy wants states using Apple and Google technology to pay it $1 per resident. It may not win, but the patent tussle could deter others from adopting apps.

SiFive hires Qualcomm exec as CEO for RISC-V alternatives to Nvidia-Arm | VentureBeat
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4 min read, listed 1 day ago in AI – VentureBeat

open-graph-image SiFive has hired former Qualcomm executive Patrick Little as its new CEO. His job will be to establish RISC-V processors as an alternative to Arm.

Game changer: NASA data tool could revolutionize Amazon fire analysis
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5 min read, listed 11 hours ago in reddit/datasets/Game changer: NASA data tool could revolutionize Amazon fire analysis

open-graph-image A new automated near real time fire monitoring system could inform smarter strategies and solutions for curbing Amazon fires and reducing impacts; researchers call it a valuable tool for Amazon conservation.

U.S Army chooses Austin Community College for new software development program | KXAN Austin
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open-graph-image Austin Community College is partnering with the Army Future Command to bring a new program to the college.

Death decreed over Zoom - Rest of World
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9 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.

open-graph-image Virtual courts were meant to be the solution to a congested system in Nigeria. Then it was used to sentence a man to death.

German hospital hacked, patient taken to another city dies
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2 min read, listed 17 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.

open-graph-image German authorities said Thursday that what appears to have been a misdirected hacker attack caused the failure of IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf.

Toucan raises $3M to teach you new languages as you browse the web – TechCrunch
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3 min read, listed 13 hours ago in Robert Dale — This Week in NLP: Friday 18th September 2020

open-graph-image Toucan has developed a Chrome browser extension designed for anyone who wants to learn a new language but hasn’t found the motivation or the time. Once installed, the extension scans the text of any (English-language) website you’re visiting and will automatically translate some of the …

Amazon Alexa App Gets Hindi Language Support on Android, iOS | Technology News
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2 min read, listed 2 hours ago in Google Alerts — Daily Digest

open-graph-image Alexa in Hindi was originally introduced back in September last year in India for Amazon Echo devices and other smart speakers.

Boston Robotics delivers plan for logistics robots as early as next year – TechCrunch
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open-graph-image Boston Dynamics is just months away from announcing their approach to logistics, the first real vertical it aims to enter, after proving their ability to build robots at scale with the quadrupedal Spot. The company’s new CEO, Robert Playter, sees the company coming into its own after decades …

Belarus, Once a Startups Magnet, Faces a Tech Exodus - WSJ
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1 min read, listed 1 day ago in MIT Technology Review — Suppressing fires has failed. Here’s what California needs to do instead.

open-graph-image A crackdown on protesters demanding an end to President Alexander Lukashenko’s 26 years in power is now threatening the future of Minsk’s vibrant tech sector.

Major pharma companies including Novartis and Merck build federated learning platform for drug discovery | VentureBeat
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open-graph-image Pharmaceutical companies including Novartis, Merck, and AstraZeneca have successfully deployed a federated learning platform for drug discovery.

RapidAI raises $25 million to analyze medical scans with AI algorithms | VentureBeat
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4 min read, listed 1 day ago in AI – VentureBeat

open-graph-image RapidAI, a company developing algorithms that analyze medical imagery primarily from stroke victims, has raised $25 million in venture capital.

Govt to reward startups for building AI solution for health, education, mobility
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open-graph-image The larger idea of the government is to make these startups self reliant at a time when India has banned more than 118 Chinese apps citing security concerns.

Downloading WeChat and TikTok will be prohibited in the U.S.
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1 min read, listed 3 hours ago in reddit/ArtificialInteligence/Downloading WeChat and TikTok will be prohibited in the U.S.

open-graph-image Downloading WeChat and TikTok will be prohibited in the U.S.

Artificial intelligence researchers receive $9M from Alberta government | CTV News
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2 min read, listed 11 hours ago in AI Magazine

open-graph-image The Alberta government is giving $9 million in funding to the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) in an effort to promote the province's tech sector.

This Raspberry Pi-powered AI helps robots to sort through your recycling | ZDNet
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4 min read, listed 14 hours ago in Artificial Intelligence

open-graph-image A team of engineers built an AI system based on a Raspberry Pi to automate recycling.

Deep Reinforcement Learning Model Outperforms Humans In GT Sport
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5 min read, listed 21 hours ago in Analytics India Magazine | Artificial Intelligence & Data Science stories

open-graph-image Researchers proposed a deep reinforcement learning model that will perform the task of autonomous car racing in Gran Turismo Sport.

PredictHQ forecasts live TV sports viewership to help local food outlets meet demand | VentureBeat
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open-graph-image PredictHQ is meshing big data with machine learning to forecast live TV sports viewership, helping local food delivery businesses meet demand.

IBM's Watson Assistant can now field election questions | VentureBeat
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2 min read, listed 1 day ago in AI – VentureBeat

open-graph-image IBM is teaming up with states to deploy a Watson Assistant solution that answers questions about the election via phone or online.

All eyes on TikTok India sale after Oracle-Walmart deal in the US — Quartz India
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5 min read, listed 17 hours ago in MIT Technology Review — Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote.

open-graph-image "With the size of the deal expected to be anywhere upwards of $2.5 billion (Rs1.8 lakh crore) and the complexities involved of having a Chinese licensor, it is not everyone's cup of tea."

The brain's memory abilities inspire AI experts in making neural networks less 'forgetful' | EurekAlert! Science News
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3 min read, listed 2 hours ago in Google Alerts — Daily Digest

open-graph-image Artificial intelligence (AI) experts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Baylor College of Medicine report that they have successfully addressed what they call a ''major, long-standing obstacle to increasing AI capabilities'' by drawing inspiration from a human brain memory mechanism known as ''replay.''

CloudBounce’s desktop app lets you master your music in mere minutes | MusicTech
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3 min read, listed 1 day ago in Artificial Intelligence

open-graph-image CloudBounce's desktop is "like having a real-life mastering engineer always on call”, the company says of its mastering platform.

Zoox gains approval to test autonomous vehicles without safety drivers in California | VentureBeat
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2 min read, listed 11 hours ago in AI – VentureBeat

open-graph-image Zoox gained approval from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to test autonomous vehicles without drivers in a designated part of Foster City.

Mozilla add-on crowdsources research into YouTube's opaque algorithm | VentureBeat
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4 min read, listed 1 day ago in AI – VentureBeat

open-graph-image Mozilla has launched a new RegrertsReporter browser add-on to crowdsource data around how YouTube algorithms actually work.

Government Is Examining The National Strategy On Artificial Intelligence
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2 min read, listed 21 hours ago in Analytics India Magazine | Artificial Intelligence & Data Science stories

open-graph-image The draft cabinet note (DCN) on implementation of national strategy on AI is being steered by MeitY and the same is under examination.

The future is cyborg: Kaspersky study finds support for human augmentation
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2 min read, listed 8 hours ago in reddit/transhumanism/Majority of Europeans support human augmentation if it improves their lives

open-graph-image LONDON – Nearly two-thirds of people in leading Western European countries would consider augmenting the human body with technology to improve their lives, mostly to improve health, according…

Techmeme: Source: TikTok and WeChat will be removed from Apple and Google's app stores in the US from Sunday to implement Trump's executive orders (Demetri Sevastopulo/Financial Times)
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open-graph-image By Demetri Sevastopulo / Financial Times. View the full context on Techmeme.

Techmeme: 24 of 35 living American Turing award winners, including Alphabet chair John Hennessy, endorse Biden, citing the harm of Trump's immigration policies to tech (Cade Metz/New York Times)
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open-graph-image By Cade Metz / New York Times. View the full context on Techmeme.

Nvidia Presents Bio-Megatron Medical Speech Transcription System - Voicebot.ai
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4 min read, listed 13 hours ago in Robert Dale — This Week in NLP: Friday 18th September 2020

open-graph-image Artificial intelligence doctors talking to patients digitally could play a crucial role in medical care, according to research presented by..

Techmeme: Sources: Steven Mnuchin is attempting to push through a TikTok deal enabling it to retain some Chinese ownership, despite security concerns from lawmakers (Washington Post)
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Techmeme: Sources: Uber is seeking to sell part of its $6.3B stake in Didi Chuxing, as it begins to monetize stakes in other companies in an effort to boost its own stock (Bloomberg)
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1 min read, listed 1 day ago in Techmeme

open-graph-image From Bloomberg. View the full context on Techmeme.

Researchers achieve 94% power reduction for on-device AI tasks
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3 min read, listed 1 day ago in AI News

open-graph-image Researchers from Applied Brain Research (ABR) have achieved significantly reduced power consumption for a range of AI-powered devices.

Techmeme: Docs: Amazon generated ~$3.9B in revenue and $1.6B in profit for USPS during FY2019; USPS delivered 1.54B packages for Amazon, or 30% of Amazon's 2019 volume (Washington Post)
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open-graph-image From Washington Post. View the full context on Techmeme.