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Snapchat will no longer promote Trump after comments that incited ‘racial violence and injustice’

Snapchat will no longer promote Trump after comments that incited ‘racial violence and injustice’

Snap said it would no longer promote Donald Trump’s account in Snapchat, saying his comments last week made the account ineligible for the curated section.
Coronavirus contact tracing apps face consistency challenges

Coronavirus contact tracing apps face consistency challenges

Contact-tracing apps across the U.S. and internationally won't be following the same standards, creating a substantial roadblock to their effectiveness.
Unrest delays Epic Games’ Fortnite Season 3, Call of Duty esports event

Unrest delays Epic Games’ Fortnite Season 3, Call of Duty esports event

Epic Games postponed the launch of Season 3 of its wildly popular Fortnite battle royale game, which has more than 350 million registered players.
Fixing PRIA: Congress needs to address multiple issues before passing the bill

Fixing PRIA: Congress needs to address multiple issues before passing the bill

PRIA is an important government proposal that would backstop the insurance market for business interruption due to pandemics. But it needs some work.
Facebook creates shopping data sets to make more humanlike chatbots

Facebook creates shopping data sets to make more humanlike chatbots

In a preprint paper, Facebook describes data sets and a basic framework for AI assistants that recommend fashion and furniture items.
The economics of AI: Why scalability isn’t simply a matter of more use cases

The economics of AI: Why scalability isn’t simply a matter of more use cases

Learn how to identify hidden costs, maintain your core AI initiatives, and keep your revenue gains growing at scale when you download this free white paper.
PlayStation Network is down for many PlayStation 4 owners

PlayStation Network is down for many PlayStation 4 owners

PSN is down for PlayStation 4 players around the world. Sony has not updated its service site at the time of publication.
CES 2021 organizers are planning a physical event, but who will come?

CES 2021 organizers are planning a physical event, but who will come?

The Consumer Technology Association is trying to move forward with a major in-person CES event in Las Vegas, but attendees might not want to show up.
How Google is using emerging AI techniques to improve language translation quality

How Google is using emerging AI techniques to improve language translation quality

Google Translate is quantifiably improving across 108 languages thanks in part to new AI and machine learning techniques.
Tencent hasn’t acquired a stake in Bohemia Interactive

Tencent hasn’t acquired a stake in Bohemia Interactive

Bohemia Interactive remains a fully independent studio despite reports claiming Tencent made a major investment in the company.
LightOn researchers explain how they trained an AI model on an optical co-processor

LightOn researchers explain how they trained an AI model on an optical co-processor

In a new paper, researchers at LightOn managed to train an AI model on an optical chip and achieve over 95% accuracy on a popular data set.

Caltech AI lab optimizes exoskeleton gait for human comfort

Caltech researchers supplemented a lower body exoskeleton with AI that optimizes gait recognition for human preference and comfort.

Stanford lab envisions delivery drones that save energy by taking the bus

Stanford University researchers created a network for controlling 200 delivery drones using buses and trams to extend delivery range and reduce energy use.
DeepMind releases Acme, a distributed framework for reinforcement learning algorithm development

DeepMind releases Acme, a distributed framework for reinforcement learning algorithm development

DeepMind this week released Acme, an open source distributed framework for reinforcement learning algorithm development.
How IBM Q Network taps partners to advance quantum computing

How IBM Q Network taps partners to advance quantum computing

As the IBM Q Network has attracted 106 members, one executive said it's time for executives to get involved in quantum computing.
AMD CEO Lisa Su: ‘The racial divide has to be addressed’

AMD CEO Lisa Su: ‘The racial divide has to be addressed’

Lisa Su, CEO of chip maker Advanced Micro Devices, said in an online talk today that the events of the past week have been "extraordinarily disturbing."
Anvil leverages AI to expedite paperwork processing

Anvil leverages AI to expedite paperwork processing

Anvil, a startup developing an AI-powered paperwork processing platform, secured $5 million in venture capital financing.
Einride launches freight mobility platform for planning and emissions insights

Einride launches freight mobility platform for planning and emissions insights

Einride, a Swedish startup that's building driverless electric trucks, has launched a new "intelligent" freight mobility platform for shippers and drivers.

Gismart launches way for musicians to make money from hypercasual games

Mobile game and app developer Gismart has launched a way for musicians to monetize their fame through Gismart's new hypercasual games.
1touch.io employs AI to identify and protect sensitive enterprise data

1touch.io employs AI to identify and protect sensitive enterprise data

1touch.io, which recently raised $14 million, taps AI and machine learning to automatically classify and graph personally identifiable data.