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MIT takes down 80 Million Tiny Images data set due to racist and offensive content

MIT TAKES DOWN 80 MILLION TINY IMAGES DATA SET DUE TO RACIST AND OFFENSIVE CONTENT

The 80 Million Tiny Images data set was taken offline following an audit that found images labelled with racist, sexist, or otherwise...

Hunched over a computer all day? Improve your posture with this innovative corrector

HUNCHED OVER A COMPUTER ALL DAY? IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE WITH THIS INNOVATIVE CORRECTOR

SPONSORED DEALS: Chances are you've been spending more time at home lately, and with that comes more time looking down at screens....

 
 
 
Learn how to accelerate your business using automation and AI technology: Transform 2020

LEARN HOW TO ACCELERATE YOUR BUSINESS USING AUTOMATION AND AI TECHNOLOGY: TRANSFORM 2020

No one expected the jolt the Covid-19 pandemic would bring to business. If companies were already investing in automation and AI technologies...

Facebook advances VR rendering quality with neural 4×4 supersampling

FACEBOOK ADVANCES VR RENDERING QUALITY WITH NEURAL 4×4 SUPERSAMPLING

A research team has come up with a way to teach computers how to transform low-res 3D renders into high-resolution versions suitable...

 
 
 
Stanford AI researchers introduce LILAC, reinforcement learning for dynamic environments

STANFORD AI RESEARCHERS INTRODUCE LILAC, REINFORCEMENT LEARNING FOR DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENTS

Stanford AI Lab researchers created an AI technique called LILAC to allow reinforcement learning algorithms to operate in dynamic environments.

What if Facebook can't be fixed?

WHAT IF FACEBOOK CAN'T BE FIXED?

A boycott organized by the Stop Hate For Profit Coalition is pressuring Facebook to embrace 10 reforms. But the real problems are too...

 
 
 
Why Mike DeLaet gave up the CEO job at Rogue Games to be an exec at Scopely

WHY MIKE DELAET GAVE UP THE CEO JOB AT ROGUE GAMES TO BE AN EXEC AT SCOPELY

Mike DeLaet left his job as CEO of game publisher Rogue Games to be senior vice president of strategic partnerships at Scopely.

The best CBD oil for pain in 2020

THE BEST CBD OIL FOR PAIN IN 2020

CBD has seen a huge surge in popularity in the last few years, mainly due to its ache-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects on the...

 
 
 
Facebook ad boycott kicks off as last-ditch talks fail

FACEBOOK AD BOYCOTT KICKS OFF AS LAST-DITCH TALKS FAIL

Ads for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks are due to vanish from Facebook after last-ditch talks to stop a boycott...

ACM calls for governments and businesses to stop using facial recognition

ACM CALLS FOR GOVERNMENTS AND BUSINESSES TO STOP USING FACIAL RECOGNITION

ACM, one of the largest computer science orgs in the world, today called for the halt of facial recognition use by governments and...

 
 
 
EvilQuest Mac ransomware impersonates Google, Apple OS processes

EVILQUEST MAC RANSOMWARE IMPERSONATES GOOGLE, APPLE OS PROCESSES

A rare piece of Mac ransomware looks like extra CrashReporter or Google Software Update OS processes, but is actually locking up files...

AWS, Google, and Mozilla back national AI research cloud bill in Congress

AWS, GOOGLE, AND MOZILLA BACK NATIONAL AI RESEARCH CLOUD BILL IN CONGRESS

Tech giants joined universities and nonprofits and backed a national AI research cloud, something supporters say will help the U.S....

 
 
 
Where does your organization stand on the AI curve?

WHERE DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION STAND ON THE AI CURVE?

Lend your voice: To learn more about where your company stands now, and how the market is evolving in the AI-first era, take the VB...

Researchers combine reinforcement learning and NLP to escape a Grue monster

RESEARCHERS COMBINE REINFORCEMENT LEARNING AND NLP TO ESCAPE A GRUE MONSTER

Researchers from Georgia Tech and Microsoft combined reinforcement learning and language models to outperform state-of-the-art AI in...

 
 
 
Rios raises $5 million for robots that can grasp ‘thousands' of types of products

RIOS RAISES $5 MILLION FOR ROBOTS THAT CAN GRASP ‘THOUSANDS' OF TYPES OF PRODUCTS

Rios, a Stanford robotics spinout founded by former Xerox PARC engineers, today emerged from stealth after 18 months with $5 million...

Researcher reveals Mac privacy bug, blasts Apple for ‘security theater'

RESEARCHER REVEALS MAC PRIVACY BUG, BLASTS APPLE FOR ‘SECURITY THEATER'

A major security exploit in current versions of macOS allows malicious actors to clone Safari and use it to share private files, breaking...

 
 
 
PlayBrain raises $6 million to build up esports in Japan

PLAYBRAIN RAISES $6 MILLION TO BUILD UP ESPORTS IN JAPAN

PlayBrain has raised $6 million in funding to create content and manage tournaments for esports competition in Japan. To date, it has...

Hunters.ai raises $15 million to automate cyberthreat detection

HUNTERS.AI RAISES $15 MILLION TO AUTOMATE CYBERTHREAT DETECTION

Hunters.ai, a cybersecurity startup that leverages AI and machine learning to detect threats, has raised $15 million in venture capital.

 
 
 
Refraction AI's robots start delivering groceries in Ann Arbor

REFRACTION AI'S ROBOTS START DELIVERING GROCERIES IN ANN ARBOR

Refraction AI, a startup based in Ann Arbor, has launched an autonomous delivery pilot for customers of the local Produce Station.

Koji raises $10 million so you can remix games and interactive content for social media

KOJI RAISES $10 MILLION SO YOU CAN REMIX GAMES AND INTERACTIVE CONTENT FOR SOCIAL MEDIA

Koji raised $10 million for its platform for creating interactive social media posts. It's a remix tool that you can use to make games...

 
 
 



Miami police officer relieved of duty after graphic video involving woman...

Miami police officer relieved of duty after graphic video involving woman surfaces

Graphic video involving police and a woman at the Miami airport quickly prompted rebuke among residents and a top law enforcement official. Read more ...

A 72-year-old woman was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park when...

A 72-year-old woman was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park when she tried to take a picture

Officials said the woman approached the bison several times before it charged. Read more ...

Police: 24 dead in attack on drug rehab center in Mexico

Police: 24 dead in attack on drug rehab center in Mexico

Gov. Diego Sinhue said drug gangs appear to have been involved. Read more ...

Trump slams House's $1.5T bill as ‘wasteful Green New Deal initiative'

Trump slams House's $1.5T bill as ‘wasteful Green New Deal initiative'

House Democrats on Wednesday passed a $1.5 trillion “green” infrastructure plan that would increase funding to fix US crumbling infrastructure while also adding funding for... Read more ...

Judge deals setback to President Trump policy limiting asylum

Judge deals setback to President Trump policy limiting asylum

A federal judge has knocked down a cornerstone border policy of President Trump's administration regarding asylum in the U.S. Read more ...

1 killed, 4 injured in Indiana while working on professional fireworks display

1 killed, 4 injured in Indiana while working on professional fireworks display

Firefighters said 69-year-old Donald Winters and his friends were preparing for a Fourth of July show for the weekend when something went wrong. Read more ...

Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

San Francisco police say they will stop releasing the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public. Read more ...

Russian voters agree to extend Vladimir Putin's rule to 2036

Russian voters agree to extend Vladimir Putin's rule to 2036

Election officials say a majority of voters have approved amendments to Russia's constitution, allowing President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036. Read more ...

Snakes can glide through the air - and this is how

Snakes can glide through the air - and this is how

For some, the sight of a snake slithering on the ground is scary enough, so how about one launching itself through the air? Read more ...

NYC passes budget that cuts $1 billion from NYPD

NYC passes budget that cuts $1 billion from NYPD

New York City lawmakers approved an austere budget early Wednesday that will shift $1 billion from policing to education and social services in the coming year. Read more ...