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Why Everything Is Getting Louder

October 16th, 2019 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

  The tech industry is producing a rising din. Our bodies can’t adapt. Karthic thallikar first noticed the noise sometime in late 2014, back when he still enjoyed taking walks around his neighborhood. He’d been living with his wife and two kids in the Brittany Heights subdivision in Chandler, Arizona, for two years by then, […]



Political operatives are faking voter outrage with millions of made-up comments to benefit the rich and powerful

October 10th, 2019 at 12:54 pm » Comments Off

  A fierce battle over the regulation of the internet was riddled with millions of fake comments in the most prolific known instance of political impersonation in US history. Sarah Reeves sat on her couch in Eugene, Oregon, staring at her laptop screen in furious disbelief. She was reading the website of a government agency, […]



Facebook is challenging researchers to build a deep fakes detector

September 21st, 2019 at 1:14 am » Comments Off

Why it makes sense to fight deepfakes with deepfakes. Deepfakes are becoming so convincing that it’s hard to tell them from real videos. And that could soon spell disaster, eroding trust in what we see online. That’s why Facebook is teaming up with a consortium of researchers from Microsoft and several prominent research universities for […]



120 million workers will need to be retrained due to AI, says IBM study

September 16th, 2019 at 11:43 am » Comments Off

The skills gap is widening between people and AI. But many CEOs tell IBM they don’t have the resources needed to close the skills gap brought on by emerging technologies. Artificial Intelligence is apparently ready to get to work. Over the next three years, as many as 120 million workers from the world’s 12 largest […]



Major cities are introducing noise radars that automatically issue fines to loud vehicles to combat noise pollution

September 13th, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

The measuring devices will be able to precisely measure and locate sounds from moving vehicles, as well as register their licence plates. Noise pollution is one of the leading health problems in cities after environmental pollution. In France, a noise radar has been installed to fine the noisiest vehicles, according to Reuters. The radar isn’t […]



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