Meet the scientist teaching AI to police human speech
Alexis Conneau’s work has helped Facebook and Google build artificial intelligence systems that can understand dozens of languages with startling accuracy. But researchers like him also stand at the center of a battle over the technology’s risk of prejudice, censorship and abuse.washingtonpost.com
James Harden’s restaurant, Thirteen, gets roasted by the internet
Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) reacts after being called for an offensive foul against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)HOUSTON – James Harden may not be with the Houston Rockets anymore, but that hasn’t stopped fans from roasting his restaurant “Thirteen” on the internet. The restaurant is still on track to open its doors on Jan. 22, but somehow fans were able to leave “one-star” reviews for the restaurant even before the grand opening. A Google search has the restaurant listed on the map, but no reviews or photos were listed. Screenshots were taken by multiple websites that showed the roast by internet users. Here are some of the best roasts by fans that we’ve found:Some of the reviews on James Harden’s new restaurant in Houston 🥴 pic.twitter.com/J40yecURdT — NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) January 14, 2021The reviews of James Harden's restaurant is going to be running like this for quite awhile.
Download Your Data: What does big brother know about you?
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – We’ve all heard the stories of companies’ data mining and big brother watching our every online move. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, Reddit, Amazon, Apple, Google … social media has connected us all in so many ways, but how much of your data does someone have? For Facebook, click Settings and Privacy, then Your Facebook Information. Sites like Facebook track your web and location history as much as possible and you won’t find all of that in your data request download. You can view your location history on Facebook by going to Settings, Location, and click View Location History.
Houston partners with Comcast to provide nearly 5,000 internet vouchers
HOUSTON – Houston City Council has approved a nearly $625,000 program to provide internet vouchers to low-income Houstonians. Task Force has partnered with Comcast to provide around 5,000 vouchers to qualifying applicants from now until Dec. 20, 2020. This agreement will ensure qualifying applicants can continue to stay connected to the internet, a news release said. “This pandemic has highlighted the importance of quality internet service particularly for those vulnerable populations who must stay at home to stay safe,” Mayor Turner said. “During this unprecedented time, it is vital for Houstonians to stay connected to the Internet – for education, work, and personal health reasons,” said Comcast’s Melinda Little, Director of Government Affairs, Houston Region.
EXPLAINED: The promise of 5G wireless - speed, hype, risk
To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. What, exactly, is 5G wireless — and will you even notice when it comes online? 5G networks will ideally be better able to handle more users, lots of sensors and heavy traffic. “5G speeds, and ever-faster home broadband, will mean that existing applications will get richer, and also that new applications will emerge — new Flickrs, YouTubes or Snapchats. The 5G network is one front in rising tensions between the U.S. and China.
Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ is gaining popularity, thanks to that hilarious now-viral TikTok
Fleetwood Mac’s classic hit “Dreams,” sung by the witchy Stevie Nicks, is having a breath of new life, thanks to a TikTok that recently went viral. He’s just enjoying life and jamming out to some Fleetwood Mac. The TikTok blew up on social media, and even Fleetwood Mac’s Twitter account took notice, and tweeted “We love this!” to all of its followers. As if this story couldn’t get any better, Fleetwood Mac’s drummer, Mick Fleetwood, recently joined TikTok so he could recreate the now famous video. Now twirl, Stevie Nicks, twirl!
The pandemic is causing an exponential rise in the online exploitation of children, experts say
But as a program manager at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), her day-to-day job involves helping children who are abused online. Scores of people were reportedly resharing these child abuse videos and photos in hopes of bringing the perpetrator to justice, he said. "People tend to downplay the mental health repercussions of sexual abuse, especially online abuse," Greenbaum told CNN in a phone interview. Anyone worried about the possibility of abuse or neglect can contact the national child abuse hotline: 1-800-422-4453 or visit childhelphotline.org. Any online child abuse should be reported to the CyberTipline.
Internet for all? How the FCC could change the way we go online
Internet for all? How the FCC could change the way we go online CNET senior news writer Maggie Reardon explains proposal by the agency to regulate the Internet as a public utility -- and how that could change the way we use itcbsnews.com
Should the Internet be regulated like a public utility?
Should the Internet be regulated like a public utility? The debate over net neutrality is heating up. The FCC is expected to propose regulating the Internet like a public utility. CNET's Bridget Carey joins CBSN with more on what this means for consumers.cbsnews.com
Steps not strides expanding freedom in Iran
Steps not strides expanding freedom in Iran President Rouhani pledged to release prominent political prisoners and expand press and Internet freedoms. He has made steps not strides. Steve Kroft asks Dr. Mohammad Nahavandian, Rouhani's chief of staff, why?cbsnews.com