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CMU and Google researchers present XLNet: a new pre-training method for language modeling that...

Last week, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Google researchers presented a paper XLNet: Generalized Autoregressive Pretraining for Language Understanding which focuses on the XLNet...
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Bipartisan US legislators introduce the Dashboard act to force big tech to disclose their...

Bipartisan Senators Mark Warner and Josh Hawley introduced a new bill on Monday that requires Facebook, Google, Amazon and other major platforms to disclose...
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Now there is a Deepfake that can animate your face with just your voice...

Last week, researchers from the Imperial College in London and Samsung’s AI research center in the UK revealed how deepfakes can be used to...

Amazon patents AI-powered drones to provide ‘surveillance as a service’

At the first re:MARS event early this month Amazon proposed its plans to further digitize its delivery services by making the AI-powered drones deliver...
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Deepfakes House Committee Hearing: Risks, Vulnerabilities and Recommendations

Last week, the House Intelligence Committee held a hearing to examine the public risks posed by “deepfake” videos. Deepfake is identified as a technology...
Python has a strong showing in Stack Overflow's 2019 developer survey

UK’s data protection regulator ICO releases report concludes that Adtech industry operates illegally

UK’s data protection regulator ICO (Information Commissioner’s office) has published a report highlighting how thousands of companies are sharing personal data on hundreds of...
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FTC to investigate YouTube over mishandling children’s data privacy

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched an investigation into YouTube over mishandling children’s private data and may levy the popular video-sharing website with a...

Google rejects all 13 shareholder proposals at its annual meeting, despite protesting workers

Yesterday at Google’s annual shareholder meeting, Alphabet, Google’s parent company, faced 13 independent stockholder proposals ranging from sexual harassment and diversity, to the company's...
Viktor Charypar from Red badger speaks to Packt

Facebook content moderators work in filthy, stressful conditions and experience emotional trauma daily, reports...

Yesterday, The Verge published a gut-wrenching investigative report about the terrible working conditions of Facebook moderators at one of its contract vendor sites in...
Python has a strong showing in Stack Overflow's 2019 developer survey

‘I code in my dreams too’, say developers in Jetbrains State of Developer Ecosystem...

Last week, Jetbrains published its annual survey results known as The State of Developer Ecosystem 2019. More than 19,000 people participated in this developer...

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