iRobot Corporation, makers of the Roomba Robot Vacuum, learned that one of its units, called a PackBot, was “destroyed in action” in Iraq. Between 50 and 100 PackBots are now being used in Iraq and Afghanistan for battlefield reconnaissance, search-and-destroy missions of explosives and ordnance disposal.
Google’s Algorithm Isn’t Biased, It’s Just Not Human2018/12/17
https://www.wired.com/story/google-algorithm-conservatives-biased-its-just-not-human/?CNDID=49046367&CNDID=49046367&bxid=MjM5NjgxNjQ4MjY5S0&hasha=051456e5dd3dcc7e9dc3f0af5c58ce38&hashb=f25d57ca4e78eed3fd06146c3baa1f06f00d9d42&mbid=nl_121418_daily_list1_p4&utm_brand=wired&utm_mailing=WIRED%20NL%20121418%20(1)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nlExpanding the search algorithm beyond absolute areas like store hours, locations, and historical facts shifted a system designed to create order into chaos. Related
The Breadwinner (2017)2018/08/14
“Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that makes the flowers grow; not thunder.” The Breadwinner (2017) – IMDbhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt3901826/Directed by Nora Twomey. With Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus, Laara Sadiq. In 2001, Afghanistan is under the control of the Taliban. When her father is captured, a determined young girl disguises herself as […]
Google goes for the wow at I/O, but what about privacy?2018/05/13
“We tell Facebook all about ourselves, but Google knows the real us,” says Brian Solis, an analyst at the Altimeter Group. “That’s why it’s so incredible — and also so dangerous at the same time.” Google goes for the wow at I/O, but what about privacy? – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/google-goes-for-the-wow-at-io-2018-but-what-about-privacy-ai-virtual-assistant/?ftag=CAD1acfa04&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756The search giant was mostly mum about privacy […]