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Could Pollution-Mapping Open AI Give Us Automated Pollution Cleaning Drones?

Perhaps someday in the not too distant future we might see autonomous trash collection drones powered by open source AI…

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Is Social Media Really To Blame For Our Toxic Web Or Is It Globalization And Will Community Fix It?

Is globalization and the loss of community truly at the core of the Web's increasing toxicity and will the return…

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Would Replacing Anonymity With A Single Universal Social Media ID Fix The Web's Toxicity?

Would a single shared universal social media identity solve online toxicity by restoring the coercive power of identity? Or would…

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Is It Actually Possible To Solve Online Toxicity?

Social platforms must move beyond their current focus on limited quick fixes to overt hate speech towards solutions that address…

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Could Limiting Social Media To 'Happy' Posts Fix Online Toxicity?

Artificially forcing social media to become a "happy" caricature of society would likely merely reinforce society's divides, but how can…

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Washington Monthly: Have Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg Mastered the Moment?

Washington Monthly offers its take on the Democratic race, citing the New York Times's media numbers from the Television Explorer….

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New York Times: How Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren Cracked the Code of the 2020 Race

The New York Times uses data from the TV Explorer to examine who's who in the Democratic race. Read The…

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CNN Focuses on Trump's Health, But Says Biden's Is Off-Limits

Earlier this week CNN took aim at Fox News for raising "baseless" questions about Joe Biden's health, arguing that such…

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Do We Need 'Data Critics' Like We Have Food And Movie Critics?

Could a new role of "data critic" emerge in the enterprise to help evaluate and advise data scientists on the…

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Using Open Source AI To Map Global Pollution Through Imagery

A new open source AI trash mapping system from the Let's Do It Foundation and SIFR in partnership with Microsoft…

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The Future Of AI And Analytics Lies In Helping Small Businesses And Verticals Leverage The Cloud

The next great revolution for business will be in translating the limitless power of today's cloud to the kind of…

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The CBP's Subcontractor Breach Illustrates The Cyber Dangers Of Data Ecosystems

CBP's subcontractor breach reminds us that the future of cyber lies in understanding the vast complex data ecosystems that support…

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Which Democratic Presidential Candidate Was Mentioned Most On Cable News Last Week?

FiveThirtyEight's latest update on the 2020 Democratic media race. Read The Full Article.

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Comparing Google's AI Speech Recognition To Human Captioning For Television News

Using a week of television news from the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, how does the station-provided human closed captioning…

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Google's Vision AI Found Two Hours Of Trump's Tweets In A Week Of Television News

Google's Vision AI scanned a week of television news for Twitter references, finding 2 hours of Trump tweets and 23…

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Using Google's Speech Recognition And Natural Language APIs To Thematically Analyze Television

Using speech recognition and natural language annotation, a week of television news is explored using Google Cloud's AI tools to…

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PolitiFact's Notre-Dame Retraction Illustrates Digital-Era Pitfalls

As the devastating fire raged at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris this past April, an image began circulating online of two…

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The EU's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Shows Once Again How Little The EU Understands About The Web

The EU's failure to understand how the Web works and the unintended consequences of its actions reminds us about the…

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The EU's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Is A Blueprint For The Future Of Disinformation

Looking more closely at the powers demanded by the EU, in the hands of a nation like Russia they offer…

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In Less Than A Decade Twitter Has Gone From Empowering Democratic Activists To Silencing Them

In a world where Twitter now silences democracy activists rather than empower them, is there any hope left for the…

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Silicon Valley Once Used The Web To Force Its Values Upon The Rest Of The World — Now Governments Do

As the world's governments seek to turn America's Web companies into tools of their own governments is there any hope…

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The EU Will Be The End Of Free Speech Online

The problem is that EU lawmakers once again are failing to consider the unintended consequences of their actions: in a…

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Will Increasing Government Censorship Lead To A Fragmented Web?

As governments across the world increasingly seek to extend their reach to control what is said and seen online, the…

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The EU Is Pushing The Web Towards Global Censorship Benefiting The World's Dictators

As the EU leans towards expanding its censorship globally, it is providing a blueprint for the repressive regimes of the…