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What is the metaverse–and what does it mean for business? | McKinsey “Cathy Hackl: I think it’s important to state that there is really no agreed-upon definition right now. Every morning—it’s become a bit of a ritual—I go to the Merriam-Webster dictionary and type in the word metaverse. And every day it says this word […]

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Facebook moderators call on firm to do more about posts praising Bucha atrocities | Technology | The Guardian “That ties their hands in how they can treat content related to the killings, they say, and forces them to leave up some content they believe ought to be removed. “It’s been a month since the massacre […]

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Google, Meta, and others will have to explain their algorithms under new EU legislation – The Verge “Early Saturday morning after hours of negotiations, the bloc agreed on the broad terms of the Digital Services Act, or DSA, which will force tech companies to take greater responsibility for content that appears on their platforms. New […]

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Facebook struggles as Russia steps up presence in unstable west Africa | World news | The Guardian “A report by investigators from the Digital Forensic Lab, a global network of digital forensic researchers run by US-based thinktank the Atlantic Council, reveals how pro-Russian Facebook pages in Mali coordinated support for anti-democracy protests and the Wagner […]

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U+237C ? RIGHT ANGLE WITH DOWNWARDS ZIGZAG ARROW · Jonathan Chan “Known as right angle with downwards zigzag arrow, angle with down zig-zag arrow, \rangledownzigzagarrow, and ⍼, no one knows what ? is meant to represent or where it originated from. Section 22.7 Technical Symbols from the Unicode Standard on the Miscellaneous Technical block doesn’t […]

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The creator of Second Life has a lot to say about all these new ‘metaverses’ | PC Gamer “The problem, he believes, is that total decentralization inevitably increases wealth inequality. He pointed me to a simulation he designed last year in which bouncing balls demonstrate the theory that “the rich actually always get richer, no […]

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The latest marketing tactic on LinkedIn: AI-generated faces : NPR “”The face jumped out at me as being fake,” said DiResta, a veteran researcher who has studied Russian disinformation campaigns and anti-vaccine conspiracies. To her trained eye, these anomalies were red flags that Ramsey’s photo had likely been created by artificial intelligence.” Tags: ITGS, ai, […]

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When Good Algorithms Go Sexist: Why and How to Advance AI Gender Equity “In 2019, Genevieve (co-author of this article) and her husband applied for the same credit card. Despite having a slightly better credit score and the same income, expenses, and debt as her husband, the credit card company set her credit limit at […]

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How Silicon Valley’s Russia crackdown proves its power – and its threat | April Glaser, Joan Donovan and Jenna Ruddock | The Guardian “Tech companies around the world appeared to listen. The very public and very swift removal of Russian channels on social media represented a sea change from years of prior content moderation decisions, […]

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Google’s New Soli Radar Tech Can Read Your Body Language—Without Cameras | WIRED “But it feels less creepy once you learn that these technologies don’t have to rely on a camera to see where you are and what you’re doing. Instead, they use radar. Google’s Advanced Technology and Products division—better known as ATAP, the department […]

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