August 23, 2019

Trump, G-7 leaders to open summit centered on world economic system

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world’s most industrialized nations will open their annual G-7 summit over the weekend by discussing the global economy.
August 23, 2019

YouTube’s AI Flagged Robot Battles as Animal Cruelty and Removed Them

On Monday, numerous video creators were shocked when YouTube removed their videos for animal cruelty. The problem? None of the videos showed animals at all — rather, they were of robots fighting.
August 23, 2019

As international financial image dims, options appear out of attain

WASHINGTON (AP) — As global leaders gather on two continents to take account of a darkening economic outlook, this is the picture they face:
August 23, 2019

YouTube disabled 210 accounts for spreading disinformation about Hong Kong protests

Google just published a blog post revealing that it has disabled 210 YouTube channels that the company says “behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.” Google cites the behavior as being “consistent with recent observations and actions related to China announced by Facebook and Twitter.” The accounts were disabled earlier this week.
August 23, 2019

News Corp is making a information service referred to as… Knewz

News Corp is developing a news distribution service designed to offer an alternative to Google and Facebook, according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s currently being called Knewz, and it’s meant to give the Rupert Murdoch-owned publishing empire leverage over the two tech giants, both of which have become integral to the distribution of news — often to publishers’ consternation.
August 23, 2019

Muslims on Mecca Hajj Pilgrimage Set to Face ‘Extreme Danger’ From Climate Change in Coming Decades

Climate change in Saudi Arabia could cause Muslims heading to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage to encounter "extreme" levels of heat, scientists have warned.
August 23, 2019

Don’t ban new applied sciences – experiment with them fastidiously

For many years, Facebook’s internal slogan was “move fast and break things.” And that’s what the company did – along with most other Silicon Valley startups and the venture capitalists who fund them. Their general attitude is one of asking for forgiveness after the fact, rather than for permission in advance. Though this can allow for some bad behavior, it’s probably the right attitude, philosophically speaking.
August 22, 2019

After Iowa State Fair, College Democrat Support for Elizabeth Warren Climbs, Bernie Sanders Still on Top

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are neck and neck for the Democrat college student vote and the Iowa State Fair seemed to play to their benefit.
August 22, 2019

How Did the Amazon Rainforest Fires Start?

Wildfires are currently burning across large tracts of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, amid international outcry over inaction on the part of President Jair Bolsonaro's administration.
August 22, 2019

Autism Wristband That Predicts Aggressive Outbursts in Children With 84% Accuracy Created by Scientists

Scientists have created a wearable device they say can predict aggressive outbursts in people with autism.