AI mistakes ‘black and white’ chess chat for racism

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Online discussions about black and white chess pieces are confusing artificial intelligence algorithms trained to detect racism and other hate speech, according to new research.

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University began investigating the AI glitch after a popular chess channel on YouTube was blocked for “harmful and dangerous” content last June.

Croatian chess player Antonio Radic, who goes by the online alias Agadmator, hosts the world’s most popular YouTube chess channel, with more than 1 million subscribers.

On 28 June, 2020, Radic was blocked from YouTube while presenting a chess show with Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura, though no specific reason was given by the Google-owned video platform.

Radic’s channel was reinstated after 24 hours, leading the chess champion to speculate that he had been temporarily banned for a referral to “black against white”, even though he was talking about chess at the time.

Källa: AI mistakes ‘black and white’ chess chat for racism

Bulletin plagierade nyhetsartiklar

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Fler än 20 av nyhetssajten Bulletins nyhetsartiklar är plagierade, visar en granskning som Dagens Nyheter har genomfört.

DN har gått igenom alla artiklar som Bulletin publicerat under bylinen ”Nyhetsredaktionen”. Det handlar om såväl kortare nyhetsartiklar som längre texter. Genomgången visar att åtminstone 20 av dessa var identiska med texter från andra publikationer eller pressmeddelanden.

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Jon Stewart picks CBS News veteran as showrunner for upcoming Apple TV+ series – 9to5Mac

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We learned in October that former Daily Show host Jon Stewart will return to television with a new current affairs series on Apple TV+. Now there are new details about the team Stewart is assembling for his Apple show.

The Hollywood Reporter was first to share that Jon Stewart has chosen a news veteran and not a comedy writer as his showrunner and executive producer:

The former Daily Show host has tapped a longtime newswoman, rather than a comedy vet, to serve as his executive producer and showrunner. Brinda Adhikari has spent close to two decades immersed in investigative reporting, most recently at CBS Evening News, where she won a 2020 Edward R. Murrow award for her contributions to a piece on the treatment of migrant children in detention facilities at the US-Mexico border.

Källa: Jon Stewart picks CBS News veteran as showrunner for upcoming Apple TV+ series – 9to5Mac

Apple to hold another Entrepreneur Camp for female founders, developers | AppleInsider

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Apple on Monday opened applications for an online Entrepreneur Camp for female App Store founders and developers slated for July.

The Entrepreneur Camp will run from July 20 to July 29. Applications, which close on March 26, are open to female CEOs, founders and co-founders, or developers. Applicants must have proficiency in Swift or Object-C and a functional app to demonstrate.

As with Apple’s past Entrepreneur events, the company says attendees will get code-level guidance, mentorship, and ”unprecedented access” to Apple engineers and leaders.

”Apple Entrepreneur Camp supports underrepresented founders and developers as they build the next generation of cutting-edge apps and helps form a global network that encourages the pipeline and longevity of these entrepreneurs in technology,” the company says of the program.

Källa: Apple to hold another Entrepreneur Camp for female founders, developers | AppleInsider

Netflix reportedly testing AirPods spatial audio support – 9to5Mac

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Netflix is reportedly quietly testing support for iOS 14’s new spatial audio functionality. According to a report from iPhoneSoft, citing an anonymous Netflix developer, the company has been testing spatial audio support on iPhone and iPad since December.

 


Update February 22, 2021: Netflix has given a statement to MacRumors saying it is not testing spatial audio:

In a statement to MacRumors, a Netflix spokesperson says that it’s not currently testing spatial audio support, and has no plans to make public at this point in time. Netflix instead says it was testing multi-channel support for built-in speakers, as part of its mission to “improve” its service, and evaluate “new experiences” for users.


There is actually not much work that would be required on Netflix’s end to support spatial audio. The service already offers a variety of surround sound content, which is what spatial audio converts into virtual surround sound. Many streaming services, including Apple TV+, Hulu, and Disney+ already support spatial audio.

Källa: Netflix reportedly testing AirPods spatial audio support – 9to5Mac

Tim Cook says he’s ’greatly optimistic’ about Apple’s future at shareholders meeting | AppleInsider

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Shareholders approved Apple’s recommended proposals, shot down two that it recommended against, and asked a range of questions at the company’s annual shareholder meeting.

During the online-only meeting, stockholders voted on the election of directors to Apple’s Board. The shareholders approved all nominees, which included James Bell, Tim Cook, Al Gore, Andrea Jung, Art Levinson, Ron Sugar, and Sue Wagner.

As far as proposals, shareholders voted yes on the two proposals that Apple recommended and voted against the two proposals that it didn’t.

The passing proposals were the re-appointment of Apple’s public accounting firm for auditing purposes and the approval of Apple’s executive compensation. The two failed proposals, both submitted by shareholders, focused on amending proxy access for director nominations and ”improvements” to Apple’s executive compensation program.

Källa: Tim Cook says he’s ’greatly optimistic’ about Apple’s future at shareholders meeting | AppleInsider