Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Expands Definition of Terrorist Organizations to Limit Extremism

In a letter on Tuesday to Representative Max Rose of New York, the chairman of the subcommittee on intelligence and counterterrorism of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Facebook also said it was “blocking links to places on 8chan and 4chan that are dedicated to the distribution of vile content.” That includes all content from …

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Acronis raises $147 million for tools that back up, protect, and restore data

Data recovery juggernaut Acronis today announced it’s nabbed $147 million in an investment round led by Goldman Sachs at a valuation of over $1 billion, following on the heels of angel, debt, and later-stage raises from March 2014 to May 2016. The capital infusion brings Singapore- and Switzerland-based Acronis’ total raised to well over $150 …

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This AI researcher is fighting unsolicited dick pics… with more dicks

For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. The internet is great, but for women in particular, that’s not always the case. Because of the wonderful world wide web, there’s a greater risk …

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Pure Storage debuts ‘AI First’ infrastructure and new cloud services

Data storage company Pure Storage Inc. is making a play for more artificial intelligence workloads with a new “AI First” infrastructure offering announced today at its Pure//Accelerate 2019 event in Austin this week. The new AI Data Hub product is billed as an “end-to-end AI pipeline solution” that provides enterprises with the infrastructure they need …

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Omnichannel Communication; Bringing Benefits to Social Housing Omnichannel Communication; Bringing Benefits to Social Housing

9 Views | Read Time 3 minutes | The UK Government’s verdict of the Green Paper on Social Housing, “A New Deal for Social Housing”, outlines its aim of rebalancing landlord-tenant relationships. People living in some four million such social homes often feel that they are being ignored and treated with a lack of respect …

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Most Canadians are worried AI is advancing too quickly, and they expect banks to have the answers, says study

A new report highlights a growing fear among Canadians that’s tied to the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. An online study conducted by Environics Research Group revealed that 77 per cent of Canadians are concerned that AI is advancing too quickly to properly understand its potential risks. The survey of 1,200 Canadians was sponsored by …

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