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by Carmine Bussone

Leaked Emails Show Google Expected Lucrative Military Drone AI Work to Grow Exponentially

Dopo la rivelazione del fatto che Google stesse lavorando con il Pentagono per fornire ai droni i suoi moduli di AI, alcuni impiegati hanno rassegnato le dimissioni e altri hanno creato una petizione chiedendo che il contratto venisse dismesso.

Oltre che per il malcontento, subodorando la pubblicità negativa per l’azienda e per Cloud AI (un progetto su cui Google sta investendo tantissimo) l’azienda ha deciso di tirarsi fuori.

“I don’t know what would happen if the media starts picking up a theme that Google is secretly building AI weapons or AI technologies to enable weapons for the Defense industry,” she continued. “Google Cloud has been building our theme on Democratizing AI in 2017, and Diane and I have been talking about Humanistic AI for enterprise. I’d be super careful to protect these very positive images.”

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Beyond Cambridge Analytica

Una società italiana, la Area, ha venduto un software per monitoraggio del traffico in Rete al regime siriano di Bashar Al-Assad.

Ora pubblicizza uno spyware che consente il monitoraggio e la manipolazione delle informazioni sui social media.

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The Problem with Women in Tech isn’t the Women — it’s the Men

Suggesting that women go by their initial is truly idiotic. As Ross Fubini put it,

So how can we reduce our gender biases in the male-dominated world of VC and startups? Well, it probably won’t surprise you to know that folks have done a lot of research on this very thing — and literally none of it involves masking your gender so nobody knows you’re a woman.

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Tech Women of Color Help Change the Stock-Photo Game

“I try to put myself in the shoes of a high school girl who googles ‘black women in tech’ and sees, what, a model with an iPad?’” Morillo said, her voice brimming with warmth, enthusiasm and a brash Bronx attitude. “I just thought, ‘This is crazy. I’ve been here this whole time, why don’t I ever see someone like me? I wish I could do a photo shoot.”

And then she had a second thought. Why not do a photo shoot?

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5 Things That Will Disappear In 5 Years

Perfect click-bait piece. In a world where there’s still people complaining about new Macs without CD slot, it will be very funny to see cash disappear. (Bear in mind that it could indeed be a better world, and we’re hoping for a future where all money transactions are traceable and secure. We’re getting closer and closer each year, but we think it will still be far away in the future; not in every corner of the world anyway.)

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