China Unveils AI News Anchors

China Unveils AI News Anchors

China’s state-run news agency Xinhua has unveiled new artificial intelligence anchors – digital composites created from footage of human hosts that read the news with synthesized voices. It is not exactly clear what technology was used to create the anchors, however, they are in line with the most recent machine-learning research. Xinhua used footage from […]

13 People Dead After Shooting at California College Pub

13 People Dead After Shooting at California College Pub

It was Wednesday night, Nov. 8, 2018, and it was College Country Night at the bar in Thousand Oaks, California. There was country music and line dancing and over 200 people in the bar, many wearing cowboy boots and flannel shirts, all packed into the former steakhouse that looks like a barn. There were pool […]

20,000 Employees Walked Out of Google on Nov. 2, 2018

20,000 Employees Walked Out of Google on Nov. 2, 2018

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2018, 20,000 workers walked out of 50 Google locations around the world. The response to the protest came to a head after The New York Times wrote about misconduct and payouts among high-ranking executives, as outlined by several participants in a essay published by The Cut. However, the issues […]

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