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Tech Fix: Google’s Duplex Uses A.I. to Mimic Humans (Sometimes)

New York Times - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 4:01pm
In a free service, bots call restaurants and make reservations. The technology is impressive, except for when the caller is actually a person.

Siri and Alexa Reinforce Gender Bias, U.N. Finds

New York Times - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 3:56pm
Virtual helpers that come with female voices by default are perpetuating bias, a Unesco report argues.

CIO Keynote: Less Jargon, More Focus on Business Outcomes

Infomation week - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 11:00am
Though they came from different disciplines, CIOs at the Interop keynote shared a common need to get down to business.

Qualcomm Violated Antitrust Laws, U.S. Judge Rules

New York Times - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 9:45am
A federal judge found that the chip-making giant charged cellphone makers “onerous” fees for the use of its patents. The company said it would appeal the ruling.

Hackers Are Holding Baltimore Hostage: How They Struck and What’s Next

New York Times - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 7:31am
Two weeks ago, attackers seized parts of the computer systems that run the city’s government. So far, it hasn’t given in to ransom demands.

Amazon Investors Reject Proposals on Climate Change and Facial Recognition

New York Times - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 7:14am
The resolutions, voted on by shareholders, would have pushed the company to reconsider its societal impact.

Capitalism Camp for Kids

New York Times - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 4:56am
Young people love socialism. Can a summer of indoctrination teach little Hermione and Khaleesi to love capitalism?

Interop 2019: CIOs, Security, AI, and More

Infomation week - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 1:30am
Day 3 of Interop 2019 features four CIO keynoters and several dozen educational technical and leadership sessions.

Tech We’re Using: Taking Steps to Maximize Privacy While Covering the Lack of It

New York Times - Thu, 23/05/2019 - 1:00am
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter who has delved into issues of online privacy, is “under no illusions” that protecting our digital selves is fully possible.

Moving Data and its Hidden Challenges

Infomation week - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 11:00pm
When working with vendors on data ingestion, CIOs and IT teams sometimes fail to take complicating factors into consideration. Here's how you can navigate.

Huawei’s U.S. Restrictions Expose a High-Tech Achilles’ Heel for China

New York Times - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 6:48pm
China is heavily reliant on imported computer chips, despite efforts to develop its own semiconductor industry.

Google Changes Abortion Ad Policy

New York Times - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 9:48am
Advertisers must be certified as providing or not providing abortions, and Google will include disclosures on ads about ending pregnancy.

New Coke Was a Debacle. It’s Coming Back. Blame ‘Stranger Things.’

New York Times - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 8:08am
The creators of the hit Netflix series wrote the failed beverage into the coming season as part of a big marketing push. With memories of a 1985 backlash faded, Coca-Cola dug out the old recipe.

How Bettors in the Know Cashed In on ‘Game of Thrones’

New York Times - Wed, 22/05/2019 - 7:54am
Though HBO went to great lengths to keep the finale secret until it aired, professional bettors saw clear signs that key details had leaked and were driving the wagering.

ERP Giants SAP and Oracle Add AI to Platforms

Infomation week - Tue, 21/05/2019 - 11:15pm
As CIOs and other IT leaders shift their AI programs to incorporate more buying than building from scratch, vendors are adding new artificial intelligence capabilities to their platforms to meet the demand.

Ready or Not, Big Data is Bringing Big Changes

Infomation week - Tue, 21/05/2019 - 11:00pm
Companies looking to take advantage of the complex data game need to start by identifying general areas of their business that truly need help.

A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A.

New York Times - Tue, 21/05/2019 - 4:10pm
Artificial intelligence may help doctors make more accurate readings of CT scans used to screen for lung cancer.

The New New World: As Huawei Loses Google, the U.S.-China Tech Cold War Gets Its Iron Curtain

New York Times - Tue, 21/05/2019 - 3:54pm
The White House’s hard-line approach threatens to speed up the development of two technology worlds, further isolating one-fifth of internet users.

U.S. Tech Suppliers, Including Google, Restrict Dealings With Huawei After Trump Order

New York Times - Tue, 21/05/2019 - 3:17pm
The moves could hamstring the Chinese tech giant, escalating a cold war between China and the United States over technology and trade.

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Infomation week - Tue, 21/05/2019 - 7:00am
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