Government vs big tech

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Philippine Star

POLITICAL FUTURES – Ian Bremmer – The Philippine Star January 9, 2022 | 12:00am In 2022, the digital technologies that are already transforming our lives, in many ways for the better, will expose new vulnerabilities in our lives and societies. Algorithms created with biased data will make destructive decisions that affect how billions of people live and work. Online mobs will incite violence. Bad information will move stock markets. Conspiracy theories will distort the opinions of millions of people. Hackers will steal information about you. All of these threats will grow larger in digital spa… Read More “Government vs big tech”

U.S. open to talks with Russia on exercises, missile deployments -official

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Reuters UK

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States and allies are prepared to discuss with Russia in talks about Ukraine the possibility of each side restricting military exercises and missile deployments in the region, a senior U.S. administration official said on Saturday. With crucial talks set to start on Monday in Geneva, the senior Biden administration official said the United States is not willing to discuss limits on U.S. troop deployments or the U.S. force posture in NATO countries in the region. President Joe Biden has warned Russia will face severe economic consequences if Rus… Read More “U.S. open to talks with Russia on exercises, missile deployments -official”

U.S. open to talks with Russia on exercises, missile deployments -official

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Reuters

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States and allies are prepared to discuss with Russia in talks about Ukraine the possibility of each side restricting military exercises and missile deployments in the region, a senior U.S. administration official said on Saturday. With crucial talks set to start on Monday in Geneva, the senior Biden administration official said the United States is not willing to discuss limits on U.S. troop deployments or the U.S. force posture in NATO countries in the region. President Joe Biden has warned Russia will face severe economic consequences if Rus… Read More “U.S. open to talks with Russia on exercises, missile deployments -official”

Ben Affleck worries about the ‘sad Affleck meme’

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BANG Showbiz English

Ben Affleck worries his kids think he’s “fundamentally sad” because of internet memes. The Oscar-winning star is conscious of how he’s portrayed online, and Ben doesn’t want his kids to base their opinions of him on the memes they see on the internet. Ben, 49 – who has Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, nine, with his ex-wife Jennifer Garner – told the Los Angeles Times newspaper: “The ‘Sad Affleck’ meme – that was funny to me. I mean, there’s nobody who hasn’t felt that way at a junket. “But then my kids see it and I think, ‘Oh, are they going to think their dad is fundamentally sad or th… Read More “Ben Affleck worries about the ‘sad Affleck meme’”

All-American DB Announces Transfer Destination

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The Spun

By Chris Rosvoglou In late December, former Northwestern safety Brandon Joseph entered the transfer portal. On Saturday morning, he announced where he’ll resume his college career. Joseph, a former Big Ten Freshman of the Year and All-American, has officially transferred to Notre Dame. The reason Joseph is transferring to Notre Dame is because of the program’s history in sports and academics. He ultimately believes he’ll be able to compete for a national title while on the Fighting Irish. “Coming to Notre Dame is a legacy commitment for me,” Joseph wrote. “The history of this program and the p… Read More “All-American DB Announces Transfer Destination”

Azerbaijan confirms 630 more COVID-19 cases, 521 recoveries

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Azer News

By Trend Azerbaijan has detected 630 new COVID-19 cases, 521 patients have recovered, and six patients have died, Trend reports citing the Operational Headquarters under Azerbaijani Cabinet of Ministers. Up until now, 620,679 people have been infected with coronavirus in the country, 605,058 of them have recovered, and 8,437 people have died. Currently, 7,184 people are under treatment in special hospitals. To reveal the COVID-19 cases, 11,262 tests have been carried out in Azerbaijan over the past day, and a total of 5,933,628 tests have been conducted so far. Some 32,306 people were vaccinat… Read More “Azerbaijan confirms 630 more COVID-19 cases, 521 recoveries”

Azerbaijan allocates funds from state budget for National Television Radio Council

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Azer News

By Trend The state budget allocated 1.6 million manat ($941,176) to the National Television and Radio Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan (NTRC) in 2021, Trend reports referring to financial report of NTRC. According to the financial report, funds allocated were from the state budget in the amount of 1.5 million manat ($882,352) were used for their intended purpose during 2021. “In accordance with the decree of the President of Azerbaijan dated December 29, 2021, 4 million manat ($2,352,941) was allocated from the reserve fund of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan to NTRC to provide… Read More “Azerbaijan allocates funds from state budget for National Television Radio Council”

New Report Suggests Jimmy Garoppolo Will Play vs. Rams

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The Spun

By Hunter Hodies 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is listed as questionable for Sunday’s contest, but it looks like he will give it a go. Garoppolo has been nursing a thumb injury for the last couple of weeks and had to miss last Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Trey Lance came in and delivered a quality start as he finished with 249 yards passing and two touchdowns. San Francisco is now 9-7 heading into Sunday’s regular-season finale against L.A. (Rams) and already has a playoff spot locked up. That said, Garoppolo is trending in the right direction, per NFL Network’s Ian R… Read More “New Report Suggests Jimmy Garoppolo Will Play vs. Rams”

Tesla’s cameras-only autonomous system stirs controversy

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Relaxnews

As it pursues the goal of fully autonomous driving, Tesla has bet entirely on cameras and artificial intelligence, shunning other commonly used tools such as laser detection. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has touted a system built around eight “surround” cameras that feed data into the auto’s “deep neural network,” according to Tesla’s connection. But as with so many other things involving Tesla, there is controversy. At the giant Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Luminar Technologies has set up a demonstration of two autos moving at about 30 miles per-hour towards the silhouette of … Read More “Tesla’s cameras-only autonomous system stirs controversy”

CES show highlights: Robo-dogs, self-sailing boat, brain tech

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AFP

Las Vegas (AFP) – The CES tech show in Las Vegas closed its 2022 edition on Friday, after pushing ahead with a significantly downsized gathering despite surging Covid cases. Industry behemoths like Amazon and Google stayed away over the virus risk, but the more than 2,200 firms big and small in attendance still pitched their hopes for the next big thing. Here are some parting highlights from the show:  Mind control?French startup Wisear is working on technology that detects the signals that zip between the brain and certain muscles, in order to use them to operate connected devices. “Over the … Read More “CES show highlights: Robo-dogs, self-sailing boat, brain tech”