Instagram trials AI tool to verify age of users

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Relaxnews

Photo sharing platform Instagram said on Thursday it was starting to trial a tool that relies on artificial intelligence (AI) to confirm the age of users in the United States. Lawmakers across the World have been vocal in demanding that the social media service, owned by US tech giant Meta, protect young people from adult content and invasions of their privacy. It’s a thorny issue that tech companies say is not easily solved, but could be tackled with broader technological changes like birthdates being tied to a person’s cell phone. Meta announced testing of new verification tools for anyone t… Read More “Instagram trials AI tool to verify age of users”

Chilling Facts About Our Dark Past

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Factinate

History has been happening for a long time, so it’s not surprising that there are some absolutely grim and stunning stories from our past. Even so, these dark escapades are some of the dirtiest, shocking, and shameful events to have ever seen the light of day. Better have some smelling salts on hand, because these aren’t for the faint of heart. 1. A Prince Beheaded His CousinsThe ruthless medieval Queen Margaret of Anjou once let her young son Edward choose how to execute his cousins. What the boy picked was absolutely ruthless. Little Prince Edward apparently took after his mother, and he dem… Read More “Chilling Facts About Our Dark Past”

BlackBerry revenue tops estimates on auto, cybersecurity tech demand

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Reuters

(Reuters) -Canada’s BlackBerry Ltd topped Wall Street estimates for first-quarter revenue on Thursday, powered by growth in its auto products and cybersecurity services segments. Soaring demand for electric vehicles and connected-car technologies boosted sales of BlackBerry’s auto software, used in cars made by General Motors, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota, among others. BlackBerry said that revenue from its Internet-of-Things segment that includes its auto products grew the fastest in the reported quarter at 19%, with a gross margin of 84%. BlackBerry’s car products help power a host of functions … Read More “BlackBerry revenue tops estimates on auto, cybersecurity tech demand”

Pink Floyd reportedly wants $500M for music library

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New York Daily News

Money. Get back. Seminal prog-rock band Pink Floyd is seeking $500 million for its extensive music catalog, according to a report from Bloomberg. That includes hit songs “Money,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Learning to Fly” as well as the 1979 theme album “The Wall” that’s includes the single “Comfortably Numb.” Should that deal come to fruition, it would be one of the largest yet in a recent trend of baby boomer rockers cashing in on their life’s work. Pink Floyd’s sale would reportedly include the band’s recorded music as well as its songwriting catalog. Merchandising rights are also said to b… Read More “Pink Floyd reportedly wants $500M for music library”

Silicon Valley Pain Index: Income gap widens along racial lines

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The Mercury News

For three years now, the San Jose State professor Scott Myers-Lipton has held a mirror to Silicon Valley’s staggering wealth divide, and reflected the disparities: Less than 1% of the Valley’s households account for 25% of the region’s bountiful wealth, while more than 45% of the Valley’s children live in households that cannot cover basic needs. The wealth gap between White households and Black and Latino communities is widening at an unprecedented rate, according to the third annual Silicon Valley Pain Index released Wednesday, and the trends shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. The … Read More “Silicon Valley Pain Index: Income gap widens along racial lines”

Instagram trials AI tool to verify age of users

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AFP

San Francisco (AFP) – Photo sharing platform Instagram said on Thursday it was starting to trial a tool that relies on artificial intelligence (AI) to confirm the age of users in the United States. Lawmakers across the World have been vocal in demanding that the social media service, owned by US tech giant Meta, protect young people from adult content and invasions of their privacy. It’s a thorny issue that tech companies say is not easily solved, but could be tackled with broader technological changes like birthdates being tied to a person’s cell phone. Meta announced testing of new verificat… Read More “Instagram trials AI tool to verify age of users”

Cathie Wood Watch: Ark Sells Spatial Data Company’s Stock

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The Street

By Dan Weil Wood also dumped a familiar biotechnology name, and bought two other stocks for the second day in a row. Famed investor Cathie Wood sold shares of a spatial data company and a familiar biotechnology name June 22. And for the second day in a row, she bought shares of an autonomous vehicle company and a digital-products maker. All the valuations below are as of the June 22 close. Ark Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF (ARKQ) – Get ARK Autonomous Technology & Robotics ETF Report dumped 490,185 shares of Matterport (MTTR) , the spatial data company, valued at $2 million. Matterport f… Read More “Cathie Wood Watch: Ark Sells Spatial Data Company’s Stock”

What if voice assistants could make relatives speak from beyond the grave?

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Amazon has demonstrated that its intelligent voice assistant Alexa is now capable of reproducing almost any human voice, including that of a deceased person, opening up a whole new field of possibilities. During the firm’s re:MARS conference in Las Vegas, Amazon caused a sensation with this new feature that can recreate the voice of a deceased person. In the demonstration, a child is told the story of “The Wizard of Oz” by their deceased grandmother. Following this request, Alexa’s synthesized voice gives way to the more human voice of a person known to the listener. According to those in char… Read More “What if voice assistants could make relatives speak from beyond the grave?”

Not Dusty Anymore — Archaeology Finds New Life on TikTok

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InsideHook

By Trish Rooney Archaeology might bring to mind a couple of things: Indiana Jones, ancient Egyptian artifacts…Indiana Jones again. Something you might not associate with the field of study is TikTok, but like everything else under the sun, the Arch-Tok community is alive and well on the app. Creators discuss dig drama, ethics, why some people have walls of human spines (and why they shouldn’t, actually) and what the field will look like once people stop assuming they all look like Indiana Jones. Creator and student Steph Black (or @archthot on TikTok) is one of the archaeology creators on the … Read More “Not Dusty Anymore — Archaeology Finds New Life on TikTok”

EC Healthcare Announces FY2021/22 Annual Results

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ACN Newswire

Sales Volume Surged 40.7% YoY and Revenue Surged 40.3% YoY to Record Consecutive Highs Against HeadwindsImplementing the Diversified Healthcare Business StrategyTo Accelerate the Consolidation of the Healthcare Services MarketHONG KONG, June 23, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – EC Healthcare (the Company, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the Group, HKG: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong, announces today its audited annual results for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2022 (the Year). Business Highlight— Sales volume achieved a record high of HK$3,122.3 millio… Read More “EC Healthcare Announces FY2021/22 Annual Results”