How the wheels came off Facebook's Libra project

How the wheels came off Facebook’s Libra project

Support for Mark Zuckerberg mission to reshape global finance is slipping away slowly but surely When Facebook announced plans to launch a digital currency earlier this summer, it added a full-blown revolution in global finance to its typically-vaulting Silicon Valley mission statement: to create a
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Microsoft to use AI to filter game chat

Microsoft to use AI to filter game chat

Microsoft is turning to AI and machine learning to let Xbox gamers filter the language they see in text messages. It is introducing customisable filters that let gamers choose the vocabulary they see in messages from friends and rival players. The four levels of filtering
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Jeffrey Epstein and the Power of Networks – Wired

Anyone who took money or accrued influence from accused child rapist Jeffrey Epstein, who died of an apparent suicide in jail, should give that money back. Or they should donate an equivalent amount to someone who will help people with it.

It would be the smallest quantum of reparations. MIT knows this; after apologies from Joichi Ito, head of MIT’s Media Lab, and physicist Seth Lloyd for accepting Epstein’s money, university president Rafael Reif announced Thursday that the school would be giving away $800,000, the amount Epstein had donated over the past 20 years. Harvard, thus far, doesn’t get it. In July, school representatives said the university had no plans to return $6.5 million that helped set up its Program for Evolutionary Dynamics…

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