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UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways to address these kinds of ...

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways to address these kinds of ...

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Trump wanted to bomb Russian & Iranian targets amid Syria strikes – report

President Donald Trump reportedly favored bombing Russian and Iranian targets in Syria, before Pentagon chief James Mattis talked the US leader out of it. Trump discussed three military options for Syria last week with his revamped national security team, led by Bush-era hawk John Bolton, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with White House decision-making. Read ...

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US & allies will try to get Moscow on board for new UNSC resolution after attacking Syria – report

In what could be a surprising twist of events, the trio of Western allies, who just antagonized Russia with a strike on Syria, now want to go the diplomatic route and persuade Moscow to back their new draft at the UN, AFP reports. The draft resolution, authored by the US, the UK and France, was seen by AFP, which reported ...

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DoD report confirms US contractors in Syria for 1st time under Trump administration

A newly released Department of Defense (DoD) report has confirmed the presence of US contractors in Syria. It appears to be the first time this has been done under the Trump administration. The report provides Department of Defense contractor personnel numbers for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018. It includes personnel in Syria, along with those deployed to Iraq, Operation ...

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RT sheds light on Skripal saga inconsistencies as OPCW releases report (VIDEO)

The world has been quick to blame Russia for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, despite no evidence being presented. As the OPCW report is released on the incident, RT digs into the controversial issues of the saga. Ever since Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in the UK town of Salisbury on March 4, the name of the nerve ...

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Pentagon scrubs Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria troop numbers from latest report

The Pentagon’s quarterly report on the number of American troops serving overseas was released this week. Curiously, troop numbers for Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq were omitted from the report. Read more The report, released by the Defense Manpower Data Center, lists the number of armed-forces personnel in each state, and in each country overseas. The quarterly reports are usually released ...

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Apple Music hits 40 million subscribers as it accelerates towards surpassing Spotify, report says

Apple Music is continuing its upward climb in subscriber count, quickening its pace as it seeks to overtake Spotify in the battle for users’ ears. The music streaming service now has 40 million subscribers, a report today from Variety claims. We have reached out to Apple for confirmation. The service still has a ways to go before it surpasses Spotify, which ...

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Cambridge Analytica pitched ‘psychological profiling’ services to multiple US campaigns – report

Cambridge Analytica boasted about its possession of unique data in pitches to multiple Republican election campaigns after harvesting personal information from 87 million Facebook users, a new report reveals. The data mining firm, which worked for President Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, pitched its “unique” data and “psychological profiling” abilities, which could be used to micro-target voters on Facebook, according ...

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Facebook sent a doctor to ask hospitals to share patient data – report

Facebook sent a doctor to top US hospitals in an effort to convince them to share patient data, including illness and prescription information, for a since-abandoned project, CNBC reported Wednesday. Facebook’s project reportedly sought to collect anonymized personal details, which could be then matched up with user data from the social network. The stated goal was to help hospitals figure ...

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