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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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‘Time for excuses is over’: Gerry Adams urges Ireland to expel Israeli diplomat over Gaza violence

Gerry Adams, the former Sinn Fein leader and an instrumental figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, has called on the Irish government to expel the Israeli ambassador. Deputy Adams, who holds a seat in the Irish parliament, hit out at the actions of Israeli security forces during Friday’s ‘Great Return’ protest in Gaza, which left 16 Palestinians dead and ...

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Expel Americans from historic Moscow mansion, leader of Russian nationalist party urges

Vladimir Zhirinovsky has proposed having the US ambassador expelled from the famous Spaso House residence in Moscow, and suggested that his party should occupy the building after it becomes vacant. “We have repeatedly proposed using asymmetrical measures. For example, we could reply to the expulsion of our diplomats by depriving the US Embassy in Moscow of the magnificent Spaso House ...

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Russian embassy urges US to ‘calm London’ & offer its ally ‘wise guidance’ in Skripal case

The Russian embassy has cautioned the White House not to fall victim to British propaganda and its expulsion of Russian diplomats in the wake of the Skripal poisoning scandal, after US media reported on possible punitive measures. On Friday, reports began to emerge that President Donald Trump is close to expelling a number of Russian diplomats as a response to ...

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Bill Gates urges super wealthy to pay ‘significantly higher' taxes

One of the world’s richest men, Bill Gates, says he should pay more in taxes and urged the US authorities to require other billionaires to contribute “significantly higher” amounts. “I need to pay higher taxes. I’ve paid more taxes – over $ 10 billion – than anyone else, but the government should require the people in my position to pay ...

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‘Cyborg artist’ with antenna in skull urges governments to accept half-robots as citizens (VIDEO)

A man who calls himself a “cyborg artist,” with an antenna dangling over his forehead, says the number of half-robots will only rise and governments should start recognizing them. British-born and Catalan-raised Neil Harbisson has an unusual implant – a special antenna attached to his head that has helped him cope with innate achromatopsia, commonly known as color blindness. The ...

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Russian majority party MP urges colleagues to switch to English on social networks

An MP from the Lower House Committee for Information Policy has said that Russian lawmakers should maintain their social networks in English in order to debunk all distortions and lies spread by foreign propaganda. “Russia has quite a few politicians and state officials who are registered on social networks, but they only write in Russian and only target a Russian-speaking ...

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Putin urges Netanyahu to avoid dangerous escalation following Syria raids

Following Israel’s air raids in Syria, Vladimir Putin has urged the Israeli PM to avoid any actions that could further fuel confrontation, while Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Israel’s right to “defend against aggression.” The Israeli Prime Minister held phone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday after an alleged Iranian drone infiltration into ...

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German lawmaker opposes anti-Russian sanctions, urges Ukraine to accept Crimean people’s choice

A regional lawmaker from Germany has called Western sanctions against Russia “counterproductive,” and said accepting the choice that the Crimean people made in 2014 could bring peace to Ukraine. “I think that the sanctions introduced after Crimea held its referendum and was reunited with Russia are counterproductive. This is a way of escalation,” said Helmut Seifen, a member of parliament ...

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