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MIT-developed AI learns language like a child does

October 31, 2018 Leave a comment

When you teach language to AI systems, you typically use annotations that describe how words work. But that's not practical in many cases — even if everybody agrees on those annotations, they often take a lot of time to produce and can still seem un…

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Google ‘Walkout For Real Change’ to include ‘thousands’ Thursday

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One week after a New York Times report dug into incidents of sexual misconduct — and departures afterward that included large payouts — among high-ranking Google and Alphabet executives, employees are proceeding with their planned protest. The Goog…

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Fitbit finally returns to profit thanks to the Versa

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Fitbit was hoping it would return to profit after many months of losses, and it turns out that faith was well-placed. The wearable maker earned a net profit of $10 million for the third quarter of 2018, beating both its $2.8 million loss from a year…

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Over 1,500 at Google Plan Walkout to Protest Handling of Sexual Harassment by KATE CONGER, DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and KATIE BENNER

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By KATE CONGER, DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and KATIE BENNER

Workers are up in arms over how the company treated accused executives, another sign of growing employee activism at the Silicon Valley behemoth.

Published: October 30, 2018 at 06:00PM

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Spotify officially returns to Roku devices

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As expected, has officially returned to Roku's streaming platform. The music streaming app will be available on most Roku players and TVs running Roku OS 8.2 or higher. Access to the service starts today and will roll out to all supported device by t…

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‘Fortnitemares’ ends Sunday with a live in-game event

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Fortnite really got into the Halloween spirit with its Fortnitemares special event. Sadly, it will come to an end Sunday evening. But developer Epic Games wants to give fans a final treat, with a one-time event that will occur inside the game at 1PM…

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Twitter test makes it easier to see the latest tweets first

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Twitter did start to restore some sense to timelines by letting you disable its "best tweets first" option, but it's buried in the settings. What if you just wanted to flick it on and off? You might just get that chance. Twitter is testing a toggl…

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