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Byte Me #7: TNW’s Lady Bits has a new name!

Welcome back to… Byte Me! Confused? Due to some copyright issues, we had to rename. But we love OUR new name, and nothing else has changed — this is still our feminist newsletter that makes everyone mad <3 Each month, our gloriously talented designer, Saïna, illustrates a shitty comment or tweet we receive from one of TNW’s misogynistic readers. Here’s this month’s: LOL […]

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AI Weekly: Cutting-edge research promises to imbue AI with contextual knowledge

Viewing scenes and making sense of them is something people do effortlessly every day. Whether it’s sussing out objects’ colors or gauging their distances apart, it doesn’t take much conscious effort to recognize items’ attributes and apply knowledge to answer questions about them. That’s patently untrue of most AI systems, which tend to reason rather […]

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Lady Bits #6: Woke awards, breastfeeding on Twitch, and chickbait

Subscribe to our monthly Lady Bits newsletter NOW! Welcome back to Lady Bits, our feminist newsletter that makes everyone mad <3 Each month, our gloriously talented designer, Saïna, illustrates a shitty comment or tweet we receive from one of TNW’s misogynistic readers. Here’s this month’s: Congrats on your woke story — Ari M. Eden (@AriMEden) July 17, 2019 We know you […]

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AI Weekly: Proposed ban on facial recognition in public housing points to regulation appetite

Facial recognition made headlines again this week after three Congressional lawmakers — Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) — introduced legislation that would bar the technology from public housing. As proposed, the No Biometric Barriers to Housing Act would prohibit federally funded apartment complexes from using facial analysis software, and it […]

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AI Weekly: AI developers need to check themselves

The AI industry seems to follow a version of Newton’s law: For every positive use case, there’s an equally negative one. Last week, a developer published — and subsequently pulled — DeepNude, an app that leveraged AI trained on thousands of pictures of nude bodies to swap women’s clothing for genitalia. Vice’s discovery of DeepNude […]

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AI Weekly: Truly autonomous home robots aren’t within sight yet

Our world might someday look like something out of an Isaac Asimov novel, and not for the worse. In one popular depiction of the far-flung future, robot butlers will attend to our whims and perform menial chores like washing dishes, folding laundry, and walking pets. They’ll look after our children, stand in for nurses and […]

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