Facebook has gone ahead and purchased Charles Jolley’s conversational AI startup Ozlo. Jolley, formerly Head of Platform for Android at Facebook, will not be returning to the company. The Ozlo team is expected to join Facebook to work on natural language processing challenges. Read More
Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories, but he also spends a lot of time promoting his own products. John Oliver and a “doctor” “from” M.I.T. test out his marketing strategy. Alex Jones: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) July 30, 2017
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Artificial intelligence helping human scientists is promising to slash development times for new drugs.
Treasury select committee chairwoman Nicky Morgan asks for the key risks of a “no deal” scenario.
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I would like to suggest that, when reporting on the outcome of court cases – particularly contentious or high profile ones such as that recently involving Charlie Gard, or the employment fees decision in the supreme court, but really more generally – you should provide a link (online and in print editions) to the location of the actual judgment on the web (most of them being available on the BAILII database fairly promptly after handing down). That way, people could more easily read the actual decision themselves, inform themselves of the actual issues and evidence the judge heard and took into account, and thus better appreciate the result arrived at. That might avoid much of the misinformed discussion – thinking in particular of the Charlie Gard case – that takes place “below the line” and otherwise online.
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• “Italian scandal sends BT profits tumbling 42%”, “Capita mired in training scheme scandal”, “No easy ride for the new face at scandal-hit Uber”, “Barclays bill for PPI scandal increases to £9.1bn” – could you have squeezed the word scandal into any more of the headlines in the Financial section on 29 July? That’s four scandals over three pages. Impressive.
Google today announced a small but important update to how Google Calendar and Microsoft Exchange can work together going forward. It’s not unusual for a company to still use both Google’s G Suite tools and Microsoft Exchange in parallel, and with this update, G Suite admins can now allow their users to see real-time free/busy information across the two systems. This means tools… Read More