Artificial Intelligence

AI Teaches Itself Diplomacy

Another classic game deepens a skillset with broad applications—diplomatic savvy often needed in a pinch, crunch, or imbroglio By Matthew Hutsonhttps://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/robotics/artificial-intelligence/ai-learns-diplomacy-gaming?utm_source=techalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=techalert,03-04-21&utm_content=httpsspectrumieeeorgtechtalkroboticsartificialintelligenceailearnsdiplomacygaming&mkt_tok=NzU2LUdQSC04OTkAAAF7nMMyVC-j5N5uOawKqXpf_i8cf746nKNoMfIRTafrxIhgi4BhUkD-i07_T5qNA5AEd1FMmS55JfNCjlpWJodBLP8HdpI5CTAUYwRwsEz_AHs Now that DeepMind has taught AI to master the game of Go—and furthered its advantage in chess—they’ve turned their attention to another board game: Diplomacy. Unlike Go, it is seven-player, it requires a combination of competition and cooperation, […]

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The Digital Divide: How Virtual Technology Can Help Close Gaps in Professional Training

MARCH 2, 2021 CONTRIBUTOR: JACK JOHNSON https://www.engineeringforchange.org/news/digital-divide-virtual-technology-can-help-close-gaps-professional-training/ The pandemic has changed working conditions across every sector and industry. Our homes have become places of work with social distancing restrictions forcing workers to leave the office. This has caused considerable problems when it comes to training and learning opportunities. In April 2020, the UK Office for National […]

Facebook

‘Facebook has a blind spot’: why Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing

Researchers say Spanish-language content is less often and less quickly moderated for misinformation than English content Kari Paul in San Francisco Wed 3 Mar 2021 11.00 GMT https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/mar/03/facebook-spanish-language-misinformation-covid-19-election?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters&utm_source=sendgrid In the last year, Facebook adjusted some of the most fundamental rules about what gets posted on its platform, halting algorithmic recommendations of political groups, banning lies about vaccines and removing a […]

Internet Shutdown

Mapping internet shutdowns around the world

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/3/mapping-internet-shutdowns-around-the-world Mapping internet shutdowns around the world In 2020, India topped list of 29 countries that blocked access to the internet despite increased demand during COVID-19. By Hanna Duggal3 Mar 2021 Over the past year, billions of people all over the world have relied heavily on internet connectivity to keep in touch with family and friends, […]

DNS Abuse

A Community Dialogue

March 16, 20214:00 pm to 5:30 pm UTC As our daily lives increasingly move online, the security and stability of the Internet become more critical. A category of threats to that security, namely malware, phishing, pharming, botnets, and related spam, collectively labeled DNS Abuse, present a considerable problem to the DNS ecosystem. Historically, efforts to […]

Twittter Feeds

Twitter ups efforts to stop misinformation, labeling falsehoods related to COVID-19 vaccine

Morgan Hines USA TODAY0:180:59 Twitter is bolstering its efforts to point out misinformation on the platform, a long-standing problem across social media that has taken on new urgency amid last year’s election and through the pandemic.  “Starting today, we will begin applying labels to Tweets that may contain misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines, in addition to our […]

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Digitale BildungWarum Uruguays Schüler so gut durch die Pandemie kommen

Für jedes Kind ein Laptop vom Staat, Videounterricht und animierte Schulbücher, die Spaß machen: Ein kleines südamerikanisches Land zeigt, wie digitale Schulbildung geht.Von Nicola Abé, São Paulo27.02.2021, 20.08 Uhr https://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/digitale-bildung-warum-uruguays-schueler-so-gut-durch-die-corona-pandemie-kommen-a-59466cde-21f9-4949-99f8-68e0ea4d70b1 Globale Gesellschaft  In Reportagen, Analysen, Fotos, Videos und Podcasts berichten wir weltweit über soziale Ungerechtigkeiten, gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen und vielversprechende Ansätze für globale Probleme.Alle Artikel Zwei Wochen nach Amelias […]

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It’s Time for a Digital Equity Bill of Rights

Internet access is something that many took for granted, until the pandemic. Living through COVID-19 has laid bare the unaddressed digital inequities that are impacting millions of lives. The digital divide is becoming a digital chasm: limited or no access to affordable high-speed internet is leaving far too many people behind. The facts: Do you know […]