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Apparent racial bias found in Twitter photo algorithm

An algorithm Twitter uses to decide how photos are cropped in people’s timelines appears to be automatically electing to display the faces of white people over people with darker skin pigmentation. The apparent bias was discovered in recent days by Twitter users posting photos on the social media platform. A Twitter spokesperson said the company plans to reevaluate the algorithm […]

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Black tech organizations grow amid calls for racial justice

Amazon applied science manager Dr. Nashlie Sephus has lived in New York City, Atlanta, Silicon Valley, and Seoul while pursuing her education and work in machine learning. She knows the look of a community that’s thriving from technology and innovation, but she didn’t see that growth happening in her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi. That’s why last week she concluded an […]

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Graphics card zombies: 7 GPUs you absolutely shouldn't buy now

We’ve been telling you for a while that it’s an awful time to buy a graphics card, but now we’re serious. Nvidia’s next-gen GeForce RTX 3080 is here (with the RTX 3070 and 3090 coming soon), and it basically turns all GPUs that came before it into the walking dead—graphics cards that aren’t worth buying unless they’re deeply discounted. Don’t […]

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Adaptive computing platforms deliver efficient AI acceleration

Presented by Xilinx AI has begun to change many facets of our lives, creating tremendous societal advancements. From self-driving automobiles to AI-assisted medical diagnosis, we are at the beginning of a truly transformative era. But with opportunity, comes challenge. AI inference, the process of making predictions based on trained machine learning algorithms, requires high processing performance with tight power budgets, […]

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PS5 Preorders Available At Target

After months of fans waiting, Sony has finally revealed preorder information for the PlayStation 5, along with the price and release date for the next-generation console. Launching November 12 at $500 for the standard console and $400 for the digital edition, the PS5 went up for preorder early after yesterday’s PS5 event, and since then, stock has already sold out […]

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IBM’s Watson Assistant can now field election questions

Ahead of the U.S. presidential elections on November 3, IBM today announced it’s working with states to put information about processes into the hands of potential voters. Using the AI and natural language processing capabilities of Watson Assistant, IBM says it’s helping field voter queries online and via phone by advising people on polling place locations, voting hours, procedures for […]

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PS5 Preorder: Where To Buy The Console (Best Buy, GameStop, And More)

After months of waiting, Sony has finally revealed preorder information for the PlayStation 5, along with the price and release date for the next-generation console. Launching November 12 at $500 for the standard console and $400 for the digital edition, the PS5 will officially be available to preorder starting tomorrow, September 17, at select retailers, PlayStation tweeted after today’s PS5 […]

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 tested: 5 key things you need to know

The GeForce RTX 3080 is a monster. Nvidia promised that the Ampere GPU-powered RTX 30-series GPUs would be the company’s “greatest generational leap” ever, and it wasn’t exaggerating. The $699 GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition absolutely demolishes its predecessors in performance while working in all sorts of technological advances. It’s one of the best graphics card upgrades we’ve seen in […]

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