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February 3, 2019, 3:10 PM

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Dani Deahl / The Verge:
A look at AI-powered audio mastering services like Landr, which promise artists access to professional-sounding mastering without the cost of human engineers  —  The last step in audio production is being taken over by machines  —  Making music is one of the most human things we do …
Jennings Brown / Gizmodo:
A look inside Blind's anonymous chat forum used by Google employees shows transphobic and racist comments and messages critical of Google's diversity efforts  —  In early January, Google systems reliability engineer Liz Fong-Jones announced she was leaving the company after 11 years …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Court filing: QuadrigaCX founder's widow says the crypto exchange can't access most of coins worth $137M in cold wallets to which only the founder had the keys  —  Troubled Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX owes its customers $190 million and cannot access most of the funds, according to a court filing obtained by CoinDesk.
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Housing advocates say automated tools from companies like CoreLogic, used by landlords to screen tenants, fail to capture the complexity of criminal records  —  But advocates say algorithms can't capture the complexity of criminal records  —  Mikhail Arroyo had made it out of the coma …
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Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Rekognition's only known law enforcement client does not use “confidence threshold”, undermining Amazon's defense against research showing the software's bias  —  Faced with two independent studies that found its facial recognition software returns inaccurate or biased results …

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