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March 27, 2019, 10:50 AM

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Cade Metz / New York Times:
Three pioneers of AI, Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun, and Yoshua Bengio, win the $1M Turing Award for their work on neural networks  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In 2004, Geoffrey Hinton doubled down on his pursuit of a technological idea called a neural network.  —  It was a way for machines …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Apple News+ could accelerate the demise of news outlets by decimating their revenue and disrupting publishers' relationships with readers  —  At the mercy of a new algorithm  —  Apple doesn't care about news, it cares about recurring revenue.  That's why publishers are crazy to jump into bed with Apple News+.
Jules Wang / Android Police:
Google Podcasts is auto-transcribing podcast episodes and using those transcripts as metadata to help listeners search for shows  —  Google Podcasts is now automatically generating transcripts of episodes and is using them as metadata to help listeners search for shows, even if they don't know the title or when it was published.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google officially launches AMP for Email on Gmail and says support is coming for other major email providers like Yahoo Mail, Outlook, and mail.ru  —  Google today officially launched AMP for Email, its effort to turn emails from static documents into dynamic, web page-like experiences.
Reuters:
Sources: Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun is seeking to sell Grindr, the popular gay dating app, after a US govt panel raised concerns about its ownership  —  (Reuters) - Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd is seeking to sell Grindr LLC, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016 …
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Google announces an Advanced Technology External Advisory Council to consider ethical issues around AI like facial recognition and fairness in machine learning  —  Last June we announced Google's AI Principles, an ethical charter to guide the responsible development and use of AI in our research and products.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
FTC launches a broad inquiry into privacy practices of ISPs, orders seven ISPs including AT&T and Verizon to provide nonpublic info about handling consumer data  —  The commission wants to know what data your ISP is collecting about you  —  The Federal Trade Commission today announced …
J. Brian Charles / Governing:
The NYPD has developed Patternizr, an AI-based system to track crimes and spot patterns using police data, and has been using it since late 2016  —  The nation's largest police force has developed a first-of-its-kind algorithm to track crimes across the city and identify patterns.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
New York Times:
A look at Robotics at Google, the company's latest robotics program, which brings machine learning to robots simpler than Boston Dynamics' machines  —  In 2013, the company started an ambitious, flashy effort to create robots.  Now, its goals are more modest, but the technology is subtly more advanced.
Nick Brown / Reuters:
US Census Bureau has asked Google, Facebook, and Twitter for help protecting upcoming 2020 count from disinformation campaigns designed to dissuade participants  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Census Bureau has asked tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter to help it fend off “fake news” …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
US trade judge finds that Apple infringes a Qualcomm patent, says she will be recommending an import ban on some iPhones  —  - Qualcomm is seeking leverage in Apple patent-royalty fight  — Two cases are before trade agency; Second decision due later  —  Apple Inc. infringes …

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