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September 23, 2019, 11:35 AM

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Cade Metz / New York Times:
Viral selfie app ImageNet Roulette demos biases in AI by surfacing labels applied by anonymous workers to a database of 14M photos, used to train AI for 9 years  —  ImageNet Roulette, a digital art project and viral selfie app, exposes how biases have crept into the artificial-intelligence technologies changing our lives.
Nino Tasca / The Keyword:
Google says it doesn't retain Assistant audio recordings by default and it is increasing privacy protections for the transcription process used with a small set  —  Senior Product Manager, Google Assistant  —  We believe you should be able to easily understand how your data is used and why …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook's competitors are talking to FTC about the company's hardball tactics, some of which Snap compiled in a dossier called Project Voldemort  —  Antitrust investigation gives competitors chance to air complaints about Facebook's hardball tactics
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: several WeWork directors, including SoftBank members, plan to push for Adam Neumann to step down as CEO  —  SoftBank officials are among those expected to push for Neumann ouster  —  A bloc of WeWork directors is planning to push Adam Neumann to step down as chief executive …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Samsung says Galaxy Fold will go on sale in the US on September 27 for $1,980 and will be available at AT&T, Best Buy, and Samsung stores  —  Months after it failed to launch, the Galaxy Fold is finally arriving in the United States later this week.  Unfortunately, the Galaxy Fold US launch …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
A look at Peloton, which may raise $1.2B in this week's IPO and sells $2.3K iPad-equipped stationary bikes and $40/mo. cycling video subscriptions to 510K+ subs  —  13 reasons this bike has a cult  —  It makes lazy people like me work out.  That's the genius of the Peloton bicycle.
Ryan Duffy / Morning Brew:
Binance launches fiat-to-crypto and crypto-to-crypto trading in the US, with support for bitcoin, Binance coin, ether, XRP, bitcoin cash, litecoin, and tether  —  This morning, Binance.US launched a digital assets marketplace.  As you've probably guessed, it's the U.S. arm of Binance, the world's top crypto exchange by trading volume.
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Cagan Koc / Bloomberg:
Canada's state pension fund invests CAD$53M in jobs website Neuvoo; Neuvoo operates in 77 countries and has annual revenues of CAD$75M+  —  - CDPQ spends $40 million for minority equity stake in Neuvoo  — Deal marks CDPQ's latest investment in artificial intelligence
Matt Sheehan / ReinsuranceNe.ws:
Vouch Insurance, an online platform offering insurance policies tailored for early-stage tech start-ups, raises $24.5M Series A  —  Vouch Insurance, a new insurance company focused on early stage tech start-ups, has announced its launch, with capacity for its policies to be provided by Munich Re.

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