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July 20, 2020, 11:35 AM

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David Jeans / Forbes:
Sources say ScaleFactor, which raised ~$100M to automate bookkeeping before blaming COVID-19 for its closure, used dozens of human accountants instead of AI  —  Kurt Rathmann told his big-name investors he had developed groundbreaking AI to do the books for small businesses.  In reality, humans did most of the work.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Sources: Microsoft plans to release Windows 10X for some single-screen devices in spring 2021, and dual-screen in spring 2022, with limited Win32 app support  —  Microsoft may change the cadence of its Windows 10 feature rollouts starting next year in order to help prioritize Windows 10X development.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: China is considering retaliating against the Chinese operations of Nokia and Ericsson should EU members follow US and UK in banning Huawei's 5G tech  —  Chinese Commerce Ministry weighs export controls on Nokia and Ericsson China-made products  —  Beijing is considering retaliating …
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STAT:
Many hospitals and clinics are introducing AI-powered decision support tools, often novel and unproven, but most patients are unaware of them  —  Since February of last year, tens of thousands of patients hospitalized at one of Minnesota's largest health systems have had their discharge …

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