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Stephen Harrison / Slate:
Jun 14, 2020, 1:55 AMIn context
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
OpenAI launches its first commercially available product, an API that can perform a broad set of language tasks, like translation or writing a news story   —  Over the past few months, OpenAI has vacuumed an incredible amount of data into its artificial intelligence language systems.
Jun 11, 2020, 1:15 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms it is testing an updated version of Search that displays information panels with publicly available data, including from Wikipedia   —  Facebook is testing a new feature that aims to keep users inside its platform when they're looking for factual information they would otherwise turn to Google or Wikipedia to find.
Jun 11, 2020, 1:00 PMIn context
Gretchen McCulloch / Wired:
The pandemic presents the biggest language translation challenge for COVID-19 info, as Wikipedia supports 309 languages, Google Translate 109, and Bing 71   —  Services like Google Translate only support 100 languages, give or take.  What about the thousands of other languages—spoken by people just as vulnerable to this crisis?
Jun 2, 2020, 7:55 AMIn context
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Wikimedia's board votes to adopt a formal moderation process, with policies drafted by the end of 2020, to deal with harassment and other “toxic” behavior   —  Trustees say it hasn't done enough to stop abuse  —  Wikipedia plans to crack down on harassment and other “toxic” behavior with a new code of conduct.
May 25, 2020, 10:00 AMIn context
Noam Cohen / Wired:
A look at WikiProject Medicine, a collection of ~35,000 English Wikipedia articles checked rigorously by ~150 editors with public health and medical expertise   —  A group of hawk-eyed experts operate on a special track to monitor medical information on the site.
Mar 16, 2020, 5:40 AMIn context
Michael Mandiberg / The Atlantic:
A global map of where the editors of the English version of Wikipedia live, from a dataset including 43M+ IP addresses associated with edits   —  Wikipedia matters.  In a time of extreme political polarization, algorithmically enforced filter bubbles, and fact patterns dismissed as fake news …
Feb 24, 2020, 12:00 PMIn context
Richard Cooke / Wired:
A tribute to Wikipedia, which is one of the few remaining places that retains the faintly utopian glow of the early World Wide Web   —  People used to think the crowdsourced encyclopedia represented all that was wrong with the web.  Now it's a beacon of so much that's right.
Feb 19, 2020, 8:20 AMIn context
Mike Godwin / Slate:
Feb 15, 2020, 10:20 AMIn context
Kyle Wilson / VICE:
A bot called Lsjbot is responsible for 24M out of 29.5M edits and 99.2% of articles for Wikipedia Cebuano edition; all but 5 of the top 35 editors are also bots   —  Kyle Wilson is an administrator on the English Wikipedia and a global user renamer .  He does not receive payment …
Feb 13, 2020, 4:20 AMIn context

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