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Los Angeles Times

At Cannes, an existential fight over technology, Netflix and the future of cinema
Los Angeles Times
(Festival director Thierry Fremaux did not reply to emailed questions about technology and Cannes.) In fact, the changes go beyond questions of medium to encompass even the tone of movies at the festival. Organizers came under some criticism when they ...

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VICE News

Technical solutions alone can't stop online harassment
VICE News
But hate speech in particular is a tough problem for algorithms — much tougher than screening for obscene images. That's because harassment isn't necessarily the words themselves, but the intent behind them, and that is very hard for current ...



Charlotte Observer

Technology in schools: Too much of a good thing?
Charlotte Observer
There's no question that technology has transformed education, making it possible for students and teachers to learn in ways we couldn't have imagined even a decade ago. Students can research any subject without leaving their seats and peer edit ...



BGR

Napster's founder is now patenting anti-piracy technology
BGR
Sean Parker, best known for founding Napster and getting in early on Facebook, has a strange new line of work. The entrepreneur has a startup that's meant to let you watch new-release movies in the comfort of your own home, in return for a small fortune.



The Guardian

'A white mask worked better': why algorithms are not colour blind
The Guardian
I asked about the code that they used and it turned out we'd used the same open-source code for face detection – this is where I started to get a sense that unconscious bias might feed into the technology that we create. But again I assumed people ...



ABC Online

Facial recognition technology being used to improve intellectual disability diagnoses
ABC Online
It will see a secure online database developed where photos of children with an undiagnosed intellectual disability from around the world will be uploaded by their parents. Facial recognition technology will then be used to match children who look similar.



nwitimes.com

Technology elevates new theme park experiences in Orlando
nwitimes.com
Not to be outdone, however, all of the major theme parks in Orlando are using technology this year to give park-goers that immersive feel of a simulated reality. Guests can speed through the streets chasing "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon at Universal ...

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Investors Slowly Waking To Technology Tailwinds
Seeking Alpha
In recent years, investors have overwhelmingly been distracted by geopolitical headlines and risk aversion caused by the worst financial crisis in a generation. In the background, the tailwinds of technological innovation have been silently gaining ...



Deseret News

Op-ed: America's metal mines support 21st-century technology
Deseret News
When most Americans think of “mining,” they think of the past. They envision an 1840s gold mine — or something out of a “Wild West” movie. In truth, domestic mining has gone high-tech, thanks to digital systems controlling both automated production ...



Economic Times

India leads globally in adoption of biometric technology: Report
Economic Times
"Consumers living in countries in the East seem to have a better understanding and greater trust of emerging technology, and how it can benefit their lives. The speed of change and the insatiable rate of adoption put the likes of India, China and the ...

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