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Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Major social media sites failed to remove 84% of antisemitic posts reported to them using their own tools, according to a report released Monday.


Paul Wallis: Recognition of AI entity DABUS as an inventor is a gigantic, unsure, step into the legal status of artificial intelligence, and it's a major future issue for the law. It's also the very first nano-step into recognizing artificial intelligence as a person. read more


Monday, August 02, 2021

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being vaccinated. read more


The union that tried -- and failed -- to organize Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama may get a do-over.... The hearing officer determined that Amazon violated labor law, according to the union.


An American president may soon face a moment of truth over Washington's vague defense commitments to Taiwan. With each passing year, risks grow that Asia's oldest frozen conflict will thaw.


Comments

Gov Cuomo had a "press conference"...

Attorney general concludes Cuomo sexually harassed women
www.timesunion.com

...Cuomo responded in his own news conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday -- a videotaped statement without press -- denying the allegations and re-asserting that women misunderstood his intentions. He again denied groping one of his aides or engaging in sexual harassment.

"I now understand that there are generational or culture perspectives that, frankly, I hadn't fully appreciated and I have learned from this," he said. "I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. That is just not who I am."

He gave no indication that he will resign. ...


Tone deaf.

... "I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances. That is just not who I am." ...

Action speak louder than words.

The investigation showed his actions to be inappropriate.




@#6

IBM has been playing in the AI field for a while, longer than many. Here is their view...

Accountability
www.ibm.com

...AI designers and developers are responsible for considering AI design, development, decision processes, and outcomes....

Human judgment plays a role throughout a seemingly objective system of logical decisions. It is humans who write algorithms, who define success or failure, who make decisions about the uses of systems and who may be affected by a system's outcomes.

Every person involved in the creation of AI at any step is accountable for considering the system's impact in the world, as are the companies invested in its development....


Will he continue his run for re-election in 2022?

New York AG finds Cuomo sexually harassed women, violated state and federal law
www.axios.com

...What's next: [NY AG] James said that the investigation was civil in nature, and that the findings therefore have no criminal consequences.

- - The accusers can decide for themselves whether they want to bring a civil lawsuit, and any prosecutors are free to examine the public evidence to determine whether they want to pursue further action, Clark added.

- - Asked whether Cuomo should resign, James responded: "That decision is going to be up to the governor of the state of New York. The report speaks for itself."...


Related...

Tyson Foods will require its 120,000 U.S. workforce to get vaccinated
www.cnbc.com

...
The meatpacking company said fewer than half of its U.S. employees have been vaccinated.

Tyson plans to give front-line workers who get vaccinated a $200 bonus.

Covid-19 has devastated meat and poultry packing facilities, forcing temporary closures and causing at least 132 worker deaths, based on union totals.
...

From March 2021...

Op-Ed: How Ron DeSantis won the pandemic
www.politico.com

...Ron DeSantis wants you to know how well he has done....

"It's interesting. Now you're starting to see some of the mainstream and national media admit: Oh, Florida had schools open -- it was the right decision. Oh, Florida has a 4.8 unemployment rate -- and yet their mortality rate for Covid is less than a lot of these lockdown states," he said. "People were saying Florida was going to end up hit the worst on everything." But Florida's way? His way? "That's proven to be a better approach."

Democrats across the state say this "victory lap" is not only unseemly but premature....


Fun tune...

Blotto - I Wanna Be A Lifeguard
www.youtube.com


I wanna be a lifeguard (help, help, help, help)
I wanna guard your life...

They don't write lyrics like that anymore...


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