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5 Applications Of Collaborative Robots In Manufacturing (forbes.com)

Deploying robots in manufacturing can help companies create efficiencies in performing complex manufacturing-related activities, and reduce production costs and achieve quick ROI.

China Gears up to Collect Citizens' DNA Nationwide (rfa.org)

A US biotech company is supplying testing equipment many fear will be used to support government surveillance operations.

Machine learning is making pesto even more delicious (technologyreview.com)

Researchers at MIT have used AI to improve the flavor of basil. It’s part of a trend that is seeing artificial intelligence revolutionize farming.

The Crisis of Amazon Deforestation Is Bigger Than the Fires (theatlantic.com)

Under Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the overall loss of forestland in the Amazon has sped up.

Can Artificial Intelligence Generate Corporate Strategy? (forbes.com)

Every day, progress in artificial intelligence is addressing tasks currently performed only by humans, and it's worthwhile to take a short-term view of what this all means to your company.

Arab Women Are Tired of Talking About Just ‘Women’s Issues’ (theatlantic.com)

More and more female writers, journalists, and artists are offering an alternative to the typically male, often autocratic voice that dominates the Middle East.

Check The Police (checkthepolice.org)

The Police Union Contract Project investigates how police union contracts block accountability.

Artificial Intelligence Beyond The Buzzword From Two Fintech CEOs (forbes.com)

Asia's fintech companies are already said to be using natural language processing and machine learning for fraud detection as well as environmental, social and governance investing.

Machine Learning Algorithms (skymind.ai)

A beginner's reference for algorithm's used in machine learning.

Cities Are Saying ‘No’ to 5G, Citing Health, Aesthetics—and FCC Bullying (wsj.com)

Many U.S. municipalities are trying to bar new 5G cell sites from residential areas—in many cases citing health worries unsupported by scientific evidence—and causing clashes with telecoms and federal authorities.

NASA's AIRS Maps Carbon Monoxide from Brazil Fires ()

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder instrument aboard the Aqua satellite detects carbon monoxide high in the atmosphere from fires burning in Brazil's Amazon region.

Exclusive: New Data Reveals Crime Should Not Be The Story Of Notting Hill Carnival (huffingtonpost.co.uk)

Arrest rates at Glastonbury are almost identical to the carnival – so why does the narrative persist?

Chris Hayes on the inception of white terrorism in America (msnbc.com)

Chris Hayes explains how white supremacist terrorism is an existential threat to equal and open democracy.

Iran's Centuries-Old Windmills May Soon Stop Turning (nationalgeographic.com)

An ancient cultural site is in danger of falling into disrepair.

Flint's Deadly Water (pbs.org)

How officials failed to stop a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis.

Police facial recognition software glitchy: Centre (thehindu.com)

‘Programme gives poor matching results’

Men | ContraPoints (youtube.com)

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African American Employee's Office Vandalized Inside Education Department (nbcwashington.com)

The office of an African American employee of the U.S. Department of Education was vandalized earlier this week, and other employees have expressed concern that the attack may have been racially motivated.

Artificial Intelligence And Recycling (iiot-world.com)

Thankfully, artificial intelligence could dramatically improve this woeful situation.

African-American employee's office vandalized inside Education Department (nbcnews.com)

African art figurines were found beheaded and a school desegregation poster was damaged, leading to fears the attack was racially motivated.

Amazon Has Ceded Control of Its Site. The Result: Thousands of Banned, Unsafe or Mislabeled Products (wsj.com)

Just like other tech companies that have struggled to tackle misinformation on their platforms, Amazon has proven unable or unwilling to effectively police third-party sellers on its site. A Wall Street Journal investigation found 4,152 items declared unsafe by federal agencies, deceptively labeled or banned by federal regulators.

Facebook learned about Cambridge Analytica as early as September 2015, new documents show (cnbc.com)

Emails between Facebook employees from 2015 illustrate early actions the company took to investigate third-party use of their data.

The Amazing Ways YouTube Uses Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning (forbes.com)

There are more than 1.9 billion users logged in to YouTube every single month who watch over a billion hours of video every day.

Jeffrey Epstein’s Intellectual Enabler (newrepublic.com)

How did Epstein meet so many luminaries in the worlds of science and technology? It all might trace back to literary agent John Brockman.

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