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The Download: Trolling text scammers, and China's social media censorship

The Download: Trolling text scammers, and China’s social media censorship

This is today’s edition of The Download,our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The people using humor to troll their spam texts The other night, I received a mysterious WhatsApp message. “Dr. Kevin?” it began, the question mark suggesting the sender felt bad for interrupting …

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China's Jidu Robo-1 Looks Like It's From the Future.  Maybe It Is

China’s Jidu Robo-1 Looks Like It’s From the Future. Maybe It Is

The collaboration with Geely could give Jidu a big boost when it comes to the notoriously tricky business of making cars at high volume and with high reliability, says Tu Le, managing director of Sino Auto Insights, an analyst firm focused on China’s automotive sector. He adds that China’s auto industry is electrifying at a …

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The Download: DeepMind's AI shortcomings, and China's social media translation problem

The Download: DeepMind’s AI shortcomings, and China’s social media translation problem

Earlier this month, DeepMind presented a new “generalist” AI model called Gato. The model can play the video game Atari, caption images, chat, and stack blocks with a real robot arm, the Alphabet-owned AI lab announced. All in all, Gato can do hundreds of different tasks. But while Gato is undeniably fascinating, in the week …

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