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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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Texas Cites Clarence Thomas to Defend Its Social Media Law

Texas Cites Clarence Thomas to Defend Its Social Media Law

Florida’s law remains blocked, and the state is keenly interested in the outcome of the Texas battle. Florida on Wednesday filed a Supreme Court brief supporting Texas, and the Florida brief was co-signed by 11 other states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, and South Carolina. “Amici states have a strong …

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A 'Radical' Ruling Lets Texas Ban Social Media Moderation

A ‘Radical’ Ruling Lets Texas Ban Social Media Moderation

A federal appeals court has reinstated a Texas state law that bans “censorship” on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, allowing Texas to enforce the law while litigation continues. A US District Court judge had granted a preliminary injunction blocking the law in December, ruling that it violates the social networks’ First Amendment …

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Minneapolis police used fake social media profiles to surveil Black people

Minneapolis police used fake social media profiles to surveil Black people

“Since 2010, of the 14 individuals that MPD officers have killed, 13 of those individuals were people of color or Indigenous individuals,” the report states. “People of color and Indigenous individuals comprised approximately 42% of the Minneapolis population but comprised 93% of all MPD officer-involved deaths between January 1, 2010, to February 2, 2022.” A …

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