Eight ways machine learning is already in your life – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… rates. Over the next 10 years machine learning technologies will increasingly be part of our lives, transforming the way we work and live. About this piece This analysis piece was commissioned by the BBC from an expert working for an outside organisation. Dr Sabine Hauert is a member of the Royal Society’s machine learning working group. Dr Hauert is also co-founder and president of Robohub.org and assistant professor in robotics at the University of Bristol. Follow her @sabinehauert. …

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Are we sexist for gawking at Macron’s marriage?

April 25, 2017

… Macron’s relationship is rather upstanding. He and Trogneux have been committed to each other now for more than 20 years. That’s more than we can say of our own president, though we won’t. That’s because it’s quite possibly the least concerning thing about him. As it is about Macron, too. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBuilderall Internet Marketing Platform – Special Promo – Annual plan Create and automate with the easiest and most complete …

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What the French elections mean for Americans

April 24, 2017

… represents her nation in the European Parliament, which she wants to dissolve. The reality is that each also represents a dramatically different vision of France and its relations with America. In her acceptance speech, Le Pen spoke of an end to globalism — effectively a France First vision of her nation that should send shudders of fear through much of Europe but thrills of pleasure through president Trump and his entourage. Ironically, it also sets up president Trump, who effectively …

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Google and Partners Try to Block the March of Ad-Blockers

April 23, 2017

… data-driven and endorsed by everyone."  Getting broad support is hard. The ad industry has diverse interests and Google is still facing a backlash over its failure to quell offensive videos on YouTube. Some of the types of ads derided in the Coalition's list, such as full-screen takeovers and automatic pre-roll video ads with sound, can deliver three to four times higher ad rates for publishers, according to Matt McGowan, president of marketing software firm Adestra Ltd. Many of …

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This Is What The New National Teacher Of The Year Wants To Tell Trump

April 21, 2017

… president, she led her students in discussion about what role they can play in shaping the future. When she teaches topics like apartheid in South Africa, she encourages students to make connections with present-day movements, like Black Lives Matter. Chaffee is the first National Teacher of the Year to work at a charter school, a feat celebrated by charter school advocates. The past year has been contentious for Massachusetts charter schools after voters rejected a proposalthat would have …

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Trump Wants Clean Water Rule Gone. Now Comes The Hard Part.

April 21, 2017

The president is trying to make good on that pledge. Nearly two months ago, Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to review and reconsider the Obama-era regulation that was widely celebrated by environmentalists and panned by industry groups and politicians in some states. The Supreme Court this month denied the administrations request to delay a case intended to sort out which court should handle litigation over the …

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‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

Image: X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Were halfway through the week, and its time for a boost of inspiration to keep us going. Our #WednesdayWisdom blog series taps into the minds of industry leaders and disruptive visionaries who are working to build the future of entrepreneurship. We sat down with Susan Lyne to discuss the evolution of the tech industry, a woman’s buying power, and the challenges women face when pitching male investors. Susan is the president of BBG Ventures, an early …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. president Donald Trump congratulated Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Gen. Allen: Trump should call Turkey’s President back — and say this

April 19, 2017

(CNN)As the White House defends president Donald Trump’s phone call to congratulate Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his referendum victory that grants him largely unchecked powers, retired Marine Gen. John Allen is urging Trump to place a follow-up call to the controversial leader — and Allen is giving Trump advice on what he should say. “But,” he cautioned, “my hope would be that there is a second phone call, one that doesn’t require a lot of …

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Turkey’s shell-shocked opposition struggles to find a way forward

April 18, 2017

Ankara, Turkey (CNN)Turkish citizens who did not want to give more powers to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a very hard Monday. There was quiet discontent in Ankara, as if its pockets of opposition had been zipped tight. Duysen Talas, a 28-year-old born in the capital, Ankara, was slouched over in a chair of the pro-Kurdish opposition party Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters. Talas, like many of the country’s 24 million “No” voters, woke up in a …

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Salt Bae sprinkling his vote is the only good thing to come out of Turkey referendum

April 17, 2017

Salt Bae doesn’t just season steaks. He also votes. lem tamam#saltbae #saltlife #salt A post shared by Nusr_et#Saltbae (@nusr_et) on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:46pm PDT Yes, that’s chef Nusret Gke, aka Salt Bae, voting. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory Sunday in a referendum that gives him sweeping new powers. SEE ALSO: ‘Salt Bae’ seasoned Leonardo DiCaprio’s dinner, as is the natural order of things Are the results bad for democracy? You …

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Struggling Tech Giant LeEco Loses Global Corporate Finance Head

April 16, 2017

LeEco Inc.’s global head of corporate finance is leaving, according to a person familiar with the matter, the latest sign of retrenchment by the Chinese technology giant. Winston Cheng, who joined LeEco in 2015, will be president of international at Chinese e-commerce company JD.com Inc., leading new business initiatives including investments and mergers and acquisitions, the person said. LeEco declined to comment. JD.com didn’t respond to a request for comment on Friday. …

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Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… 1952 Charlie Chaplin In the early 1950s, Charlie Chaplin reportedly said he had “no further use for America” and “wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was president”. After a series of political controversies, personal scandals and falling audiences, he decided to hold the world premiere of Limelight in London, where the film was set, rather than the US, where he had settled. Boarding the RMS Queen Elizabeth in New York in 1952, he received word that his …

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Dems Challenge Kushner’s Security Clearance Over Hidden Russian Meetings

April 14, 2017

Mr. Kushner must divulge the details of his meetings with foreign officials and explain why he did not reveal them when he was clearly required by to do so by law, the lawmakers said in a statement. The fact that Kushner is president Trumps son-in-law does not place him above the law. Anyone else would face severe discipline for failing to disclose meetings with foreign officials, a material omission which potentially amounts to a criminal offense. The letter cites a New York Times article …

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US sending ‘dozens’ more troops to Somalia

April 14, 2017

(CNN)The US is sending “dozens” of additional troops to Somalia to train and equip the Somali National Army and the forces participating in the African Union Mission in Somalia there, a US military official confirmed Thursday. president Donald Trump last month granted additional authority to US Africa Command to conduct counterterrorism airstrikes against the terror group. The deployment was first reported by Voice of America. …

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Uber communications boss becomes the latest to exit the company

April 14, 2017

… stories of Uber executives at an escort-karaoke bar in South Korea; and Uber president Jeff Jones resigned in March. The company even has a special hashtag, #DeleteUber, dedicated to it on social media, consolidating anti-Uber sentiment. Reason for leaving Recode reports that Whetstone’s reasons for leaving Uber are multi-faceted. She was apparently fed up of “drama,” having worked at Google for 10 years previously. In an email to staff she reportedly said these type of …

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Trump Rushes Into World Affairs

April 13, 2017

He may be right about the first three, but he is taking the planet on a hair-raising ride into a perilous unknown as he tests the fourth. Im flexible, and Im proud of that, the president said the other day. Its partly about turning around his dismal domestic polls. Trump is not just wagging the dog; he is wagging a whole pack of them. Have you heard much about Obamacare or the wall lately? Trumps new embrace of world affairs also has to do with putting White House chief adviser Steve …

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Trump should be fighting ISIS, not Syria

April 13, 2017

(CNN)What’s the White House’s next move when it comes to Syria? Let’s hope nothing. president Donald Trump’s salvo of cruise missiles against a military airfield in Syria last week brought bipartisan acclaim, and that’s a major cause for concern. In a partisan age, the American media likes to report on any seemingly bipartisan agreement, and has an interest in subtly cheering any US military campaign, despite its size or scope, because it almost always leads to …

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Rex Tillerson Will Get A Colder Russian Reception Than He’s Used To

April 12, 2017

… It has also stood by Assad even after a far deadlier sarin gas attack in 2013, as well as innumerable reports of atrocities and a near daily onslaught of barrel bombings. They dont want him there because they like him; they want him there because they think the alternative is a threat to their interests and because they see the U.S. as a strategic adversary, Itani said. I dont think Rex Tillerson or even president Trump going to Russia and telling them off is going to do the job. Weve been …

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Uber, Reeling From Controversies, Loses Another Executive

April 12, 2017

Ubers top executive for communications has left the beleaguered company, continuing a wave of turnover in the highest ranks. In 2015, Whetstone left Google to become the ride-hailing apps senior vice president of policy and communications. Whetstones departure comes during a turbulent time for the ride-hailing app, and Recode reportedthat perhaps she did not want to handle the barrage of bad publicity. And the behavior of Kalanick himself has led to bad publicity for Uber. There have …

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China’s Changing Economy Helps Explain Taming of Trump’s Threats

April 11, 2017

U.S. president Donald Trump’s threats to punish China over trade have been displaced by a pledge to negotiate after hearing the perspective of his counterpart Xi Jinping. Below are five charts that may explain the change in tone. The Setting A meeting with Xi at Mar-a-Lago created "tremendous goodwill and friendship," Trump tweeted on Saturday. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the countries agreed to a "100-day plan" to discuss trade. The countries agreed to …

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Trump denies climate change, but could one day be its victim

April 11, 2017

(CNN)Not far from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, one expert after another warned Monday about the dangers that rising sea levels pose to Florida’s coast. Not that surprising, except this was a Senate committee field hearing challenging the position shared by president Donald Trump and many Republicans in Congress that climate change isn’t real. The site of the hearing — just four miles from Trump’s weekend getaway in Palm Beach — was clearly intended to send a …

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Shell corruption probe: New evidence on oil payments – BBC News

April 10, 2017

… didn’t get spent on public services. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A spokesperson for Goodluck Jonathan said no charges had been brought the former president relating to the transaction Italian prosecutors allege that $466m were laundered through a network of Nigerian bureaux de change to facilitate payments to president Jonathan and other politicians. A spokesperson for Goodluck Jonathan told the BBC that no charges or indictments have been brought or secured against …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… president Bashar al Assad. But that was before a chemical weapons attack that was carried out last Tuesday killed 89 people in western Syria. The attack was widely blamed on Assad’s regime. And last week, U.S. president Donald Trump authorized a military strike against the Syrian airbase. It’s the location where the U.S. says the chemical attack was launched from. America has been carrying out airstrikes against ISIS locations in Syria for years. The missile strikes were the first …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… 100 years ago this month. Johnson’s story captures what’s distinctive about the film. He was a black soldier who faced something even more lethal than German bayonets when he returned home. He discovered an America that was also at war with itself. Some of the most ferocious battles during World War I took place not in Europe but on the streets of America — and some are still being fought today. What should the president do when a foreign dictator is accused of murdering women …

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So, Bad News: Now Militants Are Using Drones as Projectiles

April 10, 2017

… exploiting gaps in the air defenses of better-equipped forces by using drones in new and unexpected ways, increasing demand for counter-drone technologies in the process. Drone Home The United Arab Emirates, as part of a Saudi-led coalition, has been trying to oust the Houthi Ansar Allah movement in Yemen since Houthi militants seized control of the country from then-president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi in 2015. Recently, according to a report from weapons-tracking research organization Conflict …

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