How Mark Kelly used conversational AI to help win a Senate seat

Conversational artificial intelligence has rapidly smartened and scaled since chatbots first entered mainstream social media in 2016. The first few iterations of chatbots on Facebook Messenger were simple, enabling restaurant reservations, flower deliveries, and other structured calls to action. Now, roughly one U.S. presidential term later, conversational experiences are increasingly intuitive.

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How innovation is AI’s nuclear button

Ask any historian and they will tell you that technology and innovation is the pinnacle and trademark symbol of mankind. Civilisation as we know arrived due to impressive irrigation, “urban development, social stratification, a form of government, and symbolic systems of communication.” All invented through the name of smart human thinking, in order words innovations and inventions.

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Constructive ways to take power back from Big Tech

Facebook launched an independent oversight board and recommitted to privacy reforms this week, but after years of promises made and broken, nobody seems convinced that real change is afoot. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected to decide shortly whether to sue Facebook, sources told the New York Times, following a $5 billion fine levied last year.

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Detecting COVID-19 outbreaks through wastewater monitoring

Testing individual members of the population at scale is expensive and logistically difficult: limited laboratory equipment and medical facilities make it almost impossible to test an entire country’s population. A cheaper and logistically simpler strategy is to analyze sewage. Because COVID-19 and other viruses can be detected in human excrement, wastewater treatment plants offer aggregated information.

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Analyzing the chaotic Presidential Debate 2020 with text mining techniques

Thanks to the internet, now the world knew about the Presidential Debate 2020 that went out of control. All of the major news stations were reporting about how the participants were interrupting and sniping at one another.
I decided to put together an article that focuses on analyzing the words used in the event and see if there are any hidden insights.

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Access Now resigns from Partnership on AI due to lack of change among tech companies

International digital and human rights organization Access Now has resigned in protest from the Partnership on AI (PAI), citing a lack of meaningful change on the part of businesses associated with the group and their failure to incoporate positions held by civil society organizations.

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