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In Bangladesh, one of the most vulnerable countries, a crew is digging a riverbed for a new bridge. Working outdoors is a way of life in many regions of the worst heat and humidity

“Life-threatening” heat and humidity occurs worldwide due to global warming

The world now regularly becomes so hot and humid during heat waves that some places exceed the “theoretical limit of human survival”. Scientists’ forecast of the Judgment Day predicted that it would happen due to global warming, but not for several decades. But a study found that parts of the world have already become so …

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Tech startup FactSquared created an AI bot to try to catalog and analyze public appearances and interviews with Donald Trump, but they were so inconsistent and disjointed that the bot actually crashed. It was only after removing the grammar tools that the bot was able to understand Trump

AI researcher had to remove basic grammar tools for software to understand Donald Trump

Trying to analyze Donald Trump literally made a CRASH speech recognition bot – and the only way to get it to work properly was to remove his grammar and syntax tools Researchers awarded speech recognition bot to analyze Donald Trump The bot struggled to make sense of its disjointed and fragmentary sentences Team hired specialist …

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Popular chat app WeChat would monitor international chat exchanges to identify and label content to be censored for Chinese account holders

WeChat monitors text messages from international users to identify content to censor in China

WeChat “monitors text messages from international users to preventively identify content to be censored for its Chinese users” The Citizens Lab studied how WeChat builds its database of blacklisted terms They discovered that the company was monitoring international messages to preventively identify potential images or content that should be banned in China The application creates …

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Samsung Pay is moving from the smartphone to your hands, as the company announced that it is about to launch an “innovative” physical debit card. This decision allows Samsung to compete with Apple, which rolled out a branded payment card in 2019

Samsung Pay expands to face rival Apple with launch of branded debit card this summer

Samsung Pay expands to face rival Apple with launch of branded debit card this summer Samsung Pay was launched in 2015, but was a digital service on the smartphone Now the company is rolling out a branded debit card to users this summer The card will also support a cash management account with SoFi This …

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Facebook unveiled the redesign of its desktop for all its users which includes the Dark Mode function

Welcome to the DARK side! Facebook rolls out desktop redesign with Dark Mode

Welcome to the DARK side! Facebook rolls out desktop redesign for all users that includes Dark Mode Facebook rolled out an updated version of the desktop site to a select few in January Now the company is making the redesign available to all of its users Update includes Dark Mode to improve screen viewing It …

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Researchers discovered tubby creature near Cocoa Beach pizzeria with record case of constipation - an unbeatable globe of feces made up 80% of its body

Constipated lizard found with poop making up 80 PERCENT of its body mass through its fatty diet

A swollen and constipated lizard that lived near a pizzeria is found with poop representing 80% of its body mass thanks to its fatty diet Lizard with belly the size of a golf ball has been discovered in Florida He was eating insects covered with grease-soaked sand near a pizzeria The lizard was constipated with …

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Clearview has accumulated a database of over 3 billion photos from sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and even Venmo, which its owner AI analyzes to try to match people in photos uploaded by their customers

Controversial Clearview AI facial recognition company pledges to stop selling technology to private companies

Clearview AI, controversial facial recognition company, announces it will stop selling technology to private companies after violent reaction and class action Court documents suggest Clearview will stop selling software to private entities He will continue his contract with governments and law enforcement The move did little to appease public defenders like the ACLU By James …

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YouTube ended a conference on female sex technology after just four minutes of streaming. Platform blamed self-moderation functionality (stock)

YouTube accuses suppression of live female sex technology conference on moderation algorithm

YouTube blames abrupt termination of live female sex technology conference on moderation algorithm and lack of human oversight Women’s Sex Technology Conference Banned After Just Four Minutes of Streaming YouTube says it was due to lack of human moderators spurred by coronavirus The conference would have been banned by YouTube’s moderation algorithm How to Help …

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As the first humans prepare for the mission to Mars, experts warn that protocols must be created to prevent extraterrestrial pollutants from hitchhiking on spacecraft and astronauts when they return home.

Expert calls for protocols to prevent foreign viruses from infecting Earth after humans travel to Mars

It may sound like a plot from a sci-fi movie, but NASA and scientists are concerned about the foreign viruses contaminating the Earth. As first humans prepare for mission to Mars, experts warn that protocols are needed to prevent extraterrestrial pollutants from hitchhiking on spacecraft and astronauts when they return home from the planet red. …

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A team of engineers from North Carolina State University has developed a small `` soft

Researchers build world’s fastest “soft” robot, THREE TIMES faster than last record holder

Researchers are building the world’s fastest “soft” robot, which can travel more than THREE times faster than the previous record holder using movements that mimic a cheetah North Carolina State University researchers built a new “soft” robot using silicone bands to mimic a cheetah’s gait It is only 2.7 inches long but travels almost three …

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Boston Dynamics robot dog deployed to Singapore to remind people to keep a safe distance

Boston Dynamics robot dog deployed to Singapore to remind people to keep a safe distance

Boston Dynamics’ robotic “ dog ” deployed in Singapore parks to tell people to keep a safe distance – while its cameras record the number of people in public spaces Boston Dynamics ‘Spot’ Four-Legged Robot Patrols Singapore Parks The bot reads the recorded messages and estimates the number of people He has been in the …

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Researchers asked more than 1,600 people how they had adapted to working from home, and a third said they were more productive than at the office. Respondents reported that they now have better control over their time and the amount of work done

Homework Boosts Productivity, Survey Finds

Homework Boosts Productivity, Survey Finds One-Third of People Believe Improved Performance When Teleworking with Coronavirus Millions of Americans work from home amid the coronavirus pandemic Survey finds many say more productive since change Those who feel isolated or rely on others to do their jobs are less productive How to Help People Affected by Covid-19 …

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