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Match Group Looks to Capitalize on Video Dating During the Pandemic

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Dallas-based Match operates several dating apps, including Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, as well as its namesake brand. The company in July completed its separation from IAC/InterActiveCorp., which previously owned a roughly 80% stake. Match released video-chatting features for its apps in the spring as users started avoiding traditional dating spots such as bars and restaurants. The company is now in the beginning stages of developing features such as games and icebreakers to make those one-on-one video calls more engaging--part of a broader strategy to find new ways to generate revenue from its millions of users, according to Chief Financial Officer Gary Swidler. "We've got a lot of users, and I think there's more we can do with them," said Mr. Swidler, who is also Match's chief operating officer.


How Facebook uses AI to manipulate you

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Artificial intelligence is right up there with robots taking over our jobs. This is the first in a series on how big tech like Facebook uses AI to manipulate you. The number of AI applications has increased rapidly. We speculate and marvel about what AIs will be able to do in the future. But what we don't realise is that AI has already had a huge impact on the goods and services we use every day.


Can Artificial Intelligence Help Increase Diversity in IT? - InformationWeek

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Technology companies are poster children for diversity problems in the workforce. Although they far surpass the national average when hiring Asian Americans, Brookings found African Americans and Latinos were employed in tech at half the rate as they were in all other professions. There is no shortage of theories as to why these gaps persist, but no solution to date has made a significant dent in the industries' problem. Is it time to look at artificial intelligence to eradicate bias from our hiring process? First, we have to deal with the elephant in the room.


The Newest Listed Stock in the $100B USD Digital Ad Space

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Nowhere is more apparent than the massive growth within the online marketing advertising sector. The effects of lockdowns and quarantines forcing companies to operate remotely and keeping people at home shone a light on increased software use, digital reliance, and online advertising. Before the pandemic, the largest companies in the world were already tech giants. All of the big five have fought for and earned revenue from software services, but the growing advertising slice of the pie had become dominated by the duopoly of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG). Now, that media advertising market has grown to US $100 billion largely on advertising revenue and digital ad spending that are both forecasted to keep increasing.


Google Assistant recommends your YouTube Music on Nest speakers

Engadget

Over the last couple of years, Google has gradually improved YouTube Music with features like playback screen lyrics and an Explore tab. Now, it has unveiled integration with some of its other products, including Android TV, Google Maps and and Google Assistant. The first feature is recommendations via Google Assistant. To use it, you simply say: "Hey Google, play recommended music from YouTube Music," and you'll get personalized music suggestions, including favorite artists and genres, based on your listening history. Unfortunately, this feature is only available on newer Nest speakers and not Google Home devices.


What we know about IoT Security? – DocTooLss

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We read a lot about IoT, but not clear what exactly it means, although we know about its definition so here we explain in simple terms. IoT is basically connecting of computing devices, mechanical, digital machines, objects, and people with one another. Ex: wirelessly connecting devices such as smart speakers i.e. our very own Amazon Alexa or Google Home, smart TVs, Apple Watch, internet-connected baby monitors, video doorbells, and even toys, CCTV camera's controlled by smartphones. The technology that is concerned with safeguarding the connected devices and networks in the internet of things (IoT). IoT is a concept based on the idea of everyday physical objects with the ability to communicate directly over the Internet.


Selene Desiré Bovo posted on LinkedIn

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How long will MT need humans? "Translation involves many things that don't fit common definitions." But it still faces some issues, such as sentence structure, shades of meaning, cultural context and the use of language. "Language relies on intent, on shared secrets, on group identity and on hidden knowledge." We are constantly creating new language.


How Does Social Media Use Artificial Intelligence?

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As technology develops, AI is making its way into every aspect of our lives. From self-driving cars, Alexa, Google Home and even traffic cameras – AI is everywhere! And as people are beginning to recognise its presence as well as its usage of our data, they're asking how else it is infiltrating their lives. And one part of our lives in which its role is quite significant is social media. It's helping our technology and our social platforms to become more intelligent; using our details and behaviour to become more individualised and give the user the best experience.


Life Imitates Orwell...

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And I am talking Season 3. Or Amazon's hit, The Handmaid's Tale? Do you just binge and veg out or are you like me, and see how easily we could, and are, slipping into these worlds? After watching shows like this I often find myself reflecting back on George Orwell's 1984. It proves more eerily prophetic with each passing year. This Season, I fear, the writers of Westworld are almost scripting our future lives. You may not have caught it, but it is all in there.


Future Tense Newsletter: The Four Master Switches

Slate

I reach out to you still contemplating the profundity of what Mark Zuckerberg told his congressional inquisitors on Wednesday: "The space of people connecting with other people is a very large space." So large, it even includes newsletters in your inbox. Three clear winners and one loser emerged from Wednesday's Big Tech hearing in Washington. The winners were Rep. Pramila Jayapal, our new "eviscerator in chief"; Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai's future career as an anger-management therapist; and Tim Wu. When the going gets tough in coming weeks, I will close my eyes and picture the Google CEO soothingly saying "congressman" with infinite patience, as he did at the beginning of all his answers. The more irate the congressional questioner, the more patient, measured, and empathetic his "congressman" sounded.