Can Enterra's Advanced AI Systems Stop The Fake News Epidemic?

Forbes - Business

The simplest way to eliminate the spread of fake news would be to limit ourselves to a small group of mainstream publishers who do all their own reporting and fact-checking. The counterargument, of course, is that an open and democratic society allows for a wide range of voices, not just the ones a small cabal of editors deem acceptable. Fake news promises to destroy this system and undermine trust and democracy, which is why addressing fake news has become one of the tech industry's most significant and important challenges. His initial focus, post-9/11, was on national security, which is how he first become intrigued by the advantages AI offers in analyzing complex data sets. As 2017's fake news scandals grew, DeAngelis was approached by leading media industry veteran Greg D'Alba, CEO of VIDL News, to apply the same type of analysis Enterra was using to control the complex value chains of Fortune 500 companies to the media industry, where D'Alba saw a growing need to verify and validate news stories.


Teens allegedly plotted to 'kill everyone' at their school, court documents say

FOX News

A trio of teens was charged with a violent plot to "kill everyone and anyone" at their Michigan middle school, according to court records. Lapeer County Assistant Prosecutor David Campbell read chilling words allegedly written by Gunnar Rice in Lapper County District Court on Monday, detailed what he allegedly planned to undertake at Zemmer Middle School in Lapeer, a city of roughly 8,000 about 20 miles east of Flint. Rice, 14, wrote that he wanted to "exterminate all the [expletive] animals at this school," Campbell said during Monday's arraignment, MLive.com Rice was charged as an adult on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, using computers to commit a crime, conspiracy to commit terrorism and a false report of terrorism. Two other students, Asa Christopher Candela and Dylan Michael DeAngelis, both 15, have also been charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, using computers to commit a crime and conspiracy to commit terrorism.


Woman trying to buy birthday card trapped inside CVS

FOX News

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a CVS store in central Florida. Lillian Rimmel stopped at a Titusville CVS at 9:50 p.m. Friday to make a quick purchase, unaware the store was about to close. As she walked toward the check out just after 10 p.m., she triggered a motion sensor alarm and found herself barricaded inside. A metal security gate blocked the front entrance as sirens blared. "I started screaming, 'Is anyone here?


Tim Cook, in China, Seeks to Stem Apple's Losses

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

BEIJING--For Apple Inc. AAPL -0.47 % Chief Executive Tim Cook, the demands from China are growing and his bargaining chips are dwindling. Beijing is pushing western technology companies like Apple to meet increasingly stringent regulations for data storage and information sharing, while falling iPhone production means the U.S. tech giant's suppliers and contract manufacturers aren't the employment drivers they used to be. With Apple's sales tumbling, the Chinese government's support waning and a new iPhone coming out, Mr. Cook is on a goodwill mission: meeting with government officials, touring Chinese Apple stores and speaking with local residents. Mr. Cook pledged to increase investment in China in a meeting with Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli in Beijing on Tuesday. He continued to the central Chinese city Chongqing on Wednesday, where he toured an Apple store with the mayor.


Day of Service, No Walkout at Columbine on 19th Anniversary

U.S. News

DeAngelis said he does not want to tell other schools nationally what to do. As an unofficial consultant to schools hit by shootings because of his experience, he said he has always told them to consider what their community wants, rather than follow a template. But if schools want to hold events to honor the Columbine victims on the anniversary, he said he would ask that they include a day of service since that is the practice at the suburban Denver school.