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Champion inclusivity: A look inside the insidious world of AI wit Albert Myles - The Bossy Bees


Thank you for joining us the bossy bees. I'm sitting down with Albert miles today to talk about artificial intelligence, or AI. We're excited for all the amazing capabilities this technology will bring. But we're talking about some of the insidious ways in which it can be applied. Don't forget to check out the bossy bees on Patreon for exclusive content on this podcast. Want me to go ahead? My name is Albert Myles. And I am what they call a knowledge program manager in customer content services for a large tech company, located in RTP. And that's a fancy way of saying that I am responsible for ensuring that the knowledge that's captured in support and in the development and in side of customer content is transferred to other areas effectively and efficiently. At the end of the day, I tell people, I try to help our company, learn what it already knows. And I try to help us organize what we already know. And then I help us try to distribute what all everything that we know. And it's a very, very, very new program, but I'm having fun getting it launched. And that's where we started together, and you've taken it miles and miles and miles away from where it started. And you are, I think, you know, I really dislike you putting that title on yourself, because you do so much more than, like your, your knowledge is far beyond that. And it does come together. It really does come together nicely. In your job, you know, but I think that the reason you're, you know, program has gone so far is because you bring so much experience like what we're talking about today, like you, you have such an affinity and inclination for technology that it brings a lot to the table. And then also married to something that you and I are both pretty passionate about, which is diversity, inclusion, Justice type of stuff.

'Gutfeld!' on CNN, Olympic Games

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'Gutfeld!' panel debates whether CNN will change their coverage This is a rush transcript from "Gutfeld!," This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. I want to protect free speech. No, we want people to be protected from disinformation, to be protected from dying in this country, to be protected from people like Donald Trump who spread this information for -- who love to make sure that the division and the death continues. That was a rough weekend, and not just for Kat. But at least she kept her clothes on unlike our other guests, Jimmy Failla. But it was a far worse weekend for CNN. First let's go to our roly-poly guacamole gossip goalie. See how bad it got unreliable fart noises. Here's Michael Wolff delivering that smack to the hack. You know, you become part of -- one of the parts of the problem of the media. You know, you come on here and you -- and you have a, you know, a monopoly on truth. You know, you know exactly how things are supposed to be done. You know, you are why one of the reasons people can't stand the media. You should see the rest of the world, buddy. Can I hear that chuckle again? But if that was a heavyweight fight, and it is because, you know, Stelter, it would have been stopped in the first 25 seconds. It got worse, meaning better, lots better. STELTER: It's -- how -- so what should I do differently, Michael? WOLFF: You know, don't talk so much. Listen more, you know, people have genuine problems with the media. The media doesn't get the story right.

Joint Artificial Intelligence Center Press Briefing


I'll be moderating today's press briefing. Today it's my pleasure to introduce the director of the Department of Defense [Joint] Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), Lieutenant General Michael Groen. Lieutenant General Groan is joined today by Dr. Jane Pinelis, who is the Chief of Test and Evaluation for the JAIC, and Ms. Alka Patel, who is the Chief of Responsible AI (Artificial Intelligence). We'll begin today's press briefing with an opening statement followed by questions. We've got people out in the line. And I think we'll be able to get to everybody today. LIEUTENANT GENERAL MICHAEL S. GROEN: Thank you, Arlo. And greetings to the members of the Defense Press Corps, really glad to be here with you today. I hope many of you got the opportunity to listen in to at least some of the AI symposium and technology exchange that we had this week. This week, it was our second annual symposium. We have over 1,400 participants in three days of virtualized content. I want to say thank you, ...

How to Unlearn a Disease - Issue 103: Healthy Communication


My father, a neurologist, once had a patient who was tormented, in the most visceral sense, by a poem. Philip was 12 years old and a student at a prestigious boarding school in Princeton, New Jersey. One of his assignments was to recite Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven. By the day of the presentation, he had rehearsed the poem dozens of times and could recall it with ease. But this time, as he stood before his classmates, something strange happened.

The Haunting Afterlife of Anthony Bourdain

The New Yorker

It's been three years since Anthony Bourdain died, by suicide, in June of 2018, and the void he left is still a void. "I wish Anthony Bourdain was here to see this," countless people have tweeted over the past thirty-seven-ish months, on occasions as varied as a New York gubernatorial candidate ordering a cinnamon-raisin bagel, the White House serving a McDonald's banquet, the collapse of the American restaurant industry, and the sputtering attempts to revive the same. Bourdain was a television megastar, a fluid and conversational writer, a social-media gadfly, a pointed cultural commentator, and seemingly everyone's best friend. The singularity of his celebrity and the suddenness of his death have fuelled an uncommonly intense, uncommonly enduring grief--a personal sense of public loss, of a sort usually reserved for popes and Presidents. In 2019, about a year after Bourdain's death, the documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville began talking to people who had been close to Bourdain: his family, his friends, the producers and crew of his television series.

'Hannity' on Biden's speech, voting measures

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California gubernatorial candidate lays out his agenda on'Hannity' and Leo Terrell endorses him This is a rush transcript from "Hannity," July 13, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. I do get a kick out of it. Tonight, a massive record-setting inflation, spiking violent crime, unprecedented waves of illegal immigration, China, Russia, Iran rolling over this great country, and sadly, whoever is in charge at the Biden White House -- well, is just getting started. Now, state-mandated vaccine programs, that may also be headed your way. We'll tell you the details. Government doctor, wannabe celebrity, Anthony Fauci demanding that all your young children wear masks indefinitely. We have that news tonight. Larry Elder is now officially running to unseat Newsom as governor of the great state of California. He will join us for his very first TV interview since his big announcement, and it comes with an endorsement. But, first, an important update from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committees' bizarre proposal to redesign the American flag. We're going to explain that in detail. We've had a back-and-forth with this organization all day. If you are one of millions of Americans who disagree with the radical policies put forth by the Democratic Party, watch out because Joe Biden -- well, he referred his political opponents today -- referred to them as domestic enemies. Where's the media that got so upset when Donald Trump said the media is an enemy of the people because they lie and tell fake news? Anyway, he's saying they're working to subvert American democracy. In a set of prepared remarks, this wasn't off the cuff, better suited for a despotic socialist dictator frankly, Joe Biden said that our country is facing its most significant test since the civil war echoing Jen Psaki because all state legislatures, why, they're requiring voter ID like his state?

'Your World' on Biden withdrawing troops, Florida recovery efforts

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Retired Navy SEAL Commander Dave Sears suggests Russia, China and Pakistan could face national security issues once U.S. troops leave Afghanistan. This is a rush transcript of "Your World with Neil Cavuto" on July 8, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. QUESTION: Do you trust the Taliban, Mr. President? Do you trust the Taliban, sir? JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Are you -- is that a serious question? QUESTION: It is absolutely a serious question. Do you trust the Taliban? BIDEN: No, I do not. BIDEN: No, I do not trust the Taliban. QUESTION: Is the U.S. responsible for the deaths that happen the Afghans after you leave the country? QUESTION: Mr. President, will you amplify that question, please? Will you amplify your answer, please, why you don't trust the Taliban? BIDEN: It is a silly question. Do I trust the Taliban? And it almost seemed like a Donald Trump press conference, with angry reporters trying to get a simple answer from the president, and their agitation showing, as the questions and the nonanswers went on, all of this at a time U.S. forces are moving rapidly ahead of schedule. Better than 90 percent now have left Afghanistan. And we could see them all out well before the 9/11 deadline that the president has set. But he says he's not going to change his mind. And he says that, after 20 years, Afghans must look after themselves. Jennifer Griffin has more from the Pentagon.

Intel exec Huma Abidi on the urgent need for diversity and inclusion in AI


As part of the lead-up to Transform 2021 coming up July 12-16, we're excited to put a spotlight on some of our conference speakers who are leading impactful diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in AI and data. We were lucky to land a conversation with Huma Abidi, senior director of AI software products and engineering at Intel. She spoke about her DE&I work in her private life, including her support for STEM education for girls in the U.S. and all over the world, founding the Women in Machine Learning group at Intel, and more. HA: This one is easy. I lead a globally diverse team of engineers and technologists responsible for delivering world-class products that enable customers to create AI solutions.

AI Job Interview Software Can't Even Tell If You're Speaking English, Tests Find


AI-powered job interview software may be just as bullshit as you suspect, according to tests run by the MIT Technology Review's "In Machines We Trust" podcast that found two companies' software gave good marks to someone responding to an English-language interview in German. Companies that advertise software tools powered by machine learning for screening job applicants promise efficiency, effectiveness, fairness, and the elimination of shoddy decision-making by humans. In some cases, all the software does is read resumes or cover letters to quickly determine if an applicant's work experience appears right for the job. But a growing number of tools require job-seekers to navigate a hellish series of tasks before they even come close to a phone interview. These can range from having conversations with a chatbot to submitting to voice/face recognition and predictive analytics algorithms that judge them based on their behavior, tone, and appearance.

The Trade Desk unveils 'Solimar' release to improve advertisers' goal setting


Advertisers aren't always setting the best goals when they place ads, and The Trade Desk, which has built a $1.5 billion business helping them place ads, wants to now help them better shape how they use the tools. That is one way to look at Solimar, a new release of The Trade Desk's ad-buying tools that is being formally unveiled Wednesday at a New York event featuring the company's CEO and co-founder, Jeff Green. "It's about a better conversation with clients about what they want to achieve in the platform," said Mark Davenport, the company's head of data science, in an interview with ZDNet via Zoom. "We noticed as the platform grew in complexity, clients would stumble into traps when setting up campaigns," said Davenport. One example is over-paying in a what's called a second-priced auction for advertising.