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Massachusetts man charged with kidnapping, assaulting woman he met on Tinder

FOX News

Tinder, the most popular dating app in the world, has banned teens under the age of 18 but it's not stopping them from signing up. A Massachusetts man is accused of kidnapping and assaulting a woman he met on Tinder, threatening to kill her and her child if she went to the cops, authorities said. Peter Bozier, 28, was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop in Sudbury after the victim told investigators she was severely beaten and strangled while being held against her will at Bozier's home, police said. The victim said the harrowing ordeal began a day earlier, police spokesman Lt. Robert Grady told the MetroWest Daily News. Grady said the woman managed to "release herself from the situation" and then went to a hospital in Burlington, where hospital staffers contacted police, the newspaper reported.


Google antitrust: Just how much do you actually use it? Way more than you think

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Google's influence in our lives is overwhelming, which is perhaps one of the reasons the Department of Justice and several state attorney generals banded together to file an anti-trust lawsuit against the company. But just how wide is Google's reach? We decided to take a look, and the results may surprise you. Start with the fact that Google ads are all over the Internet, and despite the initial stated goal of "organizing the world's information," the Alphabet unit is designed to have more ads appear, to keep the earnings up. In its most recent earnings, Alphabet reported $38.30 billion for Google.


You influence recommendation algorithms just as much as they influence you -- here's how

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Have you ever watched a video or movie because YouTube or Netflix recommended it to you? Or added a friend on Facebook from the list of "people you may know"? And how does Twitter decide which tweets to show you at the top of your feed? These platforms are driven by algorithms, which rank and recommend content for us based on our data. If you want to know when social media companies are trying to manipulate you into disclosing information or engaging more, the answer is always.


Pinaki Laskar posted on LinkedIn

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What if all #Intelligence is #artificialintelligence? Most #AI researchers incline to believe it, there is any big differences between intelligence and artificial intelligence. "The ability to learn or understand or to deal with new or trying situations; the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria (such as tests)". "[M]ake machines use language, form abstractions and concepts, solve kinds of problems now reserved for humans, and improve themselves" (McCarthy, Minsky, Rochester, and Shannon, 1956). "An intelligent agent is anything that can be viewed as perceiving its environment through #sensors and acting upon that environment through effectors" (Russell and Norvig, 2009).


How can Artificial Intelligence innovate the way we socialise?

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Innovation in everything that we do is being driven by technology, including what we do on the internet. From social networking to our online searches, Artificial Intelligence assumes an undeniably significant role in studying our behaviour on digital media platforms and beyond. The greater part of the decisions we make in our day-to-day lives is mostly guided by AI-driven recommendations on our cell phones, personal assistants, chatbots, social network, or other AI technologies. Over 3.8 billion people are actively scrolling through one or the other social media platform such as Snapchat, LinkedIn, or YouTube at any given point of time. All these people and their conversations, searches, likes, dislikes, and more, are being thoroughly read to enable the machine to comprehend their preferences.


Google's Area 120 launches Tables, a rules-based automation platform for documents

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Google's Area 120 incubator today launched Tables, a work-tracking tool with IFTTT-like automation features and support for Google products, including Google Groups, Google Sheets, and more. Currently in beta in the U.S., Tables automates actions like collating data, checking multiple sources of data, and pasting data into other docs for handoff. "Tracking work with existing tech solutions meant building a custom in-house solution or purchasing an off-the-shelf product, but these options are time-consuming, inflexible, and expensive," Tables general manager Tim Gleason explained in a blog post. "Tables helps teams track work and automate tasks to save time and supercharge collaboration -- without any coding required." Using Tables, teams can program bots to schedule recurring email reminders when tasks are overdue, message a Slack or Google Chat room when new form submissions are received, or move a task to someone else's work queue when the status changes.


How Tinder's AI Micromanages Your Dating Life

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There is no doubt that on the whole, the economic impacts from the lockdown and pandemic will be devastating. But while most leisure activities were throttled by the lockdown, others thrived -- just ask any of your friends that did Yoga With Adrienne (probably the same mates that brew their own kombucha). Tinder and Bumble usage alone spiked by over 20%, with Tinder registering 3 billion swipes on 28 March alone. However, the pandemic only accelerated a trend that was already in full force: finding love via apps. "Met online" is now the most common way that people report finding their significant other, streets ahead of boring old classics like "met in church" or "met in the neighbourhood". While there are a range of massively popular dating apps, including Bumble and Grindr, Tinder continues to be the most popular platform by a significant margin.


OkCupid to launch 'VILF' campaign to encourage voting

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. OkCupid is encouraging its users to vote, and it's doing so with a provocative saying. The online dating platform is launching a VILF badge, which is a play on popular suggestive terms like MILF or DILF. However, in this case, OkCupid users can tack VILF badges onto their profiles to let all their potential dates know that they are voters and have a risqué sense of humor.


Tinder launches apocalyptic Swipe Night experience in the UK and around the world

Mashable

Trying to find love as the world ends? That premise is central to Tinder's interactive Swipe Night event, which launches in the UK and around the world on Sept. 12 at 10am. If you're unfamiliar with Swipe Night, then here's a lil catch up: Swipe Night is a first-person choose-your-own-adventure style event where Tinder users can swipe at key moments to determine the direction of the story within the app. Swiping doesn't just affect how the story ends -- it also has a bearing on who users match with and what they end up chatting about. As for the storyline, well, it couldn't be more pertinent to the times we're living in.


Singles don't want to date non-voters, according to new OkCupid survey

Mashable

If I'm perusing a dating app and someone mentions being apolitical, or not caring about politics, I grimace. In this (ravaged) economy (and global pandemic and time of social unrest)? I'm not alone in this, according to data found by OkCupid. Over 500,000 users said they couldn't date someone who didn't vote, according to new data provided by the dating app. Those who say they're registered voters are 63 percent more likely to get a match -- and 85 percent more likely to receive a message.