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Sony reportedly warns PlayStation 5 supply could stay tight through next year

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The struggles to find a PlayStation 5 won't appear to end any time soon. Sony warned analysts its popular video game console will remain under tight supply constraints through 2022, said a report from Bloomberg. The report, which cites several unnamed sources who attended a briefing between Sony and analysts, said Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki told analysts demand has been so strong for the PS5 that "even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn't be able to catch up." Sony could not be immediately reached for comment. Both the PS5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X have been difficult to find at retailers because of insatiable demand and a global semiconductor shortage.


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The graph represents a network of 3,439 Twitter users whose tweets in the requested range contained "datamining", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets. The network was obtained from the NodeXL Graph Server on Monday, 10 May 2021 at 06:40 UTC. The requested start date was Monday, 10 May 2021 at 00:01 UTC and the maximum number of days (going backward) was 14. The maximum number of tweets collected was 7,500. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 13-day, 7-hour, 19-minute period from Monday, 26 April 2021 at 16:40 UTC to Monday, 10 May 2021 at 00:00 UTC.


The Facebook TransCoder Explained: Converting Coding Languages with AI

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I explain Artificial Intelligence terms and news to non-experts. This new model converts code from a programming language to another without any supervision. It can take a Python function and translate it into a C function, and vice-versa, without any prior examples. It understands the syntax of each language and can thus generalize to any programming language! This week my interest was directed towards TransCoder.


'Coded Bias' Film Explores How Artificial Intelligence Perpetuates Discrimination

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Shalini Kantayya describes herself as a filmmaker who's fascinated with disruptive technologies and the good or harm they create. In a data-driven and increasingly automated world, there's a question of how to protect our civil liberties as artificial intelligence grows by the day. MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini discovered that most facial recognition technology does not see dark-skinned faces and women's faces accurately. This led to an investigation of how the technology we typically see as objective can actually encode racism and sexism. Buolamwini, and others working to change technology for the better around the globe, are featured in Kantayya's documentary Coded Bias.


Quantum Computing and AI by Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Tech • A podcast on Anchor

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These days the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) appears to exist almost everywhere. However, at the same time, it is mixed up with marketing hype, fears of a dystopian future where society is controlled by fear and oppression (think George Orwell, 1984) and mis- and dis-information (aka #fakenews). Given we are in the throes of the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" (or, 4IR), we are literally on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. We have an opportunity to Restart, Reset, Reinvent. But where do we start? Please checkout the full original article which is available on LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/3tUSglt).


25 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts on Sale Now

WIRED

Amazon Device Deals: Echo Dot for $30, Kindle Paperwhite for $95, and more: There are a lot of Amazon deals to choose from. Sales on these aren't rare, but these prices are good. Check our buying guides on the best Kindles, streaming sevices, smart displays, and smart speakers for more help deciding. Target also has Amazon Devices on sale. Amazon Echo Show for $75 ($55 off) at Amazon: The Echo Show gets its own bullet point, here.


Israel shared Iranian General Soleimani's cell phones with US intelligence before drone strike: report

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Israel shared three cell phone numbers used by Qasem Soleimani with U.S. intelligence in the hours before American drones unleashed Hellfire missiles on the Iranian general last year, Yahoo News reported Saturday. The revelation sheds new light on the role that Israel played in the killing of Soleimani, who the State Department says was responsible for hundreds of U.S. troop deaths as the head of the Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force. The drone strike occurred shortly after midnight on Jan. 2, 2020, as Soleimani and his entourage were leaving Baghdad's international airport.


[D] Companies that sell "creative" AI/ML products and services

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Microsoft Will Soon Kill Flash on Windows 10 for Good

WIRED

The most recent big iOS update, which makes it easier to opt out of ads that track you across apps and web sites, has sent the digital marketing industry into a bit of a tizzy. That includes Facebook, which has been telling users that tracking helps keep its services "free of charge." Facebook is doing just fine, and choosing to preserve your privacy is not going to result in an Instagram service fee. Elsewhere in social media privacy news, Twitter rolled out a so-called Tip Jar this week that lets you send money to your favorite users. But it failed to vet how PayPal handles payments, potentially exposing users' home or email addresses when they send or receive a tip.


Are you the forgetful type? Here are 5 ways tech can help find your phone, keys, parked car or pet

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

You don't consider yourself the forgetful type, yet somehow you can't seem to find your smartphone on a daily basis. It's not unusual to misplace your car keys or reading glasses (which are on your head). And wasn't your wallet on the kitchen counter a moment ago? OK, so maybe you've had a lot on your mind, these days. The good news, however, is technology can help you find your stuff.