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Cable TV May Lose Half of Subscribers by 2030: Jeff Kagan

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Cable television industry may lose half is customer base for traditional cable TV services by the year 2030. How are cable TV companies changing with wireless and internet to stay on the growth wave?


The best streaming boxes and sticks you can buy

Engadget

If you're in the market for a new streaming device, chances are you want to improve your home entertainment experience. Maybe you've been relying on your phone or tablet for binge-watch sessions, or perhaps your TV's built-in operating system just isn't cutting it anymore. Streaming dongles and set-top boxes are ubiquitous at this point, but sussing out the differences between them can be challenging. Plus, they're not the only gadgets that can deliver your latest Netflix obsession to your TV screen. Let us break down all of the streaming device options you have today and give you our picks for the best you can buy.



Research: bias creeps into new AI generated art

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A seagull attacking a man with spaghetti, a skateboarding dinosaur, and a cup of coffee that contains the universe. These are just some of the odd prompts that people have given to new AI systems, for an often unusual, yet incredibly detailed image in return. Whilst majority of the AI art you are likely seeing on social media comes from Open-A-I's, DALL E mini, other notable artists are Open-A-I's DALL-E 2, and Google Research's Imagen Google research shows the technology appears to involve "several social biases and stereotypes". But experts fear these systems are also capable of producing disinformation based off the gender and cultural biases from the data they feed off. An OpenAI online document titled'Risks and Limitations', which shows these biases with an example of how a text description of a CEO, for instance, only shows images of predominantly white men. Technology has "an overall bias towards generating images of people with lighter skin tones and a tendency for images portraying different professions to align with Western gender stereotypes."


Google's Powerful Artificial Intelligence Spotlights a Human Cognitive Glitch

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Words can have a powerful effect on people, even when they're generated by an unthinking machine. When you read a sentence like this one, your past experience leads you to believe that it's written by a thinking, feeling human. And, in this instance, there is indeed a human typing these words: [Hi, there!] But these days, some sentences that appear remarkably humanlike are actually generated by AI systems that have been trained on massive amounts of human text. People are so accustomed to presuming that fluent language comes from a thinking, feeling human that evidence to the contrary can be difficult to comprehend.


UK military investigates hacks on Army social media accounts – Tech Xplore

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Ex-Trump Aides Launch Dating App For Conservatives To Find Right-Wing Love

International Business Times

Former aides of ex-President Donald Trump have released a new dating app for conservatives. The dating app, named The Right Stuff, is founded by former White House staffers, including John McEntee, Trump's former personal aide and ex-director of the White House presidential personnel office; and Daniel Huff, a Trump appointee in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The dating app is designed to help conservatives "connect in authentic and meaningful ways." The Right Stuff is also created to "bring people together with shared values and similar passions," according to the website. The app is backed by Peter Thiel, a German-American tech billionaire who co-founded PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund.


datamining_2022-07-03_23-45-00.xlsx

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The graph represents a network of 2,451 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, 04 July 2022 at 06:53 UTC. The requested start date was Monday, 04 July 2022 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, 23-hour, 52-minute period from Monday, 20 June 2022 at 00:03 UTC to Sunday, 03 July 2022 at 23:55 UTC.


#cx_2022-07-02_17-07-30.xlsx

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The graph represents a network of 3,643 Twitter users whose tweets in the requested range contained "#cx", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets. The network was obtained from the NodeXL Graph Server on Sunday, 03 July 2022 at 00:23 UTC. The requested start date was Sunday, 03 July 2022 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 5-day, 3-hour, 33-minute period from Monday, 27 June 2022 at 14:04 UTC to Saturday, 02 July 2022 at 17:38 UTC.


Introducing a Revolutionary Device to Save Civilization from Lies

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Lies are as old as language. We once thought the internet would make us smarter, by providing access to a world of information. But it has weaponized disinformation. We're having an epistemology crisis, many people falling into quicksands of falsehoods, or not knowing what to believe. But imagine having a device you can rely on to sort truth from lies.