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PornHub’s Virgin AI Wants to Make Searching for Porn Less Hard

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Normally, when we talk about computer vision, artificial intelligence, or deep…learning, we’re discussing hard philosophical problems (strong AI). PornHub, however, has its own uses for the technology: It wants to use it to improve video tagging, including accurately identifying performers and offering a more intelligent set of criteria than the typical tags you find on video. This is a rather sticky problem that doesn’t just impact those who keep lube manufacturers and online stripper shoe ...

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Bannon ally wants to turn government media agency into 'legacy' for former Trump adviser

Stephen Bannon has left the Trump administration. But he’s still having an influence at a government agency many outside of Washington haven’t heard of but wields influence around the world: the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The board controls U.S. government-funded media outlets like Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. Its aim is to counter propaganda from repressive regimes with independent news coverage and promote democracy to the rest of the world. An ally of Bannon, the former White House chief strategist who has returned to Breitbart, is expected to ...

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Ubisoft Wants To Watch And Hear You Fart

Ubisoft has announced yet another completely absurd promotion for South Park: The Fractured But Whole involving farts. The company today announced “I Am The Fart,” a contest–of sorts–that calls on people to send in their farts to Ubisoft. If your fart is good (bad?) enough, Ubisoft might put it in the game for you to use as a weapon. Now through October 16, you can submit a video of yourself showing off your flatulence skills at this website. When the submission period ends, developer Ubisoft San Francisco, along with a ...

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Wants Apple to Unlock the iPhone’s FM Radio

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s not common knowledge in the United States, but the majority of Android devices in-market technically sport FM radio tuners built into their SoCs. It used to be next to impossible to find a smartphone from any vendor in the US that offered an unlocked radio, but that’s improved somewhat in recent years. We’ve seen some audio services pop up that support this capability, and a handful of smartphones and carriers that now support it ...

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Facebook wants to help people in India find blood

In India, people use Facebook for keeping in touch with family, sharing photos and finding blood. Facebook is launching a new tool in India on Oct. 1 to help match blood donors with hospitals, blood banks and individuals in need. There is a shortage of blood in India. The amount varies between states and cities, but overall the country has 10% less donated blood than it needs. It has created a situation in which patients and their families are often responsible for replenishing the blood banks’ supply. To pay off ...

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China wants to ban gas and diesel cars

What’s the difference between electric and electrified cars? China is preparing to put the brakes on gasoline and diesel cars. The country, home to the world’s largest auto market, is working on a plan to ban the production and sale of vehicles that rely on fossil fuels, officials say. The Chinese government is following in the footsteps of countries like India, France, Britain and Norway, which have already announced plans to completely ditch gas and diesel cars in favor of cleaner vehicles in the coming years. Related: Ford will create ...

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Tech company wants Trump to overrule national security decision on China deal

A U.S. chip manufacturer is asking President Trump to override a national security committee — which is looking to halt a proposed takeover of Lattice Semiconductors by a private equity firm that has ties to China. The deal puts Trump in the middle of a hot-button issue: Chinese investment in the United States. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. is in charge of reviewing deals that could result in a foreign entity taking control of an American company. The committee includes members from the departments of Treasury, Defense, ...

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Body-slammed reporter wants to know why Rep. Gianforte still won't grant interview

Reporter recounts fight with GOP candidate Ben Jacobs, the reporter who was assaulted by Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte, says Gianforte has reneged on what Jacobs believed was a commitment to grant him an interview. Gianforte, a Republican businessman, was elected to the House on May 25, one day after he body-slammed Jacobs. Jacobs is now going public about the dispute. He says Gianforte is continuing a “pattern of avoiding responsibility for his actions.” Gianforte’s team, for its part, says the congressman was never offering an on-the-record interview — but ...

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Owner wants meeting before Wiggins gets max

7:31 PM ET Associated Press MANKATO, Minn. — Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Monday that he is ready to commit nearly $ 150 million to Andrew Wiggins with a max-level extension of his rookie contract. Before he does so, Taylor wants to sit down face-to-face with Wiggins to hear the former No. 1 overall pick commit to the franchise in a similar fashion. Wiggins’ scoring numbers have improved in each of his first three seasons. He averaged 23.6 points per game and shot 35.6 percent from 3-point range last season, ...

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Nvidia Wants to Use AI to Enhance Games, Improve Ray Tracing

At SIGGRAPH this week, both AMD and Nvidia are announcing various hardware and software technologies. SIGGRAPH is an annual show that focuses on computer graphics and advances in rendering techniques. At the show this year, Nvidia showcased the ways AI could be used to improve gaming or to create extremely realistic images, without the enormous computational horsepower that would be required to brute force certain visual standards. This last bit is of more than incidental concern. The problem is simple: If you compare a top-shelf character animation from 2017 versus the ...

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