NBC News' Keir Simmons interviews former Facebook data scientist Sophie Zhang and former content moderator Josh Sklar for NBC Nightly News in our series "The Social Challenge," airing all this week at 6:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm CT.
Both spoke out about propaganda and disturbing content that they say they witnessed on the social media platform.
Learning that Alan Turing killed himself because he was forced to take "medication" to induce chemical castration, SIMPLY because he was homosexual, which made him unable to use his brain, REALLY does piss me off.
So many Great Minds that we have lost due to majority ignorance...
If you don't know who Alan Turing is, go ahead and take a moment to thank him for his inventions. If he had not invented, you probably would not be reading this.
Meet the Porsche GTE grand tourer – a supercar even Ferrari fans would drool over!
This Porsche two-seater grand tourer is a supercar designed for the thrill of speed with a stylish character that reflects the driver’s personality, and a ride that carries a lot of history in its origins.
The wide stance of the Porsche GTE here, conceptualized by Sreenath Sundaram is a perfect example of concept 3D modeling done right. The inspiration comes from the hugely popular Porsche 917 (Le Mans winner in 1970 and 1971) which has been the design inspiration for other concept cars as well. The reason, the man maximum – machine minimum philosophy that’s been strong at Porsche all these years. The Porsche 917 is the ideal icon of that vision, and so is this creation.
welcome to windows 12! at microsoft we aim for the best aesthetic and functionality, which is why we have improved windows 12 with 5 new features! number one: no shading at all, even in art programs. number two: having it say the date alongside the time is a bit ugly, so we only show you what time it is! no calendar. number three: the windows button on the bottom left is now purely cosmetic. number four: if you develop a program for windows, it must be an extremely minimalist icon. otherwise we will blacklist you from the entire computing tech industry
Hey pals, here’s an article you should read. It briefly outlines the plan/predictions laid out by the World Economic Forum to lead us toward a world in which “you’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy.” Then goes on to make a rather level-headed and easily digestible analysis of what that really means, and the ways it might end up being a problem. This includes both the more abstract consequences, such as severe reductions in privacy and freedom, and the practical consequences such as having to upgrade devices frequently or live with whatever your home’s operating system deems necessary.
The last paragraph (below) is one that gut-punched me, because it not-so-subtly alluded to the fact that we’re deliberately being guided to accepting this future, both through direct methods (ie. opinion pieces like “America Should Become a Nation of Renters”) and indirect methods (increasing the illusion of choice, inducing decision fatigue via trivial choices, etc).
Eventually, we are going to reach a point at which the convenience no longer outweighs the infringement on autonomy. That breaking point might be different for everyone. But I sincerely hope that by the time that happens, or by the time we all go “wait a minute...”, it’s not already too late to correct course.
Boston Dynamics’ robot dog gets an arm attachment, self-charging capabilities 😮
The robot dog officially went on sale to the public last year for a cool $74,500. For the first time in the company's 29-year history, Boston Dynamics actually started selling robots to the general public
It's pretty incredible that you can actually just head to the Boston Dynamics website, press the "add to cart" button, and have a robot dog shipped to your home