Wednesday, August 9, 2017

US job openings hit record high in June

Fake News: NYT’s ‘Leaked’ Climate Report Was Online for Months

California's Pension Fund will miss out on surge in coal stocks because they base their investments on their far left politics and not logic.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Feds give California $3.9 million to encourage low-income people to shop at local farmers markets

Trump approval rebounds to 45%, surges among Hispanics, union homes, men

Regulation revolution: "Historic" Trump cuts slash $23 billion of Obama's red tape

North Korea now has nuclear warheads small enough to attach to missiles

Rebels of Google: ‘Senior Leaders Focus on Diversity First and Technology Second’

Melania’s Redefining Fashion In Her First 200 Days As First Lady

Someone Leaks Major Climate Study To NYT Fearing Trump Would Suppress It

Regulators have approved a request by legislative Democrats to eliminate limits on the amount of campaign money they can transfer to Senator Josh Newman, who faces a recall for his deciding vote for the gas tax.

Former CNN contributor Kayleigh McEnany named RNC spokesperson

Monday, August 7, 2017

Google Values Diversity (Just Not of Thought)

On August 7, 2017, a Google employee wrote an internal memo titled Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber that quickly circulated throughout the company. Soon after, journalists got ahold of the contents of the document, and controversy broke out. (In the link above) is the original memo reproduced as verbatim as possible.

War on Comments: Google Built an A.I. to Censor the Web, And the Media Is Celebrating

“What if technology could help improve conversations online?”

That’s the lowkey Orwellian message that greets visitors to the website of Perspective, Google’s new AI system for detecting (and potentially deleting, hiding, or burying) “toxic” comments on the web.

Perspective is still in early days of development, but in the future, you may have to adjust your speech in order to satisfy the lofty standards of Google. Otherwise, the company’s faceless AI might just have to “improve” you. Where’s Sarah Connor when you need her?

The good news is that, for now at least, Perspective is about as effective as C-3PO with a lisp. Software engineer and columnist David Auerbach has found the program woefully inept at sorting “toxic” comments from ordinary ones. Because the AI currently focuses on words rather than meanings, inoffensive comments like, “Rape is a horrible crime,” or, “few Muslims are a terrorist threat,” were assigned “toxicity” ratings of over 75 percent....

Bogoslof, Alaska's tiny volcano sends ash cloud to 36,000 feet