The Old Lady enter the cup competition at the Round of 16, as they bid to win the title for a fifth year in a row

The Old Lady are among eight Serie A sides to join at this stage – but their hosts at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara have already seen of Padova and Crotone in the competition this season. What time does Bologna vs Juventus kick off? This Coppa Italia Round of 16 clash will take place on Saturday, January 12. It will kick off […]

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'Kill your foster parents': Amazon's Alexa talks murder, sex in AI experiment

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Millions of users of Amazon’s Echo speakers have grown accustomed to the soothing strains of Alexa, the human-sounding virtual assistant that can tell them the weather, order takeout and handle other basic tasks in response to a voice command. So a customer was shocked last year when Alexa blurted out: “Kill your foster parents.” Alexa has […]

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For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That’s Changing.

LAS VEGAS — Ask any hacker who’s been around long enough, and there’s a good chance you’ll hear an archetypal story, tinged with regret, about the first time his or her real identity was publicly disclosed. After enjoying years of online anonymity, the hacker known as Grifter was unmasked by a less-than-scrupulous spouse. “Hey, Neil!” his wife called out at […]

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Indonesia's Tokopedia secures $1.1 billion in latest financing round

(Reuters) – Indonesian e-commerce company Tokopedia on Wednesday said it secured $1.1 billion in the latest funding round led by SoftBank Group Corp’s (9984.T) Vision Fund and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N). Tokopedia plans to use these funds to invest in technology and infrastructure, it said, adding that the company will continue to focus on the Indonesian market and drive […]

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Austrian retailers file antitrust complaint against Amazon

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austrian retailers have filed a complaint against Amazon with their national competition authority over the U.S. e-commerce giant’s dual role as a retailer and a marketplace. The European Commission and Germany’s antitrust authority are also looking into Amazon’s role in the market. “We have received a complaint. We are examining it,” a spokeswoman for Austria’s Federal Competition […]

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Google employees push to stop Project Dragonfly

(Reuters) – Eleven employees comprising engineers and managers at Alphabet Inc’s Google published an open letter on Tuesday, demanding that the company end development of a censored search engine for Chinese users, escalating earlier protests against the secretive project. Google has described the search app, known as Project Dragonfly, as an experiment not close to launching. But as details of […]

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Dictionary.com chooses ‘misinformation’ as word of the year

Dictionary.com chooses ‘misinformation’ as its word of the year The word is defined as, ‘false information that is spread, regardless of whether there is intent to mislead’  Dictionary.com called the selection a ‘call to action’ in the battle against fake news, flat earthers and anti-vaxxers Jane Solomon, a linguist-in-residence, also brought up those who believe Parkland, Florida students are crisis […]

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India's competition commission rejects price-fixing allegations against Uber and Ola

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Ride-sharing firms Uber and Ola did not break price-fixing rules, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said in a ruling issued late on Tuesday in response to a complaint about their technological pricing strategy. A case brought by a private individual against the holding companies of the two firms claimed that their algorithmic pricing model “takes […]

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Amazon AI Hiring Tool Scrapped In 2017 Was Shut Down For Discriminating Against Women

Amazon has been recognized for their innovation, and a computer program designed to look over job applications for the company was supposed to be a new, helpful tool. According to Reuters, however, the tool didn’t end up being as fair as expected. The artificial intelligence tended to reject females from the top 5 applicants it would select. “Everyone wanted this […]

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