Day: May 23, 2021

A look at the greater role automation is playing in the US, with labor shortages driving greater adoption of the tech since the start of the pandemic (David J. Lynch/Washington Post)

David J. Lynch / Washington Post:A look at the greater role automation is playing in the US, with labor shortages driving greater adoption of the tech since the start of the pandemic  —  From warehouses to oil fields, artificial intelligence, robots and advanced software are leaving a mark Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210523/p10#a210523p10

Mystic Blue Samsung Galaxy S7+ runs new PCMark for Android 3.0 test

Samsung recently launched a new colour variant of its Galaxy S7 and S7+ Android tablets so we took the opportunity to reaquaint ourselves with this line of devices and run some brand new benchmarks on them. Source: http://www.bit.com.au/guide/mystic-blue-samsung-galaxy-s7-runs-new-pcmark-for-android-30-test-564595?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Business+IT+

Pro-Palestinian activist campaign targets Facebook’s app store ratings via 1-star reviews; Facebook’s internal chats show Apple declined to remove the reviews (Olivia Solon/NBC News)

Olivia Solon / NBC News:Pro-Palestinian activist campaign targets Facebook’s app store ratings via 1-star reviews; Facebook’s internal chats show Apple declined to remove the reviews  —  Pro-Palestinian activists are running a coordinated campaign to downgrade Facebook’s app review ratings to protest … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210523/p8#a210523p8

Over 500 AI researchers are working on a project to build an open-source large language model that will be used to conduct research independent of any company (Karen Hao/MIT Technology Review)

Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:Over 500 AI researchers are working on a project to build an open-source large language model that will be used to conduct research independent of any company  —  Hundreds of scientists around the world are working together to understand one of the most powerful emerging technologies before it’s too late. …

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Profile of Paul Romer, once tech’s favorite economist and now a critic, who has championed state taxes on the digital ads sold by Facebook and Google (Steve Lohr/New York Times)

Steve Lohr / New York Times:Profile of Paul Romer, once tech’s favorite economist and now a critic, who has championed state taxes on the digital ads sold by Facebook and Google  —  Paul Romer’s call for government activism, particularly toward the big tech companies, reflects “a profound change in my thinking.” Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210523/p4#a210523p4