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  1. Humane Tech - Episode 4: Down the Rabbit Hole by Design

    Episode 4: Down the Rabbit Hole by Design

    When we press play on a YouTube video, we set in motion an algorithm that taps all available data to find the next video that keeps us glued to the screen. Because of its advertising-based business model, YouTube’s top priority is not to help us learn to play the accordion, tie a bow tie, heal an injury, or see a new city — it’s to keep us staring at the screen for as long as possible, regardless of the content. This episode’s guest, AI expert Guillaume Chaslot, helped write YouTube’s recommendation engine and explains how those priorities spin up outrage, conspiracy theories and extremism. After leaving YouTube, Guillaume’s mission became shedding light on those hidden patterns on his website, AlgoTransparency.org, which tracks and publicizes YouTube recommendations for controversial content channels. Through his work, he encourages YouTube to take responsibility for the videos it promotes and aims to give viewers more control.

    We’d love to hear your thoughts. Join a conversation on this episode July 11 or July 15.


    Tagged with youtube ai

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  2. Political Thinking with Nick Robinson — The Geoffrey Cox One

    The Geoffrey Cox One

    The Attorney General on the ‘difficult birth’ of Brexit, talking to Corbyn and why ‘April is the cruellest month’

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p075k2tj https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p075k2tj

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  3. Episode 27: Reusable Components with Sebastian Kaspari from Mozilla Firefox


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  4. Stephen Fry and Richard Dawkins in Conversation

    Stephen Fry and Richard Dawkins, two of the most respected minds in their respective fields, sit together on the CSICon stage to discuss science, religion, politics, and more.

    The Center for Inquiry is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. CFI’s vision is a world in which evidence, science, and compassion—rather than superstition, pseudoscience, or prejudice—guide public policy.

    You can join CFI and find out what we do to protect critical thinking and science by visiting: https://centerforinquiry.org

    Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director and all round national treasure. Stephen’s new book, Mythos, his unique retelling of the Greek myths, was published in November 2017 and he is currently working on a one man stage show of the book for a first run at the Shaw Festival in Niagara.

    Richard Dawkins is one of the most respected scientists in the world and an internationally best-selling author. Among his books are The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, and his autobiography A Brief Candle in the Dark. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Literature.

    This talk took place at the CSICon 2018 in Las Vegas on October 20, 2018

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYPZwZud_PA
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:27:08 GMT Available for 30 days after download


    Tagged with education

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  5. Zelda

    John Siracusa returns to Pragmatic to discuss everything Zelda related, with a focus on Breath of the Wild and how so many established Zelda gameplay rules were thrown out the window with resounding success.


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  6. Brexit III: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    The UK could officially leave the European Union next month, which would be a huge change with hugely damaging consequences.

    Connect with Last Week Tonight online…

    Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight

    Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight

    Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight

    Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaBQfSAVt0s
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:55:13 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  7. The Trippy, High-Speed World of Drone Racing | The New Yorker

    Ian Frazier on the new generation of talented young pilots who like to fool around with quadcopters.



    Tagged with ian frazier

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  8. Episode 45: Web development is kind of horrifying

    This week Audrey and I chat about the impact of Spectre and Meltdown, how easy it is to harvest credit cards numbers in the browser, and Kodak’s new cryptocurrency. Enjoy! Show Notes

    [01:26] What it looks like when your neighborhood grocery store shuts down
    [06:02] Sams club closures
    [09:19] iPhone performance benchmarks after Spectre security update | Melv1n
    [10:51] “this translates into seven figures in our AWS bill”
    [13:29] Speculative execution considered harmful in 1995
    [14:44] Phabricator is not affected by Spectre or Meltdown because PHP is too slow
    [15:55] What Spectre and Meltdown Mean For WebKit
    [16:33] I’m harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site. Here’s how.
    [29:02] Attack of the Week: Group Messaging in WhatsApp and Signal
    [34:31] Kodak bitcoin miner on display at CES 2018
    [36:37] Kodak announces its own cryptocurrency and watches stock price skyrocket
    [39:02] Monkey selfie copyright dispute
    [43:44] This man has made more money trading cryptokitties than investing in his IRA
    [45:47] Blockchain is an elaborate work-around for a *very specific problem*
    [47:26] I Partied With The Robot Strippers Before The CES
    [48:49] Neural Network Pies
    [51:03] Cat that has never been so insulted in all nine of its lives of the day.


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  9. audio Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Trilogy 3 of 8

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  10. Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Trilogy 2 of 8

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