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Hedera Hashgraph anchors conflict-warning system for Syrians

Hedera Hashgraph anchors conflict-warning system for Syrians

Hala Systems is using Hedera Hashgraph — a secure alternative to blockchain technology — to anchor a system that warns Syrians of impending conflict or natural disasters. Hala Systems is a social enterprise aimed at protecting citizens from misinformation. It created the Sentry system to deliver early warnings of conflict to 2.1 million Syrians, using the…

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Q&A with Zynga and GSN Games: Accelerating growth with app bidding

This article is part of a Gaming Insights series paid for by Facebook. Bidding is a hot topic in app monetization, and with the upcoming impact of iOS 14 changes, it’s more important than ever for developers and publishers to understand its benefits. We spoke with Brian Truman at GSN Games and Phil Suh at…

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Facebook’s redoubled AI efforts won’t stop the spread of harmful content

Facebook says it’s using AI to prioritize potentially problematic posts for human moderators to review as it works to more quickly remove content that violates its community guidelines. The social media giant previously leveraged machine learning models to proactively take down low-priority content and left high-priority content reported by users to human reviewers. But Facebook…

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Trump will lose special Twitter protections when Biden takes office

(Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump will be subject to the same Twitter rules as any other user when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20, the social media company confirmed this week. Twitter places “public interest” notices on some rule-breaking tweets from “world leaders” that would otherwise be removed. Such tweets from political…

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How AI predictions fared against pollsters in the 2020 U.S. election

Some polls predicting results of the U.S. 2020 presidential election appear to have missed the mark. Aggregator RealClearPolitics showed former vice president Joe Biden with a 7-point advantage over current president Donald Trump, while FiveThirtyEight suggested Biden was ahead by at least 8 points at the national level on average. In reality, the race turned…

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Vive X la révolution: Emissive brings VR expeditions to museums

French mixed reality (XR) startup Emissive has secured backing from HTC via its Vive X accelerator program. The move targets an anticipated spike in demand for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications in museums. Emissive has also unveiled a new VR format called immersive expeditions, which virtually transports people to culturally significant sites…

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MIT CSAIL researchers claim their algorithm helps doctors pick the right antibiotics

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) say they’ve developed a recommendation algorithm that predicts the probability a patient’s urinary tract infection (UTI) can be treated by first- or second-line antibiotics. With this information, the model makes a recommendation for a specific treatment that selects a first-line agent as frequently as possible,…

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PUBG dominates gaming industry’s sponsored influencer content in September

It’s official: 2020 is the year that esports went truly mainstream, thanks in part to the coronavirus pandemic that forced abrupt closures, delays, and cancellations in other areas of entertainment. And with an increased audience, brands are leaning into activations with gaming influencers — but which ones are actually succeeding? This is the first installment…

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Streamloots raises $7.2 million for influencer monetization

Influencers are making their mark on games and social media, and the latest proof of that is Streamloots‘ announcement that it has raised $7.2 million for its influencer monetization platform. Valencia, Spain-based Streamloots received the money from Bessemer Venture Partners, Samaipata, Adam Draper, and the Creative Investment Club, a syndicate of content creator investors. Yes,…