AI can help us fight climate change. But it has an energy problem, too

[ad_1] Data centres that store and process algorithms use a lot of energy but there is little discussion about their environmental impact. Credit: 123net/Wikimedia, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Artificial intelligence (AI) technology can help us fight climate change—but it also comes at a cost to the planet. To truly benefit from the technology’s climate […]

BBC, tech giants will fight fake news with an 'early warning system'

[ad_1] The plan also involves a joint media education campaign, shared learning (with a focus on elections) and voting information. More details are coming “at a later date,” the BBC said. The timing of the collaboration likely isn’t a coincidence. Internet giants know that the 2020 US presidential election is fast approaching, and they’re already […]

'Deepfake challenge' aims to find tools to fight manipulation

[ad_1] Deepfake videos can make it appear that people are doing or saying fictional things in an effort to spread misinformation Technology firms and academics have joined together to launch a “deepfake challenge” to improve tools to detect videos and other media manipulated by artificial intelligence. The initiative announced Thursday includes $10 million from Facebook […]

Facebook debuts new notifications to fight vaccine misinformation

[ad_1] But, the notifications don’t appear to completely prevent people from viewing anti-vaccination content. One screenshot the company shared with CNN shows that, at least on Instagram, individuals have the option to still see what other users have posted using a vaccine-related hashtag. This differs from Pinterest’s recently announced approach, in which the company has […]

We can engineer the Earth to fight climate change

[ad_1] End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the Worldby Bryan Walsh Grow out your apocalypse beard and strap on your doomsday sandwich board, we’re all gonna die! Humanity has always lived on knife edge, our species perpetually one war, one plague, one eruption, one meteor strike away from extinction. But should our […]

Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels

[ad_1] This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. A lawsuit filed earlier this week by Walmart over fires in rooftop solar panels made by Tesla Inc. has been sealed by the court, and both sides say they look forward to addressing all issues. In joint statements Friday, Aug. […]

Walmart, Tesla pause in legal fight over fiery solar panels

[ad_1] This June 25, 2019, file photo shows the entrance to a Walmart in Pittsburgh. A lawsuit filed earlier this week by Walmart over fires in rooftop solar panels made by Tesla Inc. has been sealed by the court, and both sides say they look forward to addressing all issues. In joint statements Friday, Aug. […]

US seniors fulfill dreams, fight depression with virtual reality

[ad_1] Nidia Silva samples a virtual reality experience in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida Nidia Silva had never realized her dream of swimming with dolphins until a Miami NGO gave her a pair of virtual reality glasses as part of an experimental treatment for depression and isolation in senior citizens. “You’re in a […]

Fear Street Movies Will Still Shoot in Georgia While Helping Fight Abortion Law

[ad_1] R.L. Stine’s Fear Street is getting a big screen adaptation trilogy and production is already under way in Georgia. The movie’s producers, Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, are also producing the Starz drama P-Valley in Georgia. Chernin and Topping have announced they will make “a significant donation” to the ACLU after the state’s recently […]