Episode 124

OnePlus 7, an AI that can write, and Canada's stance on Internet trolling


May 16th, 2019

1 hr 13 mins 10 secs

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About this Episode

In this week's episode, we talk about a Canadian-made AI that can write, a Supreme Court of Canada decision that penalizes racist trolls, the OnePlus 7 announcements, Adobe legal drama, facial recognition law in San Francisco, and Google's new ad plan.

The latest in "everyone hates Facebook:" an op-ed by someone who knows Mark Zuckerberg says they should break it up, and how Facebook's censorship algorithms can thwart law enforcement efforts.

Speed round:

  • the GM plant in Ontario is going to be for autonomous vehicle testing now
  • WhatsApp found (and patched) spyware
  • Intel had a major security flaw too — update your stuff
  • Microsoft used AI to make whisky
  • Twitter's iOS app had a privacy bug — seriously, update your stuff
  • Google might be testing automatic car detection in Android Q... but maybe only exclusive to Pixel phones

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