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Daily Archives: May 10, 2023

Google Builds on Tech’s Latest Craze With Its Own A.I. Products

Washington Post: “Google is changing the way we search with AI. It could upend the web. Google Search will start answering some queries directly by generating its own results — a move dreaded by publishers and bloggers..”

The New York Times: “On Wednesday [May 10, 2023], at its annual conference in Mountain View, Calif., the company demonstrated some of what it has been working on. Google said its search engine will begin incorporating responses generated by A.I. at the top of query results pages and allow users to ask follow-up questions. It was a notable step toward Google’s embrace of A.I., which many experts believe could remake the tech industry. Google was a pioneer in the technology, but had been reluctant to do too much with it because A.I. comes with risks, like spreading false information. But Google, along with the rest of Silicon Valley, was surprised by the success of ChatGPT. In December.. Google said at its conference on Wednesday that it has now embedded its latest A.I. technology into 25 products, including the search updates and a feature to help users write emails in Gmail…”

4 More Essential Tips for Using the Wayback Machine

GIJN: “ProPublica’s Craig Silverman explains how to bulk archive pages, compare changes, and see when elements of a page were archived. The previous edition of Digital Investigations offered advice for getting the most out of the Wayback Machine. Now I’m back with even more tips, thanks to an interview with Mark Graham, director of the Wayback… Continue Reading

‘Too greedy’: mass walkout at global science journal over ‘unethical’ fees

The Guardian: “Entire board resigns over actions of academic publisher whose profit margins outstrip even Google and Amazon More than 40 leading scientists have resigned en masse from the editorial board of a top science journal in protest at what they describe as the “greed” of publishing giant Elsevier. The entire academic board of the… Continue Reading

Neighborhood Watch Out

EFF – Cops Are Incorporating Private Cameras Into Their Real-Time Surveillance Networks: Police have their sights set on every surveillance camera in every business, on every porch, in all the cities and counties of the country. Grocery store trips, walks down the street, and otherwise minding your own business when outside your home could soon… Continue Reading

The power of generative ai

The Brainyacts: “I gave Cozen O’Connor a 60 minute executive briefing on generative AI. There were roughly 50 people who participated including the firm CEO, the CEO for the firm’s ancillary businesses, Office managing partners, business and operations leaders, and others. It was well received..I removed some slides that were firm specific and ones that… Continue Reading

8 habits of highly secure remote workers

ZDNet: “The pandemic permanently transformed many aspects of our everyday lives, including the workplace. Working remotely has become more commonplace than ever before, with nearly 58% of Americans having the option to work remotely, according to a McKinsey report. Working remotely has its many perks including working from a location of your choice, being able to… Continue Reading

Wyden Statement on Harlan Crow Stonewalling Committee Inquiry

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following statement in response to the letter he received from an attorney representing billionaire Republican activist Harlan Crow: “I was disappointed but unsurprised by billionaire Republican activist Harlan Crow’s refusal to respond to my questions about the gifts he’s lavished on Justice Clarence Thomas and his… Continue Reading