Games to play on date night: Fallout 76’s wasteland West Virginia is for lovers

Date night, for my fiancée and I, is all about closeness and intimacy. Sometimes that looks like cooking our favorite meal together, having a few cocktails after dinner, and talking the night away. Other times, however, it looks like us playing a video game set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where she’s a laser-gun-wielding punk rock goddess and I’m a machete-toting […]

Spotify has launched a trio of new personalized playlists

Spotify has launched a trio of new personalized playlists that evolve alongside your tastes in music. The streaming service today announced that it’s introducing an artist mix, genre mix, and decade mix. The feature is already rolling out to Free and Premium users around the world. The mixes use Spotify’s vaunted recommendation algorithms to curate playlists based on your listening habits. […]

Scientists measured brain waves using cochlear implants for the first time

Scientists have successfully measured brain waves through an ear implant for the first time, a breakthrough that could improve smart hearing aids. Researchers from KU Leuven, a university in Belgium, used an experimental cochlear implant to record neural signals that arise in response to sounds. These signals could be used to measure and monitor hearing quality. “In the future, it should even be […]

Facebook’s feckless ‘Fairness Flow’ won’t fix its broken AI

Facebook today posted a blog post detailing a three-year-old solution to its modern AI problems: an algorithm inspector that only works on some of the company’s systems. Up front: Called Fairness Flow, the new diagnostic tool allows machine learning developers at Facebook to determine whether certain kinds of machine learning systems contain bias against or towards specific groups of people. […]

How we taught Google Translate to stop being sexist

Online translation tools have helped us learn new languages, communicate across linguistic borders, and view foreign websites in our native tongue. But the artificial intelligence (AI) behind them is far from perfect, often replicating rather than rejecting the biases that exist within a language or a society. Such tools are especially vulnerable to gender stereotyping because some languages (such as […]

Onboard new employees and transfer knowledge easier with this learning management system

TLDR: The Coassemble Learning Management System lets you easily create online training for any-sized business. Every founder wants to grow their business from a one-man band into the next big thing. Of course, the more a business expands and hires on new people, the less each of those newbies are connected to the founding principles. Messages get watered down, procedures […]

UK is spending £3B to completely overhaul its bus system

This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to invest £3 billion (US$4.18 billion) in […]

Here’s how a charitable deed can win you $5K in cash towards a new gaming PC, NFTs, and more

Credit: Alexander Mils/Unsplash TLDR: Donate to the Playing for Change Foundation and one lucky donor will then be rewarded with $5,000 for their good work. There’s nothing better than being rewarded for doing the right thing for the right reasons. You don’t need the grateful little old lady to give you $20 for finding and returning her lost purse. But […]