California green-lights initiative that’s a conspiracy theorist’s dream

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Joe Amon) Activists in California can now move forward with an expansive ballot initiative that encompasses a world of non-evidence-based and fringe notions, according to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. The initiative would eliminate vaccination requirements for schools and daycares, banish genetically modified organisms, and prohibit basic water treatments with […]

Mark Wahlberg Is Donating That $1.5 Million Reshoot Money To The Time’s Up Initiative

In November, after sexual assault allegations came out against the film’s original lead Kevin Spacey, it was announced that scenes would be reshot to replace Spacey with Christopher Plummer. Williams agreed to work for a per diem of $ 80 a day, previously telling USA Today, “I said I’d be wherever they needed me, whenever […]

Finalists chosen for Russian National Football Team ‘New Year wishes’ initiative

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 18:20 The Russian Football Union (RFU) has announced the finalists of a charity project in which members of the national football squad fulfill New Year wishes of young football fans. Kids under 14 years of age were invited to send their New Year wishes in a letter or video from […]

Why Google’s PAIR initiative to take bias out of AI will never be complete

GUEST: Conversations about artificial intelligence (AI) get caught up in the idea that machines can do it all. But whether it’s picking out groceries or suggesting who to hire, there’s an inherent risk in placing blind trust in an algorithm. Luckily, the conversations are starting to shift. Last week, Google announced its new PAIR initiative […]

Sony Launches a ‘Clean Version’ Initiative, But Kids Deserve to See Movies That Are Way Too Old for Them

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: Sony’s new clean version initiative is a stupid and bad idea.) Sony Pictures has announced a “Clean Version” initiative that will present edited versions of some of the studio’s films for home video purchases. To be […]

NVIDIA aims to build better robots with the Isaac Initiative

NVIDIA wants robots everywhere. Following in the heels of its Jetson TX2 hardware for robots and drones, NVIDIA announced the Isaac Initiative at Computex today, a new platform focused on accelerating development for a wide variety mechanical devices. Named after author Isaac Asimov, it brings together the Jetson TX2 with the company’s APIs for perceiving […]

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires AI-powered science search engine Meta

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is bolstering its scientific credentials with the acquisition of AI-assisted academic search engine, Meta. The purchase marks the latest step in the project’s bid to eradicate all diseases within the next century. The post Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquires AI-powered science search engine Meta appeared first on Digital Trends. Digital Trends

Clinton Foundation Closing Down The Global Initiative: 5 Scandals That Everyone Should Know About

The Clinton Foundation will be closing down the Clinton Global Initiative, a move that has raised several questions about the authenticity of the earlier accusations. The announcement has come barely a few months after Hillary’s failed bid for the presidency. According to a notice filed with the New York State Department of Labor, the Clinton […]