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8 Essential Questions Ahead of Election Day 2020

8 Essential Questions Ahead of Election Day 2020

The role of social media platforms in distributing fake news and facilitating political ads aimed at voter suppression is a big reason why they’re under the gun in Washington right...
Quantum Computing Is Bigger Than Donald Trump

Quantum Computing Is Bigger Than Donald Trump

Just this week the Senate had a hearing, ostensibly about speech on internet platforms. But what the hearing was really about was our continuing inability to figure out what to...
The AI Company Helping the Pentagon Assess Disinfo Campaigns

The AI Company Helping the Pentagon Assess Disinfo Campaigns

In September, Azerbaijan and Armenia renewed fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed territory in the Caucasus mountains. By then, an information warfare campaign over the region had been underway for...

Get 6 months free of Zendesk Support and Sales CRM – TechCrunch

We’re excited to announce an update to the Extra Crunch Partner Perk from Zendesk. Starting today, annual and two-year Extra Crunch members that are new to Zendesk, and meet their...
Does the House Antitrust Report Mean That Tech Is Evil?

Does the House Antitrust Report Mean That Tech Is Evil?

Oh, to say, “I’ve never felt better!” and mean it. Maybe in November. The Plain ViewLike any good nonfiction writer, the Majority Staff (i.e., Democrats) of the House Subcommittee on...
Many Top AI Researchers Get Financial Backing From Big Tech

Many Top AI Researchers Get Financial Backing From Big Tech

As a grad student working on artificial intelligence, Mohamed Abdalla could probably walk into a number of well-paid industry jobs. Instead, he wants to draw attention to how Big...

Strike Graph raises $3.9M to help automate security audits – TechCrunch

Compliance automation isn’t exactly the most exciting topic, but security audits are big business and companies that aim to get a SOC 2, ISO 207001 or FedRamp certification can often...
These Robots Use AI to Learn How to Clean Your House

These Robots Use AI to Learn How to Clean Your House

Inside an ordinary-looking home, a robot suspended from the ceiling slowly expands arms holding a sponge, before carefully wiping a kitchen surface clean. Nearby, another robot gently cleans a...
Arlan Hamilton and Katie Rae Say Tech Can Do Well—and Do Good

Arlan Hamilton and Katie Rae Say Tech Can Do Well—and Do Good

Silicon Valley has long been criticized for operating under an erroneous binary: You must choose between profit or positive social impact. As people around the nation face an ongoing ...

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