AI planning for self-driving cars, and stretching cells on the shoulders of robots

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1 Privacy-focused new apps aren’t equipped to meet the right demands
This makes maintaining a balance between privacy and policing more complicated. ((((WP $)
+ How to Honestly Talk to Kids About Texas Shooting.. ((((Atlantic $)

2BigTech lobbying is paying off
Democrats are wary of supporting antitrust laws for fear of losing a majority. ((((Politico).
+ Industry lobbyists have also succeeded in weakening privacy regulation efforts. ((((Markup).
+ What does it really mean to disband Big Tech? ((((MIT Technology Review).

3 It is difficult to reproduce a comfortable touch feeling
But scientists are doing their best with sensors and prostheses. ((((National Geographic $)
+ Invention of soft things to solve difficult problems.. ((((MIT Technology Review).

4 Our obsession with restoring nature is useless 🌲
Living ecosystems are not intended for static environments, so why do we treat them that way? ((((New Statesman $)
+ “Trillion Trees” is a great idea — it can be a distraction in a dangerous climate.. ((((MIT Technology Review).

5 Japanese toy company owns 4 Chan shares
And a sexual anime person can explain why. ((((Wired $)
+ Malicious rumors that a transgender person was responsible for the Texas shooting began in 4Chan.. ((((Rolling stone).

6 Students are afraid to be accused of algorithmic fraud
Schools place undue reliance on systems that can make flawed decisions. ((((NYT $)

7 How contraception changes in the post-low world
Includes “eve” pills and sperm ban gels. ((((Neo.Life).
+ Data collection can be exacerbated if abortion is banned.. ((((FT $)
+ Activists are helping the Texans access abortion medicines online.. ((((MIT Technology Review).

8 African market traders are thriving thanks to supply chain start-ups
Allows you to order items in bulk without traveling. ((((FT $)
+ Major blockchain projects are also flooding the continent. ((((quartz).

9 How to catch up with the news without being overwhelmed
It’s a good idea to start by turning off notifications. ((((WP $)

10 AI painted a disturbing portrait of the Queen
And critics aren’t very impressed with the results. ((((Parents).
+ The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images.. ((((MIT Technology Review).

Big story

Why you really don’t know what you know
October 2020

What does it really mean to know something? How well can we understand the world when much of our knowledge relies on evidence and arguments provided by others?

These questions are not just about scientists. Many other areas will become more complex and we will have access to more information and informed opinions than ever before. But at the same time, political polarization and increased false information make it difficult to know who and what to trust. Read the full text..

— Matthew Hatson

We can still have good stuff

A place for the comfort, fun and distractions of these strange times. (Do you have any ideas? Contact me Also Tweet’day to me.. )

+ If Jurassic World Dominion wasn’t excited to show in the cinema next month, this would be List of Top 20 Dinosaur Movies I turned over me over the edge.
+ What is Sims’ answer to the Adams family? Gorgeous makeover..
+ Certainly there Lots of monkeys It is scattered throughout the history of art.
+ Ambitious couple wants Eat your way around the world By reproducing meals from all countries in alphabetical order.
+ This Love letter to the city It reminds me of the great things about city life. AI planning for self-driving cars, and stretching cells on the shoulders of robots

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