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Here's this week's collection of AI-related news that we found interesting. Read on to find out more about a new chip coming to Microsoft Azure and how Twitter hopes to deal with deepfakes. Graphcore ML chips coming to Microsoft Azure: Graphcore, a British AI hardware startup, is teaming up with Microsoft to bring its …

  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    The DODgy swings and MODified roundabouts of damned lies and monumental deceits are a toxic currency

    “When you come to Twitter to see what’s happening in the world, we want you to have context about the content you’re seeing and engaging with,” it announced this week. “Deliberate attempts to mislead or confuse people through manipulated media undermine the integrity of the conversation.”

    “That’s why we recently announced our plan to seek public input on a new rule to address synthetic and manipulated media. We’ve called for public feedback previously because we want to ensure that — as an open service — our rules reflect the voice of the people who use Twitter. We think it’s critical to consider global perspectives, as well as make our content moderation decisions easier to understand.”

    Here is a flip side of that COIN [COunter INtelligence] ....

    It’s an open secret. The deep state is working hand in hand with Silicon Valley social media giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google to control the flow of information. That includes suppressing, censoring and sometimes outright purging dissenting voices – all under the guise of fighting fake news and Russian propaganda.

    Most recently, it was revealed that Twitter’s senior editorial executive for Europe, the Middle East and Africa is an active officer in the British Army’s 77th Brigade, a unit dedicated to online warfare and psychological operations.

    In other words: he specializes in disseminating propaganda.

    The news left many wondering how a member of the British Armed Forces secured such an influential job in the media. .....

    And doesn't this bare faced cheek mis-speaking dude also now work for Twitter?

    Say no more, squire. Nudge, nudge

    Birds of a feather flock together, eh?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: The DODgy swings and MODified roundabouts

      I had heard that Facebook was blocking anyone from posting links to articles from zerohedge.

      I now read their articles daily.

      *Streisand Effect*

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    a measly 97 cents per hour

    So, about the same as a regular Amazon employee then?

    1. Aleph0

      Re: a measly 97 cents per hour

      The problem is, Western turkers often find themselves competing with people from countries where 97 US cents per hour is a good pay compared to regular work... Yay for globalization!

  3. Teiwaz Silver badge

    Sailing a sea of lies

    Seems like that's the concern with 'deep fakes', that watchers will be lied to by most media, advertisers, politicians, self-satisfied celebs, health companies, vested interests.

    That ship sailed a long time ago.

    Perhaps the masses will become more aware of the patter and start to think for themselves.


    1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

      Re: Sailing a sea of lies

      Perhaps the masses will become more aware of the patter and start to think for themselves.

      Maybe... ..... Teiwaz

      Maybe that is the Advanced and Advancing ACTive Cyber Treat which corrupted systems realise as an immortal threat to their absolute overall command with remote virtual controls?

      It is though quite normal to share info and intel to move on into new spheres of almighty influence where arrogant ignorance is not to be found nor entertained.

      That's all you have to accept to realise the fact in order to prepare oneself for future developments.

      I trust that is quite clearly enough well stated, with next to zero ambiguity present for contrary misinterpretation.

  4. The Man Who Fell To Earth Silver badge


    If Twitter or anyone else wanted to weed out deep fakes on their sites, they'd simply ban anything their systems thought were suspicious. And as deep fake detection improved, they'd purge anything already posted that their improved systems tagged as a deep fake. They own their systems, and even in the US where freedom of speech is enshrined in the Constitution, that only applies to Government censorship - a private party, even an employer, can censor anything they like on their own property.

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