A 'Sudden Departure' sometimes begs the question: Did he jump or was he pushed?
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Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent Alphabet, opened the keynote by sounding familiar themes. He leaned into the implied sentiment, "We're here to help,"'
We regret that our CEO's quote was accidentally truncated in the autocue. What he was meant to say was...
"We're here to help gather and onsell as much data about our users as possible."
It seems to be a thing in Europe.
And at the opposite end of the planet here in Oz as well. For about AUD120 (GBP70, USD90) per month, we get 100mbps down / 25 up unlimited data, cable entertainment equivalent to Netflix/Foxtel, land line with free calls to all national and mobile numbers as well as free calls to most countries that we'd want to call (Nth America, UK/Europe and most of Asia) as well as some others in Sth America.
Compared to average weekly earnings here, it's quite affordable.
"We use technology to detect and block scam ads and work to get ahead of scammers' attempts to evade our detection systems."
All I can say is they do a piss-poor job of it. My 10 year old grand-daughter could do better! Next they'll be saying they have a 'Centre of Excellence'.
Like others above, I've reported these generally well-known folks spruiking dubious schemes, and had much the same response. Pathetic.
I hope Twiggy Forrest takes them to the cleaners.
In a previous press release we said: "Meta trains data2vec neural network to understand speech, images, text so it can 'understand the world'"
That release should have said "Meta trains data2vec neural network to understand speech, images, text so it can 'take over the world'".
In a previous press release, our beloved founder was misquoted as saying:-
'... the media has made "a coordinated effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a false picture of our company".'
His real quote was :
'... the media has made "a coordinated effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a true picture of our company".
We regret if you were misled and we also apologise for his split infinitive.
...if you get AI to study outcomes and the ways they were achieved by human ATC bods, then all you've ended up with is a system that will 'think' like a good controller given the constraints of performance and sep'n standards, and in the future, come up with solutions that the ATCO at the time will probably have already (or shortly thereafter) come up with anyway. All you've added is a distraction.
Any further improvement needs to see a change of separation standards, and/or the building of lots more runways.
OT: Last century, the Oz ATC PHBs in 'Bullsh1t Castle' decided that there were parallels between trains and aircraft. They got in a train expert and asked him how to improve efficiency in moving aircraft. After an appropriate period, his (because they were always 'hims' in those days) report said that aviation had it all wrong. Railways had (generally) two lines between main stations, and lots of platforms at each end. Aviation had lots of airways and only one or two runways at each end, and hence had it all backwards.