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  • Why Journalists Are Walking Out of Newsrooms in Protest June 4, 2020
    On Thursday, employees at two major newspapers--The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer--took the day off in protest of the way their newsrooms have chosen to cover the inflamed racial justice protests currently taking place. And with media unions ramping up debate about newsroom diversity, approaches to editorial decisions and even divestment from police...
  • An Enormously Powerful Text Generator Has Set a New Bar for AI’s Ability to Write Copy June 4, 2020
    Research group OpenAI set the artificial intelligence community abuzz when it released a new paper on the latest version of its cutting-edge language generation system, GPT-3. The model was trained on a dataset more than 100 times larger than the already record-breaking amount of text that informed the previous version, GPT-2. While OpenAI has yet...
  • Facebook’s Photo Transfer Tool Goes Global June 4, 2020
    Facebook's photo transfer tool is now available globally, meaning that users anywhere in the world can transfer their photos and videos from the social network to Google Photos. Testing of the tool began in Ireland last December, before being expanded to countries in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region in February. More European Union countries...
  • American Airlines Increases Domestic Flights With Slowly Rising Demand in Summer Travel June 4, 2020
    The coronavirus pandemic is ongoing, but some people are finding the urge to hop on a plane--despite the risks--to be irresistible. American Airlines' numbers in April had tanked amid the coronavirus outbreak, subsequent lockdowns and restrictive policies--the airline only served an average 32,000 daily customers on a domestic flight schedule reduced by 65%. But in...
  • Amazon Donates $10 Million to Groups Fighting for Justice and Equity June 4, 2020
    Amazon is donating $10 million to 11 organizations advocating for social justice and improving the lives of Black Americans. In a blog post today, Amazon said it stands in solidarity with the Black community in the fight against systemic racism and injustice. As a result, Amazon worked with its Black Employee Network (BEN) to identify...