The Passion Gig Economy – DTNS 3789

The social media service, Cameo, lets you buy short custom videos from celebrities. Is this tipping point for the “passion economy” and what will people request from their celebrities?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, Joe

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SwissCovid is First To Launch Google/Apple Exposure API App – DTH

DTH-6-150x150China’s Hangzhou proposes permanent health tracking system, XRSpace unveils Mova VR headset, ARM announces next-gen mobile chips.

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Sony to Release the Xperia 1 II on July 24th for $1,199 – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Sony sets the release and price of its Xperia 1 II flagship phone, Unc0ver releases an iOS jailbreak for the current version of iOS, and the latest firmware for Texas Instrument graphic calculators ends support for assembly and C programs.

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Week in Review for the Week of 5/18/20 – DTH

DTH-6-150x150TSMC to shop chip shipments to Huawei, Microsoft built an Azure supercomputer to work on artificial general intelligence for OpenAI, and Apple and Google’s Exposure Notification API goes live to the public.

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Pac-GAN – DTNS 3788

An Nvidia created A.I. has replicated the game Pac-Man using a machine learning framework called generative adversarial networks. Why is this achievement notable and what will be learned from it?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta, Joe, Roger Chang

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Google Updates Maps with Accessible Places – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Google rolls out an Accessible Places option in Maps, a judge rules that powering on a phone to view a lock screen requires a warrant, and Nvidia trained a GAN to recreate Pac-Man based only on watching game play.

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5G Is Fast If You Can Get It – DTNS 3787

Netflix is rolling out a feature to automatically un-subscribe users from their service if it hasn’t had activity for a year. Is this Netflix responding to consumer subscription fatigue or a clever marketing ploy?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Joe, Roger Chang

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Facebook Rolls Out Scam and Abuse Alerts in Messenger – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Facebook announced the roll out of new scam and abuse alters in Messenger, Amazon launches food delivery in India, and EA open sources code for classic RTS games.

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Third AI Blind – DTNS 3786

In a opinion piece in Wired noted futurist Ray Kurzweil has advocated for more AI assistance in vaccine research. What’s behind his advocacy and can AI really speed up vaccine development?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Joe, Roger Chang

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Google Lands Defense Contract – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Google Cloud becomes US DoD client, Amazon launches its big online video game Crucible and Facebook starts its Shops program.

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