When asked about why she took up her father’s job to sell fruits and vegetables despite being highly educated, Ansari said: “Who will give me a job? The common perception is that Muslims are spreading the coronavirus. Because my name is Raisa Ansari, no college or research institution is willing to give me a job.” … [Read more...] about PhD holding vegetable seller protests against Indore civic body in fluent English. Video goes viral
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The sudden and serious impact of COVID-19 has magnified the fact that lack of high-speed internet access is a longstanding barrier that communities and their young people face in their pursuit of the American dream. As states across the country begin phased approaches back to some sense of normalcy, schools and libraries still face indefinite closures leading into the summer, posing a greater likelihood of learning loss without structured classroom environments. Virtual learning has become more critical than ever, especially as our country considers how to begin the school year in the fall. With the current digital skills gap, too many young people are at an even greater risk of slipping through the cracks. … [Read more...] about The 21% of American teens without reliable broadband are being left behind
— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) July 5, 2020One Twitter user responded to the scribe’s tweet and pointed out that though Bezos really founded Amazon in his garage, he had his parents’ $2,50,000 investment to help build the company. In 2018, CNBC had revealed that his parents Jackie and Mike Bezos had invested $245,573 in 1995.Cute propaganda. In reality Bezos's mommy and daddy gave him $245,573 to stop Amazon from failing in 1995, but you'd never know it from listening to our right-wing mainstream media that blames poverty on personal failure and attributes wealth to personal virtue. https://t.co/vM15SKIcWs … [Read more...] about Kylie Jenner, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates: The ‘self-made’ billionaires who were born into riches
In a poor demand scenario, it becomes tough to convince MSMEs to draw more loans and push them to the verge of over-indebtedness. Ever since the launch of the scheme, branch level employees have been under tremendous pressure to show maximum amount of sanctions. I’m told that to show bigger numbers, some branches have been even asked to pre-sanction the loans to all eligible borrowers and push for disbursement. … [Read more...] about Banking Central | Who will save India’s public sector banks from politicians?
With these studies, Buolamwini essentially helped found a new field of academic research. “She was the first person to realize that this problem exists, to talk about it, and do academic work around it until the powers that be took notice,” says Kade Crockford, the director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts, who worked with Buolamwini to advocate for Boston’s recent ban on using facial recognition for surveillance. “Before Joy’s research, people would say with a straight face, ‘Algorithms can’t be racist.'” At the end of 2019, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology completed its largest audit of algorithmic bias in commercially available facial recognition technology. It tested the algorithms of nearly 100 companies and found false-positive rates for one-to-one matching of Asian and African American faces that were between 10 and 100 times higher than for those of … [Read more...] about Meet the computer scientist and activist who got Big Tech to stand down