The most notable aspect of these alerts is that they’re curated by humans. “We have teams around the world who source content from government agencies, first responders, trusted media outlets, and NGOs,” Google’s SOS Alert documentation says. “We also aggregate information from other Google products and services, such as Google News, Google Maps, Waze, and more.”By comparison, the “featured snippets” and “knowledge panels” that Google displays for ordinary searches are generated automatically—sometimes with unpleasant results. After the Las Vegas shooting in 2017, in which a gunman killed 58 people and injured 413 others, Google’s search results were gamed by trolls on 4chan, who managed to get conspiracy theories into the “top stories” module for certain searches. A year later, Google falsely linked the gunman in a Texas church shooting to antifa by featuring posts from Twitter. … [Read more...] about Google and YouTube aren’t entrusting COVID-19 to an algorithm
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We’re in the same dangerous place now. The big department stores and online sites have started selling new products at 20 percent off, marked down as soon as they arrive. They are also sending products back to designers without payment, refusing to accept new stock. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Should we still go shopping (online)?
Trump faces a reelection battle this year and his campaign has likewise been upended by the global pandemic, which has prompted governments to order mass shutdowns of movement and economic activity. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus impact: Trump praises Olympics delay, says will attend in 2021
George Lomonossoff, a virologist attached with UK’s John Innes Centre, says: “Newspapers are extremely sterile because of the way they are printed and the process they have been through. Traditionally, people have eaten fish and chips out of them for that very reason. All of the ink and the print makes them quite sterile.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus rumours | Newspapers do not spread COVID-19, INMA cites scientific research
It was an eventful week for Indian markets with a flurry of stimulus packages from central bankers across the world. The United States government also gave a nod to the $2 trillion packages which was signed by the US President Donald Trump on March 27 and back home, a flurry of stimulus measure were announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das. … [Read more...] about Carnage in broader markets; over 200 stocks in the small-cap space down 10-40%