In the context of the fast development of e-sports in Vietnam, Nguyen Thanh Hung, director of e-sports development at VNG, Vietnam’s first startup unicorn, shared his ideas to develop the market. Nguyen Thanh Hung, director of e-sports development at VNG From the perspective of a publisher and organiser of game tournaments in Vietnam, how does VNG see the Vietnamese e-sports market? Over the past few years, e-sports has become hugely popular in countries like the US and the EU with major tournaments bringing together millions of fans. In Vietnam, e-sports is still a new concept and current e-sports activities are on a spontaneous scale. We believe that if e-sports is invested in the right direction, Vietnam will have a full convergence of factors to be able to develop into a great nation in e-sports in the region such as Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines. Currently, e-sports has been nominated for the Asian Games 2018, SEA Games 2019, and may be nominated as an … [Read more...] about Developing e sports in Vietnam
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Press Gazette is proud to launch the British Journalism Awards for 2019. This is the only major journalism awards event in the UK which is open to all journalists, regardless of medium, and which has a focus on recognising work which is both interesting to the public and in the public interest. Last year saw the Financial Times named News Provider of the Year and The Guardian’s Amelia Gentleman (pictured) crowned Journalist of the Year for her investigation into the treatment of Windrush immigrants.Carole Cadwalladr of The Observer won the Technology Journalism Prize and was joint winner of Investigation of the Year for her work on the Cambridge Analytica Files.Other winners included imprisoned Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo (foreign affairs journalism), Patrick Strudwick of Buzzfeed News (specialist journalism) and Duncan Leatherdale of BBC News (features journalism). There were more than 400 entries representing every major news organisation in the UK.See the … [Read more...] about British Journalism Awards 2019: Full list of categories and criteria for entry
Foresight News provides a look-ahead to the key events that need to be in your news diary for next week… Last week saw Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement defeated for a third time after MPs wrested control of the Parliamentary order paper away from Government for the first time in over a century.TimelineMarch 22, 2019News diary 25-31 March: PM to hold Brexit talks with Corbyn and EU Parliament votes on 'link tax' lawsMarch 15, 2019News diary 18-24 March: Tommy Robinson and 'yellow vest' activist James Goddard both due in courtMarch 8, 2019News diary 11-17 March: Parliament gets second vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal and Heathrow third runway challenge in High Court No consensus was reached in a series of indicative votes on different Brexit scenarios, so another attempt to whittle down the options is expected to take place in the House of Commons on Monday.Of the eight options tabled on 27 March, those with the best chance of being considered again would appear to … [Read more...] about News diary 1-7 April: Parliament debates revoke Article 50 petition and holds second day of Brexit indicative votes
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | He Committed Murder. Then He Graduated From an Elite Law School. Would You Hire Him as Your Attorney? Supported by ByNoam Scheiber Feb. 2, 2019 Last September, a group of academics and activists gathered at Princeton University to discuss the limits of artificial intelligence in public policy. The longest debate concerned some of the most sensitive decisions in the justice system, like whether to release a person on bail or parole. Many in attendance were queasy about using algorithms to determine prison stays — not least because crime data tends to reflect racial bias. But one conferencegoer in particular stood out for his skepticism. His name was Bruce Reilly. The deputy director of a New Orleans organization called VOTE, which advocates for the formerly incarcerated, Mr. Reilly is a minor … [Read more...] about He Committed Murder. Then He Graduated From an Elite Law School. Would You Hire Him as Your Attorney?
Ritchie Torres was appalled. In March, the New York City Council Member learned from the New York Times that the iconic sports and entertainment arena Madison Square Garden, the legendary home to the Knicks and the Rangers and an endless parade of arena performers, has used facial recognition software to scan the faces of spectators upon entrance. Details remain scant, but the technology is meant to identify “problem” attendees by matching their faces to those stored in a database. Using the largely unregulated technology–and not telling the public what was being done with their faces–“radically challenges privacy as we know it,” says Torres, who represents the Bronx. In October, he introduced a bill that aims to bring a modicum of transparency to businesses’ use of the biometric technology, as well as iris and fingerprint scanning, by requiring businesses to conspicuously disclose the use of the technology at business entrances. … [Read more...] about A New York City lawmaker is taking on companies that mine your face