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New UK government software developed to counteract online extremism
The UK government has announced a new tool which claims to detect extremist content and block it from view. £600,000 of public funds was put towards the creation of this tool by a London AI company ASI Data Science and thousands of hours of extremist content has been run past the tool, in order to train it to spot extremist material automatically. Home Secretary Amber Rudd plans to meet with US tech giants to discuss the idea of making the tool compulsory for tech companies as well as other ways to tackle extremism.
Click here to read more about the tool (BBC Tech) 13/02/2018
Demand is off the chart for Blockchain engineers in the US
According to Tech Crunch, Blockchain related jobs are the second-fastest growing in today’s US labour market, with 14 job openings for every one blockchain developer. Requests for on-demand blockchain talent is increasingly growing, fast, and last year talent marketplace Upwork saw blockchain rise to the fastest growing skill out of more than 5,000 skills.
Click here to read more about the growth and demand for Blockchain talent (Tech Crunch) 14/02/2018
Everyone is losing their minds over the door opening robot
The no.1 video on YouTube on Monday was a clip of Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini robot dog opening a door, and holding it open for its mate too. The video did the rounds on social media and has left quite a few people delighted or terrified, prompting talk of a robot apocalypse.
(BBC Tech) 13/02/2018
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