Chelsea Manning to give first post-prison interview next month


Chelsea Manning, the U.S. army intelligence analyst imprisoned for leaking documents to Wikileaks, will give her first televised interview next month to ABC News’ Juju Chang. looking forward to meeting you @JujuChangABC ^_^ im very excited to talk to you @gma @nightline https://t.co/eJ9OS0fFqN — Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) May 25, 2017 In addition to speaking to Manning, Chang will also speak to members of Manning’s team, who advocated tirelessly for her release. The interview will air on a special edition of NightLine. ABC intends to air portions of the interview on Good Morning America, World New Tonight with David Muir,…

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Why Wendy Williams Is Going Digital


Wendy Williams is best known for her long-running daytime Emmy-nominated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show.” However, there is no such thing as overnight success. Many conveniently forget about how she invested much of her life building a fan base throughout a 23-year career in radio. Building and nurturing relationships with your audience is not something that should ever be switched off once activated. Refreshingly, despite Williams continuing to enjoy phenomenal success, she is still actively looking for ways to meaningfully engage with her audience. As we enter the world of Mobile first, Williams has just launched a new entertainment…

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Gatwick Airport launches indoor navigation system to help passengers find their way


Serving the London region, Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second busiest airport, after London Heathrow. As you’d expect, it’s a gargantuan place, and getting around its two massive terminals can be a nightmare. To ameliorate this, Gatwick has taken the unusual step of installing 2,000 bluetooth-powered beacons that tell passengers where they are in the airport’s two terminals. The beacons are the product of a collaboration with London startup Pointr, and are accurate to three meters — so pretty damn accurate. The first incarnation of the system shows travelers where they are on a digital map, with their location visualized as…

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How my work in AI put my dad out of a job


Back in 2007, when London was booming as the financial capital of the world, a new field called “algorithmic trading” was emerging. In essence, it is about leveraging Artificial Intelligence to place bets on financials markets faster than any human can. Like most PhD students doing AI, I was working with banks to help them build their trading algorithms, which back then represented about 3% of their activity. Fast forward to 2017, and this type of trading represents over 90% in some cases, almost completely replacing human traders in big banks. One of those victims turned out to be my…

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Leadership with Social Media: 7 Essential Tips for The New Leaders


Here’s the thing: social media has completely changed how communication works. While brands and businesses are using social media channels to their advantage, leaders are not left far behind in this regard. After all, communication is the key to being a good leader. They use social media as a tool in their arsenal to build stronger, trustworthy relationships with their followers and their workforce. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that establishing a significant social media presence is the first thing on the to-do list for new leaders. Although many young leaders are taking to social media like a fish…

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Russia showcases the first computers based on its indigenous Elbrus-8S processor


Russian state-owned technology Ruselectronics has demonstrated the first computers running its own domestic Elbrus-8S silicon. The Elbrus-8S packs eight cores, and is manufactured using a 28 nanometer process. In comparison, the current-generation Intel Kaby Lake processors use a 14-nanometer process. According to Ruselectronics, the chip is between three and five times faster than the previous Elbrus-4S processor, and has I/O channels that are eight times higher. The Elbrus-4S, which came out in 2015, was sharply derided in the tech press for slow performance, with PC World editor Mark Hachman comparing it a CPU from 1999. While the Elbrus-8S doesn’t compare to contemporary…

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How AR and computer vision will impact our lives for the better


Technology moves at breakneck speed, and we now have more power in our pockets than we had in our homes in the 1990s. Augmented reality (AR) has been a fascinating concept of science fiction for decades, but many researchers think we’re finally getting close to making AR a reality thanks to advancements in computer vision. By definition, computer vision is a field that includes methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing, and understanding images and, in general, high-dimensional data from the real world in order to produce numerical or symbolic information, e.g., in the forms of decisions. In layman’s terms, computer visions…

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