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  1. You SHOULD wave at the end of video calls — here’s why

    You SHOULD wave at the end of video calls — here’s why

    It’s been brought to my attention that some people think you shouldn’t wave at the end of video calls. Those people are incorrect. Zapier was remote before it was cool/mandatory. We’ve been running on video calls for almost a decade, and we’re all big end-of-meeting wavers. I did a quick Slack poll (which was unnecessary because I […]

  2. Twitter's new 'Communities' and 'Super Follows' will make it more like Facebook and Patreon

    Twitter's new 'Communities' and 'Super Follows' will make it more like Facebook and Patreon

    At its core, Twitter hasn't changed all that much in the past few years. For the most part, people use it the same as they always have -- a mostly public-facing 'microblogging' platform. ...

  3. How to shift your AI focus from accuracy to value

    How to shift your AI focus from accuracy to value

    “All models are wrong, but some are useful.” This is a famous quote from 20th century statistical thinker, George E.P. Box. This might seem like a strange message- shouldn’t all the models we build be as correct as possible? However, as a data scientist myself, I see great wisdom in this statement. After all, businesses […]

  4. AI-Powered information operations and new citizenship

    AI-Powered information operations and new citizenship

    Digital information is power, and today citizens have this new power at their fingertips, channeled through reactions, comments, shares, saves and searches on our everyday digital platforms. However, this new power is ubiquitous and its direct effects remain obfuscated by the AI-powered black boxes of tech giants.  Unfortunately, we’re many times too eager to tell […]

  5. Robot artist gets its first major exhibition — but is it truly creative?

    Robot artist gets its first major exhibition — but is it truly creative?

    A robot artist called Ai-Da will get its first major exhibition at London’s Design Museum this summer. But is the humanoid truly creative? Ai-Da’s works are based on photos taken by cameras in the droid’s eyes. Algorithms then transform the images into a set of coordinates, which guide the robot’s drawing hand. Ai-Da’s co-inventor, Aiden Meller, describes Ai-Da’s fragmented […]

  6. Bollywood movies continue to associate beauty with fair skin, AI study finds

    Bollywood movies continue to associate beauty with fair skin, AI study finds

    Bollywood continues to associate female beauty with fair skin, according to a new AI study by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. The researchers explored evolving social biases in the $2.1 billion film industry by analyzing movie dialogues from the last 70 years. They first selected 100 popular Bollywood films from each of the past seven decades, along […]

  7. Stop listening to your #yesbut brain if you want to grow

    Stop listening to your #yesbut brain if you want to grow

    Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! It’s all too natural to go on the defensive when someone challenges […]

  8. This teensy Chinese EV outsold Tesla last month — and it’s cheaper than some ebikes

    This teensy Chinese EV outsold Tesla last month — and it’s cheaper than some ebikes

    Over in the US, General Motors has made its statement of intent, pledging to go electric and remove tail-pipe emissions from its light passenger vehicles by 2035. It looks like GM still has a way to go before we see its electric dreams realized on English-speaking shores. However, if we turn our gaze to China, […]

  9. These 10 tools can help any freelancer be more productive and make more money

    These 10 tools can help any freelancer be more productive and make more money

    TLDR: From marketing tools to social media helpers to cloud storage, these 10 deals can help a freelance entrepreneur spend more time working and less time running their business. Freelancing ...

  10. All new rules India announced for social media and OTT platforms

    All new rules India announced for social media and OTT platforms

    The Indian government released guidelines for social media intermediaries such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Along with that, it also framed rules for over-the-top (OTT) platforms ...