TechCrunch This week on Technotopia I talked to Osama Hashmi, founder of Mocha 7 and a deep thinker on the topics of AI, blockchain, and the future. Hashmi was a bit of a downer in my optimistic view of the future but he had plenty to say, especially on the topic of human growth and improvement. […] 1 week
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Wetherspoon pub chain shuts its social media accounts
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'Irresponsible' social media could face new laws
Sky News The Health Secretary has accused social media networks of "turning a blind eye to a generation of young people" by failing to protect them when using their platforms online.  2 days
Elon Musk says social media and AI should be regulated - CNET
CNET In an upcoming interview with CBS This Morning, the Tesla CEO says there needs to be some form of public oversight on artificial intelligence... 2 weeks
Elon Musk says social media, AI should be regulated - CNET
CNET In an upcoming interview with "CBS This Morning," the Tesla CEO said there needs to be some form of public oversight on artificial intelligence and social... 2 weeks
Ultimatum for 'irresponsible' social media giants
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Telegram plays down Russian block — claiming no “significant” impact yet
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Algorithm to locate fake users on many social networks
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Chinese social network to end 'gay censorship'
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UK calls on social media firms to better protect children
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Wetherspoon shuts down social media accounts
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Netflix’s Cargo has a few new ideas for the zombie genre
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Star Wars holochess comes to the iPhone with ARKit
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