Zuckerberg slams Apple’s Tim Cook’s comments on Facebook as ‘extremely glib’

Mark Zuckerberg fired back at Tim Cook after the Apple CEO criticized Facebook amid a burgeoning scandal around the company’s data practices and its role in political campaigns.Cook said Apple was better off for charging its customers and not selling them to advertisers, saying that privacy was a human right.But Zuckerberg said Cook’s comments were “extremely glib,” and as a free service, Facebook does care about its users while companies like Apple that charge can’t argue that they care. Mark Zuckerberg fired back at Tim Cook after … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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Badly implemented AI could ‘jeopardize democracy,’ says French president Emmanuel Macron

France has announced a new national AI strategy, including government funding worth nearly €1.5 billion ($1.85 billion). But the country’s president, Emmanuel Macron, is worried about the damage this technology could do if not properly guided. In an interview with Wired, he said there was even a risk AI could “jeopardize democracy.” Macron is worried about unaccountable “black box” algorithms being introduced into society and making decisions formerly entrusted to humans. He gave the example of an algorithm used to sort students into universities, and said that if its workings were not easy to understand, it could destroy trust and encourage people to “reject” innovation. “I have to be confident… Read More

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