Today’s Tech Sightings:
Minecraft, the computer game of blocks, has been used to build all sorts of things for fun and educational applications. Now, Microsoft researchers have released an experimental version intended as an artificial intelligence (AI) training ground. Nicknamed Project Malmo, the open source effort allows a learning algorithm, which can control Minecraft characters, to cooperate with humans controlling other characters through a chat client.
After a decade of decline, Yahoo is in the process of selling its core business. But loyalists who remember Yahoo’s 1990s glory days as Silicon Valley’s biggest startup are sad to see the company sold and possibly dismembered. For those who don’t remember, two Stanford students launched Yahoo in 1994 as a key portal to the World Wide Web. Over the years, a wealthy Yahoo made a lot of acquisitions, some more successful than others.
Whatever the justification, hate speech, bullying, bigotry, threats and slander are unacceptable behavior online and elsewhere. In some cases, the victims fight back. In order to find a better way to deal with this kind of rhetoric, two former Google employees created Candid, an anonymous chat app that uses artificial intelligence to process natural language and flag inflammatory words.
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