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Nvidia touts another two spanking new GPUs to join its list of Ampere architecture based goodies

Mon, 2020-10-05 14:00
Also, you can sign up for to use its Omniverse and CloudXR SDK graphics platforms

GTC 2020  Nvidia will be rolling out two new GPUs based on its latest Ampere architecture, as well as a slew of graphics rendering software tools, the business said today at its virtual GPU Technology Conference (GTC).…

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TalkTalk marches OneTel users into a brave new email world

Mon, 2020-10-05 13:23
You will be upgraded, whether you want to be or not

The UK's favourite* telecoms outfit, TalkTalk, has continued its impressive track record of delighting customers with a forced upgrade of legacy users to the shiny new TalkTalk Mail.…

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Hasta la vista, Ola: TfL bans ridesharing startup, claiming unlicensed drivers picked up passengers

Mon, 2020-10-05 11:15
Softbank-backed firm may yet appeal London transport authority decision

Transport for London (TfL) has refused to renew the licence of the Indian ridesharing startup Ola, after the discovery of what it described as "potential public safety consequences".…

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IBM manager had to make one person redundant from choice of two, still bungled it and got firm done for unfair dismissal

Mon, 2020-10-05 10:25
You can't make this stuff up

An IBM manager unfairly sacked a third-line IT support engineer despite having a pool of just two people to make redundancies from, a UK employment tribunal has ruled.…

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What is it about McDonald's, cultural black holes, and not being able to make tech work?

Mon, 2020-10-05 09:30
Get your kicks on, er, the A12

Bork!Bork!Bork!  A bit of drivethru borkage is on show today, courtesy of regular contributor McDonald's.…

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Twitter: Our image-cropping AI seems to give certain peeps preferential treatment. Solution: Use less AI

Mon, 2020-10-05 08:55
Let's just go back to human-selected cropping, eh?

In an attempt to fix Twitter’s problematic automated image-cropping tool, its engineers said the software will in future simply rely less on AI algorithms.…

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Big IQ play from IT outsourcer: Can't create batch files if you can't save files. Of any kind

Mon, 2020-10-05 08:15
Be careful what you wish for

Who, Me?  The end of a damp weekend (for the UK at least) heralds a new instalment in our ongoing series of Register reader confessions. Welcome back to Who, Me?…

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No time to get things wrong on AI? Join us at our MCubed Online event this month and master machine learning

Mon, 2020-10-05 07:06
This year’s conference is slimmed down, highly practical – just like you

Event  There’s one thing that hasn’t been disrupted over recent months. Machine learning and AI continue to push their way into the mainstream, and are helping provide answers to the blizzard of tough questions we are all facing right now.…

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Unis turn to webcam-watching AI to invigilate students taking exams. Of course, it struggles with people of color

Mon, 2020-10-05 02:08
Plus: IBM shares its ML know-how in schizophrenia fight

In brief  AI software designed to monitor students via webcam as they take their tests – to detect any attempts at cheating – sometimes fails to identify the students due to their skin color.…

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