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GitHub ‘Sponsors’ Now Lets Users Back Open Source Projects

Last year, Microsoft paid $7.5 billion to buy GitHub, the online home of thousands of open source software projects that power apps and sites ranging from Facebook to Walmart.com. The acquisition, along with IBM’s $34 billion purchase of open source company Red Hat, proved that open source software can be …

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A quarter of Google Duplex calls are actually placed by humans

Earlier this month, I shadowed several restaurants throughout New York and talked to restaurant employees across the US to see how they’ve received Google Duplex, the AI that makes life-like calls for reservations on your behalf. Most if not all agreed that those calls sounded unmistakably human — and according …

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