Ryan Coogler has signed on to direct Black Panther sequel

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has signed on to direct a sequel to the blockbuster film. The Hollywood Reporter says that he has “quietly closed a deal to write and direct the sequel.” Disney and Marvel haven’t officially greenlit a sequel to Black Panther, but it’s almost assured given the …

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Pokemon Go gets an AR boost on Android with ARCore support

Pokemon Go is billed as an augmented reality experience even though the AR view is the first thing most people turn off when they start playing the game. Nevertheless, the game’s developer Niantic is improving this aspect of the game on Android by adding support for ARCore, Google’s augmented reality …

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Facebook removes misinformation, but only on a technicality

Earlier this week, The Daily Beast published a story with a counterintuitive finding. As best as researchers could tell, there was no evidence that Russia is trying to interfere in the US midterm elections: Russian social media trolls are, of course, still promulgating fake news and slapping frantically at America’s …

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What Does a Fair Algorithm Actually Look Like?

In some ways, artificial intelligence acts like a mirror. Machine learning tools are designed to detect patterns, and they often reflect back the same biases we already know exist in our culture. Algorithms can be sexist, racist, and perpetuate other structural inequalities found in society. But unlike humans, algorithms aren’t …

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Microsoft Calls a Truce in the Linux Patent Wars

Microsoft wants to make peace with Linux, saying this week that it will allow more than 2,600 other companies, including longtime rivals like Google and IBM, to use the technology behind 60,000 Microsoft patents for their own Linux-related open source projects. That could be good news for makers of “internet …

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