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    7 Observations About AI In 2019
    After years in the (mostly Canadian) wilderness followed by seven years of plenty, Deep Learning was officially recognized as the “dominant” AI paradigm and “a critical component of computing,” with its three key proponents, Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun, and Yoshua Bengio, receiving the Turing Award in March 2019.

    23andMe reportedly laid off 14% of its workforce as people stop buying DNA testing kits
    Source: USA Today
    Was DNA testing just a fad? The genetic testing company 23andMe laid off 100 employees Thursday, which is about 14% of its workforce, as sales slump across the industry, CNBC reported.

    Deepfakes are getting easier to make and the internet's just not ready
    Source: Mashable
    One of the coolest videos I’ve seen in the past year is a YouTube clip from The Late Show with David Letterman featuring actor and comedian Bill Hader. Or… was that actually Tom Cruise? It’s hard to tell sometimes because they keep seamlessly switching back and forth.

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MIT Technology Review Presents 10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2020

The MIT Press, MIT Technology Review, and Knowledge Futures Group Announce the #SpreadingFacts: Communicating Science for a Better World Conference, December 3, 2019

Artificial intelligence is transforming health care across Asia, fuelled by innovative public-private sector R&D and a focus on domestic health-care burdens

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