The zone will be built under a co-operation agreement on socio-economic development between Binh Dinh and Binh Duong provinces. It is expected to help Binh Dinh create a breakthrough in socio-economic development, the provincial website quoted the committee's vice chairman Nguyen Phi Long as saying. … [Read more...] about New industrial zone approved for Binh Dinh Province
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Transparency is great. But what if the data is flawed? In fact, it’s been reported that relying on historical data that powers algorithms like the release assessment itself perpetuates bias in the criminal justice system. “Those patterns are statistical correlations—nowhere near the same as causations. If an algorithm found, for example, that low income was correlated with high recidivism, it would leave you none the wiser about whether low income actually caused crime. But this is precisely what risk assessment tools do: They turn correlative insights into causal scoring mechanisms . . . the algorithm could amplify and perpetuate embedded biases and generate even more bias-tainted data to feed a vicious cycle,” wrote Karen Hao in Technology Review. Meanwhile, Science Friday reported that empirical risk assessments are “often inaccurate and based on flawed data.” … [Read more...] about The justice system is a black box. Can this redesign make it more transparent?
One of Assange’s stolen documents — the file on Abu Faraj al-Libi, Al Qaeda’s captured operational commander — revealed that Faraj had “reported on Al Qaeda’s methods for choosing and employing couriers, as well as preferred communications means”; that he had “received a letter from UBL’s designated courier” who was “the official messenger between UBL and others in Pakistan”; and that “in mid-2003, [Faraj] moved his family to Abbottabad, and worked between Abbottabad and Peshawar,” Pakistan. … [Read more...] about Marc Thiessen: Julian Assange is a spy — WikiLeaks is not journalism
According to an email sent by the crisis management team of SAP India to its employees, two of their employees based in Bengaluru (RMZ Ecoworld office) have tested positive for H1N1. The company has undertaken extensive sanitisation and complete fumigation of its premises. “Considering the situation, we encourage you to work from home beginning February 20 till February 28,” the email said. … [Read more...] about H1N1 scare: MNC tells staff to work from home till Feb. 28
De Taddeo's lawyer, Noemie Saidi-Cottier did not respond to CNN's multiple requests for comment but she told the Associated Press De Taddeo acknowledges receiving the alleged sex video but denies being involved with its publication online. CNN has reached out to prosecutors to see if they're aware of Pavlensky's claim that he stole the footage. … [Read more...] about ‘I stole this video’: Russian artist Pavlensky says leaked video that brought down Macron ally in Paris was part of a ‘political porn’ project
The first public alert outside China about the novel coronavirus came on Dec. 30 from the automated HealthMap system at Boston Children's Hospital. At 11:12 p.m. local time, HealthMap sent an alert about unidentified pneumonia cases in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The system, which scans online news and social media reports, ranked the alert's seriousness as only 3 out of 5. It took days for HealthMap researchers to recognize its importance. … [Read more...] about Can AI Flag Disease Outbreaks Faster Than Humans? Not Quite