morenewsat11 t1_jcfn2qo wrote

>“And then I decided, I thought about it, and I remembered my visit to the [genocide] memorial – and you should all visit it – and I said ‘Who am I to give up?’

This latest nugget of the ridiculous brought to you courtesy of the same man who said:


>“Today I feel Qatari. Today I feel Arab. Today I feel African. Today I feel gay. Today I feel disabled. Today I feel a migrant worker,” he said in an explosive hour-long monologue in front of a stunned audience,” said Infantino.


morenewsat11 OP t1_j59ptls wrote

It was never going to be an easy process, the research hi-lights some of the challenges of AI tools to filter job applications.

>The researchers interviewed more than 2,250 executives across the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. They found more than 90 per cent of companies were using tools like ATS to initially filter and rank candidates.
>But they often weren't using it well. Sometimes, candidates were scored against bloated job descriptions filled with unnecessary and inflexible criteria, which left some qualified candidates "hidden" below others the software deemed a more perfect fit.


>"I advise HR practitioners they have to look into and have open conversations with their vendors: 'OK, so what's in your system? What's the algorithm like? … What is it tracking? What is it allowing me to do?" said Pamela Lirio, an associate professor of international human resources management at the Université de Montréal.
>Lirio, who specializes in new technologies, says it's also important to question who built the AI and whose data it was trained on, pointing to the example of Amazon, which in 2018 scrapped its internal recruiting AI tool after discovering it was biased against female job applicants.
>The system had been trained on the resumes of past applicants — who were, overwhelmingly, men — so the AI taught itself to down-rank applicants whose resumes mentioned competing in women's sports leagues or graduating from women's colleges.


morenewsat11 t1_iyxqmma wrote

>Viney’s experience of searching for his parent’s graves in the 72-acre municipal cemetery in Carlisle sparked an idea. “I thought it would be quite good to be able to find people easily,” he says. His company has now taken on the task of mapping every churchyard and municipal burial ground in England—a total of more than 18,000—to create a Google Street View of graveyards in which descendants, genealogists, and conservationists can click on a map and see who was buried there and when.


>It takes about a week to process the hundreds of thousands of measurements and create an accurate map of a graveyard. A different team will then go to the same site with better-quality cameras to photograph all the headstones and memorials. Original records of baptisms, marriages and burials, some dating hundreds of years back, will also be scanned and linked to the appropriate grave on the 2D map.

Amazing undertaking. That headline doesn't do justice to what Viney is building.


morenewsat11 OP t1_iymlocr wrote

A job not for the faint of heart.

>“The ideal candidate is highly motivated and somewhat bloodthirsty,determined to look at all solutions from various angles, including improving operational efficiency, data collection, technology innovation, trash management, and wholesale slaughter,” reads that ad.


>“Cunning, voracious, and prolific, New York City’s rats are legendary for their survival skills, but they don’t run this city – we do,” claimed the posting.


morenewsat11 t1_iyf37z0 wrote

> Police were told after Armstrong was cut in the face, some family members encouraged the men to go outside to cool off and walk off their hard feelings. That’s when Bean said Armstrong took out a gun and fired a shot near East 4th Place and South 91st East Avenue.

Man takes a walk with some family members after a fight and reportedly fired the gun at the ground. Oniony and misleading headline, few onions in the story.


morenewsat11 t1_iy5ycxh wrote

>A position paper obtained by Reuters - and earlier reported on by the German news site t-online - shows the government wants to do that in part by significantly reducing the income threshhold for migration and introducing a points system.


>"Anyone who lives and works here on a permanent basis should also be able to vote and be elected, they should be part of our country with all the rights and duties that go with it," Chancellor Olaf Scholz said at a televised immigration forum.


>"And this should be completely independent of origin, skin colour or religious affiliation," he added.


morenewsat11 t1_iy5pa4m wrote

>However, after last season's trial, Mr Licciardello noticed the birds seemed to learn the laser pattern after 10 days.
>"I'd scramble it and change it, and [the birds] would have to sit back and learn it again," he said.
>"You've gotta be really on top of it and adjust your program to suit."

Birds can outsmart the system in 10 days ... smart birdies


morenewsat11 OP t1_iy3hm2p wrote

>Elon Musk on Sunday said he was planning to expand Twitter's character limit from 280 to 1,000 characters as he continued to make changes to the social-media platform.
>In response to a Twitter user's pitch about extending the character limit in each tweet to 1,000, Musk replied, saying "It's on the todo list."
>Earlier in the day, Musk replied "good idea" to a Twitter user who suggested the company should make the character limit on tweets 420, instead of "that annoying 280."

When does Twitter stop being Twitter? So okay, what he says and what he's going to do are different things. IMHO 280 characters is already enough - most tweets (the best) don't come close to the number. (246)


morenewsat11 t1_ix55tmm wrote

> The toy is part of a line of VIP Products called Silly Squeakers that mimic liquor, beer, wine and soda bottles. They include Mountain Drool, which parodies Mountain Dew, and Heini Sniff’n, which parodies Heineken. A court in 2008 barred the company from selling its Budweiser parody, ButtWiper.

Props to the folks at VIP Products for their refined sense of humour.


morenewsat11 t1_iwzqdui wrote

>“If for 3 hours a day you cannot drink a beer, you will survive. Maybe there is a reason why in France, in Spain, in Scotland, alcohol is banned in stadiums. Maybe they are more intelligent than us, having thought maybe we should be doing that.”

Possibly the only time I agree with Infantino, even if saying so leaves a bad taste in my mouth,


morenewsat11 OP t1_itq8kfh wrote

According to the article that title now goes to Kailish "Kalau" Singh, who has founded a spiritual practice of baked non-washing.

> Kailash “Kalau” Singh, from a village outside the holy city of Varanasi, had not washed for more than 30 years in an attempt to help end “all the problems confronting the nation”.

> He would reject water in favour of what he called a “fire bath”. “Every evening as villagers gather, Kalau … lights a bonfire, smokes marijuana and stands on a leg praying to Lord Shiva".