The warnings will alert users that what they have typed “may not
be inclusive to all readers,” while suggesting users should “Consider
using different words,” offering woke corrections like ‘police officer’ or
The report notes, however, that even technical terms like
‘motherboard’ fall prey to Google’s woke correction.
When Googling John F. Kennedy’s inauguration speech, Google
suggests that it should be corrected to ‘for all humankind’ instead of ‘for all
Critics hit out at Google attempting to police and change
language, with Silkie Carlo, the director of rights group Big Brother Watch,
calling it “deeply intrusive.”
“With Google’s new assistive writing tool, the company is not
only reading every word you type but telling you what to type,” she noted.
speech-policing is profoundly clumsy, creepy and wrong, often reinforcing bias.
Invasive tech like this undermines privacy, freedom of expression and
increasingly freedom of thought,” Carlo added.
Lazar Radic, a senior scholar in economic policy at the
International Centre for Law and Economics, noted that “Not only is this
incredibly conceited and patronising – it can also serve to stifle
individuality, self-expression, experimentation, and – from a purely
utilitarian perspective – progress.”
Radic explained, “What if ‘landlord’ is the better choice
because it makes more sense, narratively, in a novel? What if ‘house owner’
sounds wooden and fails to invoke the same sense of poignancy? What if the
defendant really was a ‘housewife’ – and refers to herself as such? Should all
written pieces – including written forms of art, such as novels, lyrics, and
poetry – follow the same, boring template?”
The feature on Google Docs, which could easily be shifted over
to its search engine, is now on by default for what the company has termed
Google has stated that “Assisted writing uses language
understanding models, which rely on millions of common phrases and sentences to
automatically learn how people communicate. This also means they can reflect
some human cognitive biases.”
we have Google literally taking on the role of the Ministry of Truth from
Orwell’s 1984, policing language and making sure that its Newspeak is
implemented as much as possible.
World’s 1st remote brain surgery via 5G network performed in China Published time: 17 Mar, 2019 13:12 · A Chinese surgeon has performed the world’s first remote brain surgery using 5G technology, with the patient 3,000km away from the operating doctor. Dr. Ling Zhipei remotely implanted a neurostimulator into his patient’s brain on Saturday, Chinese state-run media reports . The surgeon manipulated the instruments in the Beijing-based PLAGH hospital from a clinic subsidiary on the southern Hainan island, located 3,000km away. The surgery is said to have lasted three hours and ended successfully. The patient, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, is said to be feeling well after the pioneering operation. The doctor used a computer connected to the next-generation 5G network developed by Chinese tech giant Huawei. The new device enabled a near real-time connection, according to Dr. Ling. “You barely feel that the patient is 3,000 kilometers away,” he said.
Beijing Orders Alibaba To Dump Media Assets That Rival China's Propaganda Machine BY TYLER DURDEN MONDAY, MAR 15, 2021 - 07:30 PM Beijing is reviving its crackdown on the country's biggest tech firms, reminding the world that the CCP is still focused on neutralizing any and all threats to its control of the Chinese economy and its people. Even after amending China's official ideology to include entrepreneurs among the protected classes represented by the CCP (in addition to workers, farmers and soldiers), Beijing, with President Xi at its center, has apparently decided that Chinese tech firms won't follow the American model after all. Instead, their growth and competitive capabilities will be curtailed for the sake of stability at home. After Tencent was censured and strict new requirements were officailly imposed on Alibaba-owned Ant Group that will prevent the company from growing , the Wall Street Journal reports that next up on Beijing's to-do lis
Facebook says hackers saw personal info of 14 million people The exposed data included relationship status, birth date, hometown, education and the 15 most recent searches, Facebook said. by David Ingram / Oct.12.2018 / 9:55 AM PDT / Updated 10:54 AM PDT Facebook said on Friday that hackers were able to access the personal information of 14 million people through a security flaw that the company first disclosed last month, and that the data exposed included information such as recent check-ins and searches. Facebook said in a blog post that people would be able to check whether they were affected by the attack by visiting a Facebook help center online. The company also said that in the coming days it would send customized messages to users to explain what information might have been accessed. The social networking company disclosed two weeks ago that a security flaw in Facebook's "view as" feature had allowed hackers to see into and potentially take