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EU lawmakers are eyeing risk-based rules for AI, per leaked white paper

The European Commission is considering a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition technology, according to a draft proposal for regulating artificial intelligence obtained by Euroactiv. Creating rules to ensure AI is ‘trustworthy and human’ has been an early flagship policy promise of the new Commission, led by president Ursula von der Leyen. But the leaked proposal suggests the EU’s executive body is in fact leaning towards tweaks of existing rules and sector/app specific risk-assessments and requirements, rather than anything as firm as blanket sectoral requirements or bans. The…

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Japanese Billionaire Seeks Woman To Be His Date On Flight To The Moon

It might be a bit of a cliché, but 44-year-old Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for someone to love to the Moon and back – literally. Back in 2018, the fashion mogul was confirmed as the first person to have bought a ticket for Space X’s upcoming commercial flight to the Moon, and now he’s launched a campaign to find a lover to share the experience with. Writing on his personal website, Maezawa says that in spite of all his achievements and wealth, the prospect of “continuing to love…

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Google backtracks on search results design

Earlier today, Google announced that it would be redesigning the redesign of its search results as a response to withering criticism from politicians, consumers and the press over the way in which search results displays were made to look like ads. Google makes money when users of its search service click on ads. It doesn’t make money when people click on an unpaid search result. Making ads look like search results makes Google more money. It’s also a pretty evil (or at least unethical) business decision by a company whose…

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TRACED Act signed into law, putting robocallers on notice

The Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, a bipartisan bit of legislation that should make life harder for the villains behind robocalls, was signed into law today by the president. It’s still possible to get things done in D.C. after all! We’ve covered the TRACED Act several times previously, as robocalls are, in addition to being horribly annoying, a uniquely annoying high-tech threat. Using clever targeting and spoofing technology, scammers are placing millions of calls that at best irritate and at worst take advantage of the vulnerable. The new law won’t end that…

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Brielle Biermann Shows Off Dramatic New Look For 2020: No More Lip Fillers! – Perez Hilton

Brielle Biermann is going back to the way she looked when she was 18 years old! Reality TV mogul Kim Zolciak Biermann‘s high-profile daughter, now 22, decided to do something different to kick off 2020: throw it On Sunday afternoon, the Don’t Be Tardy star announced on Instagram she was The twenty-something socialite got so much viral reaction from her first post-lip filler shot, she followed it up on Monday, too! As you can see (below), Brielle posted a video on IG directly referencing and showing off her “new lips” for the whole world to…

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The Schienenzeppelin in Berlin, 1931 (Colorized)

Original Photograph by George Pahl | Colorized by Jecini In this colorized photo by Jecini, we see the Schienenzeppelin in Berlin in June of 1931. A train on the way to Hamburg passes the newly arrived ‘rail zeppelin’ at Spandau main station. The Schienenzeppelin or rail zeppelin was an experimental railcar which resembled a Zeppelin airship in appearance. It was designed and developed by the German aircraft engineer Franz Kruckenberg in 1929. Propulsion was by means of a pusher propeller located at the rear: it accelerated the railcar to 230.2…

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The Shirk Report Volume 562

Welcome to the Shirk Report where you will find 20 funny images, 10 interesting articles and 5 entertaining videos from the last 7 days of sifting. Most images found on Reddit; articles from Digg, Kottke, WITI, Facebook, Twitter, and email; videos come from everywhere. Any suggestions? Send a note to submit@twistedsifter.com 20 IMAGES – Friday! – I can explain – To the person who designed this | And this – What a year this month has been – Arrest this man – When your friends double dare you – This…

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Vicki Gunvalson Is Exiting ‘RHOC’ After 14 Seasons – ‘It’s Time To Say Goodbye’ – Perez Hilton

The OG of the OC is saying goodbye. Vicki Gunvalson announced via Instagram on Friday she would be exiting The Real Housewives of Orange County after appearing on the series since its premiere in March 2006. To her 1.1 million followers, Gunvalson Read more: https://perezhilton.com/vicki-gunvalson-leaves-real-housewives-orange-county/

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Vanessa Hudgens Reflects On Her ‘F**ked Up’ Nude Photo Leak – ‘People Feel Like They Are Entitled’ – Perez Hilton

Vanessa Hudgens is opening up about a sore subject from her past. As you may recall, the High School Musical star’s privacy was breached in 2007 when her nude images were leaked. At the time, her violation was one of the first to occur from a major celebrity, and she was widely blamed instead of viewed as a victim. Later, a second set of images were leaked in 2009. In her February cover story with Cosmopolitan UK, the 31-year-old discussed the breach: “It was a really traumatizing thing for me.…

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When Youre Filming a Rainbow and a Whale Breaches Right Behind You

On a recent whale watching excursion in Maui, guests were treated to nature and wildlife in all its splendor, as a rainbow in front of them was punctuated by a humpback whale breaching directly behind them! Luckily the camera person was quick on the draw and caught both moments just in time! Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/whale-breach-while-filming-rainbow/

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Woman Dies After Heading To Urgent Care Following A ‘Ridiculous’ Long Wait At Hospital Emergency Room – Perez Hilton

According to reports, 25-year-old Tashonna Ward (above) arrived at Froedtert Hospital‘s emergency room with her sister at 4:58 p.m. on January 2 for chest pain. After being forced to wait for hours to see a doctor, the woman left and went to seek help at an urgent care center — only to collapse near her car and later die. Multiple tests were performed on the woman and an X-ray showed she had cardiomegaly, per a Milwaukee County medical examiner’s report. Ward’s family told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that following the tests,…

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