Sheryl Sandberg Breaking up Facebook wont fix social media

first_img 6 On Friday, EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said breaking up Facebook would be “a remedy of the very last resort.” This may come as a surprise given that the European Union has typically been more heavy-handed than the US when it comes to regulating Silicon Valley tech companies. Vestager in particular has a reputation for coming down hard on US tech giants, thanks to record-breaking fines she’s handed out to Amazon and Google. Originally published May 17, 9:19 a.m. PT.Update, 11:49 a.m.: Adds comment from EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Comments Facebook co-founder: Time to break up the social network Facebook isn’t secretly listening in on your phone conversations. Really Facebook’s ad targeting has created a creepy image problem it can’t shake EU competition commissioner: Facebook breakup would be ‘last resort’ Sandberg also responded to a recent op-ed from Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who said Zuckerberg had too much power and that the company should be broken up.”You could break us up, you could break other tech companies up, but you actually don’t address the underlying issues people are concerned about,” Sandberg told CNBC.Facebook, along with other social media companies like Twitter and YouTube, has been called out for not doing enough to combat election meddling, misinformation and hate speech. Critics have also argued that Facebook’s enormous power needs to be kept in check.Sandberg acknowledged that users are concerned about privacy, but added that every one of Facebook’s engineering and product teams now have systems in place focused on protecting people’s privacy, according to CNBC.When it comes to elections, Sandberg said Facebook is ready for 2020.”We never foresaw Russian interference in the 2016 election … and that’s on us,” she told CBS This Morning. “Going into the 2020 election, we have war rooms in place. We have a working relationship with the FBI and Homeland Security … and we’re all working together.” 5:10 More on Facebookcenter_img Facebook knows it has hard work to do, says COO Sheryl Sandberg. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook is doing the hard work necessary to protect elections and your privacy. That’s the message from Sheryl Sandberg in interviews with CBS This Morning and CNBC on Friday.Sandberg, the social network’s chief operating officer, told CBS This Morning that earning back people’s trust will be hard, but that she and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will do “whatever it takes” to keep people safe on Facebook. (Editor’s note: CNET is owned by CBS.) Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Tags Tech Industry Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Sheryl Sandberglast_img read more

Epic victory with a fair twist

first_imgRam Bijoy- Ankia Naat was performed for the art and culture lovers of the city at Mavalankar Hall on 24 May. This is an endeavor by the Assam Tourism Development Corporation, Government of Assam in association with Raginee-a socio-cultural organization of Guwahati  to showcase the rich and glorious cultural legacy of the state Assam.Women performing an Ankia Naat which is considered to be a religious performance is self-explanatory of women empowerment and liberal culture of Assam. Till 1949 these Ankia Naataks were performed only by men. Thus the Capital witnessed this special treat that  had Assam’s best known actors gracing the stage.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Ram Bijoy was designed and directed by Madhurima Choudhury. Ankia Naat Bhaona is a traditional art form of the 15th century – A style of drama conceived by Srimanta Sankardeva (1449-1568) that displayed spiritual music encompassing a combination of dance and dramaturgy.Ustad Amzad Ali Khan and his wife Subhalakshmi, Actor Adil Hussain, Hemoprova Saikia were also present along with other dignitaries.Ram Bijoy – Ankia Naat performed by a group of women who are top actresses of Assam including  Moloya Goswami, Nishita Goswami, Madhurima Chaudhuri, Rasarani Chetana Das and Barsha Rani Bishaya. The play was performed in Brajavali – concoction of Assamese, Hindi, Oriya and Maithili. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix Ankia Naataks were performed only by men, even the female characters were enacted by male actors till 1949.  Women performing an Ankia Naat which is considered to be a religious performance is self-explanatory of women empowerment and liberal culture of Assam.‘I wanted to turn the tables. These are the times of women revolution, this women driven performance aids in empowering us’, said Madhurima Choudhury, designer and director of the play who essayed the role of Lord Ram.‘After my marriage I got the opportunity to explore the music of Sankardev. There is a need to recognize his contributions across the country.’ Choudhury added.last_img read more

Graph Nets – DeepMinds library for graph networks in Tensorflow and Sonnet

first_imgGraph Nets is a new DeepMind’s library used for building graph networks in TensorFlow and Sonnet. Last week a paper Relational inductive biases, deep learning, and graph networks was published on arXiv by researchers from DeepMind, Google Brain, MIT and University of Edinburgh. The paper introduces a new machine learning framework called Graph networks which is expected to bring new innovations in artificial general intelligence realm. What are graph networks? Graph networks can generalize and extend various types of neural networks to perform calculations on the graph. It can implement relational inductive bias, a technique used for reasoning about inter-object relations. The graph networks framework is based on graph-to-graph modules. Each graph’s features are represented in three characteristics: Nodes Edges: Relations between the nodes Global attributes: System-level properties The graph network takes a graph as an input, performs the required operations and calculations from the edge, to the node, and to the global attributes, and then returns a new graph as an output. The research paper argues that graph networks can support two critical human-like capabilities: Relational reasoning: Drawing logical conclusions of how different objects and things relate to one another Combinatorial Generalization: Constructing new inferences, behaviors, and predictions from known building blocks To understand and learn more about graph networks you can refer the official research paper. Graph Nets Graph Nets library can be installed from pip. To install the library, run the following command: $ pip install graph_nets The installation is compatible with Linux/Mac OSX, and Python versions 2.7 and 3.4+ The library includes Jupyter notebook demos which allow you to create, manipulate, and train graph networks to perform operations such as shortest path-finding task, a sorting task, and prediction task. Each demo uses the same graph network architecture, thus showing the flexibility of the approach. You can try out various demos in your browser using Colaboratory. In other words, you don’t need to install anything locally when running the demos in the browser (or phone) via cloud Colaboratory backend. You can also run the demos on your local machine by installing the necessary dependencies. What’s ahead? The concept was released with ideas not only based in artificial intelligence research but also from the computer and cognitive sciences. Graph networks are still an early-stage research theory which does not yet offer any convincing experimental results. But it will be very interesting to see how well graph networks live up to the hype as they mature. To try out the open source library, you can visit the official Github page. In order to provide any comments or suggestions, you can contact graph-nets@google.com. Read more 2018 is the year of graph databases. Here’s why. Why Neo4j is the most popular graph database Pytorch.org revamps for Pytorch 1.0 with design changes and added Static graph supportlast_img read more

Uniworld joins Sabre Cruises for direct bookings

first_imgUniworld joins Sabre Cruises for direct bookings Share << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Uniworld is now accessible through Sabre Cruises, allowing travel agents to directly book Uniworld cruises through the Sabre space for the first time.“We are excited to announce our new partnership with Sabre Cruises,” said Ellen Bettridge, president of Uniworld. “This relationship represents Uniworld’s first direct booking engine for agents and we hope that the third party elimination will ease the booking process.”Sabre agents can now book Uniworld cruises without having to go to a third party website. Agents can also compare different products, or go directly to Uniworld to see offerings and compare pricing and availability within the brand. Tuesday, August 30, 2016 center_img Posted by Tags: Sabre, Uniworld Travelweek Group last_img read more