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Media Bits and Bytes - December 3, 2019

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Bloomberg News and Bloomberg for Prez / Covering the UK Election / Google's Anti-Union / Iran vs Internet / Digital Chains / COPRA / .Org Privatized? / China Copes With Fake News / The Disinfo Kings

Friday Nite Videos | October 25, 2019

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Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Talk Politics and 2020. Jojo Rabbit | Movie. Colbert Gets a Surprise Visit From Rudy Giuliani. Demonstrating Quantum Supremacy. Lebanon Protests: 'I Feel Proud to Be Lebanese.'

Demonstrating Quantum Supremacy

A major milestone in quantum computing research opens up new possibilities for this technology. The Google AI Quantum team demonstrated how a quantum computer can perform a task no classical computer can in an experiment called "quantum supremacy."

Media Bits and Bytes - July 30, 2019

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Antitrust Probe; Dystopian Data Doc; Power, Privilege and Resistance; Mega Merger; CIA vs Journalists; Sanders and Corbyn Get the Short End; Silicon Valley Socialists

Media Bits and Bytes - May 21, 2019

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Breaking up big tech; Internet iron curtain; Ditching the social network; Vaccinating against fake news; Big media, little media; Going indie; WhatsApp hacked

Friday Nite Videos | April 5, 2019

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Trevor Noah Interviews Bernie Sanders. Behind the Doodle: Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach. You Won’t Believe What Obama Says in This Video! Faces Places | Movie. Attorney General Barr Is Caught in a Double Mueller Bind.

Behind the Doodle: Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach

Google celebrated the renowned German composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach with their first ever AI-powered Doodle. The Doodle is an interactive experience that encourages players to compose a two measure melody of their choice. The Doodle then uses machine learning to harmonize the custom melody into Bach’s signature music style. More on the promise and risks of AI.

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