Lower-income students are paying the price for the global laptop shortage

This year’s back-to-school shopping list might have a new entry: a laptop, needed for the upcoming months (or more) of remote learning. Not only might it be the most expensive item on your...

The UK is dropping an immigration algorithm that critics say is racist

The news: The UK Home Office has said it will stop using an algorithm to process visa applications that critics claim is racially biased. Opponents to it argue that the algorithm’s use of nationality...

What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.48

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code has become one of the most popular developer tools around. Built using GitHub’s cross-platform Electron framework, Visual Studio Code is a full-featured, extensible, open source code editor that supports a wide...

MLops: The rise of machine learning operations

As hard as it is for data scientists to tag data and develop accurate machine learning models, managing models in production can be even more daunting. Recognizing model drift, retraining models with updating data...

The best and worst of the biggest streaming services

The streaming wars are well and truly upon us. And they’ve become radically more complicated in just the past year. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon — the big fish in a small pond — are still...

Queensland University of Technology chosen for $220,000 media sector review – Mumbrella

The federal communications department has selected the Queensland University of Technology for a tender worth $219,989.01 which will see it conduct an independent review on the media sector. A spokesperson for the department said the...

Multicloud is not really about clouds anymore

Most think of multicloud just how it sounds: an architecture that leverages plural public and/or private clouds at the same time, in support of best-of-breed cloud services. In other words, we use multicloud as...

The problems AI has today go back centuries

In the same way, the paper’s authors argue, this colonial history explains some of the most troubling characteristics and impacts of AI. They identify five manifestations of coloniality in the field: Algorithmic discrimination and oppression....

GitHub opens container registry

GitHub has unveiled the GitHub Container Registry, a service designed to improve how containers are handled within GitHub Packages for package management. Now in a public beta stage, GitHub Container Registry was introduced on September...

GPT-3, explained: This new language AI is uncanny, funny — and a big deal

Last month, OpenAI, the Elon Musk-founded artificial intelligence research lab, announced the arrival of the newest version of an AI system it had been working on that can mimic human language, a model called...

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