Amazon posted a lengthy blog on Wednesday about a problem that has plagued the internet retailer for ages: fraudulent reviews. Customer reviews are a crucial metric for Amazon sellers, they help determine which products customers will be shown first when searching for a particular item, and play an essential role in the purchasing process. They’ve also become notoriously untrustworthy in...
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Fear and Longing in the AI Wars
Hi, welcome to your Weekend! This is Abe filling in for Jon, who returns as Weekender-in-Chief next Saturday.If the cars, brain implants and spaceships don’t pan out, Elon Musk has a promising future as a fear-monger. His was the leading name attached to a widely discussed open letter published this week that urged a halt in artificial intelligence research, warning that AI poses “profound...
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