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    Deepfakes will hijack your brain -- if you let them

    News, Published on 22/02/2024

    » Realistic AI-generated images and voice recordings may be the newest threat to democracy, but they're part of a longstanding family of deceptions. The way to fight so-called deepfakes isn't to develop some rumour-busting form of AI or to train the public to spot fake images. A better tactic would be to encourage a few well-known critical thinking methods -- refocusing our attention, reconsidering our sources, and questioning ourselves.

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    Just a charade?

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 21/02/2024

    » Re: "No legal let up for 'sick' Thaksin", (BP, Feb 20).

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    Puppet or own man?

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 17/01/2024

    » Re: "Why Srettha should risk it all for Pita", (Opinion, Jan 15).

  • News & article

    Ditch Google to avoid fake news

    News, Published on 15/01/2024

    » Searching for information has become instant and effortless -- just go to your nearest device, ask Siri or click a few keys. But are we better informed than we were before Google became a verb?

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    Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day

    Published on 08/09/2023

    » Thailand, September 7, 2023 – Shopee, a leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan kick-starts the year-end shopping festival with the iconic ‘Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day’. For the eighth consecutive year, Shopee continues to offer its users with deals, promotions and much awaited entertainment under concept “the best shopping experience at Shopee 9.9’ this year. The platform also creates opportunities and empowered brands’ and sellers’ online business in their continued growth.

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    Have we passed the point of no return with AI?

    Oped, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 01/06/2023

    » 'Sometimes I think it's as if aliens have landed and people haven't realised because they speak very good English," said Geoffrey Hinton, the 'godfather of AI' (Artificial Intelligence), who resigned from Google and now fears his godchildren will become "things more intelligent than us, taking control".

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    Asian trade subdued as economic outlook weakens

    Business, Published on 13/05/2023

    » RECAP: Most Asian share markets were subdued on Friday and the dollar held onto its gains from safe-haven flows, after soft economic data from the US and China fuelled concerns about a global slowdown.

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    YouTube ramps up ads, moderation

    Life, James Hein, Published on 01/03/2023

    » If this was a YouTube video you would have to sit through up to 30 seconds of ads before you could even start. YouTube seems to be stepping up its advertising while at the same time providing less service. I still use it because it has things I'm interested in, like Chinese martial arts series and info on music products I like. If I'd written this using ChatGPT you would not see some of the material because the trust and safety filters on the AI product have repeatedly been found to be biased towards the US political left in the content it will return. Some people associated with ChatGPT have acknowledged this but it remains to be seen if anything will change.

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    Silver linings in the crypto cloud

    Business, Published on 03/02/2023

    » It was a tough year for crypto and blockchain. We experienced severe breaches of trust, resulting in an adverse hit to the public and regulators' perception of the industry.

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    Is the new Twitter just like the old?

    Life, James Hein, Published on 01/02/2023

    » The Twitter situation is complex and somewhat confusing. On the one hand, all kinds of people from The Babylon Bee satirical website to former US president Donald Trump have been allowed back on the platform. The stated aim is to allow freedom of speech to be supported by Twitter once again. On the other hand, you can be banned by linking to a public photo of a public person on a public platform. The rule for the latter appears to only be for friends of Elon Musk. A YouTube channel I enjoy watching, The Quartering, did this after someone else had been banned and was also almost instantly banned himself. This is of course wrong in every respect especially given the individual in question, apparently now hypocritically, is always banging on about freedom of speech. Update, the ban is permanent.

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