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Sr. Staff Research Scientist at Google focusing on Machine Learning, HCI and Social Computing.
Sr. Staff Research Scientist at Google focusing on Machine Learning, HCI and Social Computing.

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Google's Pixel Buds will find cultural complexities a challenge.

https://venturebeat.com/2017/10/08/googles-pixel-buds-will-find-cultural-complexities-a-challenge/

Reasonable point. There has always been great difficulty in meditating human communications. Humans and machines both run into problems, so this isn't a surprise. The question is how much of it can be automated, not whether it can be automated completely.

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Please don't wear a Trump-related Halloween costume this year.

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Here's everything Google announced today.

https://techcrunch.com/gallery/heres-everything-google-announced-today/

Very exciting to have a $49 Google Home device amongst many other new devices. Can't wait to get my hands on a new phone.

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The language used is unnecessary, but the real point here is that the future of smartphone and other gadgets isn't entirely in the hardware, but actually mostly in the software and in AI.

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-ai-advantage-a-weapon-to-totally-embarrass-apple-2017-10

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Josh Abbott Band guitarist changes gun control stance in powerful statement.

http://ew.com/music/2017/10/02/caleb-keeter-josh-abbott-band-gun-control-las-vegas/

Some people are finally waking up. Better late than never.

"Keeter concludes admitting remorse for not coming to this realization sooner and that it took a threat to his own safety to change his mind."

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Mark Zuckerberg asks for forgiveness from 'those I hurt this year' in Yom Kippur message.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/1/16392288/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-post-yom-kippur-pledge-to-do-better

As a social computing researcher, I also naively thought social media would bring about a better social discourse. I was wrong.

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Catalonia referendum: How Barcelona and Madrid viewed the vote
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41463475


Key passage: "Many Catalans didn't want this referendum, disputed or not. But anger and disbelief at Sunday's events will only have served to boost support for a real bid for independence."

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Trump sent 18 tweets on Puerto Rico on Saturday. And made things a whole lot worse.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/01/politics/trump-tweets-puerto-rico/index.html

Face palm.

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