Tech Tuesday

Tech Tuesday: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality

Oct 9, 2018
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Artificial Intelligence, or Al, is changing the way we think about news and technology. A newly developed software using audio clips to create fake video renderings was debuted last year.

Then, earlier this year, comedian Jordan Peele teamed up with BuzzFeed to create a video, using this AI program, of President Barack Obama making some implausible comments.

The video highlights concerns concerned the capabilities of AI, and what this could mean for the recurring topic of “fake news.”

Today on All Sides Tech Tuesday, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and more.

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More than 50 million Facebook user accounts were hacked last week. It’s the tech company’s largest data breach in history, as data for other companies Facebook owns were also potentially compromised. 

Today on All Sides, what happens when the largest social media company gets hacked, microchip implants, and more.

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Old electrical, gas, and water meters are being replaced by smart meters. 

They’re quicker than traditional meters, using radio frequency signals to send meter readings back to the service provider.  

While 132,000 meters have already been installed this year in Ohio alone, not everyone’s thrilled. Homeowners in Illinois have already taken the meter companies to court, preferring traditional meter options. 

Today on Tech Tuesday, the future of smart meters. And, Russell Holly joins us again.

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For more than three decades, cars have used a device that acts as a kind of central brain. It processes the electronic information that flows through the vehicle. 

Self-driving vehicles require more electronic information to operate than your average car. As more and more autonomous vehicles make their way onto the road, there’s an urgent need for them to be built with higher-speed networks. 

Today on Tech Tuesday, we discuss car companies increasing data processing speeds in their vehicles. Also, we’ll talk about transparency in social media banning. 

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Ahead of the midterm elections, Facebook and other social media platforms are cracking down on fraudulent users and groups that could be part of election meddling. 

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The American Civil Liberties Union tested Amazon's facial recognition software last week by running a check between members of Congress and a public mugshot database.

The faces of 28 members matched a mugshot from the database, a roughly five percent error rate. African American and Latino members of Congress disproportionately matched with the mugshots.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, whether facial recognition software should be regulated and whether law enforcement agencies should purchase software from companies such as Amazon.

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Starting July 24, the newest version of the Google Chrome is notifying users anytime they try to access an unencrypted or unsecure page.  HTTP sites are less safe than those beginning with HTTPS, which prevents eavesdropping and tampering from third parties. The tech giant has been trying to push for more secure sites on the Internet.   Today on Tech Tuesday, we discuss Google’s latest move toward greater user security. We’ll also talk about possible regulations on Columbus AirBnB and other short-term rentals in the city.  

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Today at 11 a.m.

Twitter has purged more than 70 million fake accounts in an effort to restore trust in its platform, and in the process costing politicians, celebrities, and other personalities a few thousand to millions of followers following the purge.

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The white male dominated tech industry has been dogged for years by reports of sexual harassment and easily documented diversity problems. 

But the gender gap extends as well to investment dollars. Widely available research has shown that gender diverse companies at the board and management level producer superior returns on equity. 

But women owned and/or managed tech businesses took home less than five percent of the venture capital deal volume in 2015, according to a Bloomberg analysis. 

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Join us today as we discuss last week's merger of giants AT&T and Time Warner. We'll look into who benefits the most from the deal and what it will mean for consumers.

Tech Tuesday: ZTE, Net Neutrality, and the latest from E3

Jun 12, 2018
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Chinese tech company ZTE violated U.S. sanctions against North Korea and Iran by selling devices with American parts to those countries. In response to the violations, the U.S. imposed fines on ZTE. Last week, President Trump negotiated down the fines to a level that wouldn't harm the company. We discuss what the deal means for the tech industry.

Also , the FCC repeal of net neutrality went into effect on Monday. We get the latest from that, as well as the latest from the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3. 

Tech Tuesday: Meme Monitization and the GDPR Law

Jun 5, 2018
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As internet memes have become pop culture phenomenons, many companies sought to make a profit by selling merchandise with the trending images. However, by the time the t-shirts and coffee mugs are produced and shipped, the buzz over a meme diminishes. Join us as we discuss how making money off of memes is becoming more difficult.

We also look into the GDPR law recently passed in Europe and other recent tech news and products.

Tech Tuesday: Net Neutrality and the Hack of Securus

May 22, 2018
The north wing of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C is home to the Senate.
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The U.S. Senate passed a resolution last week aiming to reverse the 2017 decision by the FCC to deregulate internet service providers. However, experts doubt the move will be met with approval from House Republicans or President Trump. We explore the issue in the second hour of our program today.

We will also look into a hacker breach of a company called Securus, which has allowed police in the U.S. to track private cell phones, and catch up on the latest in tech releases. 

An autonomous vehicle being tested in San Francisco.
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Governor John Kasich signed an executive order last week authorizing tech companies use Ohio's public roads for testing driverless vehicles. Kasich hopes the order will help Ohio shift its reputation from being a "rust belt" state to a "knowledge belt" state, while also competing with neighbors such as Pennsylvania. Join us for a conversation on what to expect as self-driving cars make their local debut. 

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Facebook has announced plans to integrate a dating service onto their platform. This comes after the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal and has many experts unsure of whether Facebook has chosen the correct time for this release. 

NASA has also launched a new mission to Mars in an attempt to discover the origins of the planet through heat probes, marsquake readings, and sonogram pictures.

Join us today as we discuss the potential risks of Facebook dating services, what NASA hopes to accomplish with its new launch, and new technology releases.

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