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Amazon shelves AI recruiter after women overlooked

Amazon has scrapped a secret AI recruiting program after it showed bias in favour of men. According to Reuters, Amazon’s machine learning specialists began working on a program in 2014 that automated the recruitment process by independently reviewing candidates’ CVs. It then ranked applicants from one to five –  before anyone at the company had looked… Read More


Iridium and AWS partnership beams IoT connectivity to 80% of the globe

Satellite network provider Iridium has announced a collaboration with AWS on a ‘satellite cloud-based solution’ that will offer global coverage for AWS IoT applications. Iridium’s ‘CloudConnect’ will launch in 2019. With everyone getting fired up over 5G, it can be easy to forget that large parts of the globe lack the cellular infrastructure required to… Read More


Microsoft, Amazon, and Google join in famine prevention initiative

World Bank has announced that it, United Nations, and ICRC are collaborating with global tech giants to develop a new famine prevention initiative incorporating analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. The Famine Action Mechanism (FAM) will react to early warning signs and activate funding plans to areas at risk. World Bank estimates that more timely… Read More


Icelandic ecommerce marketplace rolls out large-scale drone delivery

Iceland’s largest ecommerce marketplace, aha.is, has announced 13 new drone delivery routes In Reykjavik. The addition of the new routes will result in automated delivery for commercial products over half the city. Aha.is began drone deliveries over a year ago, partnering with Israeli firm Flytrex on one route through central Reykjavik. The initial route was… Read More


Fatal fire in AWS Tokyo data centre

A data center in Tokyo was the site of a fatal fire, killing five and injuring 50. The data center is believed to belong to Amazon, as the latest AWS facility in the region. The building, which is located in the Tokyo suburb of Tama, caught fire at 1:45 PM on July 26, and continued… Read More



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