The spread of misinformation/disinformation/fake news by a variety of media including digital and printed stories and deepfake videos is a growing threat in what has been described as out ‘post-truth era’, and many people, organisations and governments are looking for effective ways to weed out fake news, and to help people to make informed judgements…

Read More

Researchers at Good Health have created an AI program which, in tests, has proven to be more accurate at detecting and diagnosing breast cancer than expert human radiologists. Trained The AI software, which was developed by Good Health researchers in conjunction DeepMind, Cancer Research UK Imperial Centre, Northwestern University and Royal Surrey County Hospital was ‘trained’ to…

Read More

This week finds Facebook cracking down on Clickbait and “dodgy” political adverts whilst launching a war room to combat negative content, Bing has launched a new BingBot technology to help crawl more efficiently, Google Ads unveils new reporting tools to help marketers understand landing page reach, and more … Facebook to “Out” Political Advertising Funders…

Read More

Here are your latest online ad updates (below) Previous articles are here : https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/230818-paid-online-ad-updates-mike-knight-fcim/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/170718-paid-online-ad-updates-mike-knight-fcim/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/030718-paid-online-ad-updates-mike-knight-fcim/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/paid-online-ad-updates-mike-knight-fcim/ The news this week finds Google publishing support for its new “responsive search” platform, The Drum offers unique insight into consumer attitudes and the importance of ad view duration timescales, The NY Times argues Amazon will be the…

Read More

Chinese electronics company Huawei is heading to the European market with a smartphone that uses a long exposure and AI to take photos in near-dark conditions without a flash. How? The revolutionary phone camera is able to gather enough light to take a photo in near dark conditions thanks to an exposure lasting up to…

Read More

British scientists believe they have developed a technique that will enable them to store computer files in DNA code. Why? Data storage takes up a huge amount of space. It is estimated that there is now 3 zettabytes (3000 billion billion bytes) of digital data, with more being generated all the time. Also, storage media…

Read More

Facebook is at the heart of a storm after a whistleblower alleged that the data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested 50 million Facebook profiles from a data breach. Why? London-based data analytics company, Cambridge Analytica, which was once headed by Trump’s key adviser Steve Bannon,…

Read More

Coca-Cola, the US State Department, and 2 other companies are working on a project to used blockchain to fight forced labour worldwide. What Is Blockchain? Blockchain is an incorruptible peer-to-peer network (a kind of ledger) that allows multiple parties to transfer value in a secure and transparent way. Blockchain’s Co-Founder Nic Carey describes Blockchain as…

Read More

New measures by the EU will mean that technology companies will have as little as just one hour to take down illegal and terror content, or face penalties under new legislation. Why Only One Hour? The new measure, which has reportedly been met with dismay by the big tech companies such as Google and Facebook…

Read More

Facebook has faced criticism this week after news that it promoted a virtual reality shooting game set in a public train station, on its stand at a US conservatives’ event. Bad Timing Clearly, in the light of the latest mass school shooting incident in Florida where a gunman killed 17 victims, it appeared to be…

Read More