Facebook Built an AI That’s a World-Class Expert on Porn

One thing you won’t be able to use Facebook’s new WhatsApp cryptocurrency for is buying or selling revenge porn on the social media platform. Facebook, the company revealed today, just made an AI that’s an expert on porn. It’s like U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart who famously said his threshold test for pornographic obscenity in Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964) was “I know it when I see.” Amazingly, Facebook’s artificially intelligent software algorithm is wired up to be aroused by the same visual cues in photographs that sexually arouse male (and female) viewers. Facebook Announces AI to Combat Revenge Porn

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A First for Everything: Canadian Court Certified a Bitcoin Expert

CipherTrace, a blockchain security company, announced today that its CEO, Dave Jevans, has been certified by a Canadian criminal court as an expert witness. Jevans testified against Matthew Phan, a drug dealer convicted for trafficking in drugs and weapons on the dark web. First Certified Bitcoin Witness Phan’s 2018 arrest and the subsequent seizure of his Bitcoin wallet was a first for Canada, and Jevans’ certification as an expert witness is a first for the Canadian court system. One of the lawyers for the prosecution said: “I would have loved to have access to a tool such as CipherTrace when

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Crypto Expert Warns Not to Trust the Bitcoin Rally

The bitcoin price has not bottomed yet, but it’s close — and the sooner it tanks, the better. That’s the assertion of Alex Sunnarborg, a founding partner of New York crypto hedge fund Tetras Capital. “Calling is very difficult,” Sunnarborg told Forbes. “That’s part of the reason I’m really thankful that we’re in the position we are right now. “We can hedge ourselves, remain more neutral, and not have to call that exact price or timing bottom. I’m not confident right now. Our portfolio is relatively neutral. We have cash and short positions.” Sunnarborg Prefers Scorched-Earth Approach Sunnarborg

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