Food Education Lesson Plans, RoboNet, Facebook Privacy Checkup, More: Wednesday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, January 8, 2020


PR Newswire: Pilot Light Launches First-Ever Free Online Library For K-12 Grade Food Education Lesson Plans (PRESS RELEASE). “In addition to providing free lesson plans, the Food Education Center also hosts Pilot Light’s Food Education Standards, the first-ever nationwide set of recommendations for food education for K-12 students. The Food Education Standards were developed in collaboration with notable Chicago chefs Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality), Matthias Merges (Folk Art Management), and Jason Hammel (Lula Café and Marisol), as well as nutrition and education experts and faculty from the University of Chicago, Columbia University, the United States Department of Agriculture and a teacher development team comprising Chicago Public Schools faculty.”

The Horizons Tracker: The New Database To Help Robots Learn. “Databases such as ImageNet have long been the bedrock of the AI revolution we’re experiencing today. With 14 million or so images, they provide a vast repository of content with which to train algorithms. It’s a trick that roboticists are attempting to replicate with a new database, known as RoboNet.”


CNET: Facebook’s first CES reveal in years is a privacy tool that falls short. “This is Privacy Checkup’s first significant update since Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, bit it doesn’t address the core issues lawmakers have had with the social network.”

TechCrunch: Media streamer Plex to add subscription channels, rentals and more. “While the company will continue to develop and expand its ad-supported product, it’s also looking ahead to what comes next. And that includes adding subscription video, a transactional marketplace for rentals and purchases, and a way to launch streaming content Plex can’t host — like the shows and movies available on mainstream streaming services.”

KADN: LSU Libraries Digitize Jeanerette Museum’s History. “Louisiana State University (LSU) Libraries has launched the Mobile Digitization Lab, a new initiative that shares digitization equipment and expertise with small, community-oriented libraries, archives, and museums across Louisiana. For the pilot project, completed this month, faculty and staff from LSU Libraries visited the Jeanerette Museum with scanners and cameras and spent one week digitizing the museum’s unique historical material.”


Social Media Examiner: How to Attract and Nurture Quality Instagram Followers. “Want more business from Instagram? Looking for a proven process to follow? In this article, you’ll learn three steps to attract and engage your Instagram audience, and convert them into leads and customers.”


BuzzFeed News: Instagram Deactivated The Account Of A Nude Model Who Raised Thousands For Australia Fire Relief. “A model says she’s raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Australian bushfire relief by offering nude photos in exchange for donations. Kaylen Ward, 20, is now calling herself the Naked Philanthropist on social media. The Los Angeles influencer and online sex worker was recently looking at coverage of the fires in Australia and wondered how she could help.”


The Register: Yeah, says Google Project Zero, when you think about it, going public with exploit deets immediately after a patch is emitted isn’t such a great idea. “Patting itself on its back for motivating software makers to fix 97.7 per cent of the vulnerabilities it identifies within its 90-day disclosure deadline, Google’s bug-hunting unit Project Zero has decided to ease up on those racing to patch their flawed products.”

Ars Technica: AT&T et al. fight against higher upload speeds in $20-billion FCC program. “AT&T, Frontier, Windstream, and their industry lobby group are fighting against higher Internet speeds in a US subsidy program for rural areas without good broadband access.”


International News Media Association (INMA): Introducing Cicero AI, Globe and Mail’s information mining tool. “Cicero, named for the Roman orator, was created by our data scientists through conversations with the editor-in-chief and editorial staff. It’s an Artificial Intelligence platform used to reduce reporters’ manual work while helping them find connections and providing more transparency to readers for increased engagement.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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