Philadelphia School Buildings, Met Gala 2022, 2020 Census Data, More: Monday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, May 2, 2022


Chalkbeat Philadelphia: Want to know the condition of a Philly school building? New map to help.. “In a move to provide solutions to its facility challenges, the district unveiled a site Tuesday specifically for its Facilities Planning Process aimed to inform the public on how it is managing its aging infrastructure. Visitors will be able to use an interactive map to access information about each school building’s condition, as well as facility assessments conducted by third-party industry professionals.”


CNET: Met Gala 2022: Start Time, Theme and How to Watch the Red Carpet Livestream. “If you’re not yet prepped to watch the world’s biggest celebrities get dressed to the nines for the annual Met Gala (while sitting at home in your sweats or PJs — no judgment here) we’ve got your cheatsheet to getting ready. Given that last year’s event was a more intimate affair than usual (due to pandemic restrictions), we’re expecting a triumphant return to big looks, bigger moments and plenty of huge stars on the red carpet.”


Associated Press: Next release of 2020 census data postponed until next year . “The next release of detailed data about U.S. residents from the 2020 census will be postponed until next year because the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it needs more time to crunch the numbers, including implementing a controversial method used to protect participants’ identities. The delays leave government budget-makers, city planners and researchers in a lurch because the detailed data are used for planning future growth, locating schools or firehouses and research.”


MakeUseOf: How to Record a Google Meet . “Google Meet is a more business-oriented version of Hangouts, suitable for tasks such as webinars and video conferences. Depending on the service plan selected, you can host video conferences involving up to 150 participants while making use of features like screen sharing and meeting recording. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of recording a Google Meet on your device in detail. We will also explore the ways to share the recordings with your colleagues or teammates.”


Hürriyet Daily News: Google translation’ of book into Turkish sparks debate. “A veteran translator has stirred controversy among literature experts by announcing that he has translated a biography of Milan Kundera from French into Turkish although he is not a francophone. Osman Akınhay, co-founder of Istanbul-based publishing house Agora Kitaplığı, said in a tweet on April 27 that the book was ready to be published after eight months of ‘sentence-based work with the help of Google Translate,’ though admitting that he does not have full command of French.”

News 4 San Antonio: City discusses how to include people with disabilities as they move to “smart” technology. “Hundreds of thousands of people in San Antonio are living with a disability. This week at the Texas Smart Cities Summit in San Antonio, one of the biggest conversations has been how to make the Alamo City more accessible for people who are blind, deaf, or have other disabilities.”


Business Insider: Two women are suing Google over Fitbit burn injuries, arguing a previous recall should have included the firm’s other smartwatch models. “Two women are suing Google over its Fitbit smartwatches, claiming models that weren’t included in a recent recall had caused burns. The Google-owned fitness firm previously recalled its Ionic Smartwatch in March, after at least 115 burn injuries were reported by those wearing it. Fitbit called back around 1.7 million Ionic watches, warning that the lithium-ion battery in the device could overheat and cause burns.”

Reuters: UPDATE 3-Congress approves tougher financial disclosure rules for U.S. judges. “Legislation that would subject U.S. Supreme Court justices and federal judges to tougher disclosure requirements for their financial holdings and stock trades passed the House of Representatives on Wednesday in a rare show of bipartisanship. The bill, approved on a voice vote after winning Senate passage in February, would make it easier for the public to see if a member of the federal judiciary has a financial conflict of interest warranting recusal from hearing a case.”


Brookings Institution: How to tackle the data collection behind China’s AI ambitions. “Although we have some insight into Chinese A.I. funding generally—see, for example, a recent report from the Center for Security and Emerging Technology on the People’s Liberation Army’s AI investments—we know far less about China’s strategy for data collection and acquisition. Given China’s interest in integrating cutting-edge AI into its intelligence and military enterprise, that oversight represents a profound vulnerability for U.S. national security. Policymakers in the White House and Congress should thus focus on restricting the largely unregulated data market not only to protect Americans’ privacy but also to deny China a strategic asset in developing their AI programs.”

Financial Review: Call to end to ‘creepy’ Google emails to protect kids. “Google’s ‘creepy’ practice of emailing children on their 13th birthday to tell them they are old enough to remove adult supervision from their Google account should be reviewed as part of the Coalition’s election pledge to crack down on parental controls on phones and tablets, Mental Health Australia says.” Good afternoon, Internet…

Do you like ResearchBuzz? Does it help you out? Please consider supporting it on Patreon. Not interested in commitment? Perhaps you’d buy me an iced tea. I love your comments, I love your site suggestions, and I love you. Feel free to comment on the blog, or @ResearchBuzz on Twitter. Thanks!

Categories: afternoonbuzz

Leave a Reply