Racial Violence History, Google Photos, Cambridge Dictionary, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, November 16, 2023


Northeastern University School of Law: Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive releases interactive map of Jim Crow era violence. “Months in the making by CRRJ’s dedicated archivists, historians, designers and developers, this interactive map is a visualization of racialized violence in the southern United States between 1930 and 1954. The data presented have been collected and analyzed by the CRRJ and documented within the Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive.”


ZDNet: Google Photos revamped to include auto-archive, event reminders, and more. “Google Photos is the default photo management option for many people, and it appears Google is rolling out some changes to improve the user experience for storing pictures, as well as some additional features.”

Sky News: Cambridge Dictionary reveals word of the year – and it has a new meaning thanks to AI. “Cambridge Dictionary has declared ‘hallucinate’ as the word of the year for 2023 – while giving the term an additional, new meaning relating to artificial intelligence technology.”


WIRED: TikTok Is the New TV . “The latest satirical show about a rich family bumbling a big business hits small screens this week. But you won’t find it on on Netflix, Hulu, Max, or any other contenders in the streaming wars—instead, it might pop up on your TikTok For You page, shuffled in among influencer videos telling you either to buy snail mucin or not to buy stuff, or maybe clips of people sleeping, dancing, or livestreaming.”

SF Gate: Bay Area tech company reportedly trying to poach Google workers with $10M pay packages. “The Information reported Friday that OpenAI recruiters are trying to poach senior researchers from Google’s AI teams, telling the workers that their annual pay, ‘mostly in the form of stock,’ could range from $5 million to $10 million. OpenAI has previously hired key Google AI researchers, sometimes using a personal plea to the employee from CEO Sam Altman, the Information reported.”


New York Times: Fake Reviews Are Rampant Online. Can a Crackdown End Them?. “A wave of regulation and industry action has placed the flourishing fake review business on notice. But experts say the problem may be insurmountable.”

Reuters: France unveils disinformation campaign linked to 2024 Olympics – government report. “France’s cyber defence unit has unveiled a disinformation campaign emanating from Azerbaijan that aimed to undermine Paris’ capacity to hold next years Olympic Games, a report showed on Monday. According to the report seen by Reuters and other media, the campaign ran from late July on an account of an Azrbaijani individual on social media X, formerly Twitter, with links to the Azeri presidential party.”

Krebs on Security: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, November 2023 Edition. “Microsoft today released updates to fix more than five dozen security holes in its Windows operating systems and related software, including three ‘zero day’ vulnerabilities that Microsoft warns are already being exploited in active attacks.”


Cherokee One Feather: COMMENTARY: Social Media is the New Trade Route; Cherokee Artists in the 21st Century. “In a world where social media has done so much wrong, there is a glimmer of social media usage that is doing something right. Beadworkers on social media share with each other, learn from each other and support themselves, their families, and their communities, all the while continuing their culture. Indigenous culture is not stagnant. Cultures are dynamic. They are meant to stand the test of time and develop along with the development of communities and nations.”

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Cracking the da Vinci chronology: System tries to bring order to the works of a Renaissance genius. “William Sethares, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UW–Madison, and PhD student Elisa Ou are using a camera system and sophisticated algorithms to match the undated drawings and writings to others with established dates. And it’s not just da Vinci’s materials they’re analyzing; the two are also working on a project dating the works of Rembrandt. Further, they believe their system is applicable to any artwork or document on pre-industrial paper.” Good afternoon, Internet…

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