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GEN #AI: TOO MUCH SPEND, TOO LITTLE #BENEFIT?


Source: https://www.goldmansachs.com/intelligence/pages/gs-research/gen-ai-too-much-spend-too-little-benefit/report.pdf

AI #technology is exceptionally expensive, and to justify those costs, the technology must be able to solve #complex problems, which it isn’t designed to do.


#news #economy #problem #finance #hardware


From the perspective of political #economy, the current moment in #capitalism looks like a huge #heist by a few on the rest of #society and neoclassical economics with its trivializing #market narrative serves them as a cover story.

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#knowledge #politics #quote #wisdom #future #humanity #earth #profit #wealth #neoliberalism #finance


#Algorithms of #Resistance: The Everyday #Fight against Platform #Power


Download #eBook - pdf: https://direct.mit.edu/books/oa-monograph/5721/Algorithms-of-ResistanceThe-Everyday-Fight-against

Algorithms are all around us, permeating more and more aspects of our daily lives. While accounts of platform power tend to come across as bleak and monolithic, Algorithms of Resistance shows how people can resist algorithms across a variety of domains. Drawing from rich ethnographic materials and perspectives from both the Global North and South, authors Tiziano Bonini and Emiliano Treré explore how people appropriate and reconfigure algorithms to pursue their objectives in three domains of everyday life: gig work, cultural industries, and politics. They reveal how forms of algorithmic agency and resistance are endemic and mundane and how the platform society is a contested battleground of contrasting forces.


#knowledge #algorithm #web #www #software #technology #internet #economy


White-Collar #Work Is Just #Meetings Now


Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/07/white-collar-meetings-more-frequent/678941/

The meeting-industrial complex has grown to the point that #communications has eclipsed #creativity as the central #skill of modern work.


#economy #business #news #fail


#Chrome Lets #Google Websites #Access Your #System #CPU & #GPU Usage


Source: https://origin.80.lv/articles/chrome-lets-google-websites-access-your-system-cpu-gpu-usage/

Recently, software developer #LucaCasonato found out that Chrome gives all Google websites full access to system/tab CPU, GPU, and memory usage as well as detailed processor information and logging backchannel. "This is interesting because it is a clear violation of the idea that #browser vendors should not give preference to their websites over anyone else's," he said on X/Twitter. "Depending on how you interpret the DMA, this additional exposure of information only to Google properties may be considered a #violation of the #DMA."


#news #fail #internet #economy #cybersecurity #problem


It is very difficult to find a SINGLE, SANE REASON why ANYONE— even a billionaire—would choose to vote for a Republican—at any place, at any time!

#DemocratsDeliver #VoteBlueEveryTime #NoRepublicansEverAgain

New report finds that the economy performs better under Democratic presidential administrations 10-APR-2024 https://www.epi.org/press/new-report-finds-that-the-economy-performs-better-under-democratic-presidential-administrations/

#Economy #Inflation #GDP #NeverAgainTrump #TrumpMustLose2024 #DonaldTrump #GOP #Republicans #RepublicanParty


25+ Years of Daily Show Clips Gone as #Paramount Axes #ComedyCentral Site


Source: https://latenighter.com/news/paramount-axes-comedy-central-website-show-clips-library/

Those hoping to view clips from Comedy Central’s golden age of late-night programming will still find some clips on #YouTube, but nothing near the complete collection that had been available on ComedyCentral.com.


It’s impossible to finance culture with #capitalism :(


#news #politics #economy #history #entertainment #art #culture #humanRights #problem


I was served an #Ad that featured an #AI #Photo of myself on #Snapchat.


Source: https://sh.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/1dtnjvn/i_was_served_an_ad_that_featured_an_ai_photo_of/

We are on the way to this black mirror episode: https://www.themoviedb.org/tv/42009-black-mirror/season/6/episode/1

#news #privacy #advertisement #economy #app #software #technology


#Money laundering is apparently no longer a #crime


Panama papers scandal: 28 acquitted of money laundering charges

source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/panama-papers-scandal-28-acquitted-of-money-laundering-charges/articleshow/111354703.cms

#finance #justice #problem #economy #banksters #news #panama #scandal


Lots of attention lately on NYT OpEd by Jeffrey Sonnenfeld who just coined the brilliant phrase on #DeadlineWH: “#Trumpaganda

Dr. Sonnenfeld is the president of the Yale Chief Exec Leadership Institute.

“Recent headlines suggest that our nation’s #business leaders are embracing … #Trump.

That is far from the truth.

#GiftArticle #BidenHarris2024 #economy
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/23/opinion/ceo-trump-republican-support.html?unlocked_article_code=1.2U0.AZ73.SrWLXL-CBEs8&smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare&sgrp=c-cb


Exclusive-Multiple #AI companies bypassing #web standard to scrape publisher sites, licensing firm says


Source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-multiple-ai-companies-bypassing-143742513.html

"What this means in practical terms is that AI agents from multiple sources (not just one company) are opting to bypass the #robots.txt protocol to retrieve content from sites,"...


#content #news #www #internet #technology #economy #piracy


#Google won’t comment on a potentially massive leak of its #search #algorithm #documentation


Source: https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/28/24166177/google-search-ranking-algorithm-leak-documents-link-seo

A purported leak of 2,500 pages of internal documentation from Google sheds light on how Search, the most powerful arbiter of the #internet, operates.


#news #technology #software #economy #leak


#Trump #Biden #debate - If the fate of #America depends on a single debate and NOT what #Biden has been successfully providing for America's people and #economy vs. Trump's threats to #democracy, the #judicialsystem, #NationalSecurity, etc., then #America doesn't deserve what the #Constitution guarantees!
https://x.com/oldusmcjarhead/status/1804470692370325795?t=EPiZTgACYNZKMgHswKf5pg&s=19


Roll out the red carpet and get your popcorn at the ready for … The Fediverse premiere of ‘Closer to Home’ by @localfutures! 🍿

https://spectra.video/w/qYZgXzDJaVKzkZrn1Pw1Z3

A short film of hope in a time of multiple crises, well worth 35 minutes of anybody’s time. 🕊️

Please do boost, share and invite as many Fedizens as possible to this premiere! 🎟️

#worldlocalizationday #degrowth #climatechange #localization #economics #happiness #economy #hope #love #permaculture #eco #solarpunk #ecology #schumacher #decentralized #decentralization #GDP #HumanIntelligence #community #harmony


The war on friction


source: https://www.therebooting.com/the-war-on-friction/

The tech giants believe they should control the interface. Controlling the interface used to mean controlling the distribution. The zero-click vision that’s increasingly taking hold will mean publishers and their webpages are regarded as friction standing in the way of people getting what they want immediately, without wading through full-screen interstitial ads, endless pop-ups and autoplay video. That’s going to be a compelling proposition. It will also conveniently accrue all power to the interface and relegate publishers to content vendors.


#news #future #technology #internet #AI #content #economy #software


Washing machine chime #scandal shows how absurd #YouTube #copyright abuse can get


source: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/05/washing-machine-chime-scandal-shows-how-absurd-youtube-copyright-abuse-can-get/

Albino, who is also a popular Twitch #streamer, complained that his YouTube video playing through Fallout was demonetized because a #Samsung washing machine randomly chimed to signal a laundry cycle had finished while he was #streaming.


#news #economy #problem #fail #internet #music


The latest inflation numbers were relatively good – showing that inflation rose less so far this year than analysts had expected.

Yep, reports continue to show a fairly robust and stable economy

https://theconversation.com/inflation-is-cooling-but-not-fast-enough-for-the-fed-policymakers-now-expect-only-one-rate-cut-in-2024-232333
#economy #inflation


#Microsoft Chose #Profit Over #Security and Left U.S. #Government Vulnerable to Russian #Hack, #Whistleblower Says 😱


Source: https://www.propublica.org/article/microsoft-solarwinds-golden-saml-data-breach-russian-hackers

#CyberSecurity #Windows #capitalism #economy #software #exploit #hacker #news #problem #Russia #cyberwar