Online Algorithm – Pagerank Tracking http://pagerank-tracking.com/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:47:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pagerank-tracking.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Online Algorithm – Pagerank Tracking http://pagerank-tracking.com/ 32 32 Afraid of copyright issues, Getty Images bans AI-generated artwork https://pagerank-tracking.com/afraid-of-copyright-issues-getty-images-bans-ai-generated-artwork/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:32:35 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/afraid-of-copyright-issues-getty-images-bans-ai-generated-artwork/ Enlarge / A selection of crossed out stable broadcast images. Ars-Technica Getty Images has banned the sale of generative AI artwork created using image synthesis models such as Stable Diffusion, DALL-E 2 and Midjourney through its service, reports The Verge. To clarify the new policy, The Verge spoke with Getty Images CEO Craig Peters. “There […]]]>
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Getty Images has banned the sale of generative AI artwork created using image synthesis models such as Stable Diffusion, DALL-E 2 and Midjourney through its service, reports The Verge.

To clarify the new policy, The Verge spoke with Getty Images CEO Craig Peters. “There are genuine copyright concerns about the outputs of these models and unresolved rights issues regarding the imagery, image metadata and the people contained in the imagery,” Peters told the publication.

Getty Images is an extensive repository of stock and archival photography and illustrations, often used by publications (such as Ars Technica) to illustrate articles after paying licensing fees.

Getty’s move follows synthetic imagery bans imposed by smaller art community sites earlier this month, which found their sites inundated with AI-generated work that threatened to overwhelm created artwork. without the use of these tools. Getty Images competitor Shutterstock allows AI-generated artwork on its site (and although Vice recently reported that the site was removing AI artwork, we’re still seeing the same amount as before – and the Shutterstock’s content submission requirements have not changed).

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Enlarge / A notice from Getty Images and iStock on banning “AI-generated content”.

Getty Images

The ability to protect AI-generated artwork has not been tested in court, and the ethics of using artists’ work without consent (including artwork found on Getty Images ) to train neural networks capable of creating near-human works of art is still an open question. debated online. To protect the company’s brand and its customers, Getty decided to sidestep the issue entirely with its ban. That said, Ars Technica dug into the Getty Images library and found some AI-generated artwork.

Can AI artwork be copyrighted?

While the creators of popular AI synthesis models insist that their products create copyrighted works, the issue of copyright on AI-generated images has not yet been fully resolved. It should be pointed out that an oft-cited article in the Smithsonian titled “US Copyright Office Rules AI Art Can’t Be Copyrighted” has the wrong title and is often misunderstood. In this case, a researcher attempted to register an AI algorithm as a non-human copyright owner, which the Copyright Office denied. The copyright holder must be human (or a group of humans, in the case of a corporation).

Currently, AI synthesis companies operate under the assumption that copyright for AI artwork can be registered in the name of a human or a company, as is the case for the output of any other artistic tool. There is strong precedent for this, and in the Copyright Office’s 2022 decision denying the copyright register to an AI (as mentioned above), it was referring to a landmark legal case from 1884 which affirmed the copyright status of the photographs.

Early in the camera story, the defendant in the case (Burrow-Giles Lithographic Co. c. Sarony) asserted that photographs could not be copyrighted because a photograph is “a reproduction on paper of the exact characteristics of a natural object or person.” Indeed, they argued that a photo is the work of a machine and not a creative expression. Instead, the court ruled that the photos may be copyrightable because they are “representative of original intellectual designs by [an] author.”

People familiar with the AI ​​generative art process as it currently stands, at least as far as text-to-image generators are concerned, will recognize that their computer-generated image outputs are “representative of intellectual conceptions original by [an] author” as well. Despite misconceptions to the contrary, a human’s creative input and guidance is always needed to create computer-generated imagery work, regardless of the input. Even the tool selection and decision to performing it is a creative act.

Under US copyright law, pressing the shutter button on a camera randomly pointed at a wall still assigns copyright to the human who took the photo, and however, the human creative contribution in an image synthesis work can be much more extensive. It would therefore make sense for the person who initiated the AI-generated work to own the copyright in the image, unless otherwise restricted by a license or terms of use.

That said, the issue of copyright in AI artworks has yet to be legally resolved one way or another in the United States. Stay tuned for future developments.

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Avvio’s allora and Shiji’s ReviewPro integration enhances and personalizes the booking experience https://pagerank-tracking.com/avvios-allora-and-shijis-reviewpro-integration-enhances-and-personalizes-the-booking-experience/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 06:18:00 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/avvios-allora-and-shijis-reviewpro-integration-enhances-and-personalizes-the-booking-experience/ Barcelona – ReviewPro, a Shiji Group brand and leading customer experience platform, and allora, the AI-based hotel booking engine created by Avvio, announce the integration of a chatbot and a booking engine reservation that helps hotels maximize their website conversion and increase direct bookings. Travelers looking for their next vacation will use ReviewPro’s guest communication […]]]>

Barcelona – ReviewPro, a Shiji Group brand and leading customer experience platform, and allora, the AI-based hotel booking engine created by Avvio, announce the integration of a chatbot and a booking engine reservation that helps hotels maximize their website conversion and increase direct bookings.

Travelers looking for their next vacation will use ReviewPro’s guest communication solution to find information directly on the hotel’s website. An AI-driven hotel chatbot seamlessly collects booking details through natural human communication, passing this information to the allora booking engine once the guest is ready to book. This enables a seamless and efficient experience for the guest and increased conversion rates for hotels.

This is the first of a series of improvements planned for allora. Frank Reeves, CEO of allora, explained: “With the increased use of messaging and a growing need for efficiency and automation, it’s clear that chatbots are here to stay. As a leader in hotel booking and retention powered by IA, it’s only natural that allora has worked with Shiji’s ReviewPro to further improve our users’ experience.ReviewPro’s booking assistants can increase direct bookings and website conversions and also create better experiences, thanks to a streamlined and personalized booking process We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership.

ReviewPro’s messaging solution automatically and instantly responds to over 80% of repetitive customer queries. Guests receiving the right information at the right time are likely to spend more time and book on the hotel website. Any questions or requests that the bot cannot answer are automatically routed to the correct department, whether before, during or after the stay, ensuring the guest has 24/7 communication and resolution /7 from the hotel anytime, anywhere, from the messaging app of their choice.

“Our latest product, Guest Communication, is a multi-layered messaging platform with an AI-powered chatbot that can keep visitors on your website longer by delivering the right information where and when the guest needs it. need”, says Shiji’s ReviewPro CEO Michael Kessler. “However, we need great partnerships like allora to then turn those visitors into direct bookings, seamlessly going from conversation to booking.”

Guest Communication is a guest messaging platform that allows hoteliers to automate their inbound and outbound communications by leveraging a hotel chatbot and AI-driven automation tools. The solution brings communications from multiple channels into a single inbox, including WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger and Instagram. Any incoming guest request is automatically routed to the appropriate team member through an integrated case management system.

Benefits of ReviewPro & allora integration

This integration will solve several problems for customers and hoteliers, including the problem of cumbersome booking procedures, missed revenue opportunities and the lack of clear and relevant information.

  • Increase in Leads – Leverage a pre-trained hotel chatbot to offer instant booking assistance to browsing guests and help reduce website abandonment rates.
  • Higher conversion – Turns visitors into customers through a streamlined booking process triggered by the chatbot and collected by natural human speech.
  • Personalized booking experience – Guests are guided through the booking process by the hotel’s chatbot, then find a booking page with reviews and offers relevant to their segment.

The integration between Shiji’s ReviewPro and allora creates a seamless and efficient experience for guests and drives direct booking conversion for hoteliers. Customers who want to learn more about the integration should contact their account manager.

ABOUT REVIEWPRO

ReviewPro, a Shiji Group brand, offers over a decade of experience and investment in innovation to ensure we continue to set the benchmark for the hospitality industry. Our cloud-based guest experience platform includes hotel reputation, guest surveys, case management, and messaging automation. Shiji’s ReviewPro has the industry standard online reputation score, the Global Review Index™ (GRI), a proprietary algorithm based on review data collected from 140 OTAs and review sites in over 45 languages. With more than 60,000 properties in more than 150 countries, Shiji’s ReviewPro offers the technology, support and training needed to help hoteliers improve.

For more information, please visit: www.shijigroup.reviewpro.com.
For press contacts: [email protected]
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reviewpro

ABOUT ALLORA

allora, an Avvio brand, is more than just a booking engine, it’s an AI-powered growth engine that delivers technology to over 500 hotels worldwide and generates over 400 million pounds of transactions each year.

allora was created by hotel technology provider, Avvio, which, in addition to the booking engine, offers digital marketing and web design. Founded in 2002, Avvio has offices in London, Dublin, Limerick and Las Vegas.

For more information, visit: www.allora.ai
For press contacts: [email protected]

About Shiji Group

Shiji is a multinational technology company that provides software solutions and services to businesses in the hospitality, restaurant, retail and entertainment industries, ranging from hotel technology platform to hotel management solutions, through restaurant and retail systems, payment gateways, data management, online distribution and more. Founded in 1998 as a network solutions provider for hotels, Shiji now has more than 5,000 employees in more than 80 subsidiaries and brands in more than 23 countries, serving more than 91,000 hotels, 200,000 restaurants and 600,000 points of sale. For more information, visit www.shijigroup.com.

Zoe Koumbouzi
Marketing Manager at ReviewPro

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Google Discover will now allow the user to block entire YouTube channels from featured articles and stories / Digital Information World https://pagerank-tracking.com/google-discover-will-now-allow-the-user-to-block-entire-youtube-channels-from-featured-articles-and-stories-digital-information-world/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 13:30:00 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/google-discover-will-now-allow-the-user-to-block-entire-youtube-channels-from-featured-articles-and-stories-digital-information-world/ Google Discover will now allow users to block entire channels from their recommendations, allowing users to more efficiently manage featured videos on their feeds. Honestly, this is a feature that I think is way overdue, and for good reason. Google’s Discover feed and its algorithm tends to ignore individual videos swiped by a user if […]]]>

Google Discover will now allow users to block entire channels from their recommendations, allowing users to more efficiently manage featured videos on their feeds.

Honestly, this is a feature that I think is way overdue, and for good reason. Google’s Discover feed and its algorithm tends to ignore individual videos swiped by a user if the channel behind them continues to evolve. If, for example, someone decides to delete a Mr. Beast video in Discover, chances are they’ll continue to get more videos on the same channel since the guy trends, like, every three days or so, even though all the videos have a similar theme to them (the guy spends a lot of money on something; the results are surprising???). The Discover feed doesn’t dive into videos too much or even that often, so it’s a bit boring if the videos that show up are repetitive.

Google Discover is basically a curated list of articles and the like regarding current events and trending topics, which are provided to users through platforms such as Chrome. It’s the list of items that pops up whenever someone opens the Chrome homepage, specifically. Typically, the list of articles is just that: the titles of various online e-mags, journals, websites, and even popular Reddit posts. However, posts will occasionally include YouTube videos and short films, depending on the success and fashion of the current video. Previously, users could self-organize their feeds by deleting individual videos, and even articles, that they disliked. Discover will allegedly stop showing content of a similar nature; however, as I mentioned in the above paragraph, it doesn’t always fully work. This is where the new whole channel blocking addition surfaces.

I’m all for allowing users more flexibility in managing their content feeds, and feedback from those users is a necessity for any Discover-like news delivery system. I hope we will continue to have more and more conservation tools of a similar scope in the days and months to come. This will help make Discover more relevant and useful for individual users, and therefore for the Google community as a whole.

H/T: 9to5G.
Read next: Google is rolling out a feature that makes it easier to rate apps in the Play Store

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Hillicon Valley — Hacker Gains Access to Uber Network https://pagerank-tracking.com/hillicon-valley-hacker-gains-access-to-uber-network/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 22:02:00 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/hillicon-valley-hacker-gains-access-to-uber-network/ Uber said it was investigating a cybersecurity incident after a hacker claimed to have gained access to its network. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday announced aA $1 billion investment that will help fund its first-ever cyber grants program designed specifically for state, local, and territorial governments across the United States This […]]]>

Uber said it was investigating a cybersecurity incident after a hacker claimed to have gained access to its network.

Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday announced a
A $1 billion investment that will help fund its first-ever cyber grants program designed specifically for state, local, and territorial governments across the United States

This is Hillicon Valley, detailing everything you need to know about tech and cyber news, from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. Tip Rebecca Klar and Ines Kagubare of The Hill. Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Subscribe here.

Uber victim of a data breach

Uber is investigating a possible breach of its network after a hacker gained access to the company’s internal system on Thursday.

The transportation company shut down a number of its internal departments, including courier and engineering departments, during the investigation, according to The New York Times.

  • The person claiming responsibility for the hack told The Times he gained access to Uber’s internal systems by posing as a corporate IT worker and convincing a company employee to share a password with him. .
  • The hacker accessed Slack’s internal messaging service through a person’s account and sent employees a message saying, “I am announcing that I am a hacker and that Uber has suffered a data breach.”

Uber’s response“We are currently responding to a cybersecurity incident. We are in contact with law enforcement and will post additional updates here as they become available.

Learn more here.

DHS invests $1 billion in cyber for states

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday announced a $1 billion investment that will help fund its first-ever cyber grants program designed specifically for state, local and territorial governments across the United States.

The funds will help these governments address cybersecurity risks, including identifying key vulnerabilities, mitigating threats and strengthening critical infrastructure.

The $1 billion fund will be allocated over the next four years, with $185 million made available for fiscal year 2022.

  • “Cyberattacks have become one of the most significant threats to our homeland,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement.
  • “In response, we continue to strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity, including providing resources to state and local communities to build and improve their cyber defenses,” he added.

Learn more here.

Tesla sued for false advertising

A Tesla owner sued the electric car maker on Wednesday, alleging the company falsely advertised its Autopilot technology and misled customers about the technology’s capabilities.

California resident Briggs Matsko – who bought a new Tesla Model X in 2018 – filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and other customers who “never received the self-driving car Tesla promised them”.

Matsko paid an additional $5,000 for Tesla’s Autopilot technology, which the company said would make the car fully autonomous in some situations and suggest it would soon work in all situations, according to the lawsuit. However, Matsko said Tesla never delivered on its promises.

“Although these promises have been proven to be false time and time again, Tesla and (CEO Elon) Musk have continued to make them to gain media attention, to mislead consumers into believing they have a unrivaled cutting-edge technology and to establish itself as a leading player in the growing electric vehicle market,” the lawsuit said.

Learn more here.

‘SHARE’ RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

The popularity of social media has led an increasing number of parents and guardians to share photos or videos of their children, a practice called “sharing”.

But companies and predators are waiting to jump on these messages to harvest children’s data for monetary gain, or worse.

Moreover, the only bill protecting children’s data online was implemented in 1998 and has yet to undergo an update to reflect the current digital landscape.

Learn more here.

BITS & COINS

A chewable editorial: When Metaverse Worlds Collide in Congress

Notable web links:

TikTok CEO navigates the limits of his power (The New York Times/Ryan Mac and Chang Che)

Scams appear at the top of online searches (The Washington Post / Geoffrey Fowler)

Cybersecurity issues after Ethereum merger (Axios/Sam Sabin)

🐕 Lighter click: Millions of families suffer every year

One more thing: networking on LinkedIn

A radical new study published in Science claims that the weakest connections are the most likely to help you land a better job, at least on LinkedIn.

The study designers conducted experiments with the website’s “People You May Know” algorithm to test sociologist Mark Granovetter’s “strength of weak ties” theory.

Crafters found that weaker relationships, such as those a person has with an acquaintance versus a close friend, offered the most job mobility.

Learn more here.

That’s all for today, thanks for reading. Check out The Hill’s Technology and Cybersecurity pages for the latest news and coverage. We’ll see you next week.

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How Gupshup Helps Brands Transform Consumer Engagement Through Smart Conversations https://pagerank-tracking.com/how-gupshup-helps-brands-transform-consumer-engagement-through-smart-conversations/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 06:20:00 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/how-gupshup-helps-brands-transform-consumer-engagement-through-smart-conversations/ In the third year of a global pandemic, the way consumers interact with brands has changed dramatically. Today’s consumers want brands to be accessible anytime, anywhere. Given the amount of time people spend on their smartphones, especially on popular social networks, it has become essential for brands to design intuitive customer experience journeys on these […]]]>

In the third year of a global pandemic, the way consumers interact with brands has changed dramatically. Today’s consumers want brands to be accessible anytime, anywhere. Given the amount of time people spend on their smartphones, especially on popular social networks, it has become essential for brands to design intuitive customer experience journeys on these platforms, making brand-consumer engagement truly personalized.

Gupshup, the world’s leading conversational engagement platform, helps over 45,000 businesses drive richer, more engaging customer interactions around the world. The company’s strong commercial growth is based on significant investments in product and engineering capabilities. Gupshup’s mission is to create the most advanced conversational engagement platform to make business-consumer engagement as easy as texting friends or family. And the company’s acquisition strategy aligns with this larger product vision.

With five acquisitions in less than eleven months, the San Francisco-based unicorn has increased its product range as well as its vertical depth to simplify, automate and personalize business-consumer engagement. It acquired Dotgo (leader in RCS), Knowlarity (leader in voice communications), Active.Ai (first conversational AI platform used by BFSI companies), AskSid (first conversational AI platform used by distribution companies/ e-commerce/CPG), and OneDirect (the leading omnichannel, AI-enabled customer service platform of choice for major brands in India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East). During this process, Gupshup has become the only comprehensive conversational engagement platform for businesses across all industries.

Helping businesses accelerate their growth

Gupshup provides conversational messaging solutions for every industry. For example, in the BFSI industry, Gupshup provides one-click bill payment, KYC authentication, and secure messaging. Thus, allowing customers to easily make bill payments, EMIs, and other purchases right from the chat screen. It also includes simplifying KYC with guided flows and online document collection, while reducing effort and dropouts with video KYC anytime.

Retail is another priority vertical for Gupshup. So, by leveraging the power of conversational messaging, Gupshup enhances the digital retail experience as interactively and reliably as the physical one. From enabling product discovery and personalized offers to enabling online-to-offline commerce, services also include automated discovery-to-purchase shopping journeys with 24-hour customer support. /24/7 and live agent transfer.

Gupshup’s solution made NoBroker one of the first real estate companies to offer WhatsApp as a communication tool. NoBroker noticed that many of their clients were having issues uploading photos of properties they wanted to list on the website or app. So the team would then contact their customers via text or email, but noticed that the email open rate was less than 3% and the text message had a low click-through rate of 4-5%. The company also spent a lot of time on support calls with owners to collect and upload photos to the website and app on their end.

Gupshup developed a WhatsApp chatbot that helped owners interact with NoBroker and respond with images on the chat window itself. Once the real estate platform’s deep learning algorithm approves the photos, they are then automatically uploaded to the online property listing. Additionally, the total time taken to upload photos to the property listing was reduced from three days to six minutes, resulting in a 20x annualized return on investment and a 2.8x increase in rentals/sales. of properties.

Gupshup helped education platform provider Doubtnut bring a WhatsApp chatbot live and increased tutor-student engagement rate by 260%, ensuring a streamlined experience with a 95% user satisfaction rate. Students looking for advice on STEM-related questions can upload photos of their questions to the Doubtnut website or mobile app. Sophisticated optical character recognition matched the students’ query to pre-stored content in the Doubtnut database while displaying the most appropriate. Thus, students could send their questions via WhatsApp and receive links to five solution videos, with options in 11 different languages, in 10 seconds.

Gupshup went unicorn in April last year with a valuation of $1.4 billion and raised $340 million from Tiger Global, Fidelity Management and Research, and other high-profile global investors. By enabling businesses of all kinds and sizes to engage with customers in meaningful and personalized ways through conversational apps, Gupshup would continue to deliver rich interactive messaging experiences while sending positive messages in business communication. .

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How is influencer marketing evolving? What brands need to know https://pagerank-tracking.com/how-is-influencer-marketing-evolving-what-brands-need-to-know/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 14:40:13 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/how-is-influencer-marketing-evolving-what-brands-need-to-know/ Social media platforms are introducing new features to attract and retain influencers. Here’s why and how marketers should do it too. The great interest in social commerce via social media has drawn marketers to influencers, looking for opportunities to grab customer attention. Influencer feedback on products and services has become a critical growth driver for […]]]>

Social media platforms are introducing new features to attract and retain influencers. Here’s why and how marketers should do it too.

The great interest in social commerce via social media has drawn marketers to influencers, looking for opportunities to grab customer attention. Influencer feedback on products and services has become a critical growth driver for many brands on social media.

Today, the choice of influencers can seem as overwhelming as the platforms themselves. Thus, marketing managers must exercise a wise selection compared to past years.

The evolution of social media platforms

Influencers were born from the high usage of social media by consumers. They dominate on these platforms. Internet users came to see and listen to the suggestions of influencers for their choice of products and services. This shift in behavior has led social media platforms to redevelop their environments to attract influencers and their audiences.

Take YouTube, for example. An eMarketer article noted a Hub Research study in which 43% of US consumers surveyed watch YouTube videos from influencers weekly. In response, YouTube is increasing its reliance on creators to drive engagement on the platform. Given the high consumer interest in viewing, it makes sense that YouTube has a strong relationship with its influencers. This makes it easier to compete with TikTok, which I talked about in a previous article.

TikTok has combined the best features of video — making it a formidable presence against Instagram and YouTube — while building creative communities around particular topics in a similar way to Twitter. This has made TikTok the best of both worlds and encourages an environment where influencers can build communities. Micro-creators — influencers who focus on creating a product — thrive particularly well, carving out a hyper-engaged niche that TikTok has become famous for.

This all reflects the significant seed development for social commerce features. Social commerce allows subscribers to conduct purchase activities, such as autofill payment, without leaving the initial platform where the purchase is initiated, i.e. the social media feed. This simplifies attributions and extends the customer experience that a brand and influencer have cultivated.

Related Article: Why Your Brand Should Care About Influencer Marketing

The Evolution of the Social Influencer

Meanwhile, the influencer ecosystem is being shaped by a new sophistication to attract followers to a profile. Some influencers succeed by building followers in an active community rather than an audience of followers. Having followers often means communication seems one-dimensional – influencers say a few observations, and followers react and comment on those observations. With a community, more discussions reflect everyone’s participation.

A community audience results from real people who want to engage and build relationships with the profiles they follow. Many influencers find that the effort leads to long-term leads – a form of creating long-term value and reducing customer churn. Additionally, people recognize that follower accounts can be faked or corrupted, so a profile may not speak to what the audience aspires to. So, good influencer choices for managers are those who want to speak to their audience more frequently and naturally.

Additionally, managers need to recognize the growing proliferation of one type of influencer online. A class of influencers called the creator class is emerging. Creators are influencers who use the products and services they describe in their videos and posts. They also create things from the products and services they mention.

For example, if I was a hobby and craft influencer, I might mention a particular brand of store where I pick up my items or a particular toy or brand I use to build my crafts. This class of creators create a different level of influence among their followers.

Influencers are feeling their growing presence online. As a result, they are starting to give platforms more weight. The Kardashians’ recent criticism of Instagram trying to be more like TikTok illustrates how high profile influencers are starting to weigh in more on the directions the platforms can take.

All of this comes as time spent on social media has reached its peak.

Daily social media usage, according to Statista, has gone from 145 to 147 minutes over the past two years. This means that platforms will likely continue to find ways to optimize their environments to prevent influencers from migrating from one platform. The more opportunities influencers have to make sales on a given platform, the more likely they are to stick around and not transfer resources to a competitor.

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The Science of Nudges https://pagerank-tracking.com/the-science-of-nudges/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 17:43:00 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/the-science-of-nudges/ THE MACHINE OF CHAOS: The inside story of how social media has rewired our minds and our world Author: Max Fisher Editor: Little, Brown & Company pages: 389 Price: $29 In Max Fisher’s authoritative and devastating tale of the impacts of social media, […]]]>



THE MACHINE OF CHAOS: The inside story of how social media has rewired our minds and our world


Author: Max Fisher


Editor: Little, Brown & Company


pages: 389


Price: $29

In Max Fisher’s authoritative and devastating tale of the impacts of social media, he repeatedly invokes Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. The 1968 film, in which a supercomputer coldly kills astronauts on a ship bound for Jupiter, was on Fisher’s mind as he researched the book. Its austere and ambiguous aesthetic is perfectly balanced between utopia and dystopia. And as a story about trying to fix wayward technology as it spins out of control, it’s beautifully appropriate.

fisherman, a New York Times journalist who has reported on horrific violence in Myanmar and Sri Lanka, offers first-hand accounts from each side of a global conflict, focusing on the role Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube play in fomenting genocidal hatred . Alongside descriptions of stomach-churning brutality, he details the viral disinformation that fuels it, the fabricated accusations, often against minorities, of espionage, murder, rape and paedophilia. But he is careful not to assume causation where there may be a simple correlation. The book delves deeply into the question of whether specific features of social media are really responsible for mass fear and anger.

The pleasure of moral outrage is one of the key sentiments Fisher sees being exploited by algorithms designed by Google and Meta, who have found they can monetize this impulse by making their algorithms promote hyper-partisanship. . The division drives engagement, which in turn drives ad revenue. Fisher details the evolution of behavioral technologies that belie the many denials from corporate representatives that their platforms are inherently or intentionally manipulative.

These denials do not stand up either to the declared intentions of company founders. In 2017, Mark Zuckerberg wrote an essay claiming that the tech industry would provide the “social infrastructure” for a new stage in human relationships. Peter Thiel, one of the founders of the companies PayPal and Palantir, expressed unambiguously anti-democratic leanings as early as 2009, saying that the company could not be entrusted to “thoughtless demos”. He and his Silicon Valley peers, Fisher writes, saw the company as “a set of engineering problems waiting to be solved.”

The story of these oversized protagonists is one of pride and ignorance. In a culture with a high tolerance for gross simplification, tech billionaires are masked by the most cliched myths of genius: the white nerd displaying, to use Thiel’s phrase, “Asperger-like social incompetence” that is so often associated in popular media. culture (to the detriment of any real understanding of the autism spectrum) with scholarly gifts.

But the mythologies hide deep flaws. In the book’s opening scene, when Fisher is ushered into Facebook’s “steel and glass playground,” he carries leaked documents that outline the platform’s speech policies. There is no ordered or complete list, only disconnected PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets, scattered answers to complex geopolitical questions, outsourced guides with conflicting rules. This is what Facebook moderators are equipped with. One of the tech industry’s biggest open secrets, Fisher writes, is that “no one really knows how the algorithms that govern social media actually work.”

Fisher mentions Zuckerberg’s surprisingly naive view that “there is a fundamental mathematical law underlying human social relations that governs the balance between who and what we all care about”. In Fisher’s rigorous quest to understand how social media might have “rewired our minds,” he interviews many psychologists about their college educations and uncovers insights that will fascinate readers. But he does not treat with skepticism the ultimate premises of a science that both created the harmful effects of social media and stands as their potential solution.

Since psychology has existed as an applied science, it has served two purposes: medical applications, for psychological illnesses; and military applications, in the field of psychological operations. But psychologists have increasingly embraced the role of social engineers. Social psychology exploits predictable forms of irrationality to “push” subjects in particular directions, whether online, at work, or in public policy. Positive psychology focuses on well-being and resilience, with the goal of addressing perceived social ills by valuing strengths and virtues. Both branches of psychology have treated humans as manipulable components of societies. And the most important studies on the effects of social media have taken place in these areas.

But the basic causal mechanisms still remain opaque. In Myanmar, where social media conspiracies have sparked support for the army’s ruthless campaign against the Rohingya, Fisher acknowledges that “no algorithm could generate such severe hatred out of thin air.” There are of course facts on the ground that determine the effects of the algorithm, the local susceptibility to misinformation, the explosiveness of divisions. And it highlights an important point: millions of people use social media without succumbing to conspiracy theories or letting moral outrage escalate into violence.

So we need to ask not only what makes some people susceptible to manipulation, but also what in the “wiring” of the mind protects others, even in lives saturated with social media. The answer will likely include education and span the gamut from individual critical thinking skills to the overall quality of the information environment.

The lesson of Fisher’s book is surely that we don’t need more heavenly inspirations for ambitious projects of human transformation. On the contrary, we must make individual members of societies resistant to such efforts. We have the means to do so if the political will is strong enough and if our political system has not yet been destroyed by the machine of chaos.



©2022TheNewYorkTimesNewsService

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YouTube algorithm pushed voter fraud allegations to Trump supporters, report says https://pagerank-tracking.com/youtube-algorithm-pushed-voter-fraud-allegations-to-trump-supporters-report-says/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 19:20:59 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/youtube-algorithm-pushed-voter-fraud-allegations-to-trump-supporters-report-says/ For years, researchers have suggested that the algorithms feeding users’ content are not the cause of online echo chambers, but are more likely due to users actively searching for content that matches their beliefs. This week, New York University researchers for the Center for Social Media and Politics showed the results of a YouTube experiment […]]]>

For years, researchers have suggested that the algorithms feeding users’ content are not the cause of online echo chambers, but are more likely due to users actively searching for content that matches their beliefs. This week, New York University researchers for the Center for Social Media and Politics showed the results of a YouTube experiment that was just conducted just as allegations of voter fraud were being raised at the Fall 2020. They say their findings provide an important caveat to previous research showing evidence that in 2020, YouTube’s algorithm was responsible for “disproportionately” recommending voter fraud content to more “skeptical” users. as to the legitimacy of the election to begin with”.

A study co-author, Vanderbilt University political scientist James Bisbee, told The Verge that while participants were recommended a low number of election denial videos — a maximum of 12 videos out of hundreds participants clicked – the algorithm generated three times as many for people. predisposed to join the conspiracy than to people who have not. “The more sensitive you are to these types of stories about the election…the more content about that story would be recommended to you,” Bisbee said.

YouTube spokeswoman Elena Hernandez told Ars that the Bisbee team’s report “does not accurately represent how our systems work.” Hernandez says, “YouTube does not allow or recommend videos that make false claims that widespread fraud, error, or trouble occurred in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election” and the “most popular videos and channels Election-related YouTube views and recommendations come from authoritative sources, such as news channels.”

Bisbee’s team directly states in their report that they did not attempt to solve the riddle of how YouTube’s recommendation system works:

“Without access to YouTube’s trade secret algorithm, we cannot say with certainty that the recommendation system infers a user’s appetite for voter fraud content using their past watch histories, demographics or a combination of both.For the purposes of our contribution, we treat the algorithm as the black box that it is, and we simply ask whether it will disproportionately recommend voter fraud content to users who are more skeptical of the legitimacy of the election.”

To conduct their experiment, Bisbee’s team recruited hundreds of YouTube users and recreated the recommendation experiment by asking each participant to complete the study by logging into their YouTube account. After participants clicked on various recommendations, researchers recorded any recommended content flagged as supporting, refuting, or neutrally reporting Trump’s voter fraud allegations. After they finished watching videos, participants filled out a lengthy survey to share their thoughts on the 2020 election.

Bisbee told Ars that “the purpose of our study was not to measure, describe or reverse engineer the inner workings of the YouTube algorithm, but rather to describe a systematic difference in the content it recommended to users who were more or less concerned about the election”. fraud.” The sole purpose of the study was to analyze the content provided to users to test whether online recommendation systems contributed to the “polarized information environment.”

“We can show this model without reverse-engineering the black box algorithm they use,” Bisbee told Ars. “We just watched what real people were shown.”

YouTube recommendation system test

The Bisbee team reported this because YouTube’s algorithm relies on viewing histories and subscriptions. In most cases, it’s a positive experience for recommended content to align with user interests. But due to the dire circumstances following the 2020 election, the researchers speculated that the recommender system would naturally feed more voter fraud content to users who were already skeptical of Joe Biden’s victory.

To test the hypothesis, the researchers “carefully monitored the behavior of real YouTube users while on the platform.” Participants logged into their accounts and downloaded a browser extension to capture data about recommended videos. Then they cycled through 20 recommendations, following a path specified by the researchers, such as only clicking on the second recommended video from the top. Each participant started watching a randomly assigned “seed” video (political or non-political) to ensure that the initial video they watched did not influence subsequent recommendations based on the user’s prior preferences that the algorithm would recognize.

There were many limitations to this study, which the researchers described in detail. Perhaps first and foremost, the participants were not representative of typical YouTube users. The majority of attendees were young, college-educated Democrats who watched YouTube on devices running Windows. The researchers suggest that the recommended content might have differed if more participants were conservative or Republican-leaning, and therefore supposedly more likely to believe in voter fraud.

There was also an issue where YouTube removed voter fraud videos from the platform in December 2020, resulting in researchers losing access to what they described as an insignificant number of participant-recommended videos that could not be assessed.

Bisbee’s team reported that the main finding of the report was preliminary evidence of a behavioral pattern of YouTube’s algorithm, but not a true measure of the spread of misinformation on YouTube in 2020.

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Dallas-Fort Worth is the first in the United States to test Walmart’s new Canoo electric vehicles https://pagerank-tracking.com/dallas-fort-worth-is-the-first-in-the-united-states-to-test-walmarts-new-canoo-electric-vehicles/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 21:14:09 +0000 https://pagerank-tracking.com/dallas-fort-worth-is-the-first-in-the-united-states-to-test-walmarts-new-canoo-electric-vehicles/ Walmart is rolling out a fleet of new electric delivery vehicles, and the first place they’re trying them out is none other than Dallas-Fort Worth. According to a statement, Walmart pledged in July to purchase 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles from Canoo, a high-tech mobility company based in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Walmart has purchased Canoo’s Lifestyle […]]]>

Walmart is rolling out a fleet of new electric delivery vehicles, and the first place they’re trying them out is none other than Dallas-Fort Worth.

According to a statement, Walmart pledged in July to purchase 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles from Canoo, a high-tech mobility company based in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Walmart has purchased Canoo’s Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV), an adorable rounded van that will be driven by Walmart employees to deliver online orders, groceries and general merchandise.

LDV is expected to hit the road widely in 2023, but they are refining the setup first with a trial in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Canoo’s LDV is an all-American commercial electric vehicle optimized for sustainable “last mile” delivery use cases. It is designed for frequent hop-on hop-off deliveries and quick vehicle-to-door drop-off, including grocery and food/meal delivery.

Cargo space is 120 cubic feet, with a modular design, designed for small package delivery and small enough to drive like a regular car, Canoo CEO, Chairman and investor Tony Aquila said in a statement. communicated.

“Our LCV has the turning radius of a small passenger vehicle on a compact, parking-friendly footprint, but the payload and cargo space of a commercial delivery vehicle,” says Aquila. “It’s the winning algorithm to seriously compete in the race for last-mile delivery, globally.”

LDVs will also potentially be used for Walmart GoLocal, their delivery-as-a-service business.

“By continuing to expand our last-mile delivery fleet in a sustainable way, we’re able to offer customers and Walmart+ members even greater access to same-day deliveries while keeping costs low,” said Walmart Senior Vice President David Guggina.

It will also allow Walmart to deliver online orders in a sustainable way that contributes to its goal of reaching zero emissions by 2040.

In addition to dedicated fulfillment centers, Walmart uses 3,800 of its stores to fulfill online orders. The retailer currently does this using a combination of Walmart associates, independent contractors driving on the Spark Driver Network, third-party delivery service providers and, in some locations, self-driving vehicles and drones, to make the deliveries.

Last year, Canoo chose Walmart’s hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas as its headquarters and Pryor, Oklahoma as its US manufacturing site, establishing an electric vehicle ecosystem in the heartland of the country.

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